Whether you are just experiencing thinning hair or have been bald for some time, Tallahassee, FL, board-certified plastic surgeon Laurence Z. Rosenberg, M.D., offers solutions for hair loss.
Interest in r hair transplant, typically brought on by aging, change in hormones, illness, or a family history of baldness, has significantly increased during the past 10 years. Today 2 out of every 3 men, and 1 in 5 women, suffer some degree of hair loss. The main cause of a diminishing hairline 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, 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 removes 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.
A variety of hair replacement techniques are available, including follicular unit extraction (FUE). Hair replacement surgery cannot help those with 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, P.A. 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.