Hair transplantation is a cosmetic procedure that involves moving hair follicles from one part of the body (donor site) to an area that is suffering a loss of hair or balding (recipient site). Generally, hair from the sides or back of the head is transplanted to the top or front of the head.

For many people, hair loss is a troubling issue that is dealt with on a daily basis and can be quite stressful. Healthy and thick hair is an indicator of youth and can enhance a person’s appearance. If you are suffering from thinning hair or experiencing baldness, a hair transplant may be perfect for you.

Hair Transplant Techniques

There are a number of different hair transplant options: Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT, or the strip method), and Robotic Hair Transplantation.



The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique is a minimally invasive way to restore your hair. By individually harvesting follicles from the donor, follicles are then transplanted to your thinning area, leaving you with no linear scar or stitches.



By removing a strip of tissue from the donor area, the area is sutured with the Follicular Unit Transplant technique, leaving a thin linear scar. Then, the doctor dissects the tissue under a microscope and individually transplants follicles to the thinning areas.



Surgeons may use a robotic system or Neograft tools to perform hair transplants. While controlled by the doctor, the automated robot extracts from the donor areas and creates recipient sites in the thinning areas.

What Causes Baldness?

The primary reason for hair loss is genetics – in most bald people, hair loss is a result of pattern baldness that is caused due to genetic factors. There are several other potential reasons as well:

  • Stress
  • Diet
  • Illness
  • Medications
  • Hormonal Imbalance

What Is a Hair-Transplant Procedure Like?

To begin with, the surgeon cleans your scalp. Local anesthesia is then administered in order to numb the region so that no pain is felt during the entirety of the hair-transplant procedure.

Once the donor hair follicles are harvested through FUE, FUT, or a robotic system or NeoGraft tools, the grafts are prepared for transplantation. Your surgeon numbs the recipient site and then creates slits or holes with a fine needle or edge. The grafts are then precisely placed in the sites.

The entirety of the hair transplant can take anywhere from 4-8 hours depending on the chosen technique.

Recovery After a Hair Transplant

Immediately after the hair transplant you will leave the office with a bandage which will be removed the next day. Small scabs will form in the recipient area and will be visible for the next 3 to 6 days after your procedure. Most people take off work during this time due to the tiny pin head size scabbing. After about the seventh day the scabs are usually gone if the post-operative instructions are followed. At this time, for most patients, the hair transplant is undetectable. Within 2-3 weeks, you will notice that the transplanted hair will begin to shed. This is a normal part of the process. Over the next few months, new growth will occur in these areas and the final result will be seen in about 9-12 months.

Hair Transplantation Cost

Because every hair transplant procedure is different, hair transplantation cost will vary depending on each client’s unique situation. The method used, amount of density desired, and amount of area transplanted all factor into the cost. The best way to find out the cost of your procedure is during a face to face consultation.

Schedule Your Consultation

Improve your appearance and regain your confidence with a hair transplantation procedure – contact St. Louis Hair Restoration today and set up your consultation! As part of your consultation a custom plan will be developed and put you on the path to restoring a new you. Regain your hair, revive your life.

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