Hair loss is an issue that is confronted by both men and women. Baldness or thinning hair influences others’ perceptions of you and perhaps more importantly affects your own attitude and self-confidence.
Male pattern baldness can begin as early as the teenage years and most men will have experienced some degree of pattern hair loss by the time that they reach their fifties. The pattern typically begins as recession of hair in the temple areas and in the crown and can gradually progress until only a thin rim of hair is left around the edge of the scalp.
Fortunately, today’s patients have numerous proven and effective options.
Men and women who have visible hair loss, are healthy, and in whom there is no underlying medical condition requiring further investigation or treatment are candidates for hair transplantation.
At this point, about 80% of our male patients elect to undergo FUE surgery but it is important to recognize that both FUT and FUE have advantages and disadvantages. The advantage of the FUE technique for most male patients is that it avoids a longer, fine-line scar so that the hair in the donor area can generally be cut to a fade, or even shaved with little or no visible scar. For males who have longer hair that they do not wish to cut short, this may be a disadvantage and the FUT technique may be more suitable. The disadvantage of FUE surgery is that it can take longer, and that theoretically, follicle transection rates can be higher.
Our team at Follicle HT is highly experienced at both techniques and our surgeons will help you to decide which technique is right for you.
At Follicle HT we also specialize in beard and facial hair restoration for men with genetically sparse facial hair or who lack facial hair following injuries, burns or previous surgery.
Follicular unit grafts for facial hair transplantation are generally obtained from the back and sides of the scalp using either follicular unit extraction (FUE) or follicular unit strip surgery (FUT). Our surgeons will provide you with an individualized assessment and highlight the available options to address your facial hair situation including stubble, the goatee area, sideburns, mustache and beard.
Some of our patients will use medical treatments such as hair restoration injections in order to promote graft growth and prevent further loss of hair over time.
It’s a very safe treatment that uses your own enriched cells to stimulate hair regrowth. It can be used alone or in combination with other regrowth and transplantation methods to enhance the result.
Medical treatment can slow or stop male pattern hair loss in a large proportion of patients. Some patients will even experience re-growth of hair. The mainstays of modern medical treatment include finasteride (Propecia) and minoxidil (Rogaine).
Propecia blocks the action of 5-α reductase, an enzyme that is responsible for the hormonal changes that lead to male pattern baldness. Propecia will stabilize hair loss in approximately 90% of men who take it. It is important that patients experiencing male pattern baldness consider medical treatments to preserve, manage, and stabilize their hair loss. If left untreated, pattern baldness will progress relentlessly.
The key to medical prevention of hair loss is to start as soon as possible and preserve your existing hair.
Ultimately, the choice of where to have your hair transplant procedure is a personal one. At Follicle HT, our objective is total patient satisfaction. We accomplish this by providing state of the art follicular unit hair transplant surgery in a comfortable, fully accredited surgical facility where we adhere to the highest standards of comfort and safety.
Dr. Korman and Dr. Solomon's ultimate goal is to achieve outstanding results for their patients. They will help you decide which specific techniques will yield the most appropriate balance of coverage, density and complete naturalness from your hair transplant. Our doctors will be personally involved in every step of your journey from initial consultation to the procedure itself.
Your hair transplant journey begins with your decision to make a positive change.
At Follicle HT, our philosophy is that modern hair transplantation is a freedom granting procedure. We strive to help all our patients look and feel their very best by having the full range of options available.
Let’s open a discussion, see how we can help!