Los Angeles Hair Transplant Overview
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the country, many people have had more time viewing how they look on video conference calls and not everyone likes what they see either onscreen or in the mirror. Patients with thinning hair often turn to a hair transplant to restore hair to the areas of the scalp that has thin hair or bald patches. Hair loss can be a normal part of the aging process but it can also occur due to a number of medical conditions or some form of trauma to the scalp. Hair restoration can be performed for cosmetic or reconstructive reasons. Not sure about the effectiveness of a hair transplant? Let’s take a closer look at how a Los Angeles hair transplant works and how it can help you achieve the hairline of your dreams.
Types of Hair Transplants
During a hair transplant procedure, a surgeon removes hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp that is located on the sides or back of the head. The grafts are removed and placed in tiny incisions that are made in the targeted balding area of the scalp.
When it comes to a Los Angeles hair transplant, patients have multiple options:
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is when the surgeon removes the hair grafts on an individual basis from the donor area or elsewhere on the body if there is not enough available hair in the donor area. The hair grafts are individually placed in the scalp by the surgeon and there is no linear scar that results from the surgery.
- Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) is when the surgeon removes the hair grafts in their natural grouping of one to four hair grafts. The hair grafts are moved from the donor area by removing them in a strip of skin which can leave a linear scar on the scalp. The strip of skin is then dissected into smaller segments in order to implant the individual hair follicles.
- Celebrity FUE Hair Transplant is an FUE procedure developed and performed by Dr. Mohebi in his Los Angeles hair restoration center. There are a limited number of grafts that can be transplanted with this hair restoration technique so it is ideal for patients that want to keep their hair transplant anonymous. It is an outpatient hair restoration surgery with little downtime after the surgery and little to no detectability after the procedure. Patients should be aware that they can enter the surgery with long hair since there is not any trimming or shaving of the donor or recipient areas.
Hair Transplant Success – How it is Achieved
Hair transplants are effective methods of restoring the growth of hair on the scalp of patients. The ultimate success of the hair restoration surgery depends on a number of factors including the overall experience and skill of the surgeon, the number of hair grafts available for use during the surgery, the projected final results and the patient following the post-op instructions provided by the surgeon.
Hair Transplants – Do They Last
The hair that is transplanted is natural in appearance and the results are long-lasting. In addition, the hair that comes from the donor area on the scalp is resistant to balding which means the patient will not have to worry about losing the hair that is transplanted.
A person can still lose hair on the scalp that was not transplanted by the surgeon so a follow-up hair transplant might be necessary in the future if hair loss occurs elsewhere on the scalp. In addition, patients might want a “touch-up” procedure in the future that will be performed to fill-in areas of the scalp where the hair is not as thick as the transplanted area.
Consult with a Board-Certified Doctor Before and After the Los Angeles Hair Transplant Surgery
Patients interested in having a hair transplant should schedule a consultation appointment with a surgeon that is board-certified and experienced in performing hair transplants. The doctor can examine the scalp of the patient and will discuss the desired final results with the patient to determine the best treatment option to achieve the hairline of their dreams.
As mentioned above, the surgeon will give the patient detailed post-op instructions to follow to ensure the hair grafts are not damaged immediately after the surgery. The surgeon will also show the patient how to properly wash the hair after the surgery. It is important to follow the post-op instructions to ensure the continued health of the hair grafts.
A hair transplant is a good option for people with bald patches or thinning hair on the scalp who wish to have a fuller head of hair. Hair restoration can also give a person a better self-image and help the patient feel more confident in their interaction with others on a daily basis.
Want to learn more about the hair transplant process? Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Mohebi to discuss your hair transplant goals and to answer any questions you have about having a hair transplant in his state of the art Los Angeles hair transplant medical center.