What is a Bosley hair transplant?

This is a hair restoration procedure where Bosley takes hair from where you have more than you need and artistically place it where you need more.  This procedure takes donor dominant (DHT resistant) hair follicles and transplants them into thinning or balding areas.

How long will my Bosley hair transplants last?

Virtually all transplanted hair lasts a lifetime for the vast majority of patients.  In some cases a very small percentage of transplanted hair can be lost as the patient ages.

Will a hair transplant procedure hurt?

Patients are given local anesthesia and other medications.  The degree of pain or discomfort experienced during or after the procedure varies according to the patient.

We may supply patients with medication to use after the procedure, if needed.  But many of our patients find that they do not need to take any medication at all after their hair transplant procedure.

Is there any scarring?

Any time human skin is cut it will always need to heal.  This process is called fibrosis, more commonly known as scarring is how the skin heals.  Given the skill and experience of Bosley’s physicians the healing sites are usually so small that they are virtually undetectable.  Furthermore, the thin and fine scar from the donor area is covered by the existing hair.

How many procedures are necessary for a Bosley hair restoration procedure?

This varies from person to person and is dependent upon a personal desired goal.  The great majority of patients have at least two hair restoration procedures.

How many hair grafts does it take to cover one square inch?

A Bosley counselor can help determine what level of transplantation can meet your needs when you schedule a free, private consultation.

The number of grafts required will ultimately depend on the texture and quality of your hair.  Hair that is darker and coarser may require fewer grafts to cover the same area as compared to lighter colored, fine hair. It will also depend upon your degree of baldness and your density goals.

Some of the hair transplants I’ve seen don’t look natural.  Why is this?

If you see a recently completed hair restoration that does not look natural it’s likely because it’s a bad hair transplant.

Bosley hair transplants are virtually undetectable because they are so natural-looking.  We’ve discussed in our multi-part series that follicular units grow in groupings of 1-4 hairs typically.  These groupings of hairs are randomly placed in hand-done recipient sites.  The emphasis at Bosley is to try to duplicate nature.  The microtechnologies used have been refined to a point where often even other medical doctors are unable to differentiate between natural hairs that are original and those that have been transplanted.

Are Bosley hair transplants available for women?

Current estimates at Bosley are that 20 million American women are experiencing some level of female pattern hair loss.

Dr. Bosley says “The great majority of women with typical female pattern hair loss can be helped significantly,”.  Women can lose their hair in a pattern different from men but the treatment for both is similar.

As in men, the doctor locates a donor area with sufficient healthy hair.  Dr. Bosley states “Women usually have a similar donor area to men. This means they have enough supply to fulfill the demand, so the results are usually very good.”

How much does Bosley hair restoration cost?

Only a Bosley physician can determine your candidacy for hair transplant surgery and provide you with a definitive answer on cost.  However, during your consultation a Bosley counselor can provide a typical range of cost for a procedure that meets your needs.

For more questions on cost, financing, background of the Bosley physicians, and other Bosley hair treatment options be sure to visit the question and answer section at Bosley.com.