What to Expect with Hair Restoration

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Hair loss affects millions of men and women worldwide, causing a significant impact on self-esteem and overall quality of life. Fortunately, advancements in medical technology have made hair restoration a viable and effective solution for hair loss. Whether experiencing male or female pattern baldness, thinning hair, or a receding hairline, hair restoration can help you regain your confidence and achieve a natural-looking head of hair.

What is Hair Restoration?

Hair restoration is a surgical procedure that involves transplanting hair follicles from one area of the body, typically the back or sides of the scalp, to the areas experiencing hair loss. The transplanted hair follicles are resistant to the effects of balding, allowing them to grow naturally and permanently in the bald or thinning areas. This procedure can effectively restore hair density and create a natural-looking hairline.

What Happens During Hair Restoration?

The surgeon numbs the scalp with a local anesthetic during a hair restoration procedure. The next step involves harvesting hair follicles from the donor area, typically through follicular unit extraction (F.U.E.) or follicular unit transplantation (F.U.T.) methods. F.U.E. involves extracting hair follicles individually using a small punch tool, while F.U.T. removes a tissue strip containing hair follicles.

After the hair follicles are harvested, the surgeon carefully makes tiny incisions in the recipient area and implants the follicles at the appropriate angle and density. The surgeon follows the natural hair growth pattern to ensure a seamless and natural-looking result. The duration of the procedure depends on the extent of the hair loss, the type of treatment used, and the number of grafts needed.

PRP Injections

PRP injections promote growth in thinning areas of the hair. The PRP procedure requires blood to be drawn from the patient. Platelet-rich plasma is then spun at a high speed in the centrifuge, causing separation between the cells. Stem and white blood cells collect in the bottom of the test tube, and platelets and plasma collect in the upper part. The platelets and plasma are then collected and injected into the areas of thinning hair to stimulate regrowth. PRP contains an anticoagulant that ensures PRP is stable for longer procedures.

Hydrafacial Kervive

Hydrafacial Kervive cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates the scalp and hair follicles in order to promote scalp health and hair growth. It removes impurities, oil, dirt, and dead skin cells from the scalp providing better scalp circulation. This treatment is best for those with dry, flaky, and irritated scalps. Hydrafacial Kervive boosts scalp health by providing necessary proteins and growth elements to the scalp to stimulate hair revival.

Who is a Good Candidate For Hair Restoration?

Hair restoration is suitable for both men and women experiencing various degrees of hair loss. Good candidates for the procedure include individuals with the following:

  • Male or female pattern baldness
  • Thinning hair
  • Receding hairline
  • Hair loss due to injury or scarring

Our specialists will assess your hair loss pattern, overall health, and expectations to develop a personalized treatment plan.

What is Recovery Like?

Following a hair restoration procedure, you can expect some mild discomfort and swelling in the scalp area, which can be managed with pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. You may need to wear a protective bandage or cap for the first few days to protect the newly transplanted follicles.

The transplanted hair will begin to shed within a week or two, which is a normal part of the process. This shedding is temporary, and new hair will start to grow in its place. You can expect noticeable hair growth within three to six months, with full results achieved within a year.

Schedule A Consultation

Hair restoration can be a transformative solution for individuals experiencing hair loss. It is a safe and effective procedure that can restore your hairline and boost your self-esteem. If you’re considering hair restoration, it’s essential to consult with an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Lucian Rivela at Rivela Hair Restoration to discuss your options.

Take the first step towards transforming your appearance and regaining a full head of hair by scheduling a consultation at Rivela Hair Restoration today. Call our The Woodlands, TX office at (281) 681-3905 or use our online scheduling form.