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Hair transplant surgery Review

Bottom Line

Hair transplant surgery is the most effective treatment for pattern baldness, hair loss caused by genetics, but it's expensive. It's most effective for those whose balding pattern forms a wreath-like shape; it is not recommended for most women because their balding pattern often doesn't form the wreath shape. Experts say that if done properly, the results look very natural, but choosing the right surgeon is critical. Some people may require multiple surgeries, adding to the cost, in order to achieve the desired results. Every expert we found recommends first trying Rogaine (Est. $45 per 3-month supply) or Propecia (Est. $75 per 1-month supply) before considering surgery.

Performance

Pros

  • Permanent results
  • Natural-looking
  • Most effective treatment method

Cons

  • May require more than one session
  • Not appropriate for all cases of hair loss
Our Analysis
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Side effects

A reputable doctor is required. Hair transplant surgery is costly and painful, and it comes with the risk of infection and scarring. Therefore, it's important to find a reputable surgeon who adheres to safe medical practices.

American Hair Loss Association reviewers warn that choosing a surgeon requires careful consideration because any licensed physician can perform hair transplants without any formal training. They suggest looking for detail-oriented physicians with a great deal of experience. They recommend looking at before-and-after photos of previous patients and setting up interviews to evaluate satisfaction and results.

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