Hair Restoration

Experiencing Hair Loss?


Hair Loss

Hair loss can be due to a number of factors such as hormonal imbalance, autoimmune disorders, heredity, or medication induced. DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) is most commonly the reason for hair loss in men and women. Male pattern baldness typically involves recession of hair into a horseshoe pattern around the head. Female pattern baldness is more diffuse throughout the scalp, though they can also follow patterns of male balding. In instances where hair follicles are still present, topical and injection therapy with things such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) may help re-stimulate hair growth. In long-standing balding patterns where hair follicles may no longer be present, alternative hair restoration techniques such as hair grafting may provide long-standing results.

What is PRP Hair Restoration

Platelet -rich plasma contains a high concentration of stem cells and growth factors that can help grow new blood vessels, repair and regenerate hair follicles.

Treatment takes about an hour. Time is allowed for numbing. During this time, blood is drawn and spun down to obtain the PRP.

PRP is injected at the level of the hair follicles where it works to stimulate new hair growth. PRP also has antimicrobial & anti-inflammatory effects, thus minimizing the risk of infection and swelling. Treatment typically requires 4 sessions per year, followed by maintenance once a year.

The treatment is virtually painless. There may be some temporary discomfort or redness at the application site, but this quickly resolves. Since Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is isolated from your own blood, there is no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.

Hair Replacement Surgery

Hair replacement surgery is best suited for individuals with significant hair loss where hair follicles no longer exist. These procedures involve use of your hair in regions of the scalp that will never fall out such as the back of the head, above the ears and transplanting them to areas of hair loss such as the front hairline. If balding is too advanced and there is not enough natural donor site hair, you may not be an ideal candidate for hair replacement surgery.

Because female pattern baldness may be more diffuse, they may not have stable donor sites for grafting. An assessment by your facial plastic surgeon will best determine if you are a candidate for surgical hair replacement surgery.

What Happens After Hair Transplantation?

There may be some localized swelling immediately after hair transplant surgery which may drain downwards towards the face and eyes over the next few days.

Results of hair transplantation is not immediate. The hair follicles tend to shed the transplanted hairs over the first few weeks, only to regrow about 3 months later.

Several sessions may be also be needed to achieve the desired result. Other factors that sometimes affects the amount of coverage needed include the texture and color of your natural hair as thinner, darker hair may require more transplantations to achieve an aesthetically pleasing result.

What Are the Contraindications to Hair Restoration?

Active infection, blood thinners, poorly controlled blood sugars, skin cancer in area to be treated are relative contraindications to hair restoration procedures.

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