262018Jun

Not Your Father’s Hair Transplant

If you’ve suffered from hair loss for any length of time, you know what it can do to your confidence. And you are in good company. Today there are approximately 50 million men and 30 million women who are suffering the effects of baldness and thinning hair.

You may equate old hair transplant techniques like the hair plugs of the 90’s with hair restoration and have decided to just deal with your continuing loss. But new hair transplant techniques are nothing like those of yesteryear.

No More Unsightly Hair Plugs

New procedures are nothing like old plugs. Today’s procedures are minimally invasive and offer little to no discomfort. Your new hair is totally natural looking because your hair is harvested from your own scalp. And recovery time is minimal. In most cases, a patient is ready to resume their normal activities within days.

Modern Transplantation Techniques

There are two main procedures that utilize the hair from your own head with remarkably natural results. FUT (Follicular unit extraction) and FUT (follicular unit transaction) are the two main procedures for Philadelphia hair transplant surgeries today. Both use the natural hair from your own scalp. The main difference in the two surgeries is how hair follicles are removed.

With FUE, the hair follicles are harvested individually in random areas across the scalp with no tissue attached and transplanted individually. In FUT, a strip of tissue with attached follicles is harvested from the back of the head. Each follicle is then transplanted individually. Both methods result in a far more natural and superior look than old plug transplants.

Permanent and Natural Solutions

Modern hair transplants are a permanent solution to hair loss. Once the hair follicle is transplanted, it continues to grow just like it would from the harvested site. This transplanted hair can be treated the same as the rest of your normal hair as far as styling, shampooing, and care. No different products are necessary for the care of transplanted hair follicles.

The Limitations

Because transplanted hair comes from your own scalp, a hair transplant is subject to the quantity and quality of your own hair. In most cases, hair is taken from the back or sides of the head where natural growth is more abundant. Unfortunately, if you are completely bald, a hair transplant would not be the procedure for you. But there are other procedures that may be good for you.

Choose the Right Doctor

It’s important to choose the right clinic and surgeon to ensure that you get quality results. In the United States, any licensed physician can perform a hair transplant surgery. Consequently, you want to choose your surgeon carefully. Dr. Pistone has been at the forefront of hair transplant surgery and has been honored by his peers as one of Philadelphia’s top plastic surgeons in the field of hair transplantation.

If you are suffering from hair loss and thinning hair, suffer no more. Call our office to discuss how new Philadelphia hair restoration techniques may help you get a full head of hair and your confidence back.