Hair Restoration Transplant
Thinning or balding hair can be embarrassing and distracting for both men and women. Nationally, hair loss affects about 35 million men and 21 million women. While most of these cases are due to typical hereditary pattern baldness, a significant number of patients lose their hair after burn, radiation or diseases of the scalp.
We only use the most state-of-the-art techniques for hair loss treatment. We believe that you shouldn’t trust your hair to just anyone. Our team of surgeons has specifically trained in microsurgical techniques to provide you with excellent results that will leave you satisfied for years.
Who is a candidate for a hair restoration transplant?
A hair restoration transplant is a cosmetic procedure performed on men and women who have significant hair loss. Both male and female pattern baldness does occur. In male pattern baldness, the remaining hairline grows in a horseshoe shape around the head. In female pattern baldness, there is a generalized thinning of the hair on the entire scalp, but some women do have hair loss that looks similar to male pattern baldness.
Hair restoration surgery transplants your existing hair (from “donor sites” typically on the back of your scalp) to the frontotemporal region or crown. For most patients, this means replenishing the frontotemporal hairline or the crown.
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for a hair restoration transplant, or to get more information on this procedure, is to schedule a consultation.
What is the procedure and recovery like?
A hair restoration transplant is an outpatient procedure that is performed in an office setting. Patients go home afterward and will need to sleep in a recliner or with their head elevated to prevent swelling for the first 24-48 hours. There also may be some minimal bleeding, so it is best to place a towel under your head to cover your pillow. For most patients, pain can be controlled with acetaminophen, but just in case, we do give every patient a low dose narcotic medication.
All patients are advised to avoid any strenuous physical activities for two weeks to prevent loss of the grafts or increased swelling. You may use a treadmill or stationary bike after one week. You may resume swimming after 10 days. All patients should return to the office for evaluation several days after the transplant.
Hair Restoration Tranplant: Before-and-after photo of a patient who underwent a hair transplant procedure performed @ at Keck Medicine of USC