One session hair transplants are best suited for people that are too busy to have multiple appointments. This was the case with an Army Specialist named Eric. His main concern was about his recovery time after the procedure.
To summarize the one session hair transplant, Follicular Unit Extraction hairs are harvested in a single step as opposed to the more common two-step process. Small 1-mm punch sites are made in the donor site to retrieve the follicular bundle. The goal is always to achieve the best possible cosmetic (aesthetic) result in the context of the patient’s total donor units. This type of hair transplantation is a surgical procedure where the survival and placement of every graft counts. Depending on the level of hair loss, one session hair transplants are a viable solution for hair loss.
Another facet of FUE is Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Grafting; tactile skill and attention to precise detail in this procedure. The smaller and more tightly packed incisions require more closely dissected grafts that are carefully trimmed under microscopes.
This procedure also requires more careful patient selection, as “dense packing” of grafts is not appropriate for all patients.
Eric’s email to Michael Ramsey:
Thank you for all the help you have provided during this whole process. I have only a few questions remaining and I am hoping to make a decision very soon. If I were to elect to have the procedure around the middle of the month, how much notice in advance I need to set up an appointment? Also, since I am looking at only having a single procedure performed, and costing slightly more than I had anticipated, what could I expect in terms of results; i.e. full restoration or still slightly noticeable thinning? Thank you for your help. If you are able to answer these questions that are holding me back, I will definitely have any easier time making the decision.
Have a wonderful day.
Take your time making your decision – it is a big one. Regarding your questions; I’ve broken them down below with some additional comments.
Q: How much advance notice is needed to setup an appointment?
A: Eric, usually we like to schedule surgical appointments about two to three weeks out, as long as you don’t need an exact day of the week. If you need an exact day, add another week.
Q: I am looking to having only one single procedure performed and it seems to be costing slightly more than I had anticipated. What could I expect in terms of results?
A: Eric, if you can control any future loss, one procedure should meet your needs nicely. However, keep in mind; with a hair transplant you can only get so much fullness. I’m not trying to discourage you but keep this in the back of your mind. You can look at this part of the web site, Transplant Gallery, to see likely results.
We also offer Military Discounts which, for those who have been in or active in the military, offer the opportunity to reduce the price of renewed self confidence you can find with hair restoration.