[Posted on September 15th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]
It’s important to know about the various options for hair replacement in Houston. There are many new options and you may or may not be a candidate for them. You will want to look at what the replacements will look like and what is involved with the procedure so you know what to expect from start to finish.
As you explore medical hair restoration, you will find the word ‘transplant’ come up with frequency. This utilizes hair plugs to provide you with the thick hair that you used to have.
Don’t think of hair plugs to mean synthetic strands. The hair can be yours and this is done through the process of grafting where hair is pulled from another area of the scalp, known as the donor site.
The type of graft is going to depend on the shape of your head, the amount of hair that you have, the amount of hair that you need, and the look that you want to achieve at the end of the hair replacement in Houston.
Micro-grafts can take longer because only one or two hairs are removed at a time, but it does provide a very natural look.
Slit grafts involve taking 4 to 10 hairs at a time and is done with an incision into the scalp.
Punch grafts are round and take between 10 and 15 hairs at a time.
Strip grafts work the fastest as they take larger amounts of hair. This is the method that is most popular because up to 50 plugs can be done in a single session and that can lead to 2000 or more strands.
A consultation will need to be done prior to the hair restoration in Houston to learn about your hair, scalp, and other details. You may be a better candidate for one procedure over another and this is something that needs to be decided before you go into the office or surgery center. You will be placed under local anesthesia for the procedure itself and the recovery time is minimal.
Whenever you are considering hair replacement or hair restoration, there are plenty of options to consider – and a good hair center should be able to help you make the decision easier.