If your hair loss has progressed to the extent where hair restoration surgery has now become your only option and solution to the problem, you want to make sure that you do some research before selecting a surgeon to perform the restoration surgery. Most importantly, you want to examine the different hair restoration procedures that are currently available as well as the surgeons who perform them.
What is your field of expertise and medical background?
Make sure you search back to the beginning of their careers in hair restoration and medicine before going any further. You want to check for certain aspects such as how much surgical training and experience that they have. In addition to this, find out how long they have been performing hair restoration surgery and the different techniques they are skilled at.
What types of degrees and certificates have you earned?
Ask the individual if there are any specific physician’s or surgeon’s boards as well as other medical organizations that they are current members of. You may even want to inquire about what other medical fields they have been certified in since some hair restoration surgical fields require little or no certification to perform these procedures.
What is your hair restoration surgical track record like?
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Hair restoration has become increasingly more popular over the past 2 or 3 decades in order to correct or treat hair loss. Advancements in medical technology have been the driving force behind the growing popularity of these restoration procedures. These procedures also became popular for replacing lost or thinning hair because they became popular as they became more affordable. If you are considering having hair restoration surgery performed, please read the following.
Hair restoration surgery is not new surgical technology as the first procedure occurred over 30 years ago.
Only your existing hair is used in hair restoration surgery. So the donor areas (the back of the head and sides) must contain hair that is in healthy condition.
Hair restoration surgery might not be possible if there is only a small amount of healthy donor hair follicles remaining.
Hair restoration is not just for men as it is performed on women’s scalps as well.
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Hair loss and a couple of the causes of it
Men and women who are currently experiencing hair loss and thinning want to know what their options are where hair restoration surgical procedures are concerned. The most common question we hear is, “how viable an option is hair restoration surgery?” Hair loss results from a number of causes including the following:
- damage that is caused by damaging and excessive hairstyling or pulling the hair back too tightly
- irritations of your scalp which typically leads to scarring
- hormonal changes to the different hair growth and resting cycles
There are a number of different hair “toppings” and other natural supplements available on the market today that display some slight evidence of effectiveness where hair restoration is performed without professional assistance. However, when you start losing your hair because of genetic reasons, these natural supplements and other topical application won’t be effective and hair restoration surgery might be the only option you can consider.
Hair Restoration surgeries
There are two basic types of hair restoration procedures – scalp stretching and transplanting hair grafts. So what is the difference between the two? Scalp stretching involves surgically removing [click to continue…]
Even though there are numerous ways to have a hair restoration procedure done, but if you go in for a restoration treatment before you go bald certainly helps. Though there are many reasons that you lose hair, hereditary and genetic reasons are on the top of the list why an individual goes bald. So, if you are aware of these issues and can deal with those early, you not only save the hassles of intrusive hair restoration surgeries later on.
Men with pattern hair loss or baldness lose 95% of their hair and it is also known medically as Androgenetic Alopecia. Thus, it is hereditary. If you know you might go bald later on in life, it is bets to seek treatment now. It is good to have all the available information about it before you actually see hair thinning on your scalp.
For men, using products for restoration of hair is important to slow down the symptoms of male pattern baldness. But if you utilize these products after the surgery, the new hair growth is dense and gets you the look that you were looking for.
Finasteride is an oral medicine that needs to be taken just [click to continue…]
Just like scalp hair restoration surgery, there are other parts of the body that have hair and require the same procedure, if there is a loss of hair. In most cases, men require facial hair restoration apart from chest hair re-growth. The restoration process for facial hair is different and includes hair transplantation for eyebrows, beard, mustache and chest. Not only is the process different but it takes a precise hand and years of experience to do it. The most common difficulty that arises is that if the surgeon makes the tiny slits near other grafts, the hair follicles embedded within the surrounding slits come out. Thus, the hair restoration surgeon needs to make the slits and then wait for a few minutes before inserting the new hair follicles.
In facial hair transplantation cases, the surgeon does not use a scalpel but a Nor Kor needle, which performs the dual function of a dilator also. Though just like other hair transplant procedures, the process is the same. As the surgeon withdraws the needle, the assistant inserts the grafts of hair follicles, with a precision forceps. The most important consideration while doing facial restoration of hair procedures is to ensure that the surgeon inserts his needle or blade at a lateral angle to the region of insertion within the eyebrows.
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There has been significant advancement in the field of hair restoration surgeries and with the introduction of micro and mini grafts it has revolutionized the complete industry. So what are mini and micro grafts?
Mini grafts are basically grafting three to four hair and micro grafting is grafts of 1-2 hair at any point of the recipient’s skin. This method has actually brought into focus aesthetically superior surgical hair restoration results. With changing requirements and a stress on looking good, treatment of female and male baldness has increased with surgical methods. New hair transplant techniques have shown god results where mini and micro grafts have been done in reconstructive restoration procedures.
Due to the extremely small size of the grafts, these miniscule tissues have low metabolic needs and thus are able to better survive the transplantation process as compared to plug grafts and follicular units which are easily damaged. Additionally for reconstruction surgeries, micro grafts have been able to [click to continue…]
Any surgery that is done has to be well planned and implemented only after you weight out the pros and cons of it. Thus, when you are considering hair restoration surgery, for correcting medical ailments such as alopecia, side effects of chemotherapy or just to resolve the issues of thinning hair, consider the benefits, risks and side effects of it before you undergo the procedure. For the past three decades, there has been a steady increase in the people opting for surgical and non-surgical hair restoration procedures. Some of the most popular methods of restoration of hair are through hair transplantations and scalp reductions.
When you consult the surgeon for the first time, ensure that all your doubts and queries are cleared and you are sure about the benefits and associated risks. However, the benefits of the hair restoration surgery far outweigh the disadvantages of the procedure.
Here is the main benefit of hair restoration procedure:
Improvement of appearance and confidence levels: Usually hair loss at any age gives an older look to the individual irrespective of their natural age. Having a luxurious abundance of hair help you achieve a youthful natural look and improve self confidence of the individual. Better looks and improved image can impact business and social interactions positively. When you feel good about yourself your self esteem and confidence level improves dramatically.
Conversely, the basic risks and disadvantages of hair restoration procedure include:
As with any surgery, there are risks involved. Restoration of hair is no exception and risks increase during [click to continue…]
No longer do you have to live with thinning hair or bald patches as there have been outstanding innovations in the hair restoration industry. For both men and women there is a wide choice to select from restorative surgical and non surgical means to restore the hair growth. Some of the key considerations to look for a qualified and reputed clinic or hair restoration surgeon include:
- Define goals: It is best to be clear in your in mind about the aim of the restorative surgery. If you are happy with the way you look but worried about the future and need to have the same abundance of hair consult a specialist to see if you actually need it now.
- Know about the reason of hair loss: It is good to know the real reason behind thinning or loss of hair as the disease may affect the newly transplanted hair follicles too. Thus, by confirming the type of baldness or reasons behind it, needs to be the first step before actually going in for surgery.
- Selecting restoration procedure: After selecting the hair surgeon and verifying all the available hair restoration options, it is best to consider FUE procedure which is not only the most common but has the highest rate of success.
There might be numerous documents to sign before you actually go in for the hair restoration procedure but wit the numerous questions that keep popping in your mind, have you talked to your surgeon about it? Have you got your answers? Are you ready to go ahead with the hair restoration surgery?
It is extremely important that you get the answers that you seek from your surgeon to ensure that that there are no surprises for you after the procedure has been completed. Here are some questions and answers that you need to put forth before you start on the process.
- How long has the surgeon practiced hair transplantation procedure?
It is best that the hair restoration surgeon that you select has done over a 100 surgeries and has been doing them for the past few years. After all the more years they have been doing it, the more experience they have and lesser chances of you having to undergo complications later.
- Have you talked to the surgeon’s patients for feedback?
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When it comes to hair restoration surgical procedures, one of the concerns that many people have is post-surgical hair loss. Although this is a rare occurrence with restoration surgery, it does happen with some individuals because of two reasons.
Most people with thinning or balding scalps are self conscious about their condition and every year, thousands of people opt for hair restoration surgery. But one of the major concerns is about losing hair after the surgery. Though it is not common, but some people may experience loss of hair after restorative surgical procedure. The main reasons leading to it are:
- Post surgical effluvium
- Accelerated hair loss
Understanding the fundamental reasons behind the risk of losing hair is simple. It is due to shock to the scalp after the hair restorative surgery. The hair loss reasons are logical because after the restorative surgery has been conducted, the enhanced blood flow to the place of the surgery turns red. If you are still wondering, well the area where surgery has been conducted is bathed in nutrients, oxygen and DHT that increase healing and prolonging the tissue life. But if you look at it from the technical point of view, the hair loss is due to post surgery and is not termed as increased loss of hair. [click to continue…]