Hair loss doesn’t have to a permanent problem. Several treatments are available, including hair loss surgery, to restore lost hair and give you your confidence back. If you’re considering surgery, but want to know more about what is involved anfrd what you can expect, you’ve come to the right place. Check out the answers to a few of the most popular questions about hair restoration surgery below.
Common Hair Loss Surgery Questions
Where Does the Donor Hair Come From?
The donor hair for a hair transplant typically comes from either the back or sides of the scalp. Hair growing in those areas typically isn’t affected by DHT, the hormone that causes hair follicle minaturization and that’s responsible for male or female pattern baldness.
Hair for a hair transplant always comes from your own head. You can’t use someone else’s hair because of the risk that your body will reject the transplant.
Can Anyone Have the Surgery?
Not everyone is a good candidate for a transplant. The type of hair loss you’re experiencing matters, as does how far along the hair loss is. Usually, the surgery is recommended for patients with traction hair loss, hair loss due to trauma or burns, and hair loss due to male or female pattern baldness. It’s usually recommended that you wait for the hair loss to progress before scheduling surgery, to reduce the need for additional procedures in the future.
I’m a Woman, Can I Have Hair Restoration Surgery?
That depends. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, one out of every five women will have to deal with some form of hair loss. Whether your hair loss can be treated with surgery depends on the cause of the hair loss, whether you have suitable donor hair, and how widespread the hair loss is.
What is the Recovery Process Like?
You’ll likely need a few days to about a week for recovery after a hair transplant. You might feel a little out of it the first couple of days and might experience some discomfort in your scalp. It’s important to understand that the transplanted hair is likely to fall out a few days after the surgery. But don’t fear, it will start to grow back again after a few weeks.
Are There Any Risks?
There are risks involved with any type of surgery, including hair restoration procedures. Following your surgeon’s instructions before and after surgery will help you significantly reduce any risks. Potential risks include bleeding, poor healing of the incision, and infection. Working with an experienced, well train surgeon is important for reducing the risk of an unnatural looking result.
You don’t have to feel self-conscious about hair loss, not when there are ways to fix it. To find out more about your New Jersey hair loss surgery options, call