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Surgical Solutions-Hair Transplantation

Hair transplantation surgery has improved in leaps and bounds over the past decade. The days of the “plugs and corn rows” are gone and the age of single hair-, micro-, and mini- grafting has arrived. Candidates for hair transplant surgery are usually individuals with genetic hair loss that have sufficient donor hair from the fringe of the scalp to transplant to the balding area.

The hairs on the sides and the back of your head are not affected by male pattern baldness. As a result a hair transplant surgeon can remove donor hair follicles from the sides and back and relocate them on the top of the scalp where hair loss has occurred and the newly transplanted hair will grow as it had from the donor region.

 

Before beginning a hair transplant our surgeon will review several important concerns:

  1. Are you in good general health?
  2. Do you have any bleeding or healing disorders?
  3. Your age and degree of hair loss.
  4. The quality and quantity of your donor hair.
  5. What is your ultimate cosmetic goal?

These are some of the most important issues in deciding whether someone is a suitable candidate for hair transplantation.

 

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The first step in the hair transplant process is the design of the hairline. The surgeon will sketch a suggestion for placement of the hairline. You are encouraged to participate in this decision process.

Next, the donor area is prepared. Hair in the back is lifted and a narrow strip of hair is trimmed. The hair from above will cover the area after suturing. Both the top and the back of the scalp are then anesthetized. Patients may be given the option of a sedative while the local anesthesia is applied. This is usually the only discomfort you will feel during the procedure, and lasts only one or two minutes.

A narrow strip is removed from the donor area and the skin from above and below is brought back together with a simple running stitch. The stitches are covered by your hair and removed in about ten days, usually leaving a fine scar line that is concealed by your own hair.

From the donor strip, naturally occurring Follicular Units, usually groups of 1-3 hairs, are separated under a microscope to preserve every follicle.

Our surgeon next creates the sites where the grafts will be placed. Tiny incisions are made at the hairline for the smallest 1 to 3 hair grafts. As the surgeon works back he will place gradually larger grafts containing Follicular Unit Groups. This allows your surgeon to accomplish more density without sacrificing naturalness. During the procedure, you will be awake and can chat with the surgeon and the staff. Procedure time is usually between 3 to 6 hours and you may eat or drink during the procedure.

 

The side-effects of hair transplantation surgery are relatively minor consisting of mild pain and discomfort after the operation, swelling which may move down to the eyes, and the formation of scabs over the grafts which take approximately one week to resolve. Modern hair transplantation surgery is comfortable, predictable, and the results are natural.

 

 

 

 

 

To find out more information on hair transplants call our office at 713-838-1880 and visit our website at www.tmhair.com to schedule your free hair and scalp analysis.

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Surgical Solutions For Hair Loss

Hair Loss affects men and women, from teenage years to senior citizens. Hair restoration surgery is an operation that takes hair from the back of the head and moves it to the area of hair loss. The fringe (back and sides) of hair on a balding scalp is known as donor dominant hair which is the hair that will continue to grow throughout the life of most men. The transplantation of this hair to a bald area does not change its ability to grow.

Donor dominance is the scientific basis for the success of hair transplantation. Dr. Okuda of Japan first described the use of transplanted hair to repair scarred eyelashes and eyebrows. Unfortunately, the outbreak of World War II prevented his valuable discovery from reaching the rest of the world for two decades. Dr. Norman Orentreich published the first widely read report on hair transplantation surgery in 1959 and the field of hair transplant surgery was born.

Surgical Options:- Hair Transplantation  –FUE Hair Transplant   –ACell Hair Regrowth Therapy 

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Who is a candidate for surgical hair restoration?

Candidates for hair transplant surgery are usually individuals with genetic hair loss that have sufficient donor hair from the fringe of the scalp to transplant to the balding area. In the past, many bald patients were not suitable candidates for hair transplant surgery but modern techniques like ultra-refined follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE) have advanced the art of hair transplant surgery so that many more men and women are candidates. Also advanced therapies like ACell combined with platelet rich plasma (PRP) hair regrowth injection therapy have revolutionized options for many patients.

Hair transplantation surgery has improved in leaps and bounds over the past decade. The days of the “plugs and corn rows” are gone and the age of single hair-, micro-, and mini- grafting has arrived. Through the use of the these variable sized hair grafts along with new and improved instrumentation, the accomplished hair transplantation surgeons can create a natural hair appearance that is appropriate for each individual patient. Single hair-grafts have the finest and softest appearance. Although they do not provide much density, they do provide the critical soft hairline that is the transition to thicker hair. Reconstructing a new hairline is a skill requiring surgical as well as artistic skill. It is critically important to get it is performed right the first time and thus requires considerable forethought and planning.

Examining the hairline of a non- balding person will show the presence of numerous single hairs in the very frontal hairline. Larger follicular bundles containing 2-3 hairs are placed behind the hairline to provide a gradually increasing hair density so that the single hair and follicular hair bundles can blend naturally.

The side-effects of hair transplantation surgery are relatively minor consisting of mild pain and discomfort after the operation, swelling which may move down to the eyes, and the formation of scabs over the grafts which take approximately one week to resolve. Serious problems of bleeding, scarring, and infection are rare. Modern hair transplantation surgery is comfortable, predictable, and the results are natural.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To find out if your a surgical canidate schedule your free hair and scalp analysis by calling our office at 713-838-1880 or visit our website at www.tmhair.com

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New York Post Article

The New York Post published an article on Monday June 8, 2015 on the significant increase in teens and hair loss and what they are doing for help.

To view the article click here: New York Post

 

 

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TMHair restoration clinic applauds the New York Post for helping to raise awareness about hair loss on a national level. The majority of people experiencing hair loss are unaware of the many products and solutions available to them; because of this countless hours are spent online by people trying to self diagnosis. The number of people experiencing hair loss continues to increase which has created for all types of hair restoration to be perfected. At TMHair we now offer all proven solutions available. Visit our website at www.tmhair.com and come in for your free hair and scalp analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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National Cancer Survivor Month

survivorIn America, 14 million people are survivors of cancer, but the burden of the disease carries on after the final treatment is administered. Issues facing cancer survivors include the physical effects of treatment, the emotional scars that remain and the fear of recurrence.  If you had to undergo chemotherapy or other treatments and lost your hair, we are here to help!

 

 

The Most Natural Looking Solution Available

For patients recently diagnosed or currently undergoing chemotherapy and dealing with hair loss, our customized, human-hair systems are currently the most natural looking solution available. A medical hair prostheses or a medical hair “system” is prescribed to meet the patients’ individual hair needs. This solution allows us to completely re-create the hair style the patient had prior to hair loss.  They are handmade using the exact measurements of your scalp, so they fit like a glove. The base is light-weight, breathable, comfortable to wear and looks like a real scalp with natural hair growing from it. The systems can match the patients exact hair color, texture, length and even density. Since they are made with human hair – not synthetic – the patient can style it however they want: curl, straighten, or pull it up. After treatment is completed and the patient’s natural hair starts to grow back, we make modifications to the system so the patient can continue wearing the system and make a gradual change until they are comfortable without it.

We offer a 100% money back, appearance guarantee – no strings attached. When the patient initially meets with one of our hair loss specialists, we will also walk them through the process of how to find out if insurance coverage will apply.

 

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The Road Back To Recovery…

For patients who have just finished treatments, I recommend our 3-Step Laser Therapy Treatment Program to stimulate the and jump-start the growth cycle. These treatments combined with our pharmaceutical grade products will help speed up the process of growing your hair back.

Your program will consist of the following components, varying in use depending on your individual needs and skin type.

-The first step in our process consists of scalp massage, which relaxes the scalp and allows blood to flow and circulate more effectively. This step lays the groundwork for future treatments, as it makes your scalp a more receptive environment for Laser Therapy and the application of our pharmaceutical-quality products.

-The next step utilizes one of the most technologically advanced cold lasers available: the Alpha Laser. The most powerful laser available for cosmetic purposes, the Alpha Laser is medically tested and approved for treating thinning and damaged hair.

-The final step in our process to stimulate hair growth is the application of pharmaceutical-quality products. These products were formulated to optimize the healing process by delivering the nutrients and vitamins necessary to maintain and optimize the work done by the Alpha Laser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on solutions for chemotherapy and medically related hair loss visit our website at www.tmhair.com

 

 

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