You Deserve a Full Head of Hair
There are several factors that can lead to hair loss, including aging, weak hair follicles, breakage, and genetics. They all result in thinning hair and sparse patches that can hamper self-confidence and make you anxious and self-conscious.
People use a number of products in their hair with the hope that they can help get back all the lost hair. The products have flooded the market and make us believe we can get back our lost self-confidence using them. However, there is no guarantee that they will work, and they rarely do. The cosmetic world has an effective solution for your hair-related problems: the hair transplant procedure.
What Is a Hair Transplant?
A hair transplant is a technique that helps in restoring your hair and helping you with your thinning hair. It aims to give you the best results so you can feel satisfied when you look at your hair. Having a full head of hair can bring back your lost self-confidence and make you look more attractive.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Hair Transplant?
You may be considered a good candidate for a hair transplant if you have good hair growth on the back and sides of your head so that these can act as donor regions. From these areas, hair is taken and used to grow hair on bald areas. The texture and color of your hair also affects the quality of your results. It is important that you have realistic hair goals and not expect a complete transformation from the hair transplant.
How to Prepare for a Hair Transplant
Before the surgery, your surgeon will ask you to follow his instructions. You may need to do the following:
• Get a medical or lab test done.
• Stop taking certain medications and start new ones.
• If you are a smoker, quit smoking.
You will also need to meet with your surgeon for a consultation, during which you will discuss the procedure and learn more about its pros and cons.
The Hair Transplant Procedure
First, your surgeon will administer local anesthesia with sedative for your comfort. After this, grafts of hair will be taken from the donor areas, which are then cut into smaller parts to work as grafts. These are then transferred to the areas of the scalp that are thinning or are bald. The grafts created are different in shape and size. Before the surgery, your surgeon will trim the hair in your donor areas so that the grafts can easily be retrieved and removed. The grafts are placed at about one-eighth of an inch to keep healthy circulation. The gaps in between are filled later with more grafts.
After the Surgery
Once the surgery is complete, your surgeon will give you instructions to take care of your hair. You will be asked to wash your hair gently two days after the procedure. You will also be advised to keep away from vigorous activities for at least three weeks.
Contact Us for Your Consultation
To restore your hair, contact our office and make an appointment for an informative consultation. Triple-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Lyos will be available to answer any questions you may have.