VARIOUS HAIR TRANSPLANT USES & HAIR LOSS CAUSES
MALE PATTERN BALDNESS
Naturally, the first use you would think of for hair transplant would be for male pattern baldness (MPB). This is the typical receding hairline with or without thinning or balding of the crown (the top near the back). It is the gold standard for male pattern baldness providing the patient is a good candidate. A good candidate would be someone with an adequate donor site, where the grafts are taken from, and this is in the back of the scalp. Virtually everyone has hair in the back of the scalp, even into their nineties. These are the ideal hair follicles used for hair transplant because they are genetically coded to never fall out. They can be grafted anywhere and they still won’t fall out. Another important factor of a good candidate is one who has not lost too much hair compared to the size of their donor site. This article will explore various Hair Transplant Uses.
AGING & HAIR LOSS
Typically a person is born with 100,000 to 150,000 hair follicles. A hair transplant is a redistribution of these follicles that are suitable for grafts, meaning they are taken from the area that will grow hair for decades. About 40% of females also have noticeable hair loss by the age of 50, and hair loss is much more acceptable in men than women. A hair transplant is usually a home run in females providing they are good candidates. The restrictions are similar to those of men. Check out our gallery of men and women before and after Hair Transplantation.
The patient below started to lose her hair going into menopause. Various Hair Transplant uses include Hair Restoration for women and men that have lost hair due to aging.
HAIR LOSS CAUSED BY FACELIFTS
With the above being said, what are the other various Hair Transplant uses? Certain facelift techniques, unfortunately, remove hair-bearing scalp such as the hairline behind the ear. If the facelift is not properly planned and executed, neck skin will be brought into the scalp area behind the ear leaving a bald area. This prevents a patient from wearing their hair up without this lack of hair being obvious. This can also be true in the sideburn area and the temporal area following a facelift. Hair transplantation is the ideal treatment for these problems.
Similarly, a brow or forehead lift can also raise the hairline excessively. The best treatment would be a hair transplant. Some people inherit high foreheads and want their hairline lowered. As with Male Pattern Baldness, hair transplantation is the treatment of choice.
Many women have plucked their eyebrows to the point that they have virtually none left. A tedious, but the excellent remedy is hair transplants with single hair grafts. The hairs must be directed outward and somewhat upwards to appear natural. The hairs must be trimmed occasionally because otherwise, they will grow too long. We offer permanent Eyebrow Restoration via Neograft Hair Transplant and also offer Microblading at Finger and Associates by Becky Brinson our Medical Tattoo Artist.
Another type of hair loss is called “traction alopecia.” This is from wearing tight braids, weave, ponytails and, other tight hairstyles. This can cause the hair follicles to be damaged which results in hair loss. Traction Alopecia is unfortunately very common. Any type of chronic traction on the hair, and thus hair follicles, frequently causes permanent hair loss. These cases must be individually assessed by an experienced expert to see if they are candidates for a hair transplant. If so, the Hair Transplantation and sometimes a scalp reduction coupled with a Hair Transplant can be the only way to counter the permanent hair loss.
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