Medical Hair Restoration to Treat Hair Loss

[Posted on January 29th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

Many men and women all over the world turn to medical hair restoration to treat hair loss and baldness. Hair loss can be found in varying degrees from mild, thinning hair to complete baldness. When you are looking to find a solution to treat your hair loss and regrow your hair, consider hair restoration surgery as a treatment option. With proper treatment you can actually start to regrow your own hair within months and regain your confidence and self esteem.

Choosing the Best Treatment

When considering hairline surgery as your treatment option, it is important to do thorough research on the topic. Firstly, you should look for a surgeon who is a certified member of The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. As part of the ISHRS, a surgeon has access to all of the latest information and technologies in hair restoration and they often attend conferences on different restoration topics.

The first medical hair restoration surgery took place in 1822 and the craft has obviously come a long way since then. With new advances in the procedure patients are able to see a greatly reduced recovery period and can normally return to their regular activities the next day. Another great advancement in the hair restoration process is the overall turn around time for new hair growth. In as little as 3 to 4 months patients will start to see small amount of new hair begin to grow. After about 4 to 8 months hair growth is considered “good” for the majority of patients.

Advancements in Hair Restoration

Doctors and scientists alike are doing everything they can to find new ways to advance hair loss treatment for patients. The research being done in this particular field is extensive and includes new techniques for hair restoration surgery, less invasive procedures and hair loss prevention studies.

Recently there has been some new information to help us understand why many of us start to experience thinning hair and eventual total hair loss. Soon specialists may be able to provide preventative care for many people who are experiencing the early signs of hair loss. The new advancements would not likely be able to reverse cases of very extensive hair loss. For others with more advanced loss, going through the hair restoration procedure will still be their best chance at new hair growth.

If you are considering going through a hair restoration procedure you can rest assured that you are making a good choice. Finding a surgeon who has plenty of experience and relies on the most advanced procedures available is very important. Once you feel comfortable with your surgeon, you can start down the path to regaining hair growth and  also regaining your self confidence.