Video: Hair Restoration Surgery Step 2: The Treatment Plan

Step 2 during your hair restoration surgery is the assessment and design of your treatment for baldness plan. On behalf of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), Dr. Edwin Epstein walks you through the various details including evaluating your donor area (the hair available for transplantation) and designing the hair line that is most desired and natural-looking. For more information on hair loss and  balding treatments please visit the other sections of the ISHRS website.
 

VIDEO: Hair Restoration Surgery Step 1: The Consultation

The consultation is the most important conversation you will have with a hair loss physician.  Your doctor will evaluate your needs, expectations and whether you are a candidate for surgical treatment or other types of baldness treatments. Evaluation, answering questions and anything you need to know about hair loss and baldness patterns will be addressed in your consultation.
 

About Your New Hairline

One of the most important esthetic considerations in hair restoration is the re-creation of your hairline, whether loss of the hairline has been partial or complete.
 

Hair Restoration Surgery Risk Factors

The hair restoration surgeon will determine risk factors based on the information given by the patient prior to any surgical procedure.
 

Scalp Reduction Surgery for Hair Restoration

Alopecia reduction-also called scalp reduction-is a surgical hair restoration procedure that (1) surgically removes bald scalp, and (2) stretches hair-bearing scalp upward to replace bald scalp that has been removed.
 

Scalp Flap Surgery for Hair Restoration

Skin flap surgery is a method of moving a "flap" of skin and underlying tissue from one area of the body to another.
 

Managing Expectations After Your Hair Restoration Surgery

Managing expectations after your hair restoration surgery requires a sound fact-finding mission to best understand specific post surgical measures to anticipate to ensure a successful outcome.
 

About Your New Hairline

Restoration of your hairline is something that both you and your physician hair restoration specialist will want to "get right". The best hairline recreated by transplantation or other hair restoration surgery is one that blends with your other facial features and does not call attention to itself as a unique facial feature.
 

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