HAIR TRANSPLANTS

Hair transplantation is a highly-specialized procedure for men and women that permanently redistributes living and growing hair follicles into areas of hair loss. Hair follicles moved from the back of the head, can be transplanted into other areas of the scalp (hairline, temples, top, crown, scars, etc.) or other areas of the body (face, eyebrow, eyelash, chest, pubic region, etc.) where hair is needed or desired. Transplanted hairs remain generally unaffected by the hair loss process in the balding areas.

Who is a Candidate?

• Hereditary hair loss (male or female pattern hair loss) can affect men or women anytime after puberty and is often an unwanted sign of ‘premature aging’ which can affect patients psychologically, physically and emotionally.

• In patients for whom ‘hair loss’ is a top complaint, the condition can sometimes lead to negative changes in attitude, self-confidence and, in severe cases, avoidance of certain social situations or activities.

• Patients seeking hair transplantation typically suffer from a lack of hair on the scalp or other areas (such as eyebrow, eyelash, etc.) due to heredity, trauma (injury or surgery) or trichotillomania (hair pulling).

• While non-invasive treatments can slow, stop, and even reverse the hair loss process to some degree, hair transplantation is typically the only method of permanently and substantially increasing hair density in areas of significant hair loss.

• Successful hair restoration, like other cosmetic procedures and treatments, helps patients by improving self-confidence and self-esteem.

Intended Results

• It is often said that the ‘best’ cosmetic procedure is one that goes unnoticed-and this is certainly true when it comes to hair transplantation.

• A comfortable and permanent option for men and women to undetectably restore their own living and growing hair.

• Microsurgical techniques allow a skilled hair transplant surgeon and his surgical team to move hair follicles individually, if necessary-artistically creating a natural, wavy, randomized looking result that truly defies detection.

Procedure Description

• Hair transplantation is performed using local anesthesia, much like a dental visit.

• Permanent hair follicles are moved from the back of the head (donor area) and transplanted into the thinning or balding area using micrografts which typically contain one, two or three hair follicles each.

• The procedure, which is both technically and artistically demanding, is performed by a cohesive team, which includes the physician and usually three to five highly-trained microsurgical technicians.

• For those suffering from hair loss, few treatments other than hair transplantation offer such a significant improvement in appearance and the accompanying psychological ‘boost’ of restoring one’s hair.

Other Options

• Hair loss patients should consult with their physician regarding adjunctive treatments to help address the progressive (ongoing) nature of hair loss in the non-transplanted areas.

• FDA-approved medications, like Propecia (finasteride) pills and Rogaine (minoxidil 2 or 5%) topical solutions are often prescribed or recommended in conjunction with hair transplantation.

• Some hair transplant patients may require more than one procedure to achieve their desired result.