Balding or thinning of the hair is able to by thwarted by a hair transplant procedure. There are several different types of hair transplants, with the earliest mentions of this type of surgery dating back to the 19th century. The most successful type of hair transplant is a follicle transplant, sometimes also called a follicular transplant. Artful Awakenings is proud to offer follicular transplants to men and women dealing with the effects of hair loss. To learn more about hair transplants and to see if a follicular transplant may be a good choice for you, keep reading.
How Follicular Transplants Work
When a cosmetic surgeon performs a follicular transplant, they are taking individual hair follicles, carefully plucking them out, and then reinserting them into the balding area. It is essential to make sure the donor hairs come from a healthy, non-balding area on a person's body. These hairs that are genetically resistant to balding will then stay in place when reinserted into the previously balding area. It is standard procedure to take the donor hairs from a non-balding area of the patient, and not from a different person.
Areas Available for Follicular Transplants
A plastic surgeon can perform a follicular transplant procedure almost anywhere on a person's body. The most common treatment area is the head, due to male pattern baldness. However, both men and women can benefit from follicular transplants in a variety of areas. These areas include the eyelashes, eyebrows, facial hair, the chest, and many others. A lot of women make themselves look younger by getting hair transplants done on their eyebrows, for example, since fuller eyebrows are associated with youth. Most people undergo hair transplants in order to look younger, though the procedure may also be performed to reintroduce hair to areas of the body that had been previously damaged.
Regardless of their initial reason for seeking out the procedure, most patients report feeling happier and more confident after undergoing a follicular transplant surgery. It may take a few weeks to months for the hair to grow to an appropriate length and begin to blend in with the surrounding areas. There is minimal scarring associated with the surgery, and what little scarring does occur is usually hidden by hair. Since a person's own hair is used in the transplant, the results are generally extremely natural looking. People will never know that you underwent surgery to repair your hairline. After the procedure, hair is sufficiently thick in both the donor and treatment areas, thanks to the expertise of a well-qualified cosmetic surgeon.
Deciding for Yourself
It is up to you to decide if a hair transplant is the right choice for your life. If you would like more detailed information on hair transplants, call Artful Awakenings to schedule a free consultation. During this consultation, you will learn more not just about the procedure, but how this procedure will work for you personally and what kind of results you may expect. If you are interested, rest assured that the cosmetic surgery center has affordable pricing plans available, and that only an extremely qualified and experienced professional will perform your procedure.