If you are one of the millions of Americans who is losing their hair, you may feel frustrated, depressed or embarrassed. A healthy head of thick, lustrous hair makes us feel youthful and sexy, and when the hairline begins to recede – whether as a result of aging, hormonal changes or genes – we may embark on a long, arduous hunt for a solution that actually works.
Hair restoration, or hair transplant therapy, is one of the newest and most exciting developments in the field of anti-aging. It can permanently restore vibrant, luxurious locks where other non-surgical methods have failed, dramatically improving the appearance while restoring confidence and quality of life.
What are the benefits of hair restoration?
- Safe, proven and effective
- Minimally invasive and gentle
- Provides permanent, natural growth
- No visible scarring
- No special chemicals, products or shampoos required for maintenance
- Outpatient procedure
How does hair restoration work?
During your Charlotte NC hair restoration, hair is taken from donor sites at the back of the head, either in “strips” or via minute incisions. Great care is taken to preserve the health and integrity of both the hair and the donor areas during the harvesting process. These hairs are then separated with the aid of a microscope into units of 1-3 strands or follicular units (the normal grouping during the organic growth cycle) and prepared for transplant.
Next, the provider will create imperceptible, pinprick incisions at the front of the scalp to receive the donor hairs. Each follicular unit or graft is inserted into the hairline using customized instruments designed for this purpose. Grafting is done from front to back, mimicking the patterns of natural hair growth for the most authentic look possible. Once the new hair is in place, the scalp is sanitized and fitted with the appropriate dressing.
In many cases, only one transplant surgery is required to achieve the desired results. However, if the client suffers from extensive baldness, a series of 2-3 sessions may be recommended, spaced out over the course of several months. Regardless, after the first transplant, patients will see a remarkable improvement with a notable increase in hair thickness.
How do I select the best hair restoration surgeon?
If you are seeking a safe, skillful, precise hair transplant in Charlotte, NC, we have a team of compassionate, client-oriented surgeons in the Shelby, Hickory, Gastonia and Charlotte, NC area. PPSD is about to become your new favorite place. When it comes to hair restoration, your doctor’s artistry and attention to detail can mean the difference between stunning, long-lasting results, and those that appear inauthentic. We constantly strive to bring you the newest cosmetic breakthroughs in the industry, offering relief for even the most seemingly unsolvable cosmetic issues.
Before surgery, you will receive a confidential consultation with your doctor, during which he will answer all your questions and set you at ease over any lingering concerns about the procedure. The doctor will examine your hairline, ask about previous hair loss solutions you have tried, and explain the details of the surgery in order to provide you with the most realistic expectations.
All surgeries are performed in our state-of-the-art operating suites accredited by the AAAASF under appropriate sedation. Your comfort and well-being are our highest priorities. We have locations throughout the Charlotte, NC region for your convenience, including in the nearby cities of Gastonia, Hickory and Shelby.
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The newly implanted hair follicles will follow a natural biological cycle of regrowth, requiring one to three months. For the first week after surgery, the treatment site may show visible signs of grafting. This can be easily hidden with hats, scarves or hoods. Hair restoration calls for limited downtime, and most clients can return to work a day or two after the procedure. Washing the hair is discouraged for at least 48 hours in order to protect the new follicles. Sun exposure should also be temporarily limited. It’s important to avoid picking at or itching the implant sites, as this could incite infection.