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Hair Transplantation in El Paso, TX

A full head of hair signifies youth and vitality, and it also protects the scalp. However, not everyone is fortunate enough to have fully functioning hair follicles in each area of their scalp or face. For patients who want to correct hair loss or thinning hair, Dr. Agullo offers hair transplantation. Dr. Agullo understands the science of hair loss and uses his expertise to perform hair transplant procedures with results that imitate natural hair growth. Hair transplantation can restore a more youthful, attractive appearance that can improve your confidence and overall quality of life.

Am I a Candidate for a Hair Transplant?

Improved Hairline

A receding hairline can significantly age your appearance. By restoring a youthful hairline with a natural shape, you can rejuvenate your appearance.

Thicker Brows

The eyebrows are often taken for granted, but without them, the face can look undefined. Restoring your eyebrows can give you a more balanced facial appearance and help convey your expressions.

Fuller Beard

Few things symbolize masculinity like a full beard. Hair transplantation can correct patchy or thin facial hair to finally give you the thick beard or scruff you desire.

Cover Up Scars

Hair transplantation is a very effective way to cover up scars in the scalp, beard, or mustache area. It is especially effective for covering up scars resulting from facelifts or hairline lowering procedures.

Am I a Candidate for a Hair Transplant?

The ideal candidate for a hair transplant is someone who suffers from a receding hairline, has bald patches, or experiences thinning hair. Still, it is important to undergo a thorough evaluation so that Dr. Agullo may properly examine the areas of recession and other areas of the head, such as the forehead region and nape of the neck. Dr. Agullo can make a proper assessment of the health of the hair in your donor region and how easily incisions can be concealed with the length of your hair. To be a good candidate for a hair transplant, the existing hair must be of substantial quality in texture, color, and curl pattern.

 

Men in their early 20s can experience hair loss; however, they are encouraged to explore other options as their hairline will continue to mature long into their 40s and 50s. Most doctors will not be able to formulate a clear idea of how much hair loss will occur over several decades. Therefore, the ideal age for a hair transplant candidate is roughly between the ages of 30 and 65. If a potential candidate is past the age of 65, they may have too little hair to transplant.

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What Does My Hair Transplant Include?

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

  • A strip of tissue is removed from the donor site with a single, long incision
  • The tissue is dissected into follicular units of one to four hairs
  • The follicles are implanted one hair at a time in the recipient site via tiny incisions
  • May leave some linear scarring at the donor site that can be concealed by the surrounding hair
  • Most commonly used procedure for hair transplantation
  • Best for larger transplants

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

  • The donor area is shaved
  • A tiny, round incision is made around each hair follicle in the donor site
  • The follicles are removed one at a time and prepared for transplantation
  • Extremely low risk of scarring at the donor site
  • Minimally invasive technique for removing follicles from the donor area
  • Best for smaller grafting quantities
  • Longer procedure
  • Higher cost
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How Should I Prepare for My Hair Transplant?

Preparation is one of the primary elements of a successful hair transplant treatment. This can be done by following your surgeons’ instructions for what to do before your treatment. Some pre-operative instructions include:

  • No smoking for at least two weeks before treatment, as smoking can inhibit blood flow and hinder healing
  • No taking of blood-thinning medication and herbal supplements at least two weeks before your procedure
  • Arranging for a ride home after surgery
  • Arranging for at-home-assistance after surgery, if needed

At Agullo Plastic Surgery, tailored care begins with a full consultation to discuss the goals and options available.

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What Are Your Concerns?

What Can I Expect for My Hair Transplant Recovery?

The recovery period for a hair transplant often varies based on several factors, such as the amount of hair transplanted from a donor region to the targeted region, the type of transplant method chosen, the placement of the transplanted hair, and other biological factors.

 

Typically, the healing time with the FUE hair transplant method is generally five to seven days. In contrast, the FUT hair transplant method has a longer recovery because of the elongated incision created in the donor site.

 

New hair growth will continue to develop over the following months.

Is My Hair Transplant Painful?

During your hair transplant, sedation or anesthesia will keep you comfortable and from feeling any pain or irritation. After treatment, discomfort can be managed and alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication.

Will My Hair Transplant Leave Scars?

The hair from your donor site will cover and camouflage any scars in existing balding areas as they continue to grow in. The resulting scar in the donor area will be hidden by the surrounding hair that existed before surgery.

When Will I See My Hair Transplant Results?

Dr. Agullo can masterfully create hair transplant results that are successful and permanent. Still, it will take time for your hair to grow in its newfound fullness and thickness. Typically, it takes three to four months for the hair follicles in the transplanted region to mature, develop, and take full form. Patients will be happy to discover that the biological standard for healthy hair growth in men is about a quarter of an inch to a half-inch growth per month.

What Does Hair Transplant Surgery Cost?

The average estimates for an FUE or FUT hair transplant will vary in the range based on the quantity of hair being transplanted, but it generally ranges from $3,000 to $15,000. Patients should also consider that additional cost factors will be included in the final price, such as anesthesia fees, facility fees, surgeon fees, geographical location, and pre- and post-surgical tests and dressings.

Pricing varies depending on the extent of the treatment or surgery. You can see a list of the approximate prices of each procedure on our current fee schedule. Dr. Agullo charges a consultation fee of $100, which is applied to your treatment cost. Generally speaking, cosmetic plastic surgery is considered “elective” and is not covered by most insurance plans. The prices listed on our fee schedule represent the minimum cost of the procedures, including anesthesia and surgical facility fees, medical tests, garments, and recovery products. The cost of prescription medications, however, is not included. The exact price of each procedure can only be determined after a thorough consultation. All fees must be paid in full prior to the scheduled treatment.

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What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Transplant?

What type of anesthesia is used for the hair transplant procedure?

Intravenous (IV) sedation or local anesthesia in the donor and the recipient areas may be used for hair transplantation.

How long does the procedure take?

The length of the procedure will depend on the technique used, the area being treated, and its size. FUE is a longer procedure since several thousand small incisions are made for the hair removal from the donor site. Alternatively, FUT uses a single, long incision to remove a strip of hair.

How long does the procedure take?

The length of the procedure will depend on the technique used, the area being treated, and its size. FUE is a longer procedure since several thousand small incisions are made for the hair removal from the donor site. Alternatively, FUT uses a single, long incision to remove a strip of hair.

Can I transplant hair to my beard or brows?

Hair transplantation can accentuate the fullness of your beard and restore the eyebrows for a more balanced and handsome facial appearance. With beards growing in fashion, there is no better opportunity to address patchy or uneven beard growth.

Are the results of hair transplantation permanent?

After treatment, the hairs transplanted into the treatment area will permanently grow, just like your natural hair.

How is curly hair affected during a hair transplant?

Curly hair is known to give better coverage and denser-looking hair, due to its twists and turns. Generally, the graft used for straight and curly hair is the same. It is important to note that hair transplants for African American patients can be more challenging. There are specific considerations that surgeons must take to accommodate ethnic hair transplants. If you have hair of African or ethnic descent, it is important to discuss the common challenges with your surgeon.

What is hair transplantation like for women?

Before hair loss treatment, it is important that women undergo a thorough examination of the type of hair loss they are experiencing. Generally, a hair transplant for women is different from a man’s hair transplant as the approach required for baldness in women is different than men. For men, hair loss begins at the temples and then the crown of the head. For women, female pattern baldness appears over the entire head and requires specialized techniques.

Can someone with no hair loss get a hair transplant?

Unfortunately, hair follicles are only able to be transplanted to bald regions of the head. Some patients wish to have more fullness or thickness of hair in a certain area; however, if the patient’s head is already filled with hair follicles than the appearance of thickness is determined by the genetic background of your hair follicles. Patients may want to discuss different methods on how to make their full head of hair appear thicker, such as PRP hair treatment.

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