Have you noticed someone you know who seems to have more hair now than they did five years ago?
Your suspicion may be correct. Statistics show that the demand for hair transplant procedures in both men and women has risen dramatically over the last several years. Many patients that had this procedure done 20-plus years ago had much different results than the results that are able to be obtained today due to newer techniques and refinements in the way surgeons are performing this procedure.
Hair transplantation oftentimes can be its own worst advertising, If you can tell that someone has had a hair transplant, it’s not a good sign. Patients sometimes ask our clinic, “is there any way to perform this procedure so it doesn’t look like the old ‘hair plugs?’” The answer is yes, but you must find a highly trained surgeon to perform this procedure the proper way.
How do you know if you are selecting a good surgeon when everyone claims he or she is an expert? With many physicians getting into hair transplant by purchasing fancy equipment, it is more important than ever to ask the right questions and look for the right things that will guide you to the surgeon that will give you the best possible results.
Hair Transplant procedures are challenging — not as much from a technical standpoint but rather from an artistic standpoint — in order to make them appear natural. What makes for the most natural appearing results in hair transplantation is paying meticulous attention to the natural direction and angle of hair growth.
Our clinic has a fulltime staff dedicated to many of the “moving parts” of hair transplant procedures — i.e. the dissection of the grafts, the preparation and grouping of different types of grafts, etc.
However, the most important part that determines 100 percent of the aesthetic result is creation of the recipient sites — the very small holes that determine the density, angulation, pattern and orientation of how the hairs will look when they grow out. This must be done with great care and a bit of artistry to get results that look natural. Most importantly, be sure that your hair transplant surgeon is well trained and qualified. Look for credentialing by selective hair restoration organizations. By choosing a surgeon that is well trained and experienced with treating hair loss, you also will be advised to some non-surgical options on preventing further hair loss.
Since hair transplant procedures are permanent, the happiest patients are those that also take measures to stop or slow down the progression of their natural hair loss. These measures can include minoxidil, laser light therapy, platelet rich plasma, etc. With a true hair restoration specialist, these therapies will be discussed in detail and are recommended for most patients.
Dr. Anthony Bared’s office is located at 6280 Sunset Dr., #506, So. Miami. For more information, call 305-414-2971 or visit online at www.facialplasticsurgerymiami.com.