Dr. Barrera performs many reconstructive hair transplant procedures. Some of these include correction of hair loss due to burns (burn alopecia), accidents, birth defects, and tumor removal. Others include revision of previous hair transplant procedures and correction of sideburn loss due to facelift.
Please explore our photo gallery of corrective hair transplant procedures. If you feel you may be a candidate, please contact our office for a consultation.
Dr. Barrera discusses and shows examples of reconstructive hair transplantation to victims of accidents, burns, birth defects, previous procedure corrections, etc.
Reconstructive Hair Transplant Procedures Photo Gallery
What is reconstructive hair transplantation?
Sometimes people may develop hair loss after an accident, a burn, the removal of a tumor, or due to congenital circumstances. This can happen on the scalp but also on the beard, mustache, eyebrows, or eyelashes. These are cases that can be helped immensely.
How is reconstructive hair transplantation performed?
Dr. Barrera’s method for performing reconstructive hair transplants is the same as he does for patients with male (or female) pattern hair loss. The patient is first given IV sedation and local anesthesia, there is no pain at all during the procedure and minimal afterward. A donor strip of scalp is usually harvested from the back of the head, usually, only 1 cm wide by 5 -20 cm long depending on the number of grafts planned. Dr. Barrera takes care of doing a careful meticulous closure to minimize donor site scarring.These sutures will be removed in 10 days. Dr. Barrera Himself transplants every single graft on all his patients.
“I have seen Dr. Barrera and his staff 3 times over nearly 20 years. I would not go anywhere else. The staff is exceptional and Dr. Barrera is highly skilled. The post-surgery follow-up is outstanding by both the staff and Dr. Barrera. They over-deliver which is rare these days. BTW, I travel to Houston from some distance because I believe they provide some of the very best hair transplant work/services in the country.”
When will I start to see results?
Initially, your transplanted hair grows for about 10-15 days, but then some of it temporarily sheds, goes into a rest phase (this is normal). But in 3-4 months, most of these follicular units return to the growth phase and start growing new hairs. After five or six months you’ll see significant hair growth but takes a year for the final result.
It is not uncommon that a second and sometimes a 3rd session may be needed to further increase the hair density, especially on scarred areas.
Is reconstructive hair transplantation permanent?
The hair growth will continue for as long as the hair was genetically programmed to grow on the donor area. Hair from the back of the scalp is usually not prone to be affected by male or female pattern hair loss, so it will usually keep growing for a lifetime.
Schedule your reconstructive hair transplant consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about reconstructive hair transplantation please contact us for a consultation at (713) 468-5200 or fill out our contact us form below. We will discuss your needs and concerns, and determine your best course of action.