February 28, 2023
Is Hair Transplant Surgery A Good Option For Treating Hair Loss?
Did you know that by the age of 30 approximately 25% of men and 12% of women will begin to lose their hair? By the age of 50, those numbers tend to rise to about 50% for men and 25% for women. If you are among those dealing with this problem you know just how devastating the effects can be, and you have probably been searching for the best hair loss treatments for some time now. So what is the best treatment for your hair loss? Should you choose a topical treatment, laser treatments, scalp injections, or hair replacements, or could a hair transplant be the answer that you are looking for? Let’s take a look at the two options for hair transplants to help you determine if hair transplant surgery is a good option for treating your hair loss. What Is Hair Transplant Surgery? Hair transplant surgery is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon moves actively growing hair follicles to an area of balding. This can be a highly effective and permanent option for treating hair loss such as male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness. However, it is not a guaranteed cure for baldness. Every individual responds differently to any treatment or surgery, including hair transplants, and so results may vary from person to person. In some cases, multiple sessions may be needed to achieve the desired results. So it’s important for any potential candidate for hair transplant surgery to weigh the risks and the benefits as well as to have a realistic understanding of the procedure before making a final decision. Types of Hair Transplants There are two main types of hair transplants- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE and Follicular Unit Transplantation(FUT). The main difference in these two procedures lies in the way that the donor hair follicles are harvested and implanted. Let’s take a closer look at both hair transplant methods. Neograft FUE Hair Transplants- If you like to wear your hair very short, the Neograft FUE (follicular unit extraction)hair transplant is the most sophisticated and minimally invasive hair transplant surgery available to you. This advanced hair transplant procedure leaves no linear scar which means that you will be able to cut and style your hair any way that you prefer without worrying about hiding a hair transplant scar. Individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor area in a diffuse pattern that is undetectable. These follicles are then immediately implanted into the balding area in such a way that even those closest to you won’t be able to see or feel the implants when they are healed. Neograft FUE hair transplants are great for both men and women and people of all hair types and ethnicities. It is so targeted and precise that you can even have thin facial hair successfully restored. This hair transplant method is much less invasive than other transplant methods. It is little if any, pain or discomfort, and hair transplant recovery time is shorter. There are fewer activity restrictions, and most patients can go back to work the very next day. Advanced FUT Hair Transplants- If hair transplant cost is a concern, FUT (follicular unit transplantation) is a less expensive hair restoration option than Neograft FUE. It’s also a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that produces undetectable, natural-looking results. The trade-off is that you will have a linear scar on the back of your head with this procedure meaning that you will need to be careful how you cut and style your hair in order to keep the scar hidden and your secret safe. If you like wearing your hair a little longer this might not even be a concern for you. For this procedure, a strip of hair follicles is harvested from the donor area rather than individual follicles. The follicles are then divided, sorted, and implanted into the balding areas. Both men and women can benefit from FUT transplants with natural-looking, permanent results. Recovery takes a little longer, but not too long. Your scalp should be healed and scab free within about 10 days. The procedure is virtually painless and is usually completed in one day, so downtime is minimal. And in most cases, the scar line is so small that it’s virtually undetectable and easily hidden. While hair loss is a normal part of the aging process for many people, it is not a part of the process that you have to simply accept and live with. With the modern hair transplant success rate being so high it’s easy to see that hair transplant surgery is a very good option for treating your hair loss. The benefits are huge and the risks are very small. And the best part is, that the amazing results give you a denser head of hair and a natural hairline that last for a lifetime. Whether you’re just starting to notice a few extra hairs in the drain or your baldness is quite advanced, we invite you to schedule a private, no-obligation consultation with the caring hair loss professionals here at our state-of-the-art hair restoration center. We will evaluate the health of your hair and scalp and the cause and degree of your hair loss and then discuss the best treatment options available to restore your hair. Call the Hair Restoration Institute at 612-588-HAIR (4247) for your discreet and complimentary consultation. You can find us at 8030 Old Cedar Ave S Ste 202 in Bloomington, MN.