About Hair Transplantation
Thinning hair may be a natural part of growing older, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept those changes as inevitable. At Schuster Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, Florida, both Steven H. Schuster, MD, FACS, and Daniel S. Kovacs, MD, FACS, offer hair transplantation treatments that can help. Schedule a consultation today to learn more. Online booking is one option, or you can always call to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff.
Why is My Hair Thinning?
The most common cause of hair loss is the aging process. Both men and women can experience thinning hair. Hair loss can occur for a number of reasons, some of which are in your control and others that are not. Some examples include:
- Changes in hormone levels
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Fungal infection
- Genetic predisposition
- Cosmetic procedures and certain hairstyles
- Thyroid disease
What are the latest hair transplant procedures?
Strip hair transplantation is an approach that transfers strips of follicular grafts from one area of your scalp and transplants them in the area where thinning is taking place. The procedure is done under local anesthesia, helping you remain comfortable from start to finish.
This approach requires suturing in the donor area to close your skin and facilitate healing. Strip hair transplantation is a good fit for those with high hairlines, male or female pattern baldness, or to correct the results of previous procedures. It can be a more affordable option than other types of transplantation and takes less time.
Another option is called follicular unit extraction, or FUE. This approach allows as many as 2,000 individual grafts to be performed in a single session. The first step is numbing your scalp before shaving a small area at the back of your head where you have thick hair.
Next, the FUE treatment platform uses pneumatic pressure to remove individual hair follicles from the donor area quite rapidly. Those follicles are then individually implanted in your scalp in the areas where additional hair growth is desired. A high percentage of those hairs will settle into their new location and begin to grow normally.
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