If you are wondering if a hair transplant is the best solution for your hair loss, then we’re assuming you know what a hair transplant is. However, if you don’t we will go over that too.
Essentially, a hair transplant is a cosmetic procedure that involves harvesting hairs from a certain part of your scalp, and transplanting them onto a different part of your scalp. This donor area for the most part is usually the occipital (back of the head) area of your scalp since the hair here rarely recedes.
For some, the term “hair transplant” can conjure up images of bad, plug-looking results that show full transparency of a procedure having been done. This is no longer the case with modern transplants as the technology in this field has greatly advanced since the 1980s hair plugs’ days.
There are two main methods of hair transplantation involved in the majority of modern procedures: FUE and FUT. If you’d like to learn more about the differences between these two methods, feel free to read our article on that topic here.
At Hair By Dr. Max, Restoration Center, we choose the FUE method as a means of transplantation. We also greatly promote our use of the ARTAS iX Robotic Hair Restoration System which has very much improved the efficiency and accuracy of modern-day surgeries.
When deciding if a hair transplant is the right hair loss solution for you, it’s important to consider the following things:
1. Am I A Good Candidate For A Hair Transplant?
Before even considering a hair transplant, it is important to consider if you are a good candidate for one first. It is suggested that no one under the age of 25 should receive a hair transplant, as they may be too young to have their hair loss pattern fully determined yet. Having a surgery this early on could also be counterproductive, accelerating the patients’ hair loss.
Another criteria for a good candidate includes having a stabilized level of hair loss. The reason for this is because a hair transplant does not stop hair loss. Instead, it simply replaces the hair that has receded and or miniaturized. If your hair loss is stabilized already, you will not need to worry about the continued loss of hair after your transplant.
2. How To Take Care of Post-Transplant Hair
Once the transplanted grafts on your scalp are healed, you can treat this new hair like the rest of your hair. However, it is important to know what are the DOs and DONTs for your post-surgery hair. Lucky for you, we wrote an article on just that which you can read here. One of the most important points we cover is: DO NOT touch/itch your scalp after your hair transplant. This is imperative, to say the least, as this can damage the newly transplanted grafts. This would cause further trauma to the grafts, thus rendering them unable to grow properly.
After a couple of days after your hair transplant, it is normal to see scabs on your scalp. These scabs are likely to fall naturally anytime between a few days to over a week, so don’t be concerned when you see them. Like before, avoid picking at the scabs or scratching them when they itch. This can promote infection or damage to the site.
3. Learn About Hair Transplant Alternatives
Ofcourse, it is probably a good idea to consider all the other hair loss solutions before simply jumping to a hair transplant. There are many potential solutions that may work well for you, but the effectiveness of each method is completely dependent on your specific case.
Here at Hair By Dr. Max, Restoration Center, we offer a wide array of hair loss solutions, from Artas iX Robotic Hair Restoration, to Regenera Activa. There are also non-surgical methods that are offered, such as Capillus Laser Hair Therapy and DHT medications such as our Dr. Max Hair Boost topical solution.
Feel free to read about all our hair restoration services here. If you have any questions regarding any of our services, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 954-945-2909.
4. A Hair Transplant Is Permanent
If you are sure you’re a good candidate for a hair transplant and are certain that this is the method you wish to proceed with, be sure to understand such a procedure is permanent. Due to the nature of the procedure, one cannot reverse the results done. These newly transplanted hairs cannot be reversed as they become part of that new scalp area. This also puts much emphasis on making sure you choose the right hair surgeon to do your procedure.
If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Max and the Hair By Dr. Max, Restoration Center team, you can read all about us here.
To view our before-and-after results gallery, click here.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to call us at 954-945-2909.