If your hair is thinning, you may benefit from a hair transplant for results that are dramatic and appear natural. Those seeking a hair transplant in Montclair, NJ, can have one performed by New Jersey Plastic Surgery®, which serves residents of Jersey City, NJ, and neighboring locations.
What is a Hair Transplant?
The most common pattern of hair loss is to lose hair in the front portion of the scalp first. This means that hair is available from the sides and back of the scalp to be relocated to thinning or bald areas in the front of the scalp.
In addition to the scalp, a hair transplant can also be used to restore eyebrows, eyelashes, chest hair and facial hair. A hair transplant is different from a skin graft in that the grafts contain most of the dermis and epidermis around the follicle, and it also involves more than grafting a single strip of skin.
Men are the most common hair transplant patients, but women sometimes take advantage of the procedure when they experience thinning hair.
The Hair Transplant Procedure
Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. DiBernardo begins harvesting hair follicles from the sides and front of the scalp. The follicles can then be safely replanted into thinning or bald areas of the scalp to thicken them.
The length of a hair transplant procedure varies based upon the number of required hair grafts. For example, a hair transplant involving 2,000 hair grafts typically takes up to six hours to complete.
Getting Back to Normal Following Hair Transplant Surgery
You will be advised to avoid shampooing your hair for a minimum of 48 hours after your procedure. Once this period has passed, you may wash and style your hair as normal. You may also resume light activities about four days after your hair transplant, but you should wait around one week before you resume work or vigorous physical activity.
If you are bothered by the appearance of thinning hair, you may benefit from a hair transplant procedure that can help you look and feel younger and more self-confident. Residents of Jersey City, NJ, are invited to contact New Jersey Plastic Surgery® to set up their consultation.