FAQ

At Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, we strive to educate our patients about every aspect of the hair restoration process at any of our medical offices. In this section, you will see commonly asked questions from previous patients. Please review the information below and feel free to contact us if you have any further questions. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in any way.

What are your locations and hours?
We are located in Woodland Hills, Beverly Hills, & San Francisco. Our offices are open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturdays from 8am-3:30pm (in Beverly Hills). We offer Skype consultations or in-person consultation appointments by appointment only.
Where is Parking Available for Each Office?
We have our own parking lot in Woodland Hills. We are not able to validate parking at our Beverly Hills office but there is public parking available across Wilshire and behind the bridal store. In San Francisco, there are private parking lots available as well as street parking. We do not offer parking validation at our San Francisco office.
What is Our Consultation Fee?
Our consultation fee is $200. The fee will be applied towards the cost of your procedure if you decide to have a hair transplant.
Why do You Charge for the Consultation Appointment?
Each one of our patients receives a personal and in-depth consultation with one of our board-certified hair transplant surgeons. The consultation appointment includes a look at your medical history as well as an evaluation of your scalp (macro- and microscopically), a review of all of your medical and surgical hair restoration options and (if needed) lab work requests and prescriptions.
Does Your Medical Office Accept Insurance?
At the moment, we do not partner with any insurance companies. However, you can check with your medical insurance company to see if reimbursement is possible for your procedure.
Which Payment Methods does Your Office Accept?
For consultation appointments, we accept cash and all major credit cards. For hair restoration surgery, we accept cash or check or all major credit cards.
Do You Have Financing Options or Payment Plans? If so, how do I Apply?
At this time, we do not offer any type of payment plan through our office. However, financing is available through Lending Club and Care Credit. Applications for this financing plan are available on our website. You can also apply in-person at our Encino or San Francisco offices.
Do You Offer any Special Promotions?
Any current promotions can be found on this page. We also offer discounts for groups as well as for students. If you refer a new patient to our medical facilities, and they schedule a hair transplant procedure within one month of your treatment, both you and your friend will receive a 10% discount. We also offer a 10% discount for students with valid student ID cards.
Is it Possible to Make a Phone Consultation Appointment?
Yes, but we do recommend that you come in-person for your consultation appointment as it includes a complete microscopic evaluation of your scalp. If you have a Skype or phone consultation for a hair transplant, the doctor can only provide an estimated number of hair grafts that you might need. An in-person consultation appointment allows our doctors to fully assess your scalp and to better evaluate the options available to you. If you are not able to visit us for an in-person consultation appointment, we will need you to fill out a form (via email) and also include some photos of your scalp before the phone consultation.
Can I Bring Someone with Me to My Appointment? Will they be charged as Well?
You are welcome to bring a friend or family member with you for support to your consultation. If you are bringing an individual that is also in need of hair loss evaluation and treatment, that person will also need to schedule an appointment. Separate payments will be required for each individual consultation. We do offer a promotion for groups for hair transplant procedures so please inquire if you are interested in more information.
What Hair Transplant Procedures do You Provide?
We offer a variety of hair transplant options. They include Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) when indicated, Beard to Scalp Hair Transplant, Celebrity Hair Transplant™ by Dr. Parsa Mohebi, Eyebrow Hair Transplant, Female Hair Transplant, Transgender Hair Transplant, African-American Hair Transplant, Power Hairline®, Body Hair Transplant and Scalp Scar Revision.
How Much Does a Hair Restoration Procedure Cost?
The total price of a hair transplant varies per patient. There are multiple factors that go into the price of a hair transplant at Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration.
What is the Difference between FUE and FUT?
FUT, AKA strip method, leaves a linear scar on the back of the head of the patient because the hair grafts are removed in a strip of skin. This scar might interfere with the desire of patients to shave their head in the future. FUE removes the hair grafts individually so there is no scar after the procedure.
Does Your Medical Office also Treat Female Hair Loss Patients?
Yes, we do treat female hair loss and offer hair transplant procedures for women. The female hair consultation process is no different than the one for male patients.
How long does the Procedure Take?
Anywhere between 6-10 hours depending on the amount of work that needs to be performed to achieve the desired results.
Is the Procedure Performed Under General or Local Anesthesia?
In general, hair transplants are performed under local anesthesia but the physician might use sedation as well.
Can I Cut My Hair before Having a Hair Transplant?
The answer to this depends on the type of hair transplant procedure you are undergoing. We recommend patients come to our office with long hair. If any shaving or trimming is needed, we will do it after designing the hairline. Trimming your hair may be necessary in some cases to help us better perform the procedure.
Do I Need to Stop Taking any Hair Loss Medications before the Procedure?
No. Taking Rogaine or other hair loss medications is not a problem.
When Should I Stop Taking Aspirin and Aspirin-like Medications before the Surgery?
In general, patients need to stop taking aspirin at least ten days before the procedure.
Can I Dye My Hair before or after the Surgery?
If needed, we recommend that you dye your hair at least two days before the surgery. Fresh dye can actually help our technician see your hair and to harvest it more effectively for your transplant. You will need to wait at least two weeks after the procedure to dye your hair again.
What are the Restrictions Regarding Alcohol and a Hair Transplant?
You should refrain from drinking alcohol the day before, and the day after, your procedure. Alcohol might interfere with the medications given to you by the doctor during and after the surgery.
Do I Need to Stop Smoking before or after the Procedure?
Yes, you will need to stop smoking two days before the surgery and five days after the procedure.
Do I Need to Stop Taking any Medications before the Procedure?
Most medications that are needed for chronic conditions, like blood pressure medicines, should not be stopped before a hair transplant. However, please be sure and let the doctor know about any specific medications you take on a regular basis. The doctor will let you know if you need to stop taking any of them prior to the surgery.
Is There a Specific Age to Have a Hair Transplant?
No, there are no strict guidelines when it comes to the age of a hair transplant patient. If the doctor decides you are an ideal candidate after your consultation appointment, you can have the procedure no matter your age.
What is the Recovery Time after the Procedure?
The full recovery period, where any wounds are completely healed, takes about two weeks. You will be fully functional the day after the procedure and most patients can go back to work the next day.
When Will the Results Start to be Visible?
You will start to see results around three months after the surgery. It can take 12-18 months for the full results to be visible.
Is There a Guarantee that the Procedure will be Successful?
We use the most advanced hair transplant techniques and work hard to provide the results desired by our patients. However, there is no guarantee available for any type of medical procedure.
Can I Speak to Any of Your Previous Patients?
Yes, that can be arranged. Many of our patients are willing to share their hair restoration experience with you. We will reach out to them for you and, if they give their permission, give you their phone number so you can speak with them.
What Should I Expect after a Hair Transplant?
Go to After FUE Transplant and After Strip Transplant for all details.
When Can I Return to Work after My Procedure?
You can return to work as early as the day after your procedure. If your job requires any type of bending, stretching, physical strain or contact with chemicals, you should take a few days off until the acute phase is over.
Will there be any Bruising after the Procedure?
Bruising or skin discoloration might be present for the first few days after the surgery. We usually give patients a baseball cap to cover the transplanted area. Those with existing hair can use that natural hair to cover the bruised areas of the transplant site.
Can I Resume My Workout Routine after the Hair Transplant?
Light non-strenuous activity can be resumed the day after your procedure. Please wait until the sixth day after your procedure to do any heavy lifting or more strenuous workouts. While light walking/jogging is fine to be resumed the day after your transplant, please try to avoid any activity that makes you sweat profusely. The sweat will not harm your grafts but we don’t want you to take a towel and wipe near/over the grafts and possibly dislodge them before they have completely settled into their new homes.
Will I have a Scar that is Visible after the Hair Transplant?
There is no visible scar from FUE. More traditional methods of hair restoration like FUT will leave a linear scar that matures around 4-6 months after surgery. Keeping the hair as long as possible in the area with the scar will minimize its visibility.
Will I Lose some of My Own Hair after the Procedure?
Some patients lose some of their native hair thanks to shock loss. This usually happens before the bulk of the transplanted hair has had a chance to grow in.
Will the Transplanted Hair Fall Out and then grow back?
It is completely normal for newly transplanted hair shafts to fall out 2-3 weeks after your procedure. Even if everything that was transplanted in the recipient area sheds, this is nothing to be concerned about. The reproductive part of the follicle is still in the skin. You may see some growth as early as 3 months but give it 6-8 months to start seeing your results.
Do I Need to apply Rogaine after My Hair Transplant?
Any plans to use Rogaine after the surgery should be discussed with the doctor. Do not put any type of topical on the transplanted area for 7 days after the treatment unless approved by the doctor. You can resume Rogaine after the first week.
When can I cut my hair after my hair transplant?
You will be able to cut your hair six days after your procedure. If you want to shave your head, you will need to wait a month before doing so.
What is recommended for folliculitis/pimples?
Folliculitis are pimple looking lesions that may appear after a hair transplant in the recipient or donor area. They typically go away on their own within 3-4 days after appearing. Patients can apply a warm compress multiple times a day to affected area to help speed up the process. If the pimples are becoming enlarged or painful, patients can call the office to make an appointment to have them drained.
How long does itching last and is it normal?
Itching and tightness of the scalp is a completely normal experience after your hair transplant. These conditions can start to occur about one to four weeks after your procedure and is a part of the healing process. To help minimize this, you want to make sure you are resuming a normal hair wash and keeping your scalp clean.
What is recommended to help with itching?
You can try applying a small amount of aloe vera gel the fourth day after your procedure while more severe cases of an itchy scalp might require medication prescribed by the doctor.
How long does numbness last?
Numbness varies from patient to patient. Some may not experience any numbness while others may have numbness in their donor or recipient area (or both). There is not an exact timeline of when numbness should subside. If patients are experiencing numbness after two months, the doctor should be advised so they can examine the scalp of the patient and advise if any further action needs to be taken.
Is there any product that can help with redness?
Redness and any inflammation of the skin usually resolves on its own after the first few weeks. Patients with a lighter skin color may continue to have some redness or pinkish discoloration for a few more weeks. If the redness is interrupting day to day life, there are medications the doctor can prescribe to help minimize or eliminate it.
How to remove blue dye?
During the procedure, the technicians use a medical dye called methylene blue to help make the sites visible for placement of the grafts and to insert the grafts more precisely. Although we try to keep this localized to the skin, it is possible for the dye to get on the hair and temporarily discolor any hair that was not shaved prior to the procedure. If there is any dye left on the skin or hair after the procedure, you can expect it to fade with each hair wash you perform. The methylene blue should come off completely once you resume a normal hair wash and are able to lather the affected areas more aggressively with your fingertips.
Are there specific SPF recommendations? (strength, cream, spray, etc.)
For the first six months after your procedure, you need to avoid exposing the transplanted area(s) to direct sunlight for no longer than five minutes. The best way to do this is to wear a hat if you will be outside for a long period of time. If you are doing an activity where you can’t wear a hat, you want to make sure you are applying a spray-on sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or above and repeat it every hour as long as you stay under the sun.
When can I use styling products?
You are able to resume using styling products six days after your procedure.
When can I shave after beard hair extraction?
As long as there isn’t any pain or irritation in the beard area, patients can resume shaving the day after their procedure.
When can I dye my hair?
You can dye your hair two weeks after your procedure.
How soon after my procedure can I do another procedure?
If you are wanting to do a touchup to an area that has already been transplanted, you want to wait at least 6-8 months so we can start to see the results from your initial procedure. If you are wanting to transplant to a completely different area, there is not a waiting period.
How do I know if a graft fell out/got knocked out?
The first five days after your procedure are the most crucial for your transplanted grafts. If a graft is dislodged during this time frame you may notice the hair shaft(s) laying on top of the transplanted area, or on hats or pillows if not used correctly. A graft will never “fall out” on its own, so be sure to avoid touching, scratching, or rubbing the transplanted area until day six when the grafts are completely settled into their new homes.
When can I resume OTC supplements?
OTC supplements can be resumed the day after your procedure.
How soon after procedure can I travel?
It is best to wait at least until the day after your procedure to travel. If absolutely necessary, you are able to travel the same day of your procedure.
What to do if I am experiencing pain in the donor and/or recipient area?
Although uncommon, some patients might experience pain the night of their procedure and can have it last up to a few days following the procedure. Patients will be going home with mild painkillers that should be sufficient to minimize any pain they may experience. If the painkillers don’t help, or if the patient has any questions/concerns about any pain they are experiencing, they should contact our office to schedule an appointment with the doctor.
When can I wear a hat of my choice?
Most patients will be sent home with a hat in their post-op bag which we recommend they wear the first five days following their procedure. The reason we ask you wear the hat you are sent home with is because it “sits up” in a more elevated manner than other hats and won’t come in contact with your grafts. If you have a brand-new, loose-fitting hat that you would prefer to wear, feel free to bring it with you on the day of your procedure or hair wash so the doctor can see if it would be okay to wear or not. Please be advised if temples were transplanted, you may not be able to wear a hat of any kind for the first five days. On the sixth day following your procedure (whether temples were done or not) you are able to wear any hat of your choosing.
Combing/brushing hair during the first five days after your procedure.
If a full shave wasn’t done for your procedure, you are able to comb your longer hair after regular FUE as long as the comb is kept a few centimeters above the transplanted grafts. You need to practice extreme caution so the comb does not touch the transplanted area as this may result in grafts being dislodged. If a Celebrity FUE was done and grafts with longer hair shafts were transplanted, it is best to avoid combing your hair for the first five days as there is a chance the comb can pull the hair resulting in the grafts coming out of the site.
Using a hair dryer for longer hair within the first five days.
You are able to blow dry your hair right after your procedure. If possible, use the cool setting and keep the blow dryer at a lower speed. You want to make sure you are keeping the blow dryer at about half an arms-length away from the recipient area. You can blow dry the lengths of your hair as you normally would with a warmer and higher setting.
Is laser cap recommended before and after the procedure? Would it help with minimizing shock hair loss after the procedure?
Laser Caps are not recommended by us before or after surgery. We recommend Finasteride or Minoxidil which are much more proven for hair loss prevention. Laser Caps have not been proven to minimize shock loss.
How is the Cost of a Hair Transplant Calculated?
The hair transplant cost varies per person as the amount of hair grafts needed for the transplant is different. In addition, the answers about hair transplant costs listed below only pertain to our office.
What Factors go into the Cost of a Hair Transplant?
The factors include the type of procedure that is performed and the number of hair grafts necessary to produce the desired results. The total cost also includes follow-up appointments and post-op care.
How much does FUE Hair Transplant Cost?
The total price of a hair transplant varies per patient. There are multiple factors that go into the price of a hair transplant at Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration
What is the Cost of a Body Hair Transplant?
In a body hair transplant, the donor hair comes from another part of the body such as the arms, legs, chest, beard or genitalia. The final cost is usually the same as the cost of regular FUE.
How much does Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Cost?
The price per session is $1500.
How much does eyebrow hair transplant cost?
Eyebrow hair transplant costs $8,000.
Is There a Deposit for the Hair Transplant Surgery?
In order to secure your procedure date, there is a deposit of $2000.
Do I Get a Refund if I Have to Cancel my Scheduled Procedure?
Yes, if you cancel within two weeks of your scheduled date.
How do I Pay for My Hair Transplant?
Cash, check, credit card or financial plan (as discussed below).
Does Your Office Offer Financing?
We do not offer any financial plans through our office. We do partner with Lending Club and Care Credit. You can apply by downloading the forms from our website.
When Do I Need to Pay for the Procedure?
One month in advance of the procedure.
How much is the Consultation Fee?
Our consultation fee is $200. The fee will be applied towards the cost of your procedure if you decide to have a hair transplant.
Do You Offer any Specials or Promotions for Hair Transplants?
Any current promotions can be found on this page.. We also offer discounts for groups as well as for students. If you refer a new patient to our medical facilities, and they schedule a hair transplant procedure within one month of your treatment, both you and your friend will receive a 10% discount. We also offer a 10% discount for students with valid student ID cards.
Does the Cost Vary Per Surgeon at Your Medical Offices?
The cost per graft is the same at any our medical surgery centers for any of our doctors.
Is There a Cost Difference between Male and Female Hair Transplant?
While the considerations for a natural looking male or female hairline may differ, the cost of the hair transplant per grafts is the same for all patients.