As a board certified dermatologist specializing in hair restoration for over 35 years, Dr. Edmond Griffin has seen numerous patients concerned about hair loss. Men, women, and children can all suffer from hair loss but with advanced technology and hair loss research, there are many hair restoration options available to meet your needs.
For patients who are suffering from hair loss and have not seen the desired results from non-surgical procedures, hair restoration surgery may be the best option. When considering hair transplant surgery, it’s important to find a highly qualified and experienced hair restoration surgeon. During a hair transplant consultation, Dr. Griffin will consider multiple factors such as hair density and texture, degree of hair loss, hair color, and your future hair loss pattern before designing a hair transplant surgery specifically for your needs.
Hair transplant surgery involves harvesting healthy hair from the back of the scalp to be transplanted into balding areas. Areas that usually retain hair by genetics are the back and side of the scalp. These areas are called the donor sites, where your hair follicles usually in a strip are removed for hair restoration. These groups of hair follicles are commonly referred to as grafts, and are transplanted into tiny, custom sized incisions into bald areas. Dr. Griffin uses two techniques for hair restoration: microscopic follicular unit grafting and follicular unit extraction (FUE). For FUE’s Dr. Griffin uses NeoGraft automated hair transplant device during a follicular unit extraction. Either surgical method provides the patient with natural-looking hair growth and virtually undetectable incisions. New hair follicles begin to grow within two to four months after the initial transplant procedure.
The final result of hair transplant surgery depends on multiple factors including the degree of hair loss, original density of donor hair, hair color and curl and texture, the number of hair transplantation procedures, and the number of grafts transplanted during each procedure. During a thorough in-office consultation, Dr. Griffin will discuss a personalized hair restoration plan as well as realistic expectations for your hair transplant surgery including a preventative program after surgery. After all surgeries, patients are encouraged to continue prevention medications which slows or stops the progression of baldness which marches onward with surgery or not.
For more information about hair restoration options at The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration & Research, please call our office today. Also connect with The Griffin Center on Facebook and Twitter for the latest hair loss research and news.