Am I a Candidate? in Huntersville, NC
Hair restoration at Pure Facial Plastic Surgery in Huntersville, North Carolina offers people in Charlotte and the surroundings areas a permanent solution to hair loss. Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for hair restoration. Dr. Briggs E. Cook, Jr., a board-certified surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery, offers the most advanced hair restoration treatments to help those who are good candidates.
Advanced Hair Restoration Treatment
As an expert in hair restoration, Dr. Cook is skilled in the most advanced hair transplantation techniques available, including the ARTAS hair restoration system. The techniques that he uses are so precise that a single hair follicle can be harvested and implanted. Even with these sophisticated methods, not everyone is a good candidate for hair transplantation.
Slowing Hair Loss
Dr. Cook recommends patients attempt to slow their hair loss before considering hair transplantation. The reason is that you do not want to lose hair on parts of your scalp that are not treated with hair transplantation. You may, for example, be able to restore hair on the crown of your head, only to lose hair from the sides and back of the scalp some time later.
If you have undergone hair transplantation in the past, you may not have adequate donor hair for transplantation. You may also be triggering your body to cease hair production, thus reducing the number of available and viable donor follicles. For men, Dr. Cook may be able to harvest hair follicles from your beard. Women, though, do not have alternative donor sites. Additionally, excessive harvesting will send your scalp into shock, thus reducing the amount of hair that is generated naturally.
If your hair loss is caused by an underlying condition, such as hypothyroidism, lupus, nutritional deficiencies and hormonal changes, hair transplantation will not address these problems. You will likely continue to lose hair after hair transplantation.
In many cases, seeing a primary care provider about your hair loss is a good first step to finding a solution. If an underlying condition is causing you to lose hair, often time treating the condition will stop hair loss and allow new hair to grow.
Good Candidates for Hair Transplantation
The best candidates for hair transplantation are:
- Men who have lived with male pattern baldness for at least five years
- Patients who have lost their hair due to burn injuries and other types of trauma
- Individuals who have undergone cosmetic surgeries and lost hair as a result
- Those whose hair loss has stopped
- Patients with realistic expectations of the procedure
During your consultation, Dr. Cook discusses your medical history and examines your scalp. He is your best resource for determining if hair transplantation can restore your hair.
You want to feel confident that your investment in hair restoration will give you natural, permanent results. If you live in Charlotte or the surrounding area, please contact Pure Facial Plastic Surgery in Huntersville, North Carolina for a consultation with Dr. Cook. He will provide the professional guidance you need to know if hair restoration is right for you.