Hair plugs have been available in the
The first attempts at using hair plugs in this country were not very successful due to an inability to manipulate the individual follicles with micro-surgical techniques. The name hair plugs actually was derived from how the hair transplants looked. Fairly large portions of scalp with hair growth were removed and then grated onto the bald areas. This resulted in little islands of hair that stuck out in all directions. The patient's head look like a cheap dolls head with bunches of fake hair plugged into the scalp. Hence the name hair plugs. This early method of hair transplantation did not work too well but advances came fast.
In the 1960's and 70's the implants became smaller and smaller and resulted in a more natural look. Finally, in the 1990's the micro-transplantation techniques were perfected and people requesting hair plugs got a result that was functional and pleasing to the eye.
Hair plugs cost varies depending on several
factors. The skill of the surgeon is a
factor. As well, the location of the
clinic can have a major impact. This
procedure is much more expensive in LA or
The other major factor in determining hair implants cost is the actual number of implants that are needed to get the desired coverage of the bald spot. These can number anywhere from 500 to several thousand depending on the area to be covered and the thickness of the individual hair shafts. It stands to reason the a large bald area is going to require more implants than a scalp with minimal loss only near the front of the head.
There is a fairly substantial upfront cost for hair implants but the cost becomes quite manageable when you compare it to buying hair growth solutions for the next twenty years. Hair plugs could very well be the answer to your hair loss embarrassment as they are very natural looking and they won't fall off in the pool or when driving with the convertible top down.