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If you are considering hair restoration, you likely have many questions and concerns. Dr. Briggs E. Cook, Jr., a board-certified Huntersville surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery, and who works with patients in Charlotte and the surrounding areas, has gathered the most frequently asked questions amongst our hair loss patients.

Are There Ways to Permanently Restore my Hair?

Hair transplantation is the only permanent solution to hair loss. In rare cases, patients develop medical conditions or make lifestyle choices that cause hair loss after the procedure. In these cases, the hair loss does not reflect the efficacy of the procedure.

What is Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplantation is a solution for hair loss. Dr. Cook uses several techniques for hair transplantation, but each technique shares a common goal. Donor hair follicles are harvested from the lower section of the back of the scalp. The donor follicles, known as grafts, are then implanted in the areas where you have balding and thinning hair.

Can I Have Natural Looking Results From Hair Transplantation?

Today’s hair transplantation techniques are far more sophisticated than what was used years ago. Dr. Cook is able to use grafts that have between one and 40 hairs. The variety of graft sizes means that he can implant the hair to match your natural growth pattern and give his patients exceptionally natural results.

Do I Have Enough Donor Hair for Transplantation?

Most people do have adequate donor hair for transplantation. The best way to find out if you have adequate donor hair is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cook.

What if I do not Have Enough Hair for Transplantation?

If a man does not have adequate hair on his scalp, Dr. Cook may harvest hair follicles from the beard area. Unfortunately, women do not have an alternative donor area like men, but the ARTAS hair restoration system can harvest hair even in the most advanced stages of hair loss.

When Will I Grow Hair After a Transplantation Procedure?

Generally, the implanted hair follicles take some time to root in the area. You may notice that the hairs from the grafts fall out after the procedure. This is normal, and the follicle will grow new hair. You see noticeable results after six months, and full results typically take about nine months.

Will it Be Obvious That I Had Hair Transplantation?

As your hair grows, people will see the results of your hair transplantation. The pattern of growth mimics your natural hair growth, so you will not have the “plugs” of hair that were once common with hair transplantation.

How Long is Recovery After Hair Transplantation?

Initial recovery takes only 24 to 48 hours. You may have tingling and discomfort for up to three days.

What Will I Look Like Immediately After a Hair Transplantation Procedure?

Dr. Cook will shave sections of your head or your entire head. The grafts do have small hairs in them, but people will need to be very close to you to see the hairs.

Still have questions and concerns about treatments for hair loss? If you live in Charlotte or the surrounding area, please contact Pure Facial Plastic Surgery in Huntersville, North Carolina to schedule a personal and private consultation with Dr. Cook.