Why Hair Transplantation?

The Benefits of Surgical Hair Restoration

Do you have thinning hair or substantial hair loss? Would you like to stop your hair loss progression and regrow your hair? There are a number of reasons why men and women lose their hair, from a combination of genetics, hormones, and aging, like male-pattern baldness (also known as androgenetic alopecia), to conditions such as thyroid disease and alopecia areata.

Fortunately, there are a number of hair restoration options you can pursue. At Darling Hair Restoration in Liberty, Missouri, hair transplant surgeon Dr. Scott Darling will evaluate your condition, make an accurate hair loss diagnosis, and explain the services we offer so you can choose the treatment that will best meet your needs and expectations.

While nonsurgical procedures are the best solution for some of our patients, surgical hair transplantation is the preferred choice for the majority of patients for a number of reasons.


Hair transplantation is widely considered to be the most effective option for restoring hair because it is permanent. During a hair transplant procedure, Dr. Darling moves healthy hair follicles from one part of the head (the donor site) and relocates them to the desired (recipient) area of the head. Each hair follicle extracted from the donor region is carefully transplanted in the recipient area to match the patient’s previous hair growth pattern, ethnicity, gender, and age.

Regardless of the procedure you choose – follicular unit extraction (FUE) or follicular unit transplant (FUT) – the transplanted hair will never fall out. The healthy follicles will continue to grow hair in a normal, active hair growth cycle. That means no more receding hairlines, thinning hair, or bald patches.

Natural-Looking Results

Dr. Darling performs hair transplantation procedures using a next-generation hair-by-hair restoration technique. By transplanting a large number of grafts, Dr. Darling can fill in a receding hairline or areas of hair loss, creating a seamless transition between the new hair and old.

As the transplanted follicles progress toward their peak production, about 60% of the final density is visible by 6 months, and full hair growth occurs within 12 months. Your new hairline will look as natural and smooth as the original.

With over 15 years of experience performing hair transplants for men and women, Dr. Darling is highly skilled in working with patients of many different backgrounds and all types of hair. In men, crown hair transplants can be technically demanding because the hair grows from various angles in this region. However, Dr. Darling is an expert in recreating the natural angles of the crown.

Restoring ethnic hair also poses unique challenges due to differences in the hair shape, thickness, and growth patterns of various ethnicities. To account for these variations, Dr. Darling customizes his technique to each patient.

By understanding what is necessary to create natural-looking results for each individual, Dr. Darling is able to provide an aesthetically pleasing look that corresponds to your unique characteristics.


Hair transplant procedures are simple, and recovery time is generally short. Dr. Darling performs the procedure in our office, and you will go home the same day. Patients typically experience minimal downtime, and many return to work within a day or two.

The donor site will begin healing almost immediately after the procedure, and hair will begin appearing on the site again within a couple of days. If your hair was already short, then the donor area will likely grow back to its original length within the first week.

Visit Our Hair Transplant Surgeon in Kansas City & Liberty, MO

Want to learn more about your hair restoration options? Schedule a hair transplant consultation with Dr. Darling today by calling (816) 792-3400 or you can use our online form and we will contact you.