Hair Transplant (Restoration) in Houston, Texas

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From Hair Loss to Hair Restoration

Like youth and good health, many people take their hair for granted until they start losing it, that is. Alopecia, or hair loss can occur because of a variety of factors, including patterned baldness, pregnancy, medications, infection, hormone fluctuation, hormone fluctuations, and trauma.

For many individuals, hair restoration in Houston Texas can help bring back a fuller head of hair. If you're dealing with hair loss, whether it is thinning on top or seems like your hair loss is happening all over your head,  and you want to do something about it so you can once again feel more confident in the way you look, a hair transplant procedure may be your answer. Advanced technology and the skills of an experienced physician, your hair restoration can be less invasive than might have thought. 

Today’s Hair Restoration Treatments

Laser Technology

One popular noninvasive procedure involves the use of laser technology. Laser hair restoration prevents further loss of hair and facilitates healthy hair generation. Gentle laser energy is applied to the scalp to stimulate the flow of blood to the hair follicles and generate hair growth.

Scalp Reduction

Scalp reduction surgery is a procedure that minimizes balding areas of the scalp by removing small open areas and rejoining the scalp with fuller areas. Skin has an elastic quality, so it is possible to stretch it gently to shift hair covered scalp up to occupy a larger area of the head. Also, this method is helpful for people suffering from alopecia areata, who have bald patches that are not caused by conventional female or male pattern baldness. Another small benefit for certain patients is the slight lifting of the brow or forehead areas that may show signs of aging for some patients.

PRP Hair Therapy

For people who are beginning to face the problem of thinning hair, a full-fledged hair transplantation won’t be of benefit to them. As such, Dr. Patt offers the Platelet-Rich Plasma procedure, popularly called PRP Therapy, that involves the injection of your own blood plasma serum directly into those patches of the scalp that are beginning to show signs of balding and thinning. The PRP hair restoration option is ideal for women who want to tackle the problem of hair loss before it becomes too obvious.

The growth factors in our own plasma will help hair become stronger, facilitate re-growth, and even repair sun-damaged skin and signs of aging. Like the other procedures, this procedure is also non-invasive, and allows you to carry on with your normal routine without any hassles whatsoever.

Hair Transplantation

Hair transplants and implants are the most common form of hair restoration available today. Modern technology provides patients with less downtime and faster post-surgery recovery periods. At the same time, patients report very satisfying results. Deeming it as a popular long-term solution to hair loss. The two surgical techniques used for removing the grafts are called FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation).

Clinical Products & Devices

There are thousands of products, gimmicks, and devices available these days that will claim to help prevent hair loss and bring about restoration; however, when consulting with an expert cosmetic reconstructive and facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Patt, the products that he and Sandy Fridge offer to patients are clinically proven to help restore the scalp and promote hair growth. The licensed products and vitamins that are available at the Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery are designed to help maintain healthy hair, and are only recommended for patients that will best benefit from them, based on their particular hair loss experience.

 

What is a Hair Transplant Procedure?

A hair transplant procedure (hair restoration) is a type of surgery performed for restoring hair in various scalp areas that have thinning hair or are bald. There are numerous types of hair replacement procedures. Often these involve hair transplantation, however, scalp tissue expansion, flap surgery and scalp reduction surgery are other techniques used to replace hair. Each may be used by itself or in combination, providing you with the best possible hair replacement outcome.

One of the best and most highly effective hair transplant systems is NeoGraft. NeoGraft is a newer automated hair transplant system which involves follicle harvesting in a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant. It drastically improves the speed and accuracy over prior used manual extraction tools.

 

What is Hair Restoration?

Hair restoration is a surgical method of removing hair follicles from one area of your body, known as the "donor site" to a balding or bald area of your scalp — the "recipient site." The technique is mainly used for treating male pattern baldness.

Surgeons have been performing these transplants since the 1950s in the U.S.; however, methods in the recent years have changed a lot. You typically get the surgery done in the doctor's office.

 


See Before and After Photos of Some of Our Hair Restoration Patients

Before and After Hair Restoraation NeoGraft 2

Before and After Hair Restoration Photos


 

Hair Transplant Indications

The main indication of hair restoration is:

  • Complete or partial loss of hair in men (androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness).

Other conditions where hair restoration is the main treatment method are:

  • Complete or partial eyebrow reconstruction.
  • Camouflaging scars on the scalp in both sexes.
  • Hair restoration in the temporal and sideburn region in women.
  • Restoration of beard and mustache in men.

Relative hair transplantation indications (hair restoration may just be applied in appropriate and selected candidates):

  • Young men under 30 years old with type 1 hair loss.
  • Women's hair loss (hair restoration is ideal in women who have female pattern balding, but not an ideal solution with extensive thinning).
  • Men with severe types of hair losses.