Why Should I Consider a Hair Transplant?
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Thinning hair, or balding. It’s a dilemma that both men and women have been facing for centuries. The question remains, why do some people retain most of their hair, even through old age, while others begin to lose it while still in their youth? If you’ve asked yourself this question because of your own thinning hair, you might be considering a hair transplant in La Jolla.
We can either look at hair loss as a part of life, and accept the aesthetic and emotional changes that will occur with it, or we can decide to be proactive and do something about it.
Hair loss can be a frustrating and helpless feeling, particularly for the younger man who may feel that nature has cheated him of his better looking years. Others are just plain annoyed with what they see going on, and choose to do something about it; not necessarily to look younger per se, but just to look healthier, to look their best.
Why Should I Consider a Hair Transplant?
Hair transplants are about changing perceptions- yours as well as others. The ultimate purpose is to enhance the quality of your life, in both your personal and your professional pursuits. Our objective for all transplants remains the same: recreate a natural head of hair which stands the test of time. A successful transplant will endure the rigors of both sports as well as the simple activities of normal daily life, whether it be running errands on a windy day, riding in a convertible, dancing, swimming, etc…
Recently, a patient had this to say about his hair transplant:
“Let’s face it; hair loss is associated with an uneasy feeling. I look around and notice issues that people justifiably have to feel uneasy about, and I’m thankful that one of mine was only hair loss! Ultimately, it was one issue that a planned investment corrected with absolute satisfaction! When I realized I could do something that was positively proactive it became a “no-brainer” to proceed with the hair transplant procedure. I now know that a hair restoration procedure can make a huge difference in one’s quality of life. I can tell the difference in my “dating behavior” since my hair has grown in, as I am much more comfortable with my appearance, and that comes across in my interactions with others.”
Would I Be a Good Candidate for a Hair Transplant?
A hair transplant is ideal for any man or woman who is experiencing androgenetic-based hair loss, has a healthy scalp, and has an adequate amount of hair in the donor areas. Suitable candidates should also have reasonable expectations.
Hair transplants are not generally recommended for people with uncontrolled diabetes, an active autoimmune disease, or an allergy to local anesthetic. They are not ideal for those suffering from severe systemic infections, scalp problems, or skin conditions like pemphigus and keloids.
What Is the Hair Transplant Consultation Like?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Carman will assess your hair loss and hair quality, and he will diagnose the reason for your hair loss. He will also go over your family history related to hair loss and inquire if you have ever had any similar surgeries. Dr. Carman will ask about your lifestyle, goals, and expectations. Make sure to ask questions so that you can have a better idea of what to expect from the procedure.
What Happens During a Hair Transplant?
The initial preparations for a hair transplant include cleaning the scalp and administering local anesthesia. Various techniques can be used for transplantation. The procedure involves harvesting healthy follicles from a portion of the back and sides of the scalp and transferring them to the balding areas.
The donor hair is usually taken from areas of the scalp where the hair grows the thickest. Once the harvested follicles have been grafted into the thinning areas, they will grow new hair over the next twelve months.
What Is Recovery Like After a Hair Transplant?
After getting a hair transplant, you will be given medications to relieve the pain, lower the risk of infections, and reduce the swelling.
The grafted hair will fall out over the first few weeks after surgery as they go into the resting phase. The newly implanted follicles grow new hair from three to 12 months after the hair transplant.
How Much Does a Hair Transplant Cost?
The cost of a hair transplant procedure varies depending on factors like the number of grafts used and the exact techniques used. You can ask more questions about the price of the surgery during the consultation.
Contact Us to Learn More
What’s keeping you from proceeding with your hair transplant in La Jolla? Contact us and we can help you address your specific concerns. Enjoy browsing our website to gain additional information. With the advances in Follicular Unit Transplantation over the last two decades, the creation of a long-lasting, natural-appearing head of hair is completely achievable in the hands of an artistically inclined, experienced surgeon. Given this possibility, your solution to hair loss becomes a “no-brainer” -an easy decision to follow if you’re annoyed with the feelings generated by your ongoing hair loss.
There is a solution, and it is possible for you to have that experience too!