Hair Restoration

  • Wednesday May 24, 2006 | Posted in: Plastic Surgery Procedures

    Keeping those crisp locks intact gets harder as a person ages. Male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness start to lurk around when someone reaches 40 and up. This is a natural response to old age, but there are some who can’t stand seeing themselves getting ‘hairless’ day by day.

    There are lots of medications available for hair loss. Topical solutions, shampoos, creams, and other various types of hair loss treatments can be used to somehow address the problem. However, these medications don’t guarantee sure-fire results, and some can even cause allergies and discomfort. This is where medical hair restoration comes in.

    Medical hair restoration
    has come a long way from their early origins in the 1970’s. Back then, a medical hair transplant was a clumsy artificial-looking procedure that didn’t look very good and didn’t always hold up to the rigors of environmental factors like wind or rain.

    Today, science has transformed medical hair transplants into a groundbreaking hair restoration procedure that offers hair loss sufferers a real chance of getting a full head of hair back.

    The reason for this optimism is cutting-edge technology hair restoration procedures use like Follicular Micro Grafting. This procedure improves greatly on the older hair transplant by reducing the amount of follicles used in the transfer.

    Where older transplants used large donor sections of hair, usually 20-30 hair follicles, the newer medical hair transplants use as little as 2-3 hair follicles.

    The reason behind the reduction of the number of fair follicles is the way the scalp looks like when a large number of follicles are employed. Transplanting nearly 30 hair follicles at one time can create a very artificial look to the scalp. The follicles tend to stand out and a section that size is difficult to manipulate—leading to many hairs growing in the wrong direction.

    Because of the crude technology used in the past, much of the donor tissue was wasted, leading to a lack of follicles for any future medical hair transplants.

    But today as long as the surgery is done by an experienced and reputable hair restoration surgeon, medical hair transplants will exceed expectations in creating a natural and healthy-looking full head of hair that many have been looking forward to for years.

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