10 Reasons to Get a Hair Replacement

Balding man before and after hair transplantation

If you are suffering from hair thinning or hair loss and have tried conservative methods of treatment to no avail or to less satisfying results, a hair replacement may be right for you. This hair loss solution involves transplanting natural hairs from some parts of the scalp to others.

In the hands of a highly-skilled hair transplant surgeon, you can get dramatic results from a hair replacement treatment. Here are 10 reasons to get a hair replacement.

1. Natural-Looking Results

There are two methods for hair transplantation, follicular unit excision (FUE), which involves harvesting every single hair to be transplanted, and follicular unit transplantation (FUT) or strip, which involves the removal of a strip of hair-bearing skin. Each procedure delivers slightly different results. Whichever method the doctor uses, the results will look natural because the hairs being transplanted are your natural hairs, sourced from another area of the scalp.

2. It’s Minimally Invasive

Hair transplant surgery using the FUE method is a minimally invasive procedure, which means you will have less risk of complications, pain, and scarring, and a shorter recovery. There is no intravenous or intramuscular sedation used for the surgery, only a mild sedative is given to help keep you relaxed throughout the procedure.

3. It is Virtually Painless

Hair transplant surgery using the FUT method involves the removal of a strip of scalp, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the area. After the procedure, you will be given painkillers for a more comfortable recovery. The entire process is pretty much painless.

4. Quick Recovery

Since the procedure is minimally invasive, the risk of complications is low and recovery is usually quick. After leaving the clinic, you will receive special instructions for care and how to maximize the effects of hair transplant surgery. If you’ve had a FUE procedure, you should be able to return to work in a few days. FUT patients too can return to work, however, the evidence of surgery may be obvious for a few weeks. For both methods of hair replacement, strenuous activity should be avoided to protect the newly transplanted hairs.

5. Greater Confidence

Hair is one of your defining physical characteristics, and hair thinning or hair loss can affect your self-esteem. The dramatic results of hair replacement surgery can restore your self-confidence, and make you look healthier and more youthful.

6. A Permanent Solution

Hair transplant surgery is a permanent solution for hair thinning and hair loss. The hairs that have been transplanted will continue to grow like your natural hair. As new, healthy hair grows, the transplanted hairs will shed. This result is permanent compared to a wig or a toupee, or hair loss shampoo, which is rarely a solution.

7. No Harmful Side Effects

Some hair thinning and hair loss treatments may have unintended side effects. Minoxidil and Finasteride may cause dryness, itching, burning, and irritation. They have also been known to cause serious side effects such as changes in vision, heart rhythm, sexual function, and cause water retention. Treating hair thinning or hair loss should not have to lead to serious medical conditions.

8. You Can Boost the Results

Hair transplant surgery is one type of treatment that works well with non-surgical treatments. To boost hair growth, a skilled hair restoration surgeon can use ACell technology or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, both containing regenerative properties to promote healing, improve graft survival, and boost hair growth.

9. Can Be Completed in a Single Day

An experienced hair replacement surgeon can complete a hair replacement procedure using the FUT or FUE method in a single day. It can take years to perfect meticulous graft dissection. Therefore, if you want the procedure to be completed within a reasonable time frame, choose a hair doctor that specializes in hair transplant surgery.

10. Financing is an Option

Cost is a common concern for those seeking a hair replacement. Hair transplant surgery can cost thousands of dollars, however, hair clinics usually offer financing options, so more patients are able to have access to the treatment. Do not let the cost prevent you from getting a hair replacement.

Hair Replacement Surgeon in Kansas City and Des Moines

Dr. Scott Darling is a highly skilled and experienced hair replacement surgeon in Kansas City and Des Moines, regularly performing FUE and FUT hair replacement procedures. Dr. Darling works with each patient to ensure they get the best outcomes from treatment.

To consult with Dr. Darling, call our clinic today at (816) 792-3400 or use our convenient online appointment request form. We look forward to providing you with the most effective hair loss solutions and results that you can be proud of.