Hair Transplant Surgery
For men and women suffering from hair loss, hair transplantation can be a life-changing procedure. Hair transplant surgery allows for a beautiful, natural look. In addition to scalp treatments, hair transplants can be used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, breads, and other body hair.
Many people worry about the cost of a hair transplant. Hair transplant cost can vary depending on the type of service and area of coverage chosen, as well as the causes of the patient’s hair loss. Although Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is costly, a FUE hair transplant generally means less post-surgery pain, no scarring, and a more natural appearance, even for buzzed haircuts.
Hair transplant reviews differ, but most patients are happy with the results. The effect of the procedure is not only aesthetic but also emotional, granting many patients increased confidence and self-assurance.
The general technique of harvesting hair and implanting hairs into any part of the body remains essentially the same.
Many people ask if hair transplantation actually works, and the answer is yes. Hair restoration or transplantation works by the theory of donor dominance.
Hair restoration in general has come a long way. Specifically, techniques in the various procedures and processes for harvesting grafts have evolved.
Perhaps no where else in the world is one's appearance tied to their profession quite like Hollywood. And for male and female celebrities, the right hairstyles can shape careers and set the latest trends.
Surgical hair restoration in blacks is similar in most respects to surgical hair restoration in whites and other ethnic groups. Blacks with hair loss should have no hesitation in consulting with a hair restoration doctor.
There are many different sources for body hair. These include anywhere from the nape of the neck down to the top of the toes. These also represent many different types of hair. The variations are characteristic of the source. The source may include finer hair, straighter hair, curlier hair, coarser hair, shorter hairs, and potentially longer hairs. The wide variety alone make them far different than scalp hair.
In a recent issue of the Forum, I reviewed some of the relevant research on follicular cell implantation (“hair cloning”) over the last ten years.1 In this column, I’ll review recent studies that relate to this topic as well, and in particular a recent report from Cotsarelis and his group (cited above). Although these reports add even more complexity, they also give us new hope that cell therapy may someday actually work.