While it is socially accepted more in males than females, hair loss can have a profound effect on one’s appearance and self-esteem. If balding occurs at an early age, it can make you look much older than you really are. Hair loss doesn’t just come with age, however. Both men and women in all stages of adult life can experience hair loss due a variety of causes. Regardless of why you are shedding hair, you don’t have to live with it. Consider hair transplant surgery from Avance Plastic Surgery in Reno.
Hair transplant techniques have undergone remarkable improvements in recent decades. Through advanced and highly precise transplant methods, we can help men and women regain a full and natural-looking head of hair. Here are some frequently asked questions about hair loss and hair transplant surgery:
Why do people lose their hair?
Heredity is the primary cause of hair loss for men and women. Male pattern baldness is the most common cause for hair loss and is known for gradual shrinkage and eventual loss of hair around the front, crown and top of the scalp. Hair loss can also be caused by stress, diet, hormonal change, aging as well as certain medications and medical conditions like thyroid disease, anemia, lupus, protein deficiency, polycystic ovary syndrome and low vitamin levels.
What is a hair transplant?
Hair transplantation is considered a permanent solution to reverse all types of hair loss in male and female patients. While a hair transplant is a surgical procedure, it can now be done with minimal scarring and downtime. Hair follicles are harvested individually from donor areas of the scalp (the back and/or sides) and transplanted into areas that are thinning or balding (typically the front, top or crown of the scalp.
What can patients expect after hair transplantation?
Once hair transplant surgery is complete, the hair follicles will continue to grow for a lifetime! Unlike past hair transplant methods that may cause linear scarring in the back of the head, patients of modern hair transplant surgery can enjoy the freedom of having the hairstyle of their choice. In fact, you can color and cut your hair just as you did before hair loss.
Is hair loss sabotaging your self-confidence, your relationships or even your career? It may be time to consider hair transplant surgery. Call Avance Plastic Surgery today to learn more about what you can personally expect from this innovative and permanent hair restoration technique.