With so many treatments available for hair loss, how do you know which one is the right one for you? Determining this can be a little difficult, especially if you aren’t aware of the details of the various treatments.
One of the most popular hair-loss treatments is hair transplant surgery. Even though surgery is usually the last option to treat any health condition, the reason this procedure is so popular is that the results are permanent.
How Can I Get My Hair Back?
One of the first questions hair transplant specialists or surgeons get during hair-loss consultations is how to get their hair back permanently. Hair transplant surgery is one of the only ways to guarantee that your hair transplant will result in permanent results.
A hair transplant involves surgically removing a tiny section of a person’s own hair from an area where there is thick growth – usually near the nape of the neck – and implanting the hair to the desired areas on the scalp or face.
The transplanted hair begins to grow in the new area, and it will continue to grow for the rest of the individual’s life.
Types of Hair Transplants
Two of the most common hair transplant procedures available are FUT and FUE. Dr. Iorio uses a variation of FUE called the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Restoration procedure, which harnesses robotic accuracy for better results than regular hair transplant surgery that is done manually.
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)
This procedure involves removing a small strip of tissue from the donor site of the scalp that contains follicular units (hair follicles). The strip is then dissected, and the smaller sections are placed at the desired area on the scalp or face. FUT procedures take a few hours, depending on how extensive the procedure is.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
The FUE procedure involves removing individual follicular units from the donor area of the scalp and transplanting them into the desired area. A FUE procedure takes significantly longer than a FUT procedure, is a more detailed procedure, and is more expensive.
However, FUE results are more natural-looking. Because the hair follicles are placed individually, the hair transplant surgeon is able to customize the placements.
ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration
In ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration, Dr. Iorio will utilize the robotic computer to determine where exactly from your head to retrieve the follicles, and where exactly they should be placed. Each hair graft will have between one and four hair follicles to be moved to a site where you want more hair.
There are no stitches required because the extraction sites are so tiny – they heal quickly. The areas where the donor hair follicles were removed will grow back with hair within a week or two. You should enjoy full results within a year.
Realistic Expectations for Hair Transplant Surgery
While hair transplant surgery does result in permanent hair restoration, and patients can enjoy their new hair for the rest of their lives, there are factors to consider. While hair transplant surgery can restore your hairline and replace areas of your scalp with hair that haven’t had any growth for years, it cannot stop hair surrounding the transplant site from falling out.
Therefore, if you do not address the root of the issue of why you are having hair loss, the hair around the hair transplant site may continue to fall out. The new hair that is transplanted will indeed continue to grow in its new location.
Treatment Options for Hair Loss
Hair loss happens for a variety of reasons, including disease, certain medications, specific hair treatments, or even pure genetics. One of the primary jobs a hair transplant surgeon has is to find out the cause of your hair loss. Depending on the cause, he or she may recommend multiple treatments.
You may be recommended to get a hair transplant to restore hair that’s been gone for years, but to also use medications, laser combs, and special shampoo to keep the existing hair healthy and thriving. Your treatment recommendations will depend on your unique situation.
Hair Transplant Clinic in New Jersey
If you have noticeable hair loss and want to find out whether hair transplant surgery is the right procedure for you, call Iorio Hair Restoration of New Jersey today. Dr. Louis Iorio is a board-certified surgeon with many years of experience performing plastic and cosmetic surgery, hair transplant surgery, and a variety of skin and body rejuvenation therapies.
Call us today at (732) 780-9191 to make an appointment at either of our locations in Colts Neck or Brick, New Jersey. You can also request an appointment online. We look forward to helping you achieve the look you desire!