Modern hair transplantation surgery offers a way of restoring hair to the head, with a completely natural, convincing result. Healthy, growing hair is taken from donor areas (usually the sides and back of the head) and transplanted into thinning or balding areas at the front or top. The finished look appears natural, and can be done in several sessions to make the change more gradual. This effective treatment for male pattern baldness not only changes the appearance of the patient but also lifts self-esteem. Dr. Lyos feels that “improvements in hair replacement surgery are responsible for the increase in level of satisfaction of patients undergoing hair replacement surgery today.”View Gallery
The natural appearance of hair transplantation is thought to be the main reason for such high satisfaction. Dr. Lyos often has patients who come in with poor expectations of what hair transplantation surgery can achieve. Transplantations now are virtually unnoticeable and the dreadful doll-plug look of several decades ago has been eliminated.
Two recent medical treatments for hair loss have shown some promise. Although these medications may result in the reduction of hair loss, the successful combined use of medicine and surgery means a new era in managing hair loss has arrived. With better surgical results due to modern micrografting technology, and less baldness progression because of effective medicines, there has never been a better time to consider treatment options. It can truly be said that baldness is optional, not compulsory.
The concept of hair transplantation has traditionally been very daunting. Perceived ideas about the results often stop people from seeking advice about surgery. However, the new advances in hair transplantation technology mean the results can look completely natural, provide high levels of satisfaction, and even be a life changing experience.