Hair Restoration in Boston, MA
Neem Medical Spa, located in Somerville and Winchester, led by board-certified internal medicine physician Dr. Rosy Sandhu, offers hair restoration to the residents of the Greater Boston area.
What is Causing My Hair to Fall Out?
Some men and women begin to experience hair loss in their 20s. Most cases of hair loss are not the result of personal hygiene habits or aging. Genetics is the leading cause of hair loss for men. For women, changes in hormone levels, such as what occurs during pregnancy or menopause, can lead to hair loss. Certain medications, medical conditions, and illnesses may also play a role in hair loss.
What are the Most Important Factors in Hair Restoration?
To be considered for hair replacement surgery, you must have sufficient amounts of healthy donor hair to extract from the back or sides of your scalp. Hair restoration cannot be performed if the patient does not have an adequate amount of donor hair sites. The quality of the donor hair plays a role in the restoration process. Patients who have fine or light-colored hair will see thinner results than people with coarse and dark hair.
Undergoing hair replacement surgery has a positive effect on a person’s appearance and self-esteem. Having an awareness of the steps and outcome of the procedure will help you make an informed decision.
What to Expect from Hair Transplantation?
One of the most important factors of hair replacement is having donor sites with hair that is dense enough to fill the areas with thinning hair and baldness. Contrary to popular belief, candidates for hair restoration do not need to have bald spots or be completely bald. We highly recommend seeking treatment for hair loss as soon as possible. Seeking treatment early will help to slow down the hair loss. Patients can undergo a hair restoration procedure at any age. Men and women who have hair replacement surgery in their 20s and 30s do not undergo as involved a surgery because the hair in the donor site is not completely established.
During your consultation, our hair restoration specialist will explain the procedure and the expected results. Consideration is given to how your skin tone and hair color will impact how full your hair looks after the transplantation. Should you elect to have hair transplantation surgery, our hair reconstruction specialist describes the recommended technique and surgery details, such as anesthesia, recovery, possible risks, and costs.
Hair Replacement Process
Hair replacement surgery is unique to the patient. However, our hair replacement specialists do follow some steps that are identical for women and men. While most patients only require the use of a local anesthetic, we can give patients oral medication to help them stay relaxed. To harvest donor hair, a small strip of individual hairs and soft tissue is removed from the sides or back of the scalp. Every strip contains a large number of individual donor hairs. The strip is cut into smaller grafts that contain one to five hairs. Our hair restoration specialist makes small incisions in the areas that are thinning and balding. The graft is placed into the incisions. The procedure takes anywhere from three to eight hours, depending on the nature of the hair replacement surgery.
Unlike the older hair transplant techniques, today’s techniques involve positioning the grafts in a manner that recreates a normal pattern of hair growth. This allows patients to enjoy years of hair growth without anyone suspecting they ever had an issue with thinning hair or balding.
Hair Replacement Consultation and Costs in Boston
Certain types of medical conditions may prevent you from being considered a good candidate for hair transplantation surgery. During your consultation at our Winchester or Somerville office, our hair restoration specialist will review your medical history and examine your scalp. Our hair restoration specialist will discuss the number of grafts you need and explain the surgical procedure. The specialist will also answer any of your questions. Our patient coordinator will explain the cost of the procedure as well as discuss your payment and financing options.
If you live in the Boston area and want to know more about hair replacement surgery, contact us at Neem Medical Spa, located in Somerville and Winchester.