Hair Implants Information
Are You Thinking Of Implants?
Hair implants are a successful method used for both men and women. Losing hair can be a stressful and traumatic experience. Many women suffer from female pattern baldness as a result of hormonal changes after reaching menopause. It is interesting to note that male pattern baldness is also the result of hormonal changes. Since hair is associated with handsomeness and beauty, it is imperative that men and women take steps necessary to restore their sense of self-confidence.
Permanent Hair Restoration
Implants are a permanent solution to hair loss and can help men and women feel confident in their appearance. Before deciding that hair implants are the best course of treatment, you'll need to undergo a thorough analysis. This includes determining the cause of hair loss and making certain that you are a good candidate for hair implants.
It's important to consult with both your health care provider as well as a cosmetic surgeon when deciding upon hair implants. Your health care provider will assess your overall health and make certain that there are no temporary causes for your hair loss. A implant is not recommended for those with temporary hair loss, as the hair will eventually grow back. When choosing these implants, the cosmetic surgeon will assess the condition of your own remaining hair. The implants consist of hair plugs that are removed from the back and sides of your head and moved to areas where there is hair loss.
The amount of hair that is taken will vary for each plug and the cosmetic surgeon will determine the best amount for the most natural look. There are several techniques that your cosmetic surgeon will discuss with you. The best way to determine which method is best for your particular situation is to perform your research and compare methods with your surgeon.
Discuss how long it will take for the hair to grow. Many people make the mistake of believing that as soon as you receive implants you'll have a full head of thick hair. This isn't true. It will take between two and six months for your implants to begin growing. It's also important to take care of your implants while they are healing. If there is any damage or injury to the area, it can cause the hair follicle to become permanently scarred. This will prevent any hair from growing in those follicles again.
You'll also need to find out how long it will take for the area where the hair was placed to heal. Depending upon the amount of hair grafts you need, you might need one or more sessions. Discuss how many sessions your cosmetic surgeon believes you will require to achieve optimum results. Most implants are performed on an out patient basis and often require a local anesthesia.
Speak with your plastic surgeon regarding pain medications, the length of the procedure, and how long you will be out of work. You might be concerned regarding the immediate appearance of your hair and scalp after the procedure so be sure to discuss and issues or fears you might have.
Hair Implants Information
Updated June 30, 2011
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Hair Plugs Information
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Hair Replacement Surgery
Hair replacement surgery taking hair plugs from the back and sides of the head, and moving them to areas where balding is occurring