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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. The process also required sutures to close up the wound, and produced a scar that only keeping hair longer would cover.
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 extensive training in he FUE procedure, Dr. Andrew Reidy holds numerous medical degrees, and a degree in the Visual fine Arts — a rare combination that he attributes to the stellar results his patients experience.
Q: Will people know I had a Hair Transplant?
A: Not if performed with the skill Dr. Reidy brings to the procedure. His patterned transplantation of individual follicular units, careful direction of transplanted follicles to match natural hair growth, and the care taken to minimize size of transplant incisions results in the transplanted area looking healthy and natural. And because scaring is minimized with FUE, 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 when performed by a trained and experienced medical doctor like Dr. Andrew Reidy. 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 typiclly calculated on a per graft basis. While every patient is unique, FUE procedures typically ranges between $5,000 and $10,000 (although the procedure can also cost less or more depending on your individual condition and end goals). However, to celebrate the opening of our St. Marys Office, we are offering a full-day FUE procedure (consisting of 1000+ grafts) for the unheard of price of only $2,800!
Patients tell us they first considered Coastal because our prices were well below the cost other credible clinics charge—but that they chose Coastal because of the medical integrity and personal care they experienced when meeting Dr. Reidy during their consultation. The best way for you to get an accurate assessment is to call for a FREE, informative hassle-free consultation! (912) 729-4247
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 affect.
Q. Do I need to cut my hair short before the transplant procedure?
A: Yes, it is recommended that you trim your hair short in the donor areas that Dr. Andrew will identify in your initial visit. That will help ensure maximum success in harvesting the donor follicle grafts for transplant. It also helps with keeping the procedure areas more sterile and less prone to infection.
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 4 to 8 hours . For more severe cases, a second appointment is sometimes needed. During the procedure, Dr. Reidy and staff do all possible to help you relax and be as comfortable as possible.
Q. Does FUE Hair Transplant cause scarring?
A: Performed by a trained and skilled professional like Dr. Reidy, 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 follocles.
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 majority of patients find the results are “mostly permanent.”
Q: Is Laser Hair Therapy the same as LED Therapy?
A: No. LED is much less effective, because LED light spreads out and doesn’t have the narrow focus and follicle penetration that medical grade lasers do. 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 Growth-Factor-Rich Injections take?
A: At Coastal, the blood draw takes just a couple minutes, followed immediately by a 10-minute centrifugation process to prepare the concentrated blood. Application time varies based on how many injections are needed and where. But in general, the entire procedure can be performed in about an hour procedure.
Q: Are Growth-Factort-Rich Injections painful?
A: The process we use creates a formula with a physiologic pH, so it is less likely to cause stinging or a burning sensation. There may be some temporary discomfort, redness, or mild inflammation at the application site commonly associated with injections.
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