When it comes to hair restoration, some individuals may have reservations about the procedure. What sets The Griffin Center for Hair Restoration & Research apart is our doctors hands-on approach to hair restoration and hair replacement treatment. During hair transplant surgery, Dr. Edmond Griffin and Dr. Ashley Curtis ensure that your head of hair is in the hands of the most qualified specialists at all times. Below we debunk some of the most commonly heard myths regarding hair restoration:
Misconception: I will have noticeable scarring after my FUE surgery.
Answer: Follicular unit extraction (FUE) leaves no linear scars in the donor area; there will be small round scars which are barely noticeable unless the hair is cut short. For patients who are known to scar easily, the FUE technique is ideal for those that have a very small area that needs to be covered. Transplanted hair looks the same as a normal head of hair, and majority of our hair transplant recipients heal with barely noticeable donor scars.
Misconception: Anyone that suffers from hair loss can receive a transplant.
Answer: Just as one size doesn’t always fit all, the same can be said about treatment plans. There are many factors unique to each patient that must be considered before determining the right hair loss treatment for your case. The majority of men with male pattern baldness and women suffering the onset of androgenic hair loss are considered suitable candidates for hair restoration surgery. Other possible candidates are those who ve suffered hair loss from scars caused by accidents or cosmetic procedures. Eligibility for hair restoration can only be assessed after a consultation with Dr. Griffin or Dr. Curtis and even if you re not suitable for surgery, there are several non-surgical treatments that can be recommended to help with your hair loss.
Misconception: You can receive a hair transplant at any age.
Answer: Though each individual’s case is different, no one can predict how much hair you are susceptible to losing. Your genetic makeup is unpredictable and the best prognosis is only a guess. Generally, the younger you start to notice baldness (before 20), the more baldness you can expect to have. The prospect pattern of hair loss is easier to determine in patients who are over the age of 30.
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