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Hair Replacement


3d Animated Procedures


Both men and women of varying ages can suffer from hair loss. Hair loss can be inherited, caused by trauma or burns, or simply occur as a natural part of the aging process. These days there are a number of options for restoring hair loss; one of these options is Hair Replacement. Hair Replacement is done through techniques that use your existing hair. Ideal candidates for a Hair Replacement procedure have healthy hair growth on the sides and back of the head. These areas of healthy hair growth will be used as donor sites from which flaps and grafts and taken.

Hair Replacement may be done in conjunction with other hair restoration techniques to give the best, more natural result possible. In some Hair Replacement procedures an instrument, tube-like in nature, will punch round grafts from the donor area to place them in the balding area. Once the skin below the hair has been stretched, it is surgically placed to cover the bald spot or spots. During a flap procedure, the bald section of the scalp is cut and then sewn into the desired place. There are many different pattern used in a scalp reduction technique, though all work to bring the hair and scalp together in order to cover the bald area.

It is normal to experience some discomfort following the procedure that can be managed with pain medication. After two days, you may carefully wash your hair. Stitches, if used, will be removed in 10 days. For up to three weeks following the procedure, strenuous activity is to be avoided. If it important to follow your doctors orders in your recovery process so as not to hinder your recovery or slow it down. Occasionally patients of hair transplants, plugs or grafts may experience loss of the new hair within six weeks of the surgery, but this condition is almost always temporary and the new hair re-grows within another five to six weeks.

To conclude, hair replacement surgery may be a good a option for you, but it is a serious procedure that needs to be considered. Scheduling a consultation to talk to your surgeon about the procedure is the most useful step you can take when considering your hair restoration options. Your surgeon will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment and give you a more accurate picture of what to expect, as well as weight the risks and benefits of the procedure for you. You’ll want to do some research first and find a board certified surgeon you can trust.

*Individual Results may vary

Richard Levine, MD, DDS, FACS
4499 Medical Drive, Suite 316
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: 210-614-2747
Fax: (210) 614-6221
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