Hair loss can cause a receding hairline. Bottom picture shows real patient after hairline restoration.
By the age of 35, two in three Americans will experience hair loss.
Men are most heavily affected, though women can suffer from hair loss too. Male pattern baldness is the most typical way men are affected by premature hair loss. The hair typically recedes from the forehead and begins to thin out on top, perhaps even falls out completely, leaving a growing bald spot ringed by hair on the back and sides of the head.
It is this pattern that actually presents the solution to hair loss: The hair on the back is typically “safe” from hair loss into old age and can be used for a minimally-invasive hair transplant. There are of course conditions of hair loss, such as illness, trauma, or hormonal changes, that might cause your hair to fall out more uniformly. Also, women who suffer from hair loss often don’t experience pattern baldness like men do. But the majority of people affected by hair loss will experience a similar pattern where the hair on the very back of the head continues to grow quite well.
How can this be used in a hair transplant? It’s easy, made even easier with today’s medical and technological advances in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair restoration. A physician – or, more often, a skilled and experienced technician – extracts follicles of hair from the back of your head and implants them in your balding areas on the top of your head. In this way, your hairline is restored and give you a much younger look. The best part is, hair transplants are permanent, one-time procedures. Since your new hair consists of follicles resistant to male pattern baldness, your new hair will continue to grow, just like the hair on the back of your head, into old age.
Follicular Unit Extraction: The Permanent Solution for Hair Loss
Hair transplants have been around since the late 1950s as a means to reverse hair loss. But only in the last decade have they seen a huge uptick in popularity, mainly due to new advances in technology that have made them as easy, pain-free, and effective as never before. The hottest technology on the market is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), the automated system behind procedures like NeoGraft hair transplant and restoration.
In the world of cosmetic surgery, hair transplants such as NeoGraft are among the most effective procedures. Where you might need a series of repeat treatments to freeze your fat, for example, you get a one-time deal with hair restoration: A day at your hair doctor or hair clinic chatting away with the technician who is restoring your hairline follicle by follicle, and that’s it. With a little bit of patience to watch their new hair grow, most patients have permanently fixed their hair loss problem.
The big advantage you get with FUE hair restoration compared with, say, your father’s hair transplant, is the ability to extract and implant your hair follicle by follicle. This is done under mild anesthesia, and other than a mild pulling or tugging, you won’t feel a thing. Your recovery will last just a few days while the small red dots covering your scalp heal and disappear. Best of all, there will be no permanent linear scar at the back of your head. Your new head of hair will look entirely natural.
Modern FUE hair transplants like NeoGraft are easy, undetectable, and very effective. They do take time for you to see results, typically anywhere from 3-6 months, but they are well worth it.
34-year old Nashville Hair Doctor patient David Bernard first became interested in a hair transplant when he realized that his hairline was receding. He also experienced thinning hair on his crown, even though he had always thought of having “good hair.” “This came a little bit as a shock to me,” he says.
After a one-day NeoGraft procedure in July 2018 and 6 months worth of hair growth behind him, David is thrilled with the results.
“Having a head of hair I can be proud of has changed my perspective on everything,” he says. His advice to others suffering from hair loss is to get ahead of the curve. “The key for me was to get it done before my thinning hair became too obvious,” he says. He also credits his treatment with platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections during his transplant for the fast growth of new hair.
Don’t let your hair loss get you down. Contact us to schedule a personal consultation or if you have any questions.