Hair Transplant Chicago
What is a Hair Transplant and am I a good candidate?
A permanent solution for those who are bald or have thinning hair, “Follicular Unit Micrografting” is a method by which hair follicles are redistributed in a manner that duplicates how hairs naturally grow from the scalp. The ideal candidate is a man or woman with dense growing hair in the donor sites and has realistic expectations of what the results will be. One’s individual hair characteristics such as color, curl and coarseness can affect the apparent density of the transplanted hair. This is discussed during the consultation.
What are the benefits of Hair Transplant and how does it work?
The benefits of a Hair Transplant are having a fuller, natural looking head of hair that is your own and not having to be concerned with wigs or hats to cover thinning hair and bald spots. Follicular-Unit Micrografting is a procedure during which literally thousands of follicles are redistributed into the thinning or balding areas. Once harvested from the “donor” area or sides and back of the scalp, hair follicles are microscopically dissected into “grafts.” Each micrograft contains a single follicular unit, consisting of one to three hair follicles. Follicular-unit grafts are then carefully implanted into the bald or thinning recipient areas. The hair transplant is performed on an out-patient basis, using local or twilight anesthesia. Patients comfortably relax, listen to music or nap during their procedure, which takes several hours to complete.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of sessions required to fill in a given area depends on the extent of the hair loss and the density which is desired. For most people this means between one and three sessions.
What type of results will I see?
Transplanted hair lives and grows indefinitely. Once the transplant procedures are complete, no further treatments are necessary. The hair can be styled any way the person desires. Although hair transplantation is a substantial investment, the results are considered permanent and are usually less expensive than other hair loss treatments when factored over a lifetime. The improvement in self-image and confidence is well worth the cost for most people.
Is there any downtime associated with this procedure?
Most patients do not have any significant discomfort after the surgery. Some itching and swelling can occur but is generally mild. Most physical activities can be resumed immediately. Crusting and scabbing of the transplanted areas last about a week.