5 Reasons to Consider Hair Transplant Surgery in 2018
December 7, 2017
Hair loss surgery has made significant improvements over the years thanks to new technology. Gone are the days of limited options such as hair plugs or large scars from outdated techniques. At Nashville Hair Clinic, we offer the most up-to-date hair loss treatments for both men and women. If you are considering hair loss treatment for 2018, read on to learn more about your options.
1. You've been balding for a while.
You may already know this from experience, but hair loss is a slow process. Hair grows and falls out in different stages, so it takes a while for specific areas to go completely bald. Waiting for hair transplantation surgery once you've been balding awhile gives your doctor certain advantages, such as a blueprint to work off of when it comes to your balding pattern. Your doctor will also have a good understanding of where you might start thinning next and use the opportunity to fill in these areas during your treatment. Your treatment plan will also be more specific and tailored to meet your needs.
2. Hair Transplants look natural.
The most frequently asked question at the Nashville Hair Clinic is, "will my transplant really look natural?" The answer is yes! Hair plugs look garish and unnatural, so it's no wonder many people think hair transplantation surgery is going to look obvious. There are a lot of new technologies and advancements which means you hair surgeon can provide you with the most natural looking results.
3. There Are Surgical Options That Give You Permanent Results.
The great news is there are a few surgical options that help you get a full, healthy head of hair:
Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, is a technique of extracting hairs from donor areas to restore volume in balding spots. This method uses a small, round punch to move small follicular units from one space to another. This particular process is fantastic because it is precise and allows the doctor more control over the results.
The type of grafts we obtain with our SAFE motorized follicular unit extraction exceeds the quality of any other FUE method. If you are a good candidate for this kind of surgery, you may rest assured that at Nashville Hair Clinic you will have the best results possible.
Multi-Unit Graft Surgery
Graft surgery works by taking large strips of hair from donor areas and applying them to areas with less volume. This particular procedure is ideal for those who have large bald patches on the scalp where they would like to improve density.
At Nashville Hair Clinic, we go one step forward, customizing those multi-unit grafts depending on your type of hair and the extent of your hair loss. In this way, we avoid the “grafty” appearance that some patients have after a multi-unit graft surgery. We called those multi-units “NHC Bundles.”
4. You're at the right age.
When it comes to hair loss timing is everything. You want to make sure you have been balding for a while, as we previously mentioned, but also you are at the right age. You can start losing hair as soon as you hit puberty, but it's not advisable to rush into surgery. Most doctors suggest waiting until you are at least thirty years old or have been balding for more than five years before you consider transplantation surgery.
5. You Are Looking for a Non-Surgical Option.
If surgery just isn't for you, the great news is there a few non-surgical options:
P.R.P. (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Platelet Rich Plasma is an excellent choice for those who don't have the option of downtime. It's become quite popular amongst famous athletes who need to return to work quickly. The process uses a mixture of your blood, which is then injected to help "heal cells." The right candidate receives two to three injections and requires a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes once every month.
Scalp Micro Pigmentation
This particular non-surgical treatment is excellent for people with limited donor hair and who need to treat scars. The technique uses a small dot of colored pigment (which matches the surrounding hair color) and is deposited on your epidermis, stimulating the appearance of hair. The effect is so realistic that it is nearly impossible to distinguish what is a hair from what is pigment. We highly recommend it for scar revision after multiple open donor hair transplants.
At Nashville Hair Clinic we provide you with the latest advancement of all hair transplants. To learn more about what we do call our offices at 615-635-0892 to speak to a member of our staff. For a limited time, we are offering $250 off your procedure when you book a consultation.