Whether you are just experiencing signs of baldness or have been bald for sometime, Tallahassee board-certified plastic surgeon Laurence Z. Rosenberg, M.D., has found a solution for hair loss.
Interest in hair replacement typically brought on by aging, change in hormones, illness or a family history of baldness has significantly increased during the past 10 years. Today two out of every three men, and one five women, suffer some degree of hair loss. The main cause of a diminishing hair line for men is heredity. And in women, hormonal changes such as menopause may cause thinning and hair loss. As a rule, the earlier hair loss begins, the more severe the baldness will become.
“Hair transplantation involves removing small pieces of hair-bearing scalp grafts from a donor site and relocating them to a bald or thinning area,” said Dr. Rosenberg. “Modern hair restoration techniques transfer thousands of individual follicular units, with each containing one to four hairs. This results in a natural looking, permanent solution to hair loss.”
Prior to surgery, the “donor area” is trimmed short so the grafts can be easily accessed and removed. Then a scalpel is used to remove small sections of hair-bearing scalp, which will be divided into tiny sections and transplanted into tiny holds of slits within the scalp. The donor site may be closed with stitches resulting in a small, straight-line scar. The stitches are typically concealed with the surrounding hair.
There are a variety of hair replacement techniques that are available, although hair replacement surgery cannot help those who have total baldness. Candidates for hair replacement must have a healthy growth of hair on the sides or back of the head.
Hair loss consultations are available by appointment.
Since its founding, Southeastern Plastic Surgery has been a leading cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery center offering a vast array of services and products. For more information contact us or to schedule a consultation, call 850-219-2000.