When it comes to hair transplants, what is commonly seen online and in the magazines are the horror stories attached to them. But then, hair transplantation has surely come a long way making t now safer, more viable, and not too risky among men facing male pattern baldness issues. You can even see a great number of celebrities who have undergone this so-called hair transplantation surgery that you can obviously notice looking at their past and present photos though they are from admitting the truth.
So, how did hair transplants come about?
The rich history of hair transplant started with Japanese dermatologist, namely, Dr. Okuda. Using small grafts in the year 1939 was the method that this dermatologist has greatly thought about as how hair transplantation is being done today. Acccording to his methods, hair transplant grafts were being used to take care of hairs that were lost in the moustache, scalp, and even eyebrow areas.
Come the late 50s, Dr. Norman Orentreich tried the idea of transplanting or relocating the hair found on the side and back areas of the head towards the balding areas. According to the experiments that he has done, they have shown that if bald resistant hairs are transferred to areas that are balding, they are able to still become hairs that are bald resistant. Door dominance is how you make out of this process.
What are the various kinds of hair transplant surgery?
There are basically two kinds of follicular unit hair transplant surgery. There is the FUE or the so-called follicular unit extraction and the so-called strip surgery or FUT or follicular transplant. The major difference between the two will be the ways in which the transplanted hair is being extracted. Just bear in mind that these methods are not competing but rather complementary in being hair transplant methods where one cannot only choose one over the other.
What is the price that you can expect to pay from hair transplants?
The top hair restoration doctors are the ones that can get to do some FUT surgeries while the ones that can do some FUE surgeries must be those that are specialists in the field. Between 7 and 11 dollars each is the price that you will be paying the best hair restoration surgeon for each FUE graft. The progression of the pattern baldness on the male also matters a lot in the price. For the FUT grafts that will be used by the best hair restoration surgeons, you can pay between 4 and 6 dollars each. But then, choosing to have the surgery done in Eastern European or Asian countries will enable you to pay for much lower prices for the grafts.