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What Is Follicle Replacement Surgery For Hair Restoration
Women transplants: I have been doing hair transplants for 36 years and almost 25% of my patients are women. Most doctors put the grafts in slits in the recipient area which just spreads the bald area. I use small punches to remove the bald skin between hairs. This creates more density.As long as the patient has sufficient donor hair the results are outstanding. If not then a wig is about the only other alternative ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Single follicular: The most natural results are obtained withings single follicular unit transplants. This means that hairs are placed one by one to fill the area of hair loss. This can be done with a strip or follicular unit extraction. No one will know you had a hair transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a consultation: There are excellent physicians that specialize in hair restoration and you should consult with one or several to determine the best treatment for your condition. In south florida, dr. Jeffrey epstein is a board certified ent/facial plastic who has dedicated his career to hair restoration. He also has an office in nyc and i highly recommend him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and No: Hair restoration surgery can be very successful. It is the only treatment proven to restore hair, long term. Expectation is key. Hair restoration surgery will never replace the hair density that patients have in the posterior scalp, donor. Planning for hair restoration is of most importance taking into consider the age of the patient, future hair loss expectations and overall expectations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Waiting: Generally lasered hairs will shed in a few days. ...Read more
Hair destruction: The laser targets the melanin (pigment) contained in the hair bulb resulting in permanent hair reduction but there is no such thing as 100% permanent hair removal. At best you can achieve about 80% hair reduction after undergoing a series of treatments. You can maintain relatively hair free periods for certain lengths of time. The remaining hairs grow back slower, are finer, fewer in number. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is low level laser therapy effective for hair loss? If so, is it effective for a receding hair line?
Don't know: I would go to bosley for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Receding Hairline: If you have the answer you will be richer then bill gates or warren buffet. First make sure your thyroid is normal. This can be checked with blood work. If that is the case and there are no medical issues then i would make sure that my diet contains at least 1-2 grams of protein per body pound. Short of that I do not think there is a natural therapy to delay a receding hairline or thin hair. ...Read more
Too much: In my opinion, lhe is a bad choice for laser hair removal. Most equipment chills the skin to protect it before firing the light to kill the hair follicle and stem cells. With lhe, the skin is actually heated, supposedly to reduce the energy needed to get the job done. This make no sense to me. It probably works on ideal patients, ie very pale skin, very dark hair. Find another option. ...Read more
How safe is it to undergo laser treatment for hair removal on face? What are the possible after effects?
It is safe: Laser removal of hair is safe with the proper laser and proper technique. I would visit a center that has a physician on site either a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. After your treatment you must avoid the sun on the treated area to avoid dark staining of the skin. ...Read more
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