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Hair Restoration FAQs

Most people will experience some type of hair loss. In fact, 1 in 4 men will lose hair by age 21, and 50% of women will start losing hair by age 50. Hair loss can be caused by a number of factors, from stress to genetic predisposition. Fortunately, there are hair restoration options available to help improve the look and feel of your hair. Check out these hair restoration FAQs as well as Eldorado’s answers.

What Is Hair Restoration?

Hair restoration is a surgical or nonsurgical hair loss treatment. The purpose of hair restoration is to restore your hair’s natural appearance. Many people work with local hair restoration services when they are experiencing any of the following:

  • Genetic hair loss
  • Male or female pattern baldness
  • Alopecia areata
  • Hair loss due to chemotherapy
  • Hair thinning due to aging
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Medication-related hair loss

Which Hair Restoration Method Is Right for Me?

There are a number of factors to consider when it comes to which method of hair restoration you should choose. Health conditions, medications, hair condition, age, lifestyle, upkeep, price, and a variety of other things must be taken into account. Your medical hair loss professional can help determine which option will work best for you.

Can I Undergo Surgical Hair Restoration If I Have an Underlying Condition?

Underlying conditions must be disclosed to your hair loss solution provider. Some conditions can impact how well you can recover from your procedure, whether it will be effective, and whether you will experience side effects. Some people cannot safely undergo surgical hair restoration, so be sure to let your hair loss service know of any and all health conditions.

What Are Nonsurgical Hair Restoration Methods?

Hair restoration options that do not require surgery include:

Which Hair Restoration Methods Require Surgery?

Examples of surgical hair restoration procedures for hair loss include:

  • Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)
  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
  • Scalp micropigmentation
  • Hair transplant

Is Hair Restoration Covered by Insurance?

In most cases, hair restoration is not covered by insurance. However, if you are uncertain, talk with your provider and/or your hair restoration professional. Affordable hair restoration options are available.

Who Performs Hair Restoration Procedures?

Hair restoration procedures must be performed by a licensed, certified, medical hair loss professional. It is important to make sure you are working with a reputable hair restoration center to ensure your procedure is safe and sanitary. Since procedures are invasive, they must be performed in sterile, controlled environments. Be sure to do your research, ask for examples of previous work, and read reviews online before choosing a service.

Does It Matter What Age You Are at The Time of Your Procedure?

People of almost all ages can undergo hair loss procedures. Of course, some professionals may deem some candidates too young or too elderly for certain procedures. Discuss your ideas with your provider to learn what your options are.

Can Men and Women Undergo Hair Restoration?

Both men and women experience hair loss. Therefore, hair restoration for men and women is available.

How Long Does Hair Restoration Take?

Length of time for a procedure varies. For example, a hair transplant might take 4-8 hours. It might also require that you come in again the following day.

Is Hair Restoration Painful?

Hair restoration procedures are not considered to be very painful. Local anesthesia is often used, and post-operative pain medications make the recovery process easier.

Will a Hair Restoration Look Natural?

The purpose of hair restoration is to restore your natural hair. Therefore, when they are performed correctly by skilled hair loss professionals, they look very natural. In many cases, your own natural hair is transplanted and/or grown.

Does It Take Long to Recover?

Length of recovery time depends on a number of factors, such as age, health, and the procedure itself. A hair transplant generally requires 10-14 days of recovery time. You will want to avoid strenuous activity and take a little time off of work if you can. Full healing can take 6-12 months. Talk to your hair restoration service about an aftercare plan, and make sure to carefully stick to a routine to avoid complications and encourage effectiveness.

Work with a Maryland Hair Restoration Service

Eldorado offers professional, affordable hair restoration services. We provide both nonsurgical and surgical hair loss solutions in a sterile, sanitary environment. Our goal is to help as many people as possible achieve their ideal hair look. Contact us with any questions, or get started booking your Baltimore hair transplant or hair restoration procedure by scheduling a free hair analysis.