1. What is hair restoration, and what is the difference between surgical and nonsurgical ones?
2. How hair restoration procedure is performed?
3. What is the best solution for me: nonsurgical hair replacement or surgical hair restoration?
4. How can I have a free consultation and a free scalp examination?
1.What is hair restoration, and what is the difference between surgical and nonsurgical hair restoration?
Hair restoration is a process to regain lost hair. You can restore your hair—with varying degree of effectiveness—by medication, using artificial hair, or with the help of a surgical procedure known as surgical hair restoration, or simply a hair transplant.
Medication is, of course, the first step you should take if you have just noticed hair loss. Many people place hair loss medication under the category of hair restoration methods; however, medication is effective to control hair loss only. In fact, there is no scientifically proved medication that can bring a dead hair follicle to life!
There are a number of options like wigs, hairpieces, and hair systems to restore your looks. These methods are very effective to give an impression of hair restoration. However, they just give the impression; they do not restore any of your natural hair. It is fair to call them “hair replacement” instead of hair restoration.
Surgical hair restoration, also known as a hair transplant, is the only method capable of growing hair on bald scalp. Let us examine how surgical hair restoration, or a hair transplant, grows hair on bald areas.
2.How hair restoration procedure is performed?
Hair transplant is the best hair restoration method available today. It gives you the confidence of having your own, naturally growing hair. The secret of this tremendous popularity of hair transplant lies in its completely natural and permanent results. Let us have a look at the hair transplant procedure, and see how it produces these amazing results.
All hair on our head may look the same, but they have two distinct types: balding prone and balding resistant. The hairs on the front and crown of our head are prone to baldness. They are the first to be affected by genetic and environmental causes. The frontal hairline and crown are the first to show the signs of baldness. On the other hand, the hairs on the sides and the back of the head are balding resistant. Most people retain their balding resistant hair on the sides and back of the head for their lives. In the beginning of hair transplant history, the surgeons discovered that when these balding resistant hair follicles are planted in the any area of the scalp, they retain their balding resistant characteristics. A hair transplant redistributes balding resistant hair follicles on your head, so that you regain your lost hair all over the head.
Your surgeon numbs the donor area and extracts balding resistant hair follicles. When the extraction completes, the process of site creation begins. Sites are tiny holes created in the recipient area to place extracted hair follicles. After creating the sites, your surgeon and his support team start placing hair follicles in these tiny holes. The follicles settle down in their new place within a few days. However, it takes around three months for these follicles to start producing hair.
3.What is the best solution for me: nonsurgical hair replacement or surgical hair restoration?
The answer of this question depends on your individual circumstances. Most people choose to have naturally growing hair through hair transplant surgery. However, you need enough healthy donor hair for good results. Fortunately, most of us have enough number of balding resistant donor hair for a successful transplant.
Some people do not have enough donor hair for a successful transplant. Such people can use nonsurgical hair replacement options to restore their looks. There is a minority, which has enough donor hair but chooses to have a nonsurgical hair replacement. They may need exotic hairstyles that are only possible with artificial hair. But hair transplant is the procedure of choice for most people due to its natural and permanent results, and low maintenance needs.
4.How can I have a free consultation and a free scalp examination?
You can have a personalized free online consultation from Dr. Alam through free online consultation form. Optionally, you can send him your pictures for evaluation. You can also have an appointment for a free scalp examination.
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