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Medi Tresse Surgical & Dr. DiStefano Answers Your Biggest Questions and Shared Concerns 

For many patients, a hair transplant doesn’t just restore their hairline, but it helps to restore their confidence as well. That is why I love the follow-up appointments so much.

However, we both know a hair transplant is a big decision and it should not be rushed. It is so important to feel comfortable with all aspects of the decision, especially the surgeon.

Hair Restoration FAQ

What is a hair transplant?

A hair transplant is a minor surgical procedure where hair follicles are removed from the back of the scalp and planted into desired areas on top of the scalp. There are two types of hair transplant procedures – Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). With each process, follicles are removed from the back of the scalp and replanted into the recipient area.

When Will I See Results?

Most hair transplant patients see results about 6 – 9 months after the surgery, while in a few cases it may take 15-18 months. Patients will experience regrowth of anywhere between 80% to 90% of the transplanted hair.

Is there pain after the procedure?

There may be slight pain the evening of which can be relieved with Tylenol or aspirin, but the next day there is usually no pain.

Do I have to get any medications on the way home?

Any medications you require will be provided at the office.

Is there extra costs involved?

No, the price given includes everything for the procedure, including shampoos, medications, and follow-up visits.

Are there other things I can do to help stop the loss and add more density after surgery?

Yes, you can use our special shampoos, which one bottle will be given to you after surgery. Also, there is Propecia (men-only medication), laser caps, PRP, and exosomes all of which will be discussed with you either in your consultation or after your surgery.

Does any hair loss treatment for thin hair work better than others?

There are no studies published which compare the different treatments available today. Minoxidil, laser therapy, PRP, and Tricomin products all work differently to help hair to grow. That is why we recommend utilizing all the treatments available. As with many medical problems, it may take several types of treatment to get the best result.

Do any of the hair restoration treatments have any side effects? Are they safe?

All medical treatments may have some side effects. All of the recommended treatments at Medi Tresse are scientifically tested and have been found to have no serious side effects. Any skin or scalp treatments can cause localized itching or mild irritation, but all potential side effects will be discussed with you before starting treatment.

How much does your treatment cost?

We offer a wide array of hair loss treatments that vary greatly in price. The treatment plan for one patient will not be the same for another. Therefore, it is important to come in for a consultation to discuss what options may be available for you and then you can determine what services or products are best for you.

FUT FAQ

What Are the Advantages To FUT?

Better option for those who need a high number of grafts in a single procedure
Most women opt for FUT, because it does not require extensive shaving of the back of the scalp.

How Long Do FUT Procedures Take?

How Long Do FUT Procedures Take?

Do Patients Stay Awake During FUT Surgery?

The patients are awake during the procedure. Only local anesthesia is used. The patient may opt for valium to relax and rest during the procedure.  The patient will be able to relax and watch a movie while the procedure is being performed.

What Happens During FUT Procedure?

First, your doctor will sit with you in the consultation room and go over the details that were discussed in your consultation to ensure you are getting exactly what you want for your hair restoration procedure, including drawing a template that you will approve for the area and the hairline. Baseline photos will then be taken and you will be brought into the procedure room and the session will start. The hair in the donor area will be trimmed to about ¼ inch, the doctor will numb the area with local anesthesia, and the strip will be removed by the surgeon and handed to the technicians for dissection.

FUE FAQ

Is the FUE procedure painful?

After you are numbed up, there is no pain.

What Happens During FUE Procedure?

First, your doctor will sit with you in the consultation room and go over the details that were discussed in your consultation to ensure you are getting exactly what you want for your hair restoration procedure, including drawing a template that you will approve for the area and the hairline. Baseline photos will then be taken and you will be brought into the procedure room and the session will start. The hair in the donor area will be trimmed to about 1 millimeter. The doctor will apply the local anesthesia and then he will use a motorized punch to remove the grafts.

Next, the hairline is drawn and approved by the patient. The area is numbed by the surgeon. Small slits/holes are made in the recipient area by the surgeon at the proper angle, depth, and direction. The technicians will then insert the grafts with specialized forceps. When they are done, the donor and recipient areas are checked by the surgeon, instructions are read and the patient is then sent home.

Do Patients Stay Awake During FUE Surgery?

The patients are awake during the procedure. Only local anesthesia is used. The patient may opt for valium to relax and rest during the procedure.

What Are the Advantages To FUE Over FUT?

FUE is has become the preferred choice for many patients for the following reasons:

Less painful
Causes minimal scarring
Can utilize hair from other parts of the body, not just the scalp
Is an option for patients with low hair density

Take Control Of Your Hair Loss

Speak with Dr. DiStefano in person or virtually and get your personalized hair loss treatment plan.

Our Locations

Boston

888 Worcester Street, Suite 95
Wellesley, MA 02482

Medical Director: Mary Wendel, MD

Phone: (774) 314-3900
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Worcester

108 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Medical Director: Mary Wendel, MD

Phone: (774) 314-3900
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Westchester

2 Overhill Road, Suite 320
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Medical Director: Mark DiStefano, MD

Phone: 914-704-3070
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Welcome to Medi Tresse

The Medi Tresse team is composed of experts in female hair loss. We are committed to offering innovative, non-surgical treatments for hair rejuvenation in women. Whether you are simply looking to increase your hair’s thickness or want to stop more extensive hair loss, Medi Tresse has a wide array of solutions ranging from platelet-rich plasma therapy to low-level laser therapy.

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