The idea of getting a hair transplant seems like a good one, but the prospect of scarring may cause you to think twice. Even with advanced technologies available, some candidates for this procedure hesitate for lack of information. Knowing what to expect and how your scalp may be affected by possible scarring can help you make the decision and give you peace of mind.
Choosing the Right Specialist
When first considering this procedure, it is important to choose the right specialist. You want to work with a doctor who is knowledgeable in the field, and one who will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer all your questions in terms you can readily understand. Expertise, experience and skill in a variety of hair transplant options assures you that your doctor is one in whom you can have confidence.
Minor, But Still Surgery
Even though it is not a major undertaking, hair transplant therapy is still surgery. There are two main types, follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular Unit excision (FUE).
FUT transplants involve removing a thin donor strip of hair from the back or side of the head. The strip is cut into smaller sections with follicles. These are transplanted onto the balding areas. Slight linear scarring can be expected at the donor site with this method of hair transplant.
Linear scarring can be avoided with the FUE method of transplant. In this procedure, hair is harvested by individual follicle. Dr. Stong uses the NeoGraft® system, which removes the individual hair follicles without leaving a scar. This procedure expedites the transplant by allowing as many as 3,000 follicular units to be removed in a single session.
A Natural Finish
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing hair transplants is your appearance after treatment. You want a finish that looks as natural as the hair you had as a youngster. Checking reviews and testimonials from previous patients, as well as before and after photos, gives you an idea of the work you can expect from your doctor.
Your doctor will consult with you regarding the available hair transplant options. After examination and discussing your goals, the treatment that best suits your needs will be recommended.
Dr. Benjamin Stong is a dual board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in a variety of hair transplant techniques. At Kalos Hair Transplant, you can be assured of exemplary hair restoration. Find out more about the options by making an appointment with us today.
Posted on behalf of Kalos Hair Transplant
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342