Spring is a time of renewal and growth, and the warm weather means more time to spend outdoors with family and friends. Wouldn’t it be nice to do the things you love without worrying about your balding head? This could be the perfect time to get your hair transplant.
At our hair restoration clinic in New Jersey, we provide hair transplants for men and women using state-of-the-art technology and the leading industry procedures. If you are wondering whether you’re a good candidate for a hair transplant, this guide will help you.
Consider these questions as you determine whether a hair loss restoration treatment is worth it for you. If you decide to move forward, the team at Eternal Hair will be eager to meet you and start planning your treatment.
Does your hair loss make you feel self-conscious?
Baldness is often mocked in the media or used as the brunt of jokes, but in reality, losing your hair can be a deeply traumatic experience. Many men find themselves being more socially withdrawn and less confident with thinning hair or patchiness affecting their scalp.
A hair transplant could be the difference between feeling insecure about your appearance and being comfortable in your own skin again.
It is not self-centered or a sign of insecurity to want a hair transplant. There is nothing wrong with valuing a full head of hair and feeling more confident when the image in the mirror reflects how you want to see yourself.
Getting a hair transplant could help you feel happier whenever you look in the mirror; it can also help you regain confidence that may have waned as you started to suffer from male pattern baldness.
Do you feel like you have less dating success with male pattern baldness?
Dating is tough, but it can feel downright impossible for a man who is dealing with hair loss. The impact your thinning or balding can have on your self-esteem is the greatest downside. Instead of approaching potential dates with confidence, you wind up second-guessing your appearance and wondering if they’d ever find you attractive enough to go out with.
Many men who are eager to meet someone special find themselves being held back by self-doubt and worries about their appearance.
It’s not the fact that you are balding that is the issue here; there are many men who have no hair that are in wonderful relationships. The real problem is the lack of self-confidence you may suffer as a result of your hair loss.
Someone who is self-conscious projects this doubt to their partner. You may not give your best impression in photos, or be more worried about hiding your hair loss than showing off all the great aspects about yourself.
Hair loss doesn’t have to stand in the way of your love life. A transplant could be a good way to regain your confidence and even restore a more youthful look.
Are you worried that getting a hair transplant is embarrassing?
There is nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to enhancing your appearance. Although it’s deemed a cosmetic issue, male hair loss is still a medical condition. Why wouldn’t it deserve treatment like any other issue you may experience?
It’s understandable that you might worry about the dreaded hair plugs look after a transplant, but modern approaches like DFI (direct follicle implant) and FUE (follicular unit extraction) do not leave visible scarring and grow in naturally, leaving no visible ‘hair plugs’ aesthetic.
At Eternal Hair, we specialize in DFI, which minimizes scalp trauma and leads to faster healing. Although you may need to shave a part of your head for the transplant this procedure is best for results that last a lifetime.
As for scarring and recovery, DFI requires no incisions, stitches, or bandaging. You can return to your normal life while the transplant heals and new hair grows over the next year.
The procedure uses the DFI implanter, a specialized tool that places hair follicles individually onto balding areas. The grafts are permanent and the results are 100% natural because we follow the natural growth pattern of your hair.
Rather than cut strips of skin from the scalp, as is common with the FUT method many other clinics use,, DFI extracts follicles one-by-one before implanting them at the target site. Our technique avoids damaging your scalp or follicles in any way to boost visibility and encourage faster hair growth.
Do you think hair transplants are too expensive?
The cost of hair transplants vary depending on the number of follicles you require. We take each patient’s needs into account by performing a comprehensive assessment. Each treatment is priced according to your hairline and the techniques you and your doctor settle on; the exact number of grafts you will need will influence the final cost.
When you meet with us for an assessment, we will look at factors such as:
- The type of hair loss you are experiencing
- The effects of your hair loss/severity of the balding
- The potential benefits of the procedure
- Your desired outcome
- The pros and cons of different techniques for your hair restoration
- Your medical history and any pre-existing conditions
- Your hair growth pattern and texture, which influences the efficacy of certain procedures over others and the number of grafts you might need
Insurance providers do not cover hair transplants as they are seen as elective surgical procedures. Unless there is medical justification for getting a transplant, you likely won’t receive any coverage from your healthcare provider.
Although your hair transplant might not be covered by insurance, we want to make paying for your procedure as easy as possible. We offer several financing options to help offset the out-of-pocket expenses, so you can pay off your hair transplant over a period of time.
We offer 0% financing for 6 months and also accept Care Credit, United Medical Credit, and Healthcare Finance Direct.
We work hard to ensure that getting access to the highest quality care and best results in the industry is accessible.
Do you think it’s too late to get a hair transplant?
It’s never too late to undergo hair restoration. We treat patients ranging from their 20s through their 60s. No matter how long you have lived with male pattern baldness or alopecia, there are hair loss restoration procedures available.
The only exception is men who have completely lost all of their hair or those who have had no hair from birth. Hair transplants require taking follicles for one part of your scalp and transplanting them to thinning or bald areas.
If you do not have any hair on your head for us to extract, then we cannot perform a hair transplant.
However, anyone who still has their own hair growing can seek treatment. In most cases, male pattern baldness and alopecia does not result in complete loss of all hair. Instead, specific regions of the scalp tend to be impacted in a specific pattern.
We encourage anyone who is curious about whether they qualify for a hair transplant to reach out to us. A complimentary virtual or in-person consultation can answer all of your questions and let you know which procedures could benefit you.
Don’t Lose Another Year to Hair Loss
The final results of a hair transplant are usually visible within 12 months. But in just half that time, you could find that your once bald and patchy hairline is now completely covered with healthy, strong hair.