If you are looking for a permanent solution to hair loss, consider a hair transplant.

Today, thanks to important advances, it is possible to achieve natural looking results. Most surgeons today transplant several healthy hairs at a time. This will remove the doll-like unnatural hair that patients saw in the 1970s and 1980s. Then a piece of hair, called a hair plug, is inserted into the thinning area. Over time, the hair becomes clearly visible.

Improvements in hairline creation and hair placement in thinning areas also contribute to a natural-looking result. Thanks to these advances, results can look so natural that the barber or hairstylist won’t know you’ve done anything.

Results Really Depend On the Surgeon You Choose

While these advances give patients natural-looking results, they still largely depend on the surgeon you choose. You want to choose a doctor who is knowledgeable about hair loss and performs hair transplants regularly like Surgery Group.

Qualified Dermatologists can identify conditions that have an effect on your skin, hair and nails, so they know a lot about hair loss. Many dermatologists also perform hair transplants and can tell you if you are a good candidate for hair transplant.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Hair Transplant?

Men and Women both from all ethnic backgrounds are qualified candidate for hair transplant.

There are two things to determine wither you are good candidate of hair transplant or not;

  1. Sufficient healthy scalp hair that can be grafted into the area that needs hair
  2. The ability to grow hair on the thinning scalp area

Consulting a dermatologist can help you find out if you have both. A dermatologist can thoroughly examine your scalp.

To find out why you are experiencing hair loss, you may also need a blood test. It can check if there are things going on in your body that could be causing hair loss. Some patients do require following a procedure called scalp biopsy. Your dermatologist can quickly and easily take the necessary scalp biopsies during the consultation.

Examinations and various test results can help a dermatologist to conclude that you are right candidate for hair transplant and what results you can expect after hair transplant surgery.

What Happens In A Hair Transplant?

Female hair transplants take more time than men, but you can expect to whole process to be complete within four to eight hours. If you’ve had a large amount of hair transplant, you may need to come back for a few hours the next day.

Most patients stay awake during surgery and only need anesthesia to numb the scalp. Some patients also use mild sedatives to relax.

The surgery begins with your dermatologist removing healthy hair. For natural-looking results, your dermatologist can remove healthy hair by cutting a healthy strand of hair from your scalp or by removing individual hairs.

The second option takes longer but doesn’t leave long, narrow scars on your scalp. This can be useful if you prefer a clean-shaven hairstyle like a haircut.

Before a surgeon can transplant hair, the technician must prepare the removed hair and the surgeon must prepare your scalp for the transplant.

Depending on the amount of hair to be transplanted, two to three members of the hair transplant team can help place healthy hair where hair is needed. After all the hair has been transplanted, your scalp will be bandaged and you will be given home care instructions.

When Does The Patient See The Results Of The Hair Transplant?

Most patients usually see promised results within six to nine month after surgery. However, some patients may need to wait a bit longer like 12 months.

It is important to know that transplanted hair will fall out between two and eight weeks after surgery. That’s normal. Starting in the third month, the hair may appear thinner than before the transplant. This is also normal.

Medication Can Help You Maintain The Results

To get the best results from your hair transplant, your dermatologist may recommend hair loss treatment medications. Medicines help because hair loss and thinning can persist even after a hair transplant.

The medication can prevent or slow the loss of new hair and thinning hair. This way you can maintain your natural results for years to come.