Is a Hair Transplant Procedure Right for You?

upset middle aged man with alopecia looking at mirrorLosing hair can be traumatic, no matter how old you are and no matter if you are a man or a woman. But there is help available – read on for more information about hair transplantation to see if it might be the right solution for your hair loss.

Why Do People Lose Hair?

You may think that losing hair is just a natural part of aging, but there are other reasons for hair loss. It can be genetic – a common cause of hair loss is alopecia areata, an inherited condition in which the immune system attacks hair follicles, which causes hair to fall out. It can be caused by long periods of extreme stress or medical problems such as a thyroid disorder, psoriasis, or an infection.

What Can Be Done About Losing Hair?

Unfortunately, those shampoos and treatments that you see advertised on the internet probably don’t do much to help with your hair loss. Of course, treating any underlying condition might help – but what if hair loss isn’t caused by an underlying condition?

Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) may be the solution for your hair loss! In this procedure, hair is relocated from one area of the head to another. Hair follicle units are relocated in 1500 to 2500 grafts per session, placed in a way that provides a natural-looking and properly positioned hairline. It can take 6 months to really see the results of FUT, but once it starts growing you’ll continue to see results.

IV sedation and local anesthesia are used, so there is no pain during the procedure and little to no pain afterwards. You also don’t have to worry about scarring, as very small blades are used during the procedure.

A good candidate for FUT is someone who has enough donor hair in the back or the sides of the head. Dr. Barrera performs hair transplants himself, and FUT treatments can continue until you are satisfied with the amount of hair you have growing.

You don’t have to live with hair loss! Contact Alfonso Barrera Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule your FUT consultation. Call the office in Houston at (713) 468-5200 for an appointment today!

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