Understanding Hair Restoration
From Hair Loss to Hair Restoration
Nowadays, lots of men (and some women) start to lose their hair prematurely, and turn to hair restoration procedures to remedy this common concern. There are numerous restoration techniques that will bring your hair back to its former glory; and the treatment you choose will be based on several variables, such as how invasive you want the surgery to be, and what type of hair loss you are experiencing.
At any given moment, roughly ninety percent of the hair on your scalp is growing. Every follicle has an individual life cycle, which is affected by illness, age, and a range of other variables. There are several kinds of hair loss conditions, sometimes referred to as alopecia. Two examples are as follows: Alopecia areata tends to start unexpectedly, and produces patchy baldness in teenagers and children. Involutional alopecia is where the hair naturally becomes thinner over time and with age. There are also infections and other medical conditions of the scalp that can bring about the need for hair restoration; therefore, finding the best treatment option is the key to obtaining successful and desired results.
Thankfully, Dr. Patt and the staff of Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery offer the most innovative hair restoration procedures from today’s latest in technological advancements, to help save your scalp, or restore what was lost. Regardless of the type of hair loss a patient is experiencing, be it male pattern baldness, thinning hair, certain scalp conditions, or due to certain prescribed medications and chemotherapy, Dr. Patt understands the different causes and the best recommended treatments for your situation. Therefore, consulting with Dr. Patt is the first step in your journey towards obtaining a thicker, healthier, and restored head of hair.
Some of Dr. Patt’s goals in treating patients who are experiencing hair loss is to provide techniques that are minimally or less invasive, with less downtime, and that yield more natural looking results.
Today’s Hair Restoration Treatments
One popular noninvasive procedure involves the use of laser technology. Laser hair restoration prevents further loss of hair and facilitates healthy hair generation. Gentle laser energy is applied to the scalp to stimulate the flow of blood to the hair follicles and generate hair growth.
Scalp reduction surgery is a procedure that minimizes balding areas of the scalp by removing small open areas and rejoining the scalp with fuller areas. Skin has an elastic quality, so it is possible to stretch it gently to shift hair covered scalp up to occupy a larger area of the head. Also, this method is helpful for people suffering from alopecia areata, who have bald patches that are not caused by conventional female or male pattern baldness. Another small benefit for certain patients is the slight lifting of the brow or forehead areas that may show signs of aging for some patients.
Hair transplants and implants are the most common form of hair restoration available today. Modern technology provides patients with less downtime and faster post-surgery recovery periods. At the same time, patients report very satisfying results. Deeming it as a popular long-term solution to hair loss. The two surgical techniques used for removing the grafts are called FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation).
Clinical Products & Devices
There are thousands of products, gimmicks, and devices available these days that will claim to help prevent hair loss and bring about restoration; however, when consulting with an expert cosmetic reconstructive and facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Patt, the products that he and Sandy Fridge offer to patients are clinically proven to help restore the scalp and promote hair growth. The licensed products and vitamins that are available at the Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery are designed to help maintain healthy hair, and are only recommended for patients that will best benefit from them, based on their particular hair loss experience.
Though these techniques are just a few mentioned, when it comes to weighing your options for hair restoration, consider consulting with the best! Dr. Patt is a knowledgeable and skilled surgeon who will be able to outline the benefits and drawbacks of each procedure that is available for you. Call us at (281) 649-7170 for more information, or to schedule an initial consultation online today.