Hair Replacement Houston When many people consider procedures for hair restoration, they may assume that the most popular choices available to them are “hair plugs”. That’s just clearly not the case. While hair plugs may have been one of the most common procedures at once, the reality is that over the last few years, the field of hair restoration surgery has progressed significantly, especially in Houston. State-of-the-art surgical techniques have now made it possible, with remarkably natural results, to recover areas of missing hair. Our experts are highly skilled surgeons in hair restoration who have innovative procedures designed to rebuild your hair with results that look like they have never been lost.
Hair Thinning Cure
Seeking a cure to their thinning hair may have a strong effect on their self-esteem for the millions of men and women suffering from male and female pattern baldness, medically known as androgenetic alopecia. With the social stigma associated to going bald, particularly for those at an early age or for female patients, it can be essential for the overall happiness of a person to find the most appropriate medication to overcome age-related hair loss.
Minimize Scarring and Maximize Results with FUE
For modern hair implants, two of the most advanced methods exist; DHI and follicular unit excision (FUE) at our company in Houston. Both options will effectively rebuild hairlines and restore hair to balding areas of the scalp, and our doctor provides both to patients. In specific, FUE provides outcomes that, without excessively visible or distracting scars, appear perfectly normal. FUE most frequently leads to a faster recovery, making it the treatment of choice for many patients with hair loss.
For strip harvesting methods, FUE is used as an effective tool at our company. Since no scalp excision is required during FUE, this less intrusive and equally successful procedure will benefit patients. Patients who require a smaller number of grafts, feel tightness in their scalp, wear their hair short, or have already lost their donor sites from previous transplant procedures all make perfect candidates for FUE.
The FUE Procedure
To ensure the operation is painless and the patient is relaxed during the duration of their care, FUE is done under local anesthesia by our special team. Our doctor starts removing follicular units from the viable donor sites once the patient has become numb.
As follicles located in the back and sides of the scalp are more resistant to the damaging effects of DHT, men usually encounter baldness on the top and front of the scalp. Our surgeon removes hair follicles in these areas for male patients, as their DHT-resistant qualities can provide long – term results. Women appear to experience scalp-wide diffuse hair loss and do not benefit from hair portions that are resistant to DHT. Not every female patient is an FUE nominee, and our surgeon tests them for the operation on a case-by-case basis.
Each follicle unit comprises one to four hair strands and is collected using a handheld punch system separately from the donor sites. Our doctor will start the implantation portion of the procedure once a sufficient number of follicular units have been harvested. Follicular units are placed along with the balding parts of the scalp one at a time. Our specialist takes great care to position them in patterns that resemble and replicate the growth of the surrounding hair, ensuring that the hair transplanted looks natural and seamlessly blends in.
Our surgeon completes the operation after all of the grafts have been transplanted. Depending on how many units are required to achieve the desired outcomes, the duration of the surgery can differ considerably, but most FUE operations last between two and four hours.
DHI Hair Transplant
At our company, DHI (Direct Hair Implantation), is a procedure utilized to transplant the extracted hair grafts directly into the recipient area without the microchannel formation stage. Some have recently reported that DHI is a newly developed method for hair transplantation, specifically in the hair restoration and transplantation area. The others believed that for hair transplant, there is no accepted method called DHI and it is a marketing trick. It is therefore not right to accept the DHI technique as an independent process, as it is an indispensable part of the procedure for hair transplant surgery.
As a consequence, with the DHI technique, it would not need to create microchannels or recipient site since the extracted hair grafts are inserted by a medical instrument directly to the recipient site by our doctor, containing a super fine injector called Choi pen or Choi implanter. So, in this case, it will be a built-in step to build the receiver site and transplant the hair grafts. This would eliminate the steps of the hair transplant process, as the steps “forming the microchannels” and “placing hair grafts” will no longer occur.
The main use of the DHI hair transplant technique, however, is to increase the necessary density of transplanted hair grafts, since the superfine end of the injector (Choi pen) with the expertise of our doctor will help provide sufficient opportunity within each square centimeter of the recipient region to transplant the required number of hair grafts.
The benefits of using the DHI Hair Transplantation process are:
- Each hair graft’s angle and direction can easily be determined by our surgeon.
- Using the Choi pen will minimize bleeding while the microchannels are created, which will also help to reduce the recovery time.
- The recipient area does not to be shaved by our doctor. And, the hair around the transplanted region does not need to be shortened. It is more fitting for women, therefore.
- Our doctor insets hair grafts directly into the recipient region of the scalp, thus minimizing the remaining time outside the body for the hair grafts. Hence, the root of the hair graft will remain strong and stable.
Hair Replacement Recovery
Hair restoration is a satisfying experience that can create throughout the scalp a more youthful hairline and thick, dense hair. Both procedures can lead to normal outcomes and complete hair regeneration, whether you want to undergo DHI or follicular unit excision (FUE).
Our surgeon and expert team at our organization aim to provide exceptional treatment and transformative outcomes for their patients. It is an important part of the hair restoration process to prepare for your hair transplant recovery and understanding what to expect following treatment can help put your mind at ease. Aftercare protocols are carefully set out by our doctor and team that allows their patients to enjoy a relaxed hair transplant recovery and finally you can see the optimal results.
After Your Hair Transplant
On an outpatient basis, hair transplant surgery is done, ensuring patients can return home directly after their appointment. The scalp will be reddened, swollen and sensitive to the touch after the operation. Scabbing, scratching and numbness that can last for only a few weeks.
Hair Transplant Patients
Patients with hair transplants will need to stop touching their freshly transplanted hair, from one to two weeks after surgery until the grafts recover. Patients will shower the next day, but before our doctor finds it okay, they may need to avoid direct water pressure on the scalp and might not shampoo their hair. It will also be important to stop brushing and combing so as not to uproot the new hair. During this time, hats may be worn to cover up the procedure’s obvious impact, as long as they are not too tight.
Scalp friction and tension may have adverse consequences, so patients will have to wait two to three weeks before restarting exercise and strenuous activities. Hair transplantation surgery is a relatively minor process, and patients can feel well enough to return to work the very next day. For immediate side effects to reduce, most patients prefer to take at least a few days to one week off from work. Hair around the harvesting sites may also be shortened, and patients will want to take some time off to regrow their hair.
Hair reconstruction is a process and it will take some time for new transplants to start producing visible hair growth. In fact, about two to three weeks after the procedure, the transplanted follicles generally shed their hair. Before starting new growth, the grafts will then enter a resting period for several months. In around six to nine months, outcomes will first become apparent, although not all of the grafts will grow hair immediately.
Usually, final effects are visible about 12 months after surgery, but it may take a certain time to fully develop. The grafts will keep growing hair well into the future after hair transplantation surgery, and will not be affected by the continuation of hereditary hair loss.
At our company, we make use of the most advanced and also the newest methods to cure all types of hair loss conditions. If you are willing to learn more about treatments and others, please do not hesitate to phone us.