Your Hair Transplant Surgery – What to Expect
Walk-Through of a Typical Consultation
Your confidential hair loss evaluation and consultation. Plan on about a 60 minute consultation consisting of an analysis and scalp eavluation with a trained hair loss specialist.
Van Scoy Hair Clinics are conveniently located in Cleveland, Columbus and Ashland, Ohio. Upon your arrival at the Van Scoy Hair Clinic of your choice, you will be welcomed by a member of our staff who will show you to a private consultation room.
We invite you to bring along your spouse or a friend to help you reach a
decision about our company, our procedures, and the artistic expertise of our staff.
After obtaining a brief history, we will analyze your particular needs, answer your questions frankly and fully, and explain which hair restoration, replacement or augmentation solution is appropriate for your particular type of hair loss.
Honest, No Obligation Consultation With No Pushy Sales Tactics.
Our proven, customer-first commitment offers value to clients in terms of privacy, quality, flexibility, and service. At Van Scoy Hair Clinics, we take a caring approach to educating you in simple laymen’s terms as to the cause and treatment options of your specific type of hair loss.
The best hair loss remedy for one person may obviously not be the best for another. It depends on your degree of hair loss, your level of physical activity, the type of hairstyle you desire. Not everyone is a good candidate for every option. So we take the time to get to know you, your desires, goals and expectations in finding a solution for your hair loss. We will then help you choose the best hair restoration or replacement solution for you as an individual.
Depending on your situation, these options may include topical solutions, scalp camouflaging, laser light treatments, partial hair replacement or a full hair prosthesis. You will learn the positive and negative aspects of your choices. We’ll explain to you the details of insurance and private payment plans.
We want your decision to be based on solid information. We want you to feel comfortable, at ease, and confident in the hair loss restoration solution you choose. Above all, we want you to feel better about your appearance and the person you see in the mirror each morning.
Surgical Hair Restoration FAQ
Q: Is this procedure painful?
A: Most of our patients are very comfortable during the procedure, and have compared this surgery to a dentist visit. You will be given local anesthetics before the procedure and pain relievers for after the surgery. Depending on how long your surgery will take we might recommend bring a driver in case you would like to be heavily sedated during the procedure.
Q: How can I stop from losing my existing hair?
A: Fortunately there are several drugs available that are very effective at maintaining the current hair that you have and preventing any future hair loss. During your initial consultation we can determine whether you are still actively loosing hair, and if you are; we can determine what medical treatment would be best for you.
Q: How much does an average transplant cost?
A: This is a common question but impossible to determine without an examination. Every individual is different and has different goals. During your initial consultation we determine what the cost is based on many factors. In general most of our patients invest anywhere between three thousand to ten thousand dollars.
Q: Can you detect a transplanted hair under very close examination?
A: No, with the technology used today you cannot detect the difference between a hair that has been transplanted next to an original hair even under fifty times magnification. The type of procedure used today is called Follicular Unit Grafting, and this is the latest technique used in hair transplantation. This technique achieves amazing results and it is the preferred technique over multi grafting or micro and mini grafting.
Q: Does transplanted hair ever fall out?
A: No, transplanted hair will never recede or fall out. Even men who are extremely bald still have hair in the donor area where the hair is harvested; this hair is permanent and will last a lifetime. All men with male pattern hair loss have a certain number of hair follicles that are genetically programmed at birth to either grow or fall out at some point in life. When hair is transplanted from the donor area to the front or top of the scalp, there is nothing wrong with this area of the scalp. This area of the scalp will receive the new transplanted hairs and they will grow for a lifetime.
Q: How is a hair transplant done?
A: Hair transplantation is a process where donor hair from the back and sides of the scalp is surgically removed and transplanted to the thinning areas of the scalp.
Q: Now that this procedure has become more affordable and available, why aren’t more people taking advantage of this procedure?
A: The primary reason that so many individuals don’t take action to do something about their hair loss is the fear that doing something may be worse than just being bald. There are an estimated 40 million men, and 20 million women with hair loss in the United States alone. There has been some extensive research on determining why so many individuals affected by hair loss do not take any action to correct their hair loss even after they are aware of one or several hair replacement options. There seems to be two primary reasons why people are afraid to do something, one is the fear of overnight change in appearance, and two the fear of looking phony. Even though cost is usually a factor in this case it doesn’t seem to be the primary concern. Unfortunately these preconceived ideas prevent most people from even investigating surgical hair restoration. We have found that with almost every client during his or her first consultation they didn’t realize how easy and this procedure is, and they just can’t believe how natural the results look. We encourage you to come in and meet with one of our consultants and discover that the look and feel that you always wanted is actually attainable.
Q: How long does it take to recover from transplant surgery?
A: Most people can return to work the next day, although strenuous activity or lifting heavy weights must be avoided for seven days after surgery.
Q: I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Do you have a clinic near me that I can visit?
A: Yes. Our hair restoration Cleveland clinic is located in Parma, Ohio.