Hair restoration technology has advanced over the years, allowing potential candidates for hair transplant procedures to receive life changing results. The most popular procedure for treating thinning hair and balding is a hair transplant. If you are considering a possible hair restoration procedure, there are several things to keep in mind.
Traditional techniques involve removing strips of hair from the back of the patient’s head and grafting them onto an area where the hair has thinned or fallen off entirely. This slow process requires multiple days of transplantation to treat larger areas. The areas where the strips of hair were removed take time to heal with this very invasive process. Patients can expect significant discomfort following the procedure along the area where the hair was removed.
Modern Day Techniques
The professionals at the Skin and Vein Center specialize in the Follicular Unit Extraction method, otherwise known as FUE. This technologically advanced procedure has follicular units removed individually with a pair of small forceps to replace areas where the hair has thinned or fallen out. Recovery time with this modern procedure is reduced significantly, and patients experience less discomfort during the actual treatment. Patients can expect to receive local anesthesia and experience little to no pain, with only mild discomfort once it wears off. They can also return to everyday activities within a day or two, making this modern technique the perfect procedure for those with busy lives.
Are You a Good Candidate for Hair Restoration?
While hair restoration procedures may drastically improve your appearance, they may not be for everyone. Patients only have a limited amount of hair to work with. The less the patient has to work, with the more inefficient the procedure can be for them. Of course, those who have completely gone bald will be ineligible for this procedure. Ideal candidates are typically men and women with hair loss due to trauma, burns, or other cosmetic procedures, men who have experienced male pattern baldness for longer than five years, and men who have experienced balding already and are looking to have a more youthful look.
Receiving a consultation with the professionals at the Skin and Vein Center can help you make the right choice on where hair restoration is right for you. Give us a call today and get yourself that youthful look you have been wanting for years.