Many people experience hair loss with age. While vitamins, serums, supplements, shampoos, and other hair regrowth products may work, you may find that a hair replacement is the right procedure for you. Also known as a hair transplant, hair replacement uses your own hair follicles from another part of the scalp and grafts them where more hair is desired.
Causes of baldness include:
- Hormonal changes
To be a candidate for hair replacement, you must have enough healthy hair growth at the back and sides of the head. This will become the donor site. To obtain a graft, your surgeon will remove these follicles and place them onto the thinning or balding areas. Keep in mind that hair may be a different texture, color, and waviness throughout the scalp and moving these follicles to another area may affect the esthetic outcome.
Hair replacement is an effective way to restore lost hair and maintain the appearance you desire. Although it is considered a permanent procedure, subsequent hair restoration procedures may be necessary to fill in new thinning areas.
During the first 3 months following the procedure, it is not unusual to notice more hair loss. This is normal and the body’s way to healing. Full results and healing from hair restoration can take 6-12 months, at which time new hair will begin to grow in the transplanted area.
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