What is Cost of Hair Plug Removal?

August 30th, 2006

Q: I was looking at your prices for repair work and you mentioned that you charge $85 per graft removed. I had a hair transplant and received follicular unit grafts (one-hair follicles) but I think my hair loss is going to continue so I might in the future want to remove them. Am I interpreting your fees correctly, or does this price apply to people who have had the plug like transplants?

A: The fee applies to the removal of plugs and includes graft (plug) excision, suturing of the site, dissection of the plug into individual follicular units and re-implantation.

Generally the best way to reverse a procedure of follicular unit transplantation is with laser hair removal. This is particularly true if the hair restoration was done properly and the underlying skin is normal. Alexandrite and diode lasers are the best for hair removal. Typically, there are too many small grafts in FUT procedures to make excision practical.

Removal via Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) will leave scars in a cosmetically important area. As an aside, if you received all “one-hair follicles”, your procedure was NOT follicular unit hair transplantation and may explain why you are unhappy and want to reverse it.

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Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on August 30th, 2006 at 5:39 am



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