Maybe you’ve tried it all: a comb-over when your thinning was just beginning; the hat that you insisted was a “fashion statement” the snake oil elixirs that only grew your frustration.
When you realized your attempts to hide or regrow your hair only drew attention to your diminishing hairline, maybe you even considered a hair transplant, then dismissed it as too painful, too obvious, or too expensive.
Take heart! Men seeking a hair transplant in Cincinnati have a number of safe, effective options for hair restoration, performed by an expert in hair transplant in Ohio.
“Men no longer have to resign themselves to living with hair loss, no matter what the cause,” assures Cincinnati native Dr. Alexander Donath of the Men’s Hair Growth Center. “From male pattern baldness to natural hair thinning due to the simple aging process, to hair loss due to the use of certain medications, we have a number of surgical and non-surgical approaches that can help stop hair loss and even offer hair restoration and regrowth in a discreet and effective way.”
Non-surgical approaches are the least expensive, and these include proven oral and/or topical medications like Finasteride (Propecia® and Proscar®) and Minoxidil (Rogaine®). Each has its niche uses that increase its level of success, either for halting the progression of male pattern baldness, or for reactivating the natural hair growth cycle when male pattern baldness is not the source of hair loss.
The LaserCap is a hands-free approach that is used under a cap or hat and makes use of the power of laser light to stimulate hair follicles.
Finally, there are surgical approaches that take healthy, growing hair from the back of the head and place those hair follicles in such a way that they will match the natural growth pattern of missing hair.
Follicular Unit Transfer (FUT) involves removing a thin strip of healthy hair from the back of the head. The strip is then dissected into follicular units of 1 to 4 hairs growing together. These units are placed in areas of missing hair, with attention to the natural direction of hair growth. While older approaches to harvesting healthy, growing hair left a distinct linear scar at the back of the head, modern FUT hair restoration now secures the donor site by overlapping the edges of the incision so hair will regrow through the skin closure, leaving no noticeable scar.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a more time consuming procedure, but it leaves no linear scar. In FUE, donor hair follicules are harvested individually. These groups of 1 to 4 hairs are carefully stored during the harvesting process and, during the same office appointment, are placed where hair is scanty or absent. Three- and four-hair follicles will be placed as they grow naturally, at the crown of the head, working toward the hairline with the two- and, finally, one-hair follicular units at the hairline to deliver a very natural look.
Individual harvesting results in a number of tiny, circular sites that will heal without any visible signs of scarring.
Keep in mind that once transplants are completed, it will take about three week for the natural hair growth cycle to establish itself: newly placed hair follicles need time to develop their blood supply and recover from transplantation.
Within about six month, the natural hair growth cycle should bring noticeable results, with a fuller, natural-looking head of hair that grew in gradually.