Some people are genetically predisposed to hair loss as they age, while others may have hair loss because of hormonal changes, medications, and more. At Global Center for Hair Restoration, we specialize in finding the root cause of our patient’s hair loss and pairing them with the right treatments and procedures.
Hair transplants may be the right choice for you. It allows us to harvest hair from areas that have an abundance and then transplant it to other areas where you are experiencing hair loss. We offer several different cutting-edge treatment options so that we can effectively treat more patients. We are here to guide you through a successful hair transplant procedure through individualized consultations, state-of-the-art treatments, and quality aftercare.
What Is a Hair Transplant?
A hair transplant is a procedure that harvests hair follicles from one area and transplants them in another. Because many patients experience hair loss in specific areas such as the top or sides of the head, this procedure can be very effective for those who still have areas that are unaffected by hair loss.
At our practice, we use minimally invasive hair transplant techniques that require less downtime and will not result in a visible scar.
Hair Transplant for Men
Men often have hair loss that is concentrated in certain areas. This typically begins as a receding hairline which can be more severe at the sides, creating an M-shaped pattern. Males are often ideal candidates for hair transplant surgery because they often still have areas of thick and healthy hair, usually in the back of the head.
Hair Transplant for Women
Women often experience hair loss differently and may be more prone to overall hair thinning that is more dispersed over the head. However, for women who still have areas that are largely unaffected by hair loss, hair transplant surgery can still be a good option. It can also be effective for women who have long hair that can help to cover any areas that may have less hair.
What Does a Hair Transplant Work?
We offer two different types of hair transplant procedures, NeoGraft® and ARTAS®. Both of these procedures work by a process called Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE. This method allows us to remove individual hair follicles while leaving the surrounding hair follicles and tissues untouched. These treatments are less invasive than the traditional strip method which involves removing a large strip of hair from the scalp and suturing the area back together, creating a scar on the scalp. NeoGraft is performed using a handheld device while ARTAS is a robotic system that is automated and controlled by a computer.
During an FUE hair transplant procedure, the hair follicle is removed at a specific depth and angle to ensure the health and viability of the follicle. Depending on the treatment, the hair follicles may be stored in a sterile environment to keep them safe and healthy or left on the head to wait for a transplant. The doctor then implants them into the treatment area at a precise depth to give the follicle the best chance for survival and to ensure a smooth texture on the scalp.
Hair transplant recovery after these procedures is much faster and easier than traditional strip methods. Local anesthetic is used during treatments, and downtime is limited to one or two weeks. During your hair transplant recovery, you may notice some soreness at the donor site for a few days which is typically tolerable and resolves quickly.
How to Have a Successful Hair Transplant Procedure
Seek Out Experienced Practitioners
If you want to have a successful hair transplant procedure, it is important to seek out doctors and practitioners who specialize in hair loss treatments. It is important for your doctor to diagnose the correct cause for your hair loss and then find the treatment that will be the most effective in your case. At our practice, hair restoration is our only focus, meaning that we can provide more specialized services with a greater level of knowledge and expertise.
Choose an Individualized Procedure
Different treatments are more suitable for some patients than others. By finding the procedure that best fits your situation, there is a higher chance for a successful treatment and satisfactory results. NeoGraft is FDA-approved for men and women and can be used to harvest many different colors and textures of hair from many different areas. ARTAS is FDA-approved for men and harvests hair exclusively from the back of the head. A detailed consultation is the best way to determine which treatment is right for you.
Follow Up on your Hair Transplant With Continued Care
After your hair transplant, you can increase the success of your treatments by coming to us for follow-up care. We can help to improve your scalp and follicle health by using supplements to encourage healthy hair growth, or by recommending platelet-rich plasma injections and other treatments that can stimulate hair growth and make hair thicker and healthier. Follow-up treatments can be personalized to fit your hair loss symptoms and your goals.
Hair Transplant Services in Nashville, TN
If you are feeling concerned about your hair loss and you are looking for solutions, we have many resources for you at Global Center for Hair Restoration. We use the best hair transplant methods and techniques available, providing you with comprehensive and personalized care before, during, and after your treatment. For more information about our hair transplants and other services for hair loss in Nashville, TN, call us today or schedule a consultation online.