Hair restoration has come a long way over the years. From the only option being to wear a toupee or simply accept baldness to advanced techniques in hair grafting and other minimally invasive treatments, actual hair growth in areas where hair loss has occurred is possible. If you are suffering from hair loss and want to look at your options, here are five things you may not know about hair restoration:
Hair restoration includes non-invasive techniques, too. When you think about hair restoration, the first thought is transplantation. There are several non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques that have made hair restoration possible without the need to undergo procedures that require sedation and longer recovery times.
It is better to wait for hair restoration if you are still young. When you suffer hair loss at an earlier age than normal, the pattern of hair loss is erratic and may be broader as time passes. Let’s say you are in your 20s or early 30s and have started to see your hairline receding so you decide to have a hair transplant with the idea that you can head off your hair loss at the pass and achieve a fuller head of hair at the hairline and crown. Then over the years, the hair loss continues in other areas while the transplanted hair remains the same, leaving you with patches of hair that look even worse than you thought it did when you noticed your hair thinning.
Newly transplanted hair takes time to fully grow. It is common for patients who have undergone a hair transplant to want to see immediate results. The reality is that the hair used in transplant procedures takes time to begin to grow. In fact, it typically takes about six months to start to see growth and may take up to a year to realize the full effects of a hair transplant.
Hair transplants may take a lot of time. Depending on the extent of the hair loss and the desired amount of hair to be transplanted, hair transplants can take some time. Not only does each procedure take several hours, most patients require at least two procedures to complete the restoration process. It is an arduous process that is not for the faint of heart.
Hair transplants are permanent. The hair used for transplants is taken from other areas of the scalp where hair is dense and resistant to the hormone that causes hair loss – DHT. Because of this, the restoration is permanent and will not start to thin or fall out in the future.
Considering Hair Restoration
The advances in hair restoration make it worth seriously considering one of the procedures to replace hair loss. If you are considering hair restoration, you have options. By contacting our offices to schedule a consultation, we can determine the best treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.