The days of just accepting or “living with” hair loss as part of normal aging are, thankfully, a thing of the past. Thanks to modern techniques, you can restore lost hair through hair transplant surgery. Those seeking hair restoration in PA likely have a lot of questions. It’s normal to be curious about a life-changing surgical procedure. Of all the things patients want to know, however, the most burning question is simply: does it work?
What does hair restoration surgery entail?
Long story short: yes, hair loss sufferers in Pennsylvania can rest assured knowing hair restoration in PA does work. Hair transplants are a proven technique with a long track record of successful results.
The surgery itself is very straightforward: a hair transplant procedure involves moving permanent follicles, which will never fall out, from the “donor” region on the sides and back of the scalp to the “recipient” region or the bald/thinning areas the patient is looking to restore.
The procedure can be performed two different ways: during a gold-standard FUT – also known as Follicular Unit Transplantation or “strip” surgery – procedure, a small strip of hair-bearing skin is removed from the donor area and immediately closed with sutures or staples. The strip is placed under high-powered microscopes and surgically dissected into the individual follicles (follicular unit grafts). Tiny incisions are made in the recipient region and the grafts are then carefully slipped individually into these incision sites. During an FUE or Follicular Unit Excision procedure, small tools are used to carefully cut around individual follicular units in the donor region. Small forceps (medical tweezers) are then used to pluck each graft free “one-by-one.” These grafts are then reviewed under microscopes and inserted into the recipient incision sites just like in an FUT procedure.
Results to Expect?
Most hair restoration surgeries are very successful. FUT boasts a higher success rate compared to FUE, but both are effective, modern methods. Patients seeking hair restoration in PA should go in with realistic expectations set by a hair transplant doctor, but most patients are very happy 6-12 months after surgery. If you are curious about what to expect after surgery and would like to see real results, please visit our website at www.fellermedical.com to view numerous picture and video examples of hair transplant transformations.