Did you know that you have around 100,000 hairs on your head? Each of those hairs goes through a three step life cycle.
The ability to extract individual hair follicles requires great dexterity and hand-eye coordination. However, it also requires the right equipment. To make the tiny, circular incisions, punches can be manual or motorized, sharp or dull, and can have options to control the exact depth of the incision.
A hair transplant surgery removes healthy hair follicles from the area of the scalp that is untouched by androgenic alopecia, on the back and lower sides of the head, and transplants the follicles to the affected areas. Although the two methods of transplant surgery, follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT), have both pros and cons, here are a few common questions asked by patients that apply to each method.
During the hair restoration process, the doctor and patient partner together to determine the best approach for successful hair restoration. The consultation gives the surgeon the opportunity to study the patient’s case and allows the patient to discuss expectations and concerns without the pressure of making a large financial decision on the same visit. It is a crucial step in the process, and always precedes treatment at the Hair Transplant and Restoration Center.
According to the U.S. National Institute of Health’s National Library of Medicine, 55% of women struggle with some level of hair loss or thinning throughout their life. Dealing with thinning hair can be very difficult emotionally and physically, and no woman should have to live without treatment options.
At the Hair Transplant & Restoration Center, we are proud to have a hair loss doctor who is one of the most passionate and skilled in the hair transplant field. Since he was three years old, Dr. Arthur Gray told his parents he wanted to be a doctor and his lifelong desire to help others has not waned.