Male Hair Restoration
Hair Restoration Surgery
Hair restoration surgery has come a long time from the patchy implants and the overdone shags that we used to see. These days, thanks to hair restoration surgeons like Dr. Choe of the Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, Virginia, hair replacement looks natural and lasts.
The most common places for men to lose their hair are the crown and frontal areas, but hair can also be lost to injuries and accidents. For injuries, there is a simple surgical treatment that can reverse the damage of the injury or accident and restore the scalp to its normal appearance. Women also suffer from thinning hair as they age, and this brings embarrassment and discomfort into the picture.
The older and traditional method of hair restoration is known as “strip method.” It utilizes a strip of scalp from the back of the head, which is divided into follicular units and grafts. These grafts are then transplanted into the bald spots on the patient’s scalp, thus reshaping the hairline. The newer and more advanced method of hair replacement is the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), which uses a high-pressure pneumatic system instead of stripping the scalp. Only local anesthesia is used. Patient can drive to the procedure and easily drive home after the procedure.
The recovery time for this type of surgery at the Choe Center differs, and patients are asked not to use hair products such as sprays or gels, hair dryers or hats for a week. No shampoos are to be used for 6 days after surgery, and there is to be no scratching or rubbing of the scabs that form after treatment. For seven to ten days after there should be no strenuous activity, and while taking a shower care should be taken that no water falls on the scalp. Always err on the cautious side, and if in doubt about something call the clinic.
The Choe Center in Virginia Beach will be happy to take your calls and give you all the information you seek. There are board-certified experts in hair restoration on staff who will be at your service. The number is 1-757-389-5850.