How To Understand Medical Hair Restoration

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There are many options for medical hair restoration today. Of course, the safest and most effective method is by consulting medical professionals and experts. So if you currently have a hair loss problem, then here are some of the different ways your hair could be restored through medical means:

Surgical hair replacement

Before a doctor will do surgical hair replacement he must first examine you with regard to different factors, such as the extent of hair loss, your expected results, your overall health (to see if you're a viable candidate for surgery), etc.

What generally happens during hair restoration surgery? This process involves taking skin tissue containing "bald-resistant" hair follicles from a less noticeable area of the scalp (such as the back of the patient's head) and then transplanting it to the hair loss area (which is typically by the hairline). A relatively recent hair replacement technology is the process of micro- and mini- grafting, which requires as few as 2-3 strands of hair at a time to be grafted into the natural hairline to ensure a more natural effect (as opposed to the "plugging" method commonly done before, wherein whole patches of hair are grafted at a time, making the hair transplant quite obvious). Micrografting also refers to the method of grafting in numerous hair strands into a single square centimeter, making for a very dense effect. 

Surgical treatments typically cost thousands of dollars, and if done for cosmetic and aesthetic reasons, they won't be covered by most insurance plans. However, many centers for surgical hair replacement offer extended payment options to their patients; this means the total hair replacement cost can be paid in more affordable installments.

What are common complaints about surgical hair replacement procedures? These could range from the minor discomfort after the operation, to bleeding and infection (which are rare). Also, if you are genetically-inclined toward male-pattern baldness, you would likely require a series of hair transplant procedures to counter the gradual hair loss.

Laser hair restoration treatment

This is a non-invasive method of medical hair restoration. It works this way: laser treatment is used to increase blood flow to the scalp and to enhance cell activity within this area; this allows hair follicles to absorb more nutrients, which in turn stimulates hair growth.

This treatment method is best when used in conjunction with other non-surgical treatments, such as the application of hair loss treatment products. Also, a patient should expect to undergo more than one laser treatment procedure before improvement can start becoming noticeable.

When choosing among the medical hair restoration options, make sure that you check for online reviews, ratings and testimonials to get an idea from patients themselves as to how the procedure worked for them. Above all, make sure that you have the procedure done only by a certified hair restoration professional, to ensure that you will be receiving the best and safest treatment. One website that you could visit would be that of Bosley Physicians for a list of qualified doctors. So if you've always been conscious about your receding hairline, then go ahead and get hair restoration. Here's to a new and better you!


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