What to Expect From a Hair Transplant

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December 18, 2018

What to Expect From a Hair Transplant

What to Expect From a Hair Transplant

Sometimes there’s nothing more frustrating than seeing your full head of hair disappear. As such, one popular, confidence boosting procedure that many men and women utilize is hair transplant surgery. A hair transplant involves the relocation of a hair-bearing scalp graft from an area of your head to a balding or thinning area.

Immediately following hair transplant surgery, you should expect to feel quite a bit of tenderness in the scalp. You may also be prescribed antibiotics and/or anti-inflammatory drugs to lower the risk of infection after surgery. You will start to notice growth within just a few months, and 60% of new hair growth occurs within the first six to nine months.

Common Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss is a common occurrence, and baldness often becomes more severe the younger someone is when their hair begins to thin. Male-pattern baldness is often unexpected, but can be caused by a variety of genetic and environmental factors, such as but not limited to the following:

  • Age
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Paternal and maternal family history of baldness

If you have experienced hair loss do to trauma or burns a hair transplant could be considered re-constructive surgery and, therefore, may be covered by your health insurance.

Contact a Des Moines Cosmetic Surgeon Today

If you’re hoping to get back to your full head of hair, contact Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery today at (515) 222-1111 to discuss your options with a friendly member of our team. Our cosmetic surgeons have the experience necessary to help you, so set up a consultation today to gain back your confidence.