Going bald is the most dreaded event in the lives of most men. Losing your hair, especially at a young age, can be extremely debilitating. Furthermore, having a limited treatment budget can contribute to the stress and anguish that comes with hair loss. Although there are hair restoration methods available in 2017, the cost is often far beyond what a young patient can afford. Nonetheless, there are options for younger men on a tighter budget.
Obtaining Reliable Hair Loss Results
Although there are numerous medications and over-the-counter treatments available to help slow or stop hair loss, most efforts are ineffective, yielding little to no results. The situation is even more dire for young people who are already suffering from severe hair loss. At this point, hair loss medications can only do so much to improve your situation, especially in the hairline area. Many men are turning to hair transplantation as a more effective way to re-grow their natural hair.
Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, is a tried and true method of hair transplantation. Individual hair grafts are harvested and placed in the appropriate areas of your head during this procedure. Of course, sufficient donor areas are required to adequately supply those balding or regressing areas. Body Hair Transplant FUE procedures that are more advanced use other parts of the body.
Cost Factors for Young Hair Transplant Patients
Hair surgeons usually charge by the graft. And completing a hair restoration can require up to ten, twenty, or even thirty thousand grafts. You can imagine the costs associated with such a lengthy procedure.
A young balding man with limited financial resources would immediately dismiss this type of surgery. Whether you are still a student or have just begun your career, the type of extra income required is difficult to come by. However, viable financing options with affordable monthly payments can make a hair transplant possible.
Choosing A Low Graft Count, Conservative Procedure
Another option is to hire an experienced doctor to harvest a small number of grafts in order to achieve satisfactory results. A long-term plan to save donor grafts must be factored into any decision prior to any type of treatment, especially for younger patients. Younger patients frequently do not consider the long-term consequences of any surgery, particularly hair transplantation.
This patient from Los Angeles, California, for example, was in a similar situation. He was tired of losing his hair at such a young age, but he only had so much money to do something about it. They devised a conservative low donor graft plan with the help of his hair transplant surgeon that would not only allow the patient to wear the buzz cut hairstyle he had desired for many years, but would also leave the door open for any future procedures. The young student was overjoyed with his results, which were achieved on a shoestring budget.
Dr. Umar is the world’s foremost expert in advanced FUE hair transplantation, body hair transplantation, and FUE hair transplant repair. He is the creator of the Dr.UGraft Revolution Advanced FUE system, which includes the Dr.UPunch Rotor for all FUE and BHT applications, as well as the Dr.UPunch Curl for performing successful FUE in all black men and black women with Afro-textured hair, where conventional FUE tools would typically fail.