It is estimated that over 80 million Americans are struggling with hair loss and thinning hair. This condition affects 60% of adult men and 50% of adult women. If you are facing hair loss, Dr. Martin Maag in Lakewood Ranch and his team at Honest Hair Restoration can help. The team is dedicated to providing you with hair restoration options that are safe and deliver quality results.
The team believes in empowering patients so that one can know the right thing to do. Below are four hair restoration options. Read on to understand what can work best for you.
What is hair restoration?
Hair transplant surgery or hair restoration is an invasive surgical procedure to help restore hair in areas of the scalp that have been affected by hair loss or thinning. The procedure can also be used to restore hair loss of eyebrows. The specialists at Honest Hair Restoration will advise on the best method, depending on your cosmetic goals and level of hair loss. Below are the four main procedures.
- Hair transplantation
Your provider takes hair follicles from the back of your head and places them in the bald area. Hair follicles can also be extracted from the sides.
- Tissue expansion
This surgical procedure involves the use of a special device (tissue expander) placed under an area of your scalp that has hair and is neighboring a bald spot. Over time, the tissue expander causes expansion in the area that has hair. After the area has achieved significant growth, the extra hair is used to cover the area affected by baldness.
- Flap surgery
If you have a large bald area, your provider will use flap surgery for hair restoration. During treatment, your provider removes the skin in the bald area and replaces it with a flap, removed from another part of your head that has hair follicles.
- Scalp reduction surgery
This surgery is done at the top or back of the head that has become bald. The skin in the area that is bald is removed to allow hair planting before the space can be pulled back.
The team at Honest Hair Restoration uses advanced ARTAS iX™ robotic hair restoration system for hair transplants. The hair restoration procedure is planned and performed using real-time 3D imaging to give the best results.
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Am I a good candidate for hair restoration?
Consulting with one of the hair experts at Honest Hair Restoration is the best way to find out if you are a good candidate. During your consultation, the specialist will evaluate your hair loss to inform you on a treatment plan that suits your needs.
You do not qualify for hair restoration if your head is completely bald. There has to be some hair on your head for donation to areas affected by hair loss. Your expectations must also be realistic since the procedures do not bring about the growth of new hair.
Book an appointment with your provider to learn more about the available hair restoration options.