Should I cut my hair before treatment?
Yes. Trimming your hair in the donor area allows Dr. Le Beau to accurately visualize, track and harvest each grouping of hairs. You will receive instructions on having your hair cut shorter in preparation for your hair restoration procedure.
How long does it take to heal from a hair transplant?
Many people ask about the healing time for hair transplants. There is some redness and dryness after the procedure. Some patients experience swelling during the first week after surgery. Hair transplants are usually undetectable after 10 days. Follicular unit grafts are permanent in the scalp after 10 days. Patients can usually go back to work and other daily activities after a day or two. It takes approximately three days for the transplanted hair to “take” and for growth cells to be transferred from the follicles to the scalp. Patients use a medical-grade saline salt solution that is provided on the procedure day along with a spray bottle to keep the newly implanted hair moist.
All post-procedure instructions are provided in writing and by email and our staff is always available to answer questions about your post-procedure care. By days 7-10, the crusting will largely have subsided, leaving little evidence that any procedure has taken place at all.
What can you do about the most common types of hair loss?
Hair loss is a very common condition that affects people of all ages. In fact, statistics show that at least 35 million men experience hair loss and two-thirds will have noticeable hair loss by age 35. If you’re noticing that your hairline is receding, or more hair is falling out than usual, you may be concerned about the affect hair loss could have on your life.
The word “alopecia” is the medical term for hair loss, which many people face today. The causes of hair loss can range from age to heredity to stress to hormones, and more. To know what you can do to improve thinning hair or balding, it’s helpful to know if you are experiencing one of these common types of hair loss:
Androgenetic Alopecia – Also known as male or female pattern baldness, this is the most common form of hair loss. With this condition, you may experience hair loss as early as your teenage years or later in life. Men with androgenic alopecia may first notice hair loss at the top of the scalp and a receding hairline particularly along the temples.
Involutional Alopecia – This is caused when the rate of hair growth slows as you age causing the thickness as well as volume to decrease. With this type of hair loss, the hair follicles gradually go into a resting phase. The remaining hair becomes shorter and fewer in number.
Telogen Effluvium – This type of temporary hair loss can occur weeks to months after a stress episode like childbirth, fever, severe illness, stress or sudden weight loss. Telogen effluvium hair loss is due to changes in the growth cycle of hair when a large number of hairs go into the resting phase at the same time.
What can you do?
Hair transplants are the only permanent solution to hair loss, particularly common types like male pattern baldness. Pills and topical products may slow hair loss with continual use, but once stopped their benefit is lost. An experienced hair transplantation physician can explain the latest advancements in hair restoration.
Dr. LeBeau and our trained team provide Pensacola hair restoration using the most accurate and precise hair transplant procedure available for quality, natural looking results. If you have experienced hair loss and are ready to learn more about a hair restoration procedure designed to last a lifetime, we are here to answer your questions. Contact us today for a Consultation at 850-549-7213.
To find out if Hair Restoration/Transplant is right for you, request a consultation by email or call our office at (850) 308-1738 to make an appointment.