Hair restoration procedures have become more accessible and aim to treat different concerns patients have. It is crucial to discuss your desired hair restoration goals with your surgeon at Annapolis Plastic Surgery to ensure you are achieving desired results.
Hair restoration technology has drastically improved since it began in the 1960s. Early hair restoration techniques involved removing a large portion of the scalp and relocating it to the desired location. This was called the Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) method and often resulted in a lengthy recovery period, permanent scarring, and numbness.
As an effective alternative to the FUT method, NeoGraft provides patients with state-of-the-art technology, quick recovery, and a personalized plan to restore a youthful appearance.
Patterns of hair loss are often somewhat different between men and women. Men usually begin noticing baldness along the frontal hairline, which recedes with advancing age and deepens along the temporal region. The hairline becomes narrower and higher with time. Hair loss may be localized to just the frontal region or also involve the crown or top of the head. In women, hair loss may either be diffused, causing generalized alopecia or more localized to the frontal region as in men.
Annapolis Plastic Surgery follows a three-tiered hair loss protocol to help define, address, and treat even the early stages of hair loss.
Tier 1 – Prevent Hair Loss
Tier 1 works to address early stages of hair loss, including but not limited to:
- Change in hair texture
- Losing large amounts of hair when showering or brushing
- Weakening of hair
- Slight thinning
This tier is designed for those who are in the early stages of hair loss. It aims to avoid further hair loss and allows for less invasive techniques when addressed early enough. Since this is a noninvasive protocol, no surgery is typically required. This protocol includes treatments that are easy to adapt to your everyday life. Individuals who address hair loss at this tier may prevent future hair loss with these treatments.
Tier 2 – Restore Natural Hair
Tier 2 works to address:
- Limp and droopy hair
- Brittle and broken strands
- Active thinning of the hair
- Non-defined hair loss pattern
- Considerable hair loss and diffusion
- Diminished quality of hair production
Utilizing treatments based on symptoms from Tier 1, Tier 2 works to re-energize hair follicles before they are beyond repair. This process should slow down balding, thinning and encourage the growth of healthy hair follicles. While the process is a bit more intense than those of tier 1, the results of nourished hair follicles and healthier hair.
Tier 3 – Transplant Restoration
This tier is designed to address the advanced stages of hair loss. Treatment includes combining protocols from Tiers 1 and 2 to achieve desired results.
Individuals in this tier are already experiencing hair loss resulting in:
- Severe hair loss
- Patchy areas on the scalp
- Areas on the scalp missing hair
- Extreme thinning
- Receding hairline
The FUE technique is incorporated to provide you with natural, youthful hair along with a rapid recovery time.
No one wants to lose their hair, but unfortunately, it is a reality that many have to face at some point in their lives. Annapolis Plastic Surgery offers state-of-the-art technology and an unmatched skillset to help you achieve the hair restoration of your dreams. Call us today to begin your journey to a full and healthy head of hair.
*Disclaimer: results may vary