F.A.Q.

Have questions about our FUE Hair Transplant or Restoration Therapies?
You may find some helpful answers below!

Q: Is FUE different than FUT?

A:  FUT or strip surgery procedure is a technique that involves removing a complete, fairly large strip of scalp and hair from the back of the head. Following this, staff members will use microscopes to dissect the individual hair follicles out. The incision made requires sutures to close up the wound, and will produced a long linear scar that will require keeping your hair longer to cover. FUE uses a small handheld machine or robot to remove individual hair grafts. This is typically more time consuming but as a result will produce smaller circular incisions. These incisions heal quickly with minimal scarring and more versatility when styling your hair short. The post operative healing for FUT is longer, usually two weeks and may have more discomfort from the donor area. One benefit of FUT surgery is that it will provide a larger number of grafts in a one day session and may be a better choice for individuals with limited amount of hair in the donor area.

Q: Do FUE hair transplants look natural?

A:  When performed correctly and with attention to aesthetics, FUE Hair Transplants can look completely natural. Along with training in the FUE procedure, Dr. Andrew Reidy is a practicing ER physician with years of procedural experience. Combined with a degree in visual arts, he has an artist’s eye to obtain the stellar results his patients are looking for.

Q: Will people know I had a Hair Transplant?

A:  Hair transplanting surgery has evolved and today individual follicular unit grafts are removed and implanted with special attention to direction of transplanted follicles to match natural hair growth. Scalp incisions are made smaller to minimize scarring and resulting in the transplanted area looking healthy, natural and you can wear any hair length or style with confidence.

Q: Is FUE Hair Transplant a safe procedure?

A: FUE Hair Transplant procedure is widely considered safe. While the technique is minimally invasive, like any medical procedure, physical reactions, healing rate, and outcome is never 100% predictable. As with any medical procedure where skin is open, safeguarding against infection during healing is important.

Q: How much does FUE hair transplant cost?

A:  The cost of a hair restoration is calculated on a per graft basis, with many comparable clinics charging between $5 – $10 per graft (resulting in their patients paying upwards of $5,000 to $10,000 and more!)

CHT prices are much lower than that. However, because every patient’s condition and results goals are different, the best way to get an accurate assessment is to call today a FREE, friendly confidential consultation: (904) 432-3080

Q: Is the FUE Procedure painful?

A:  The procedure itself is not painful, because a local anesthetic is used to numb all scalp areas being treated. When the local anesthetic is applied, there may be some slight discomfort at first—but only for a few moments until the anesthetic takes effect.

Q. Do I need to cut my hair short before the transplant procedure?

A:  Yes, it is required to have your hair cut short and this will be done in our clinic on the day of the surgery. If concerned about others questioning your procedure, It is recommended to cut your hair short leading up to the surgery to prevent a drastic change in appearance.

Q. How long does the FUE Hair Transplant Procedure take?

A:  Procedure duration is dependent on the amount of hair grafts your restoration requires. For average restorations, the procedure can be done in a single office visit that takes between 5 to 8 hours . For larger graft count cases, a second appointment is sometimes needed.

Q. Does FUE Hair Transplant cause scarring?

A:  The procedure leaves a scar that is virtually invisible. This is due to the FUE donor follicle extraction process that requires only very small, round punches to remove individual graft units, each containing 1 to 4 hair follicles. Individuals with darker skin may be left with a pinpoint lighter dot at areas of Donor harvesting.

Q: Are there any side effects of FUE hair transplant?

A:  When performed properly, any side-effects associated with this procedure are minimal and short lasting. They can include: minor bleeding, infection, scalp swelling , bruising around the eyes, a temporary, crusty discharge where follicles were donated or implanted, numbness on the treated areas of the scalp, and itching associated with healing. In very rare cases, minor infection of the hair follicles (known as folliculitis) can occur and of course be treated.

Q: How long is the recovery from FUE Hair Transplant?

A:  Some mild swelling and discomfort may be part of the recovery period that can last for 1 to 3 days. Because there are no surgical stitches, most patients are able to resume moderate activity within 24 to 48 hours. Icing swollen areas also helps quicken the healing process.

Q: Can I shave my head after the procedure?

A:  It is possible —but we recommend waiting about 3 weeks for complete healing and root bulb anchoring to take effect.

Q: Can I wear a hat after FUE Hair Transplant?

A:  It is ok to wear a hat 24 hours after the procedure. But because your scalp will be a little tender — and because the newly transplanted follicles are in a delicate healing state, wearing something that fits loosely (and being gentle in putting the hat on and off) is important.

Q: Does FUE hair transplant last forever?

A: Because the transplanted hairs will behave just as they would have done if they had stayed in the donor area, a transplant isn’t guaranteed to last forever. However, the transplanted hair grafts continue to grow through a normal life cycle.

Q: Is Laser Hair Therapy the same as LED Therapy?

A:  No. LED is not effective. Our Theradome Helmets Emit a penetrating monochromatic red laser light with a controlled, clinical-strength wavelength off 680 nanometers. This wavelength meets the scientific standards set to best achieve hair growth results.

Q: How long are Theradome Laser Helmet Treatments?

A:  Worn for 20-minutes twice a week, 98% of patients saw improved hair growth and reduced hair loss. Follow-up examinations concluded the thickened of existing hair follicles, and the growing of new hair follicles.

Q: How long do Alternative Hair Growth Therapy sessions take?

A:  At CHT, we freshly prepare your natural growth stimulating mixture when you arrive in about 10 to 15 minutes. Application time varies based on how many areas of the scalp need application. In general, the entire procedure can be performed in about an hour procedure.

Q: Is the Alternative Hair Growth Therapy painful?

A:  The process we use creates a formula with a physiologic pH, so it is very compatib;e with your body’s natural chemistre . There may be some temporary discomfort, redness, or mild inflammation (commonly associated with this type of therapy administration) at the application site.

CHT Hair Transplant Results

CHT Patients Benefiting from our FUE Transplant & Restoration Proprocedures

Hair Transplant results are demonstrated with two side-by-side mages of a dark-haired man before and after receiving FUE procedure from CHT.

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