What Are The Pros And Cons of A Hair Transplant?

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What Are The Pros And Cons of A Hair Transplant?Healthy hair follicles are harvested from one area of the scalp and transplanted to fill another area in a hair transplant procedure. Transplanted hairs are healthy, which allows them to retain resistance to dihydrotestosterone. This means the hair will continue growing after being transplanted. They won’t be affected by hair loss again.  Hair transplantation surgery is an effective and proven technique of hair restoration. The success rate on an average of transplanted follicular grafts or units is about 99%. A dedicated treatment provider will help you understand the pros and cons of the procedure so that you can have healthy expectations.  Vinings Surgery Center, led by seasoned board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove, provides hair transplant procedures to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding communities. 

Advantages of Hair Transplant Procedure

Proven results Hair transplantation procedure is a sophisticated surgical procedure guaranteeing the growth of healthy hair in thinning or bald areas. Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is the most revolutionary type of hair transplantation. Natural hair is transplanted in groups known as follicular units. Appearance of finalized results is improved by harvesting hairs in follicular units. This also increases the probability of successful results.  Natural looking appearance Hair transplantation surgery results are aimed at being subtle and natural. This is obtained through years of experience and highly developed techniques. The surgeon will determine the most effective location, angle, and distribution of the transplanted hairs. The results of the procedure can be miraculous if performed successfully. Transplanted hair will blend seamlessly with the healthy hair allowing for a completely natural look. Only you would know that you had hair transplant performed.  Doesn’t require specialized treatment The hair is completely functional and yours after a hair transplant. This is the most exciting part for some patients. The transplanted hair will not require specialized treatment after the recovery time has passed. You can cut, color, style, and brush your hair as you like. You can use any type of hair product you like. It’s exhilarating to be able to treat transplanted hairs the same way like other hair on the head. 

Limitations of Hair Transplant Procedure

Surgical procedure A potential limitation is that this is essentially a surgical procedure. There will be an incision made on the scalp. With that said, FUE requires an incision of only 1mm. Many patients are frightened when they realize that hair transplantation is a surgical procedure. You should find a treatment provider that understands your uneasiness and does everything possible to make your comfortable. Extended recovery time Hair transplantation is a serious procedure and you need to take your recovery time seriously. There is an increased risk of bleeding, infection, numbness, and scarring otherwise. You can avoid potential complications by following recommended tips during the recovery time. It may take anywhere from 7 – 21 days for you to resume everyday activities depending on your unique anatomy. You should not tug and pull on your new hair or expose it to direct sunlight.  Vinings Surgery Center, led by proven cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove, receives patients from Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and nearby areas for hair transplant surgery.

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Vinings Surgery Center is taking patients from Greater Atlanta Georgia, Buckhead, Marietta, Roswell, Dunwoody and surrounding areas.

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