Male pattern baldness is a condition which millions of men around the world suffer from, and as yet there is no cure nor prevention which exists on the market that has any real levels of success. Thankfully however, there are ways in which men around the world can get rid of their baldness and one of the hottest and most exciting treatments out there right now is a FUE or follicle unit extraction hair transplant.
If you are struggling with early onset baldness, or baldness of any kind, this treatment could very well be the answer for you, let’s delve a little deeper as to what this treatment is all about.
What is it?
This is a treatment which seeks to transplant hair follicles from donor areas of your own body, and place them in the areas of your head where there has been hair loss. The follicles are usually taken from the back of the head, close to the neck, or from the side of the head, an area where there is usually thick hair. The process involves taking hairs from these areas under local anesthetic, and then blending them into the areas where hair loss has taken place.
Hair transplant costs range ever so slightly from surgeon to surgeon but the average costs of this treatment are as follows:
Light hair loss
- 500-1200 hairs – £3,000 – £5,000
- 1200 – 2880 hairs – £5,000 – £9,000
Heavy hair loss
- 1200-3000 hairs – £5,000 – £9,000
- 3,000 – 7,000 hairs – £8,000 – £15,000
The costs, whilst not cheap, are very reasonable for the difference which this treatment can make to your hair, and to your own confidence.
Each hair transplant treatment is different from the next and will be custom designed for the particular client, and what their individual needs are. With this being said however, it is important that you have strong levels of hair growth on the back and sides of your head so that the surgeon will be able to use it to fill the area of baldness. Generally speaking, the ideal candidate is someone who’s hair loss has stabilized, usually when you reach your 30s. Younger men can also counteract the baldness which may have just began and there have also been cases of older men, with a large patch of baldness, finding the solutions which they are looking for.
How Long Do The Effects Last?
The beauty of the hair transplant over other treatments which are offered to resolve baldness issues, is that the effects are permanent. Because the surgeon will be implanting new follicles into the areas of baldness, these hairs are highly unlikely to be affected by the previous pattern baldness which you had, and you can count on a full head of hair for the rest of your life.
Does it Hurt?
The procedure is carried out under local anesthetic and patients have only described discomfort rather than pain during the treatment. For around 5 days after the treatment, your head will be red and slightly swollen but this will soon disappear.
If you are struggling with baldness, this could be a fantastic option for you.