Solutions for Hair Loss in Huntersville, NC
Located in Huntersville, North Carolina, Pure Facial Plastic Surgery offers individuals in Charlotte and the surrounding areas advanced solutions for hair loss. Dr. Briggs E. Cook, Jr., a board-certified surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery, offers the latest techniques to give you healthy, full hair after experiencing thinning and baldness.
Temporary Solutions for Hair Loss
Many topical and oral medications are available for hair loss. If you ever decide to stop using these medications, you will once again, lose your hair. Other disadvantages of these solutions for hair loss are:
- Decreased libido
- High cost of treatment
- Not effective for everyone
- Cannot help with advanced balding
Hair Transplantation: The Only Permanent Solution for Hair Loss
Dr. Cook recommends hair transplantation as a permanent solution for hair loss amongst his patients. He specializes in the most advanced techniques to give people permanent, natural-looking results.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a technique that is used to harvest healthy hair follicles from the scalp. FUE involves using a special surgical tool to punch out grafts from the scalp. The grafts are less than 1.0 millimeters in diameter and include the hair follicle, fat and soft tissue. When introduced to an implant area, the grafts connect with surrounding tissues to receive blood supply. Once the grafts are viable, the hair begins to grow through the scalp.
Mini-micro-grafting is used to some degree in every hair transplantation procedure at Pure Facial Plastic Surgery. The advantage of using mini-micro-grafting is that the technique allows Dr. Cook to implant hair follicles with very few hairs. As a result, he gives his patients more natural results because the grafts are placed in a manner that mimics the pattern of natural hair growth.
Micro-grafting is a highly beneficial technique for hair restoration. The procedure requires that only very narrow strips be harvested, so the resulting scar is significantly less obvious when compared to traditional strip harvesting. Once the micro-strip is removed from the scalp, Dr. Cook further divides it into grafts with one to four hairs. The tiny size of the grafts gives him greater flexibility in implant location.
The Strip Harvesting technique is a hair transplantation method that involves removing the follicular units from the donor area as one group. This hair transplant technique allows the follicular units to be extracted intact in their genetic form. Each follicular unit contains one to four hairs, the average being 2.2 hair per follicular unit.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is considered to be effective and a result oriented procedure for hair growth. For more information, please click here to learn how Dr. Cook uses this procedure for hair loss treatment.
ARTAS Hair Restoration
ARTAS hair restoration is one of today’s most advanced systems for hair transplantation. The system takes a digital scan of your scalp. Using a complex algorithm, the ARTAS hair restoration system identifies growth patterns that are not discernible to the human eye. Using the data, the robotic mechanism randomly harvests individual hair follicles. Because the harvesting is purely random, you do not have an area of missing hair in a specific donor site, nor do you have a scar line. Dr. Cook then implants the individual hair grafts to match your natural hair growth pattern.
Are you ready for a permanent solution for hair loss that looks and feels natural? Pure Facial Plastic Surgery in Huntersville, North Carolina offers the most advanced hair loss solutions available. If you live in Charlotte or the surrounding area, please contact us today to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Cook.