Hair Transplant Longevity
Hair replacement surgeries are gaining more and more popularity with both male and female clients.
Social media has been a major cause in its advancement because excited hair transplant patients are able to show their before and after photos internationally. The gratification of attaining a fuller head of hair is their dream come true, and the stigma attached to sharing about it has been lifted, as it’s now so common and popular! Another reason hair replacement surgery is being celebrated is because there is no longer any need for excessive pain, linear scarring or an extended downtime to heal.
Follicular Unit Extraction Method
NeoGraft is the only technology using the FUE (follicular unit extraction) method that is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The award-winning surgical instrument extracts hair follicles from dense areas of hair growth and immediately implants them in thin or balding areas of the scalp. This gold standard procedure was a natural addition to Dr. Cory Torgerson’s private surgery centre in Yorkville. Although this method of surgery is now seamless and in 1 year new hair growth will appear, the question has to be asked, Just how long will this hair last?
Donor dominance was a term coined in the 1950’s, when it was realized that hair follicles continue to live in their new location. Since then, thousands of hair transplant recipients have enjoyed hair growth for the rest of their lives. This is the case for the majority of patients, but there are rare occurrences where hair surrounding the transplanted hair begins to shed, giving the appearance of continual thinning. Transplanted hair is usually resistant to the DHT hormone, which causes baldness. Hair at the sides and back of the head are denser and normally resist this hormone. Therefore, these are the areas that the hair is harvested from. There are rare occasions where the donor area begins to thin too. This usually pertains to the family history of hair loss.
Thicker Head Of Hair
Long Lasting Hair Transplant
If the technician performing the hair transplant is not experienced, it is possible for the hairline to be brought too far forward. If balding continues behind the hairline, it can be unnatural-looking. When there are not enough grafts left in the donor area of the scalp, there is no way to create a fuller head of hair. Because of these anomalies, some facial plastic surgeons prefer to tell their patients that their hair transplant will be”long-lasting”, rather than long lasting.
An experienced plastic surgeon will create a plan for the future, carefully calculating how many grafts are available in the donor area and how much hair loss has already taken place. To stabilize hair loss in the donor area, medications such as finasteride and minoxidil are sometimes used. It is not uncommon for recipients to want a second hair transplant session after 1 year has passed and they are able to see the fullness of their new head of hair. This is not because the first transplant was not successful, but because they desire a thicker head of hair.
By choosing Dr. Cory Torgerson to perform your FUE NeoGraft hair transplant, you can have confidence in his experience and his ability to execute a custom-made hair replacement plan for you!
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