FAQ

What is alopecia?

Alopecia is the process of hair loss. Hair loss can occur for different reasons, which can be discussed during your free consultation. The most common form is male and female pattern alopecia which is still poorly understood. It is important to realize that the hair on the sides and back of the scalp of even severe cases of alopecia are somewhat immune to this process. This is precisely the area that hair is harvested during hair transplantation. Alopecia can be due to metabolic anomalies that can be evaluated by Dr. Zacco during a scheduled treatment appointment.

What is a hair transplantation?

Even significantly balding men and women will have relatively thick hair on the sides and back of the scalp. This is because the follicles in this region are genetically programmed to resist the usual cause of hair loss. Hair transplantation is a process in which the hair follicles and its surrounding tissue, a graft, is surgically removed from the back and/or sides of the scalp and transplanted where it is needed. The transplanted follicles usually survive for life and therefore the process is usually permanent. The transplanted tissue, or graft, is living tissue we obtain from you that continues to grow hair for life requiring regular haircuts and will gray naturally. It is your living and growing hair, surgically moved. At AZ Hair Restoration, we employ a combination of proven techniques. We don’t believe that one method of hair transplantation fits all. We utilize several different methods to best fit the individual patient. Sometimes we will use two different techniques on the same patient. This requires more effort, experience, and training. At AZ Hair Restoration, we feel our patients deserve the best.

What is the cost of hair transplantation?

The total surface area and severity of alopecia is different from person to person. During your free consultation, Dr. Arthur Zacco will openly and honestly outline the cost and individualized plan for you. There will be no hidden costs. Financing is available for those who qualify.

How successful is hair transplantation?

Very successful. The vast majority of transplanted grafts survive and AZ Hair Restoration is known for producing a natural appearing transplantation that is virtually undetectable. If requested, we have previous patients available from all walks of life that have graciously made themselves available to talk or meet with you. Dr. Zacco has been performing HT surgery in Wake County since 1997.

Can anything be done about large noticeable plugs I have as a result of a hair transplant at another facility?

Dr. Arthur Zacco have been performing corrective hair transplantation from other clinics for years and finds it personally and professionally rewarding. If the grafts are very large in the hairline, part of them can be moved to another area to make the plugs smaller. Also, smaller grafts can be performed around of preexisting large plugs providing the patient with a more natural appearing hairline.

Can anything be done about the scar in my mustache from a cleft palate surgery?

Scars in hair bearing areas can be camouflaged by transplanting your own living and growing hair directly into the scar. This is useful with scars of the scalp, mustache (scar from surgery to repair cleft palate), beard, eyebrow, and pubic region (caused from burns, surgery, or trauma).

Will I have much pain?

As with any skin procedure, there is some degree of discomfort. We make every effort to minimize the level of discomfort. We use our Ouchless Injection Technique and Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas). Almost all patients inform us afterward that they experienced much less discomfort than they had anticipated. After the procedure there will be minimal discomfort.

There are so many different hair transplant techniques -Which one is the best?

Performing hair transplants in Wake County since 1997, Dr. Arthur Zacco has mastered all hair transplant techniques; FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), Strip FU (Follicular Unit), Strip Linear MFU (Multi Follicular Unit), eyebrow hair transplantation, beard and mustache hair transplantation, and even the metabolic work up for alopecia. Dr. Zacco can use one or more techniques in a single hair transplantation to assure the best possible results for your unique situation.

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