Leaps in Medical Hair Restoration Technology

[Posted on February 5th 29th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

Losing hair is can really deal a blow to your self esteem.  However, you’re living in the 21st century, where you no longer have to deal with the anxiety and low self-confidence that come with hair loss.  In particular follicular unit hair transplantation has made hair restoration a safe, attractive option for today’s patients   Over the last few years, advances in medical hair restoration have made getting your hair back less risky and more affordable than ever before, with techniques available not only to deal with scalp hair loss, but problems with your eyebrows as well.

One of our favorite techniques is known as follicular unit hair transplantation.  In order to promote fuller, vibrant hair, you need to transplant not only the hair but structures like sebaceous glands, nerves, and small muscles your body uses for raising the hair.  As opposed to older, unnatural looking techniques where doctors removed large grafts of hair, in this procedure our specialists dissect the skin around the hair microscopically, allowing for the transplant of smaller follicular units with 1 to 4 hairs.  Additionally, because the procedure requires smaller incisions at the site of the transplant, you’ll feel less pain and have minimal scarring.  The same goes for where the hair is removed from; with a large number of small grafts, the removal is much less noticeable than using a small number of large grafts.

Eyebrow transplants are one of the newest types of medical hair restoration treatments.  Originally used to help burn victims, as the techniques are perfected more people are turning to this treatment to help repair over-plucked brows.  The treatment has surged in popularity as women choose to go for a fuller, more natural look.  During the transplant, typically, donor hair from the back of the head .  One of the advantages of an eyebrow transplant is just how non-invasive it is; surgeons transplant anywhere from 50 to 350 hairs per an eyebrow, meaning a minimal amount of hair is removed from the nape.  An eyebrow transplant surgery is almost completely painless, with only a mild sedative required.  After the two hour procedure, for the next few days the only signs of the treatment are small crusts around the transplant areas.  After a week, no one will even know you had the procedure!

If you’re worried about medical treatment for hair loss, don’t be.  With the leaps this field has taken in the last few years, you’ll love the way you look after your transplant.  Everyone deserves to feel great about their appearance, so whether you’re looking for an eyebrow transplant or to cover that bald patch, consider medical hair restoration today.