Choosing The Right Hair Transplant Surgeon

Undergoing a hair transplant procedure can be life changing but only if you are happy with the results. Using one of the best hair transplant surgeons in your area can help make sure you experience results that have a positive impact on your life.

The following are some factors you should consider when looking for a hair transplant surgeon. Taking these factors into consideration will help you determine whether the hair transplant surgeon you are using for your procedure is considered one of the best.

Are You Looking for a Female or Male Hair Transplant Procedure?

Both males and females can suffer from excessive hair loss that may be able to be corrected by undergoing a hair transplant procedure. However, just because both genders suffer from hair loss doesn’t mean that the hair loss is the same.

The cause of male and female pattern baldness is the same, but how it impacts the different genders varies. The cause of both male and female pattern baldness is dihydrotestosterone or DHT. The body creates DHT. Once created, DHT will attack hair follicles which result in the loss of hair.

When males suffer from pattern baldness, it typically shows up in patches of bald spots that start around the crown or with a receding hairline. Females, on the other hand, don’t suffer from bald patches, but instead, will suffer from a thinning of the hair. The hair will eventually become so thin that the scalp becomes extremely visible. If left untreated, females who suffer from this type of hair loss may eventually become completely bald.

The best hair transplant surgeons will understand the difference between the two types of hair loss. Understanding the difference will help these surgeons determine the best course of treatment for you so you get the results you want.

The Best Hair Transplant Surgeons Have Knowledge in All Procedures Including Strip Harvesting and FUE

When it comes to treatment for hair loss, there is no "one size fits all" option. Some patients are better candidates for strip harvesting while others may see better results with FUE treatment or even PRP therapy. The best surgeons will take time to assess your individual case and use their knowledge of various hair loss treatment options determine what procedure is right for you.

Some of the things surgeons will consider when determining what procedure is right for you to include:

  • Age
  • Preferred hair style such as wearing your hair long or short
  • Comfort level with the possibility of a linear scar
  • Ability to obtain the proper amount of grafts
  • Comfort level with the success rate as strip harvesting has a success rate of 90% or more while FUE only has an 80-85% success rate
  • Cost
  • Time restrictions as FUE treatments can take several appointments while harvesting can be done in one or two visits

If you are looking for the best hair transplant surgeons in the New Jersey area, visit Contemporary Hair Transplant. Our surgeons will assess your individual case and determine what treatment option is right for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

What Are The Best Hair Transplant Methods?

Hair loss might be part of life, but that doesn’t mean you need to live with it. Around 85 percent of men will have noticeable hair loss by the age of 50, according to the American Hair Loss Association. Women can also experience hair loss. About 40 percent of hair loss sufferers are women. Surgical hair restoration, also known as a hair transplant, can minimize the appearance of hair loss and reduce balding. In 2016, 16,784 hair restoration surgeries were performed, an increase of 8 percent from the year before, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Learn more about the best hair transplant methods and how to choose the method that’s right for you.

Strip Harvesting

Strip harvesting is an older method of hair restoration.  Although it’s been around for years, it is still considered a "gold standard" hair transplant method. During strip harvesting surgery, the hair restoration surgeon removes a small strip of the scalp which contains plenty of donor hair follicles. The area the strip was harvested from is closed with stitches. The surgeon then transplants those follicles to the area of the scalp where there is hair loss. 

Several factors make strip harvesting an ideal hair transplant method for certain patients. For one thing, removing all the donor hair follicles at once allows a surgeon to harvest more donor hair. A greater area of hair loss can be treated using the method. The results from strip harvesting might also be more predictable, since the follicles all come from the same area. The method is also ideal for women and men who have long hair, as there is no need to cut the hair short and the remaining hair will effectively conceal the scar.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Follicular unit extraction, or FUE, is meant to be the more updated and advanced hair transplant method. Instead of removing a strip of scalp to harvest hair follicles, the surgeon performing FUE removes individual follicles, one by one. The major benefit of the method over strip harvesting is that there is no linear scar after the hair is harvested. There’s also no need for stitches or for waiting for an incision to heal.

When performed by an experienced hair restoration surgeon, FUE has a high rate of success and requires minimal surgeries. Many patients get the results they want after just a single procedure. The one drawback of the method is that it requires the hair to be cut short, so people who wish to wear their hair long might be better off choosing strip harvesting.

The hair restoration specialists at Chuback Medical Group, which offers hair transplant New Jersey patients, perform both FUE and strip harvesting methods. To find out which method is the best for you, call 844-261-7020 and schedule an appointment through Brianna today.