With hair transplant surgery, men who are going bold can now enjoy having a full head of hair once again. Hair transplant surgery is one of the most effective methods for hair replacement. Unlike the medications Rogaine® and Propecia® that are taken to promote hair growth, hair transplants are a permanent solution. Once the patient stops taking either one of those prescription medications, the hair that has grown begins to fall out. The hair growth that occurs as a result of hair transplant surgery is permanent. Dr. Howard Sutkin has performed hair transplants for many Bay Area patients at his plastic surgery practice in San Jose and Los Gatos, California. He too can help you enjoy the self-confidence that comes with having a much younger-looking hairline.
Hair Transplant Surgery
The best candidates for hair transplant surgery are men over 40 who have hair on the back or sides of the scalp. Younger men, particularly those under 30, are advised to wait until they are older for surgery because their hair growth patterns are considered to be too unpredictable.
The hair that grows in the donor area (the back or sides of the head) is used to create what are known as follicular unit hair grafts. These hair grafts are then transplanted to the areas of the scalp that are bald or where hair is thinning. Once the follicles in the hair grafts are transplanted, they will begin to stimulate new hair growth. When placed by a skilled hair transplant surgeon, the procedure can create a robust amount of hair for a natural and youthful-looking appearance.
Safety and Effectiveness of Hair Transplant Surgery
Hair transplant surgery is a very detailed, intricate procedure that requires the skill and artistry of a highly trained plastic surgeon in order to achieve the best possible results. A small strip on the donor area of the scalp is removed in order to create the hair grafts, and tiny incisions are made in the balding areas of the scalp in order to transplant the follicles. When performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Howard Sutkin, these techniques are safe and very effective.
To learn more about the results that you can expect from hair transplant surgery, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sutkin.