More than two-thirds of all men will develop some form of hair loss by the time they reach their late 20’s. By the time men reach the age of 32, those who experience hair loss, it will have noticeable effects on their appearance. Furthermore, once men’s 50’s roll around, more than 80% will have visibly thinner hair. Therefore, hair loss remains one of the top cosmetic concerns among adult men. That’s why at The Hair Loss Recovery Program, our team provides hair transplants that are unnoticeable and can correct any hair loss or hair thinning problems.
Hair Transplant Misconceptions
Most men hear the words “hair transplant” and shudder in revulsion. Who can forget the older versions that involved blocky looking hair plugs and strange hairlines? Though the techniques from the ’80s may be antiquated, they did open the doors towards advancements in the field of hair restoration. Thanks to constant improvements in technology, medicine, and hair transplant methods, modern procedures result in a more natural-looking head of hair.
How Do Hair Transplants Work?
Hair transplants are a form of cosmetic hair loss recovery surgeries performed directly on the scalp. Hair follicles to be used in the procedure are harvested from healthy areas on the scalp. These donor follicles are then transplanted into the treatment area. Sections on the scalp that are being effective by thinning of the hair or balding then benefit by having new hair placed in those areas. Donor hair won’t start to thin or fall out since it is not affected by the hormone DHT, which is the main cause of pattern baldness. Modern hair transplants are so successful thanks to the advanced harvesting and expert transplanting application.
New Techniques vs. Old Techniques
Hair transplants of the past were performed by harvesting round-shaped clumps of hair follicles and then transplanting those “plugs”. This is where the term hair plugs originated. While the procedure was successful, it resulted in a very unnatural looking hairline. In many cases, there would be a very noticeable gap separating each hair plug.
Modern transplants are performed using FUT or FUE harvesting methods. With these methods, donor hair is extracted in single follicles or at most, groups of four follicles. This allows for a more precise transplant and an even more realistic hairline. Crafting a natural hairline that is aesthetically pleasing requires precision which is supported by smaller follicle groupings. One of the most popular modern hair restoration treatments is the NeoGraft system. This procedure is minimally invasive and leaves the scalp scar-free. Since there are no scalpels, stitches or staples used, healing is much quicker.
Restore Your Confidence & Hair Now!
The skilled hair restoration artisans here at The Hair Loss Recovery Program are well known for creating a natural looking head of hair for our clients. Our team uses the most up to date hair restoration techniques so if you are ready to take control of your receding hairline and restore your confidence, we are here to help. Our office has a wide range of treatments and services to accommodate any budget. Give us a call at (416) 439-4247 to set up your hair loss recovery consultation.