As vaccines are accelerating, we cautiously allow ourselves to hope that by this summer we can begin to return to life as we knew it before the pandemic hit almost exactly a year ago. We hope that you have exciting plans now that lockdowns are lifting!
You might want to finally take your kids to a movie theater.
You might fantasize about cheering on your favorite team in a crowded bar full of screaming fans.
Or you might take the opportunity to finally take that long-delayed trip to the beach.
Whatever it is you see yourself doing, don’t let a lack of confidence hold you back. If your thinning crown or receding hairline is making you feel self-conscious, we can help!
What Causes My Hair Loss?
The American Hair Loss Association cites several reasons for thinning hair or baldness. Among men, the most common reason for hair loss is male pattern baldness, a condition that accounts for about 95 percent of hair loss cases. Reactions to medication, certain diseases, extreme stress, and hormone imbalances are other culprits. Those types of hair loss are often temporary and can be addressed by seeing a doctor.
If your hair loss is caused by male pattern baldness, it is unfortunately permanent. But there is good news within the bad news: Some of your hair is resistant to hair loss. It’s located at the back of your head, and the hair follicles can be used as donor hair to be transplanted to the thinning/balding areas.
Hair loss can be emotionally and physically devastating. If you’re a sufferer, then you might be looking for ways to regain fuller, thicker locks of hair. Our wonderful team at Nashville Hair Doctor serving Nashville, Memphis, and Louisville (as well as out-of-town patients) can help you cover up that bald spot and enjoy a beautiful head of hair again.
Which Hair Restoration Options Do I Have?
At Nashville Hair Doctor we specialize in helping patients who suffer from thinning hair or baldness. The best way to achieve fuller hair is to permanently regrow your hair with a NeoGraft hair transplant. After you have restored your hair with a hair transplant, there’s no need to hide your head with hats and scarves, or to hide from the sun altogether. These transplants are minimally invasive, meaning you’ll hardly have any downtime at all. Get ready now to be ready for some summer fun!
The benefits of a NeoGraft Hair Transplant – which uses the Follicular Unit Extraction technology – include:
- No linear scar in the donor area, because each follicle is transplanted individually
- Seamless hair growth, which means no one will be able to tell that you’ve had work done
- A short recovery time, allowing you to resume work and exercise just 1-2 days after your procedure
What Does the Recovery Look Like?
From a physical standpoint, your hair transplant recovery is swift. Most patients can return to their daily activities – including work – within 1-2 days of their procedure. The reason for this fast turnaround is that NeoGraft does not require any strips of hair to be cut out from the back of your head. Rather, each hair graft containing 1-4 follicles is exacted and transplanted individually.
From an aesthetic standpoint, most patients like to give their recovery about 7 days. That’s about the time it takes for the hair in the donor area to grow back in, and for the tiny small punch holes marking the transplanted grafts to scab over and fall off. Now is a perfect time to think about a hair transplant – while you may still be working from home with the ability to recover away from prying eyes.
When Can I Expect Final Results?
There is good news and bad news. The bad news is that hair transplant results take time to start showing. It’s you own hair, after all, and it needs time to grow. Your first growth typically sets in at the 3 months mark, and it typically takes up to 6 month to achieve good results. Most patients see continued improvements until the 12-14 month mark.
But the good news is that even though the timeline for hair growth is quite long, this doesn’t keep you from participating in regular life during the time that you wait. After the first 7 days when any potential swelling has subsided, your hair will certainly not look worse than it did prior to the hair transplant. No one will know that you’ve had anything done. Your thinning areas will so gradually fill in that it will look completely natural.
Are you ready to find out if you’re a candidate for a hair transplant? Send us your pictures with your quote request, and we will get back to you by the next day with a proposal and price quote. We also offer interest-free payment options through several authorized lenders.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!