Losing your hair and balding in some areas can make you feel like you’re looking older and less attractive than before. After all, you always want to look your best – so if your hair was ever thinning, balding in patchy spots around your head, or receding at the hairline, then you might have had hair plugs to help re-populate that lost hair.
In the past, when cosmetic surgery was not as advanced as it is today, you might have gone to a clinic to receive hair plugs to cover up the cosmetic problem on your head. We now have much better methods of hair restoration.
So yes, your old hair plugs can indeed be corrected! Let’s take a look at how the new systems work for restoring your hair.
What Are Hair Plugs?
Hair plugs were a popular hair transplant treatment in prior decades. Today, this practice is considered unnatural and unsightly, because the plugs of hair looked obvious for quite a while after the operation.
The procedure involves a punching tool to remove small sections of skin that are populated with hair follicles, usually from the back of the patient’s head. The surgeon then makes a similarly shaped hole on the balding area and transplants these hairs into the holes. These holes must sometimes require stitches in order to heal properly.
However, the hair that is transplanted in this way tends to grow together in clumps. They look spaced apart and unnatural – they tend not to blend in with the rest of your natural hair.
Now that hair transplant technology has become so much better, you might want to have a redo on your hair transplant so your hair looks the way you want it to look.
How Can My Hair Look Natural Again?
To correct abnormal hair growth as a result of hair plugs, ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration is your best bet. Since manual hair transplants are tedious and leave room for human error, robotic hair restoration eliminates or reduces injuries and incorrect placements.
Remedial work may first be required to extract old hair plugs, such as if the hair is growing in the wrong direction. One of the major benefits of ARTAS is that the technology helps the surgeon plan exactly where to take the self-donated hair from – the exact spots – and where to implant them in the scalp. It also shows the surgeon which direction each tiny section of hair should be placed in order to grow correctly.
The robot helps plot the graphs on the head, and it then precisely removes and transplants each follicular unit of hair from the proper donor spots to the thinning or balding area. The donor hair may come from various areas on the sides or back of the head, where hair tends to be fuller.
Hair Loss Doctor in New Jersey
If you want to correct those old hair plugs, find out how advanced hair-restoration treatment would work for you. Contact us today at Iorio Hair Restoration of New Jersey. Dr. Iorio is board-certified in plastic surgery and general surgery, and he knows how to make hair transplants look natural and healthy again.
Call us at (732) 780-9191 to arrange an appointment, or fill out our consultation request form online now. Our friendly team will be happy to tell you more about our services and show you how we can make you look and feel younger!