Stop Wasting Money Fake Hair Restoration

Thousands of dollars may have gone down the drain as you try to find a product that is going to help you with your hair loss. There are chemicals, shampoos, pills, sprays, and all sorts of other things that are advertised as helping with hair loss. When you have had enough of spending money on products that simply don’t work, you need to explore medical hair restoration.

Many of the products that are on the market for hair loss do not work. They work for some people, but generally do not have an effect if you are simply incapable of growing hair any longer. Some of this has to do with hormones, which means there is no shampoo or cream in the world that is going to provide you with the miracle results you are looking for.

A procedure known as follicular unit extraction has grown in popularity. Follicular units are extracted from one area and implanted in another. The result is hair growing on the top of your head where you were previously bald. It’s all your hair and it grows in naturally so that no one ever has to know that there was something wrong.

The products that you buy over the counter are expensive. If one doesn’t work, you may buy another one and then another one. Over time, you may be spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars to try and find a solution. At some point, you have to stop and consider medical hair restoration so that a doctor can figure out why you are experiencing hair loss and what can be done about it.

Once you sit down with a doctor, you can learn about all of the options that exist for you. Whether you experienced the hair loss as a result of chemotherapy, stress, genes or something else, this needs to be identified. From there, it will be easier to determine what can be done so you don’t have to keep wasting your money on all of the over the counter products.

The doctor is likely going to talk to you about medical hair restoration and what it can do for you. You can finally get the full head of hair that you have been trying to get. It’s a more expensive procedure, but it will give you the lasting results you want. You can then go home and throw out all of the products under your sink – and never have to buy another one again.

Too much money is wasted on products that attempt to resolve hair loss issues every year. Hair restoration within a medical facility is the way to go because you learn more about the condition that is preventing you from growing hair. When this is identified, you can find out what procedure is right for you so that you can get started – and boost your self-esteem in no time at all.

Nutrition for Hair Loss and Follicular Unit Extraction

[Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

While the tendency for losing hair is often associated with genetics, a diagnosis which can seem to offer no empowering options, the level of severity may actually be related to stress, dietary factors and other lifestyle habits that can be tailored to improve a healthy scalp and hair follicles. The mechanism of action of hair loss is thought to be the immune system overreacting and attacking the hair follicle, which is also known as an autoimmune disorder, a chronic condition that has no identified cure. It can be mitigated, however, by implementing healthy lifestyle habits, such as a nutritionally sound diet that can bolster the hair follicle system and help protect it against an autoimmune attack. It can also improve the hair’s condition following a follicular unit extraction frequently used in a hair or eyebrow transplant.

If you consume nutrients in food that target hair follicle and scalp health, and facilitate the healing following a follicular unit extraction procedure, you may diminish the extent of hair loss and increase the probability of successful hair growth.

If you decide to improve your nutritional habits, keep in mind that it can take up to a few months to notice a positive effect.

Reduce Stress

A healthy sleep routine and reducing lifestyle factors that cause stress can help improve hair and scalp health, but stress in the modern world is ubiquitous and reducing it has its limitations, which is the reason that managing it is usually the most realistic option. Mitigating it with dietary factors is an effective, noninvasive and readily implemented solution.

The family of B vitamins is known for its ability to relieve stress, due to its involvement in the formation of serotonin and other neurotransmitters that regulate the mood, and also play an important role in energy metabolism. These functions give the body tools that combat poor mood, fatigue and other symptoms associated with stress. Hair transplantation would also increase the demands on the body of healing the extracted area, which would require additional nutritional support.

You can obtain a full spectrum of B vitamins from a combination of lean meat, beans, whole grains, fortified breakfast cereals and a multivitamin or B-vitamin complex.

Improve Hair Shaft and Cellular Integrity

Omega-3 fatty acids found in cold water fish, such as salmon and mackerel, contain omega-3 fatty acid, are nutrients that the body needs to generate new hair strands. A fatty acid is also an important component of and improves the function of a scalp’s cell membranes, nourishment of which is essential following follicular unit extraction. The oil in the scalp helps maintain a healthy balance of hydration, preventing dryness and other obstacles to healthy hair growth.

Create More Hair Protein Building Blocks

Biotin is a B vitamin and a nutrient essential to the  carbohydrate, fat, and amino acid metabolism process that create the building blocks of hair protein. A biotin deficiency is associated with hair loss. Ensuring that the body has the recommended about will help support the hair protein building process key to hair growth. Food sources of biotin include chicken, avocado, yeast, whole grain bread, soy flour, brown rice, walnuts, pecans, peanut butter and oatmeal.

Fight Free Radical Damage

The hair is exposed to the sun more frequently than most areas of the body and its effect on hair DNA may impair healthy hair growth. Increasing the amount of antioxidants in the diet, which include vitamin E found in walnuts and vitamin C found in a high level in citrus fruits, can improve the body’s ability to maintain healthy hair DNA.

Avoid Low Nutrient Foods

Sugar and preserved refined flour products, such as packaged cookies and other bakery products, provide calories but are empty of vitamins and minerals and other healthy nutrients. Opt for sweet foods made with whole grains and natural fruit sweeteners, and ensure the majority of foods in your diet are healthy fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meats, nuts and seeds, that give your scalp and hair the important nutrients necessary for hair growth and to combat the hair loss process.

Restore Thin Eyebrows With an Eyebrow Transplant

[Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

Your hair might become thin for a variety of reasons.  For example, your scalp hair might become thin as you grow older.  Not to be outdone, your eyebrows might follow suit.  Your eyebrows also can become thin if you’re not gentle with them. For example, if you line your brows with an eyebrow pencil, be gentle. If you make it a habit of vigorously plucking, rubbing or scratching your eyebrows, hair in the area might fall out and never grow back. To remedy this situation, you might consider an eyebrow transplant.

Medications and Medical Conditions

Your hair might fall out if you’re undergoing medical treatments or taking certain medications.  For example, you might lose hair from your eyebrows, as well as from your eyelash and other areas of your body, if you’re undergoing chemotherapy treatments. If you have an autoimmune illness, you might lose your hair. Autoimmune illnesses cause your body’s immune system to attack parts of your body instead of protecting you from illnesses.  For example, if you have alopecia areata, your immune system will attack your hair follicles and cause your hair to fall out.

Stress And Traumatic Events

Physical trauma also can cause you to lose your hair.  For example, you might lose your eyebrows if you receive a burn in the area. You hair also can fall out if you’re stressed.  Simply being stressed can cause the hair to fall out on its own, or you might develop a habit of pulling your hair, or plucking at your eyebrows. Sometimes,  if your situation changes, your hair might grow back on its own, but it might not come back at all. An eyebrow transplant might be necessary if you experience a trauma that causes you to lose your hair permanently.

Who’s Affected

Men and women can benefit from hair transplant services. Hair loss is just as common for women as it is for men, according to ABC News.  Though men are often concerned about losing their hair, the worry for women might be stronger. When women lose their hair, they might also lose self-esteem and self-confidence. If you’re a woman who is experiencing genetic hair loss, you might consider a female hair replacement procedure. This treatment can give you back a full head of hair, or full eyebrows, and thus, restore your self-esteem and confidence.

Frame Your Soul’s Window

There’s a proverb that states that your eyes are the windows to your soul. Well, if that’s the case, your eyebrows are the frames, and it’s likely that you want to have beautiful frames. At Puig Hair Restoration Center, we can expertly frame your eyes. If you’re eyebrows are thin or if you don’t have eyebrows, call us for a consultation for an eyebrow transplant that brings out the beauty in your eyes.

4 Myths of Hairline surgery

[Posted on March 26th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

Going bald is something that most people dread. If you are starting to lose your hair, then you may have thought about hair restoration techniques. One option you should look at with this is hairline surgery. There are a number of myths with this procedure that you should understand the truth of.

1. It Won’t be Your Hair

A common misconception with this procedure is that you will have synthetic or animal hair put into your head. While this is commonly used for weaves and wigs, it is not something you have to worry about with surgical hair procedures. This is because the most popular options is to take hair from hair that is not subject to the balding and transplant it to the parts of the scalp that are. With male pattern baldness, the only areas of the head that men lose is from the top and crown.

2. The Hairline Will be High

Another common thing people worry about when they go through hairline surgery is that they will have such a high hairline that it will still make them look like they are balding. While this was often thought to be the case before, doctors are coming to realize that it does not have to be this way. There are a number of studies that have shown that this does not have to be the case. Your hair restoration surgeon will be able to go over the best hairline for your face.

3. It is Best to Have the Procedure Done Early

We tend to be impulsive in life. There are some people out there who want to run right to a surgical option the moment they notice their hair is thinning. A common thought here is that if you take care of it early, it will give better results and no one will notice. Unfortunately this is not the case. Having hair restoration surgery when you are too young may cause make the procedure ineffective and may actually make you go bald faster. When you find a doctor to handle your hair restoration in Houston they will be able to help you know when the right time is.

4. Instant Hair Gratification

We live in a world that loves instant gratification and many people want this with hairline surgery. The problem is that it may take up to a year in order to see the full results of the procedure. This is because the new hair grafts will have to take to the scalp in their new location and grow. While this will require some patience on your behalf, it is something worth doing. Talk with your doctor about the results you can expect so that you will have a better understanding of this.

PHRC Offers Hair Transplants in Houston For Your Look

[Posted on March 19th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

If you are looking for where to get a hair transplant in Houston, you should look no further than the Puig Hair Restoration Center. Dr. Carlos Puig of the Physicians Hair Restoration Center has over 30 years of experience in the field. Every hair technician that he hires has been professionally trained. They have more than just professional training however. Dr. Puig ensures that every employee that works with him is naturally gifted and technically adept at the job that they do. All of our hair experts stay up to date with the latest information regarding hair transplant in Houston. You won’t find another hair restoration center that has the amount of experience of Dr. Puig and his staff. Those looking for hairline surgery should make their first phone call to Dr. Puig.

The cost of hair transplant in Houston can vary widely depending on the amount of work that needs done. Transplant jobs can come in anywhere from $3,000 to $25,000. But rest assured that Dr. Puig and his staff will do a full consultation with every new patient to find the exact procedures needed. Things that could change the cost of the treatment range from the number of hair rafts that are required, the location of the body where those hair grafts are lifted from and the overall number of visits required to take care of the situation. The Puig Hair Restoration Center also provides affordable payment plans so that patients can get the hairline surgery and other corrective measures that they desire.

There are many choices for Hair Transplant in Houston. Any licensed doctor has the ability to perform these procedures. That said, not every doctor is created equal. Doctors like Dr. Puig who have performed many different procedures over many years of service tend to be the most adept at handling these situations.

If you are scared of going under for an operation, you should rest easy. Dr. Puig treats patients using many different methods. It is possible to try to stop hair loss without going under any kind of laser. There are medications that the patient can take that will replenish various nutrients in the hair that can stop continued hair loss.

It should also be noted that hair restoration procedures are not just limited to men. Women can also suffer from hair loss. Dr. Puig and his staff have experience assisting women of all ages with this problem. Many women start experiencing hair loss when they start menopause and it is nothing to be ashamed of. Many females respond to the same treatments for hair loss that men often choose to undergo.

Call Dr. Puig and his staff today to schedule a free overview of the available programs.

The Scar-Free Hair Restoration Solution

[Posted on March 12th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

Follicular unit extraction is a surgical technique that moves hair from one area of the body to another.  The location from which the specialist retrieves the hair is the donor area and the new location is the recipient area. If you want to look your best, but balding areas or extreme hair loss circumvents this goal, visit us to see if a hair restoration procedure is right for you.

Follicular What?

Follicular units are groups of one to four hairs that specialist use in hair restoration procedures. The hairs, along with a muscle, nerves and blood vessels, all fit into one very tiny unit – the follicular unit. According to the National Health Institutes, each square centimeter on the average donor’s scalp has are about 65 to 85 follicular units.

The Extraction

At the Puig Hair Restoration Center, we are committed to providing you with the latest and most innovative techniques in hair restoration. We  make use of follicular unit extractions because the technique enables us to remove follicular units individually.  This means we don’t need to harvest a strip from the donor scalp.  We excise the follicular units one at a time using experience and a steady hand. This method significantly reduces healing time. Often, the area heals in just a few days

Scaring

The FUE technique also reduces scaring. When specialists chose the single-strip technique, linear scaring often results. With an experienced hand, the scarring is very fine. If the strips the specialist harvests are too wide,  the scarring becomes more pronounced. Patients often chose to remain balding rather than experience this ineffective solution.

When To Choose FUE

If you’re considering a hair transplant in Houston, stop in to see us. We’ll help you decide if a follicular unit extraction is right for you.  For example, if even the slightest sign of scarring poses an issue, the FUE technique might be your best option. FUE is also a good option if your hair loss is minimal.  And, it’s a good option for areas on the face such as the eyebrows, eyelashes and mustaches. If  pain or scarring scares you, or if you need to return to work soon after the procedure,  the FUE technique is a good choice.

Is FUE for You?

Though we’re happy to see you, a few hairs in your brush or comb isn’t enough of a reason to undergo a hair restoration procedure. However, you might want to come see us if have extreme hair loss, including male-patterned baldness. You might be a good candidate for FUE if you also have hair growing in other donor areas. Set realistic expectations and have a thorough understanding of the procedure.  Our consolations at the  Puig Hair Restoration Center will help you decide if follicular unit extraction is right for you.

Consider a Hair Transplant in Austin

[Posted on March 6th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

Progressive baldness has a profound effect on the men that are affected by it. The changes that hair loss causes to a man’s looks can end up impacting him in any number of unanticipated ways. The emotional fallout of male pattern baldness is well documented. Baldness can impact a man’s job performance, particularly if he is a public figure or someone who commonly needs to appear on camera. The loss of self confidence that comes with male pattern baldness can even affect the job performance of those men who are not public figures. Socially, men experiencing hair loss can become isolated and withdrawn due to insecurities about their appearance and the social teasing that sometimes accompanies baldness. Many men will search for a hair replacement solution to combat these effects. This is where a hair transplant in Austin comes in.

Our company understands the struggles that men facing hair loss experience. That is why we’ve put in the work needed to develop techniques that provide a real, permanent solution for men who are experiencing this loss. A hair transplant in Austin is just such a solution. Consider some of the benefits of our hair restoration methods:

  • No scarring! Our hair restoration techniques all but eliminate scarring. No one should be able to tell that you’ve had the hair restoration procedure done.
  • No mismatched hair! You’ll experience completely natural hair growth with our follicular unit extraction technique. We use hair from a donor site on your own head to restore hair in the balding areas. Therefore, there’s no chance of rejection. Your regrown hair will match the color and texture of the existing hair on your head perfectly.
  • No pain! Medical technology has been advancing rapidly when it comes to pain relief methods, and patients considering a hair transplant in Austin benefit from this advancement. The hair transplant is performed under anesthesia, and the majority of patients report little to no pain during the procedure.
  • No long recovery! The lack of pain isn’t limited to the day of the procedure, either. The days of long recoveries after hair transplant procedures have passed. We find that most patients have resumed all of their normal activities in less then a week. The surgery is an out patient procedure, and many men attend work the next day. You don’t have to put your life on hold to get a hair transplant.

There’s no reason to allow hair loss to negatively affect your life when a hair restoration procedure is this effective and painless. We offer free consultations for those who are interested in finding out whether or not they are good candidates for a hair transplant procedure.

3 Things About Hair Restoration

[Posted on March 5th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

If you have started to lose your hair, you understand the emotional toll it takes on people.  Hair is one of those things you don’t think about.  You style it and like for it to look neat, but many people take it for granted.  It not being there one day is not usually something people think about.  But that fact is a reality for some people.  That’s where hair restoration in Houston comes in.

Texas is a leader in hair restoration processes with facilities that specialize in hair restoration in Houston and hair transplant in Austin.  Practitioners in this state have been helping people achieve the look of a fuller head of hair for decades.  Here are some things to think about as you consider changing your look:

Restore or Transplant?

If you’re wondering what the difference is between restoring and transplanting hair you are not alone.  Here is an overview of both processes:

  • Restoration is similar to transplants that redistributes hair to places on the scalp that need it most, however the approach to this effect is different.  Restoration involves medication that attempts to stimulate growth.  Restoration is also non-invasive.
  • Transplants require a portion of the scalp to be removed (usually a 3-4 inch strip), changed into small grafts, and added elsewhere on the scalp to thicken.  This intricate process uses only your own hair and can take up to 8 hours.  While transplanted hair does grow this process does not create new hair.

A Change in Perspective

Hair can change a person’s outlook on themselves and how the fit in the world.  Deciding to do something about the hair loss being experienced is a decision that many people stress over, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  Allow yourself the feelings you are having about losing your hair, but don’t let the hair define you.  It is natural to be sad that your appearance is changing but hair itself does not define who you are.  Approach remedies with that sense of clarity and you’ll find that your expectations will become more realistic.

One Size Does Not Fit All

While hair loss is as natural as aging, the way that it affects people is an individual thing and should be approached as such when investigating remedies.  Hair restoration in Texas has done well to show people the opportunities they have available to them, but everyone must approach hair loss rectification in a manner that suits their personalities, their outlook, the ethnic background, and their finances.

Hair loss is a common problem among men and women but there are ways to address it.  Conduct solid research and make a move that could change your life.

Do You Need Hair Replacement in Houston?

There are a myriad of highly successful treatments for hair replacement in Houston at the Puig Hair Restoration Center. One common problem that responds well to treatment is male pattern baldness, also known as alopecia. It’s a common problem with men that continues to increase with age. In fact, eight out of every 10 men experience this condition. Unfortunately, there’s no known way to reverse the condition.

Male pattern baldness is genetically related, so if it runs in your family, there’s a   chance of inheriting the tendency, although it doesn’t affect every generation. Some men start seeing signs of male pattern baldness in their early 20s with an “M” shaped hair loss that starts around the hairline.

Each hair strand, located in its own scalp follicle, tends to shrink with age resulting in finer and shorter hair. That might not be so bad, but although the hair follicles are alive, they don’t grow new hair. Since the follicles are still alive, it seems likely that there might be some way to prompt new hair growth, but right now that’s not possible.

Almost as Many Women as Men are Looking for Hair Replacement in Houston

Hair loss also affects women, although it’s not a topic that’s openly discussed. When a woman starts to lose her crowning glory, it’s embarrassing. Out of every four women, one suffers from hair loss. With an accurate diagnosis, women find great success with hair restoration treatments.

It’s important to understand hair growth cycles and hair loss. The growth cycle consists of three phases starting with the “anagen phase, This phase usually involves 85 percent of your hair at the same time” and takes between two to six years. It’s followed by the “catagen,” and ends with the “telogen phase.”

The catagen transitional phase, which lasts between one to two weeks, shows that the hair follicle will shrink to 1/6 of its original length with the lower portion destroyed. The portion that nourishes the hair follicle breaks away.

The telogen resting phase lasts between five to six weeks with the attached resting follicle. This involves about 10 to 15 percent of your hair. Once this phase ends, the anagen phase begins again.

You will find incredible results for both men and women with hair replacement in Houston at the Puig Hair Restoration Center. The treatments include the very latest in cutting edge technology such as:

  • Become your own donor using healthy hair from the sides and back of your head.
  • Single Hair Grafts – Consisting of one to five hair follicles used to create a soft frontal hair line.
  • Follicular Unit Extraction – This consists of three or four hairs in a naturally occurring group that are transplanted to create density behind Single Hair Grafts for a natural, full appearance. The track record consists of 10,000 plus procedures.
  • If you’ve always wanted lush eye lashes or thicker eye brows, they have the solutions for those issues too.

Here’s to a vibrant, new you!