Smooth and shaven is definitely Bruce Willis’ and Amber Rose’s signature look, but not everyone can pull it off with red carpet confidence. Today, hair styles, hair color, and hair trends are tangled together in society’s perception of beauty. Women and men both associate hair with youth, good health and sexuality. Mention hair, and for many it conjures up images of Farrah Fawcett and all of “The Rachel” hair styles.
While some are debating their next hairstyle, others are concerned with frequent hair loss and pattern baldness. Hair loss may cause those who experience it to find ways to disguise or hide its thinning appearance. Side effects are psychological, leading to low self-esteem, depression or anxiety. Fortunately, there is a solution. Identifying the cause helps find the best option for the patient, providing desired results.
Hair loss is common among both women and men and causes vary from stress, trauma, poor nutrition, excessive styling, menopause, genetics, thyroid issues, cancer treatments, or medications for other health problems.
Studies show that women are more likely to see a doctor first, while men are more likely to consider hair restoration surgery. Hair restoration surgery is ideal for candidates that experience pattern baldness, missing or thinning eyebrows. If you’re experiencing any of these characteristics check out these four hair restoration solutions below:
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)- through this method, doctors remove hair follicular units from a donor area and transplant them to an area where the patient desires more hair. This method is very safe, minimally invasive and a relatively minor procedure with minimal discomfort and no sutures. Perfect if you’re seeking quick recovery times.
NeoGraft– uses advanced technology to perform FUE and offer a discrete solution to hair loss, allowing patients to achieve natural looking results with no linear scar, minimal downtime and a shorter recovery period. Hair restoration with the NeoGraft® procedure is unnoticeable, making it your secret to tell.
Follicular Unit Strip Harvest (FUS)- is a hair transplant technique that harvests follicular units by obtaining a strip from an area of non-balding scalp, typically near the back or sides of the head, and separates follicles to transplant to the recipient area. Last, the donor site is then sutured, leaving an incision within the hairline. This method is a great choice when candidates don’t meet the criteria for FUE. In order to assess, surgeons review patient’s genetics, hair pattern, and goals.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)- is a revolutionary procedure that utilizes your own platelet blood cells to activate dormant hair follicles. Consequently, the isolation of platelet rich plasma allows a number of growth factors that contribute to a normal growth pattern and a fuller head of hair.
Hair transplantation is a solution most likely to last a lifetime. Hair loss can cause anguish and emotional distress, but our staff at Houston Plastic Craniofacial and Sinus Surgery are here to help you achieve the locks you long for. To learn more about hair restoration, call 713-791-0700 and schedule a consultation with board certified surgeons, Dr. Boutros, Dr. Harichian, Dr. Rednam, Dr. Reis, Dr. Rodman, and Dr. Sato.