Hair Transplant For A Younger You
Get permanent results and youthful looks again with a hair transplant. Learn about hair transplant procedures like laser or grafts, costs and how to pick the right surgeon.
Getting Affordable Permanent Hair Transplant Results
Time and family genes play nasty games with your appearance. You feel young.. yet your either a woman with suddenly thinning hair or one of over 40 million American men with pronounced "male pattern baldness". Don't give up. You can re-create the look of your youth by undergoing a hair transplant operation.
* A Natural Look. As your surgeon will point out during your interview, you're planning to use your own hair... from robust even bushy regions on the back of your head... and then simply re-loate these hair follicles to the top and sides of your head. Same color.. same texture... and in the same hair follicle pattern unique to your head.
* What Occurs In Hair Transplants? Donar hair areas, especially on the sides and back of your head are evaluated for hair health... and density. If you have enough health hair follicles, then the surgeon can reliably predict the sort of results you'll get.
To begin with, your hair, skin and the surgical instruments are sanitized in order to avoid infection.
Small row like incisions within the transplant region are made, as preparation for receiving donar hair follicles from the donar regions. Either single or groups of, say, three hair follicles are excised and then inserted into the incised area.
* Grafts, Plugs And Laser Hair Transplant Techniques. You may eventually sit across from hair transplant surgeons with experience and preference in one or several techniques. Removing individual hair follicles "plugs" is a common procedure, which carries a high success rate.
You may also consider the somewhat "evolving" laser hair transplant surgery which has many of the feature of the hair plug technique; however laser tends to create a lower success rate because the treatment area incision becomes cauterized by the laser, thus inhibiting the re-supply of blood vessel carrying nutrient rich growth food for your hair follicles.
* Post Op "Hair Loss". The transferred hair will initially fall out, but the healthy follicles will re-grow new hair in one to three months after the hair transplant and resist balding thereafter because the transferred hair follicles are not as sensitive to the testosterone derivative, DHT, the primary cause of male pattern baldness.
The most likely candidates for a hair transplant surgery are those individuals with adequate hair on the sides and back of the scalp (called donor areas). Otherwise, there may not be enough hair follicles to move. The patient should be in good general health. Even hair transplant patients with injuries or other medical problems, if not severe, may also be good candidates for hair transplant surgery.
* Selecting The Right Hair Transplant Surgeon. Your procedure will create a major impact on your appearance and psychology, so it's important to carefully select the hair transplant surgeon.
Any licensed physician in the United States can perform hair transplant surgery. Try to get a word of mouth referral rather than relying upon glossy advertising. The hair transplant surgeon should be willing to give you references of former patients in order for you to get a sense of their personal experiences.
There are also organizations that can help in the selection process, and information on a hair transplant, including the Hair Loss Council, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
* Getting Surgein Client References. It's all about results. Ask the potential hair transplant surgeon for references (at least 5 former patients) and if possible try to identify former patients with skin, hair color, male pattern baldness or thinning patterns similar to yours.
Ask the potential surgeons what percentage of their business is hair transplant surgery. Contact the state medical board in the surgeon's state to see if any complaints have been filed against the surgeon or his hair transplant group.
Speak directly with the surgeon rather than asking questions through a consultant.
Ask if the hair transplant group will provide you with before and after photographs (preferably 10 sets each of before and after). The photographs should be taken at the same angle, with the same background and lighting to ensure and accurate comparison.
On a more technical basis: do the surgeon's technicians use stereo microscopes; will the hair graphs be microscopically dissected; and what kind of knife (single bladed) will the hair transplant surgeon use to cut into the donor area?