Hair loss is a common but frustrating problem. If you have a predisposition for pattern baldness and see it as a condition across your family line, you may wonder when that thinning crown or receding hairline is going to show up in your mirror. The downside to hair loss is that you may not be able to prevent it, given the various factors involved. The upside, if we can call it that, is that you live in a day and age when hair loss can usually be treated, and successfully so! We are proud to offer the most technologically advanced hair loss treatment to patients of our Dallas office. Here, we discuss some details of the NeoGraft 2.0 system to help you explore whether this hair loss solution may be right for you.
What is Behind Hair Loss?
Primarily, men of a certain age are affected by hair loss. That said, there are no absolutes. Younger men can start to notice pattern baldness long before they imagined they would. Women, too, can experience hair loss. If you don’t fit squarely into any category, consult with a specialist who can help you discover the cause of your thinning or balding, and who can discuss options that may be appropriate for you. In the most typical case of male pattern baldness, hair loss results from a sensitivity to DHT, dihydrotestosterone . This by-product of testosterone affects the DHT-sensitive hair follicles adversely, causing them to miniaturize. Smaller, narrower hair follicles don’t live as long as those that are fully active and thriving. So, we see a change in the fullness and density of the hair.
NeoGraft 2.0 to the Rescue!
If you’ve been feeling concerned about hair loss and its effect on your appearance, you may have already looked into some of the options available today. You may be aware of traditional hair restoration surgery. This is a “strip method” procedure that involves the removal of substantial strips of the scalp at the back of the head, and their placement across the area of thinning or baldness. While this surgical technique can be successful, it comes with a relatively significant recovery in terms of discomfort. It also leaves some scarring at the back of the head. While this may be covered by hair, some people dislike the idea of a potential change in the pattern of hair growth that scars might cause. The NeoGraft procedure was developed to avoid a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery period. It was also designed to be scar-free. This updated method involves the careful removal of follicular units, very small sections of hair follicles, using an automated device. The follicular units are transferred to the appropriate area and inserted in a way that supports the most natural-looking hair growth pattern, all with minimal downtime.
Not everyone is a good candidate for the NeoGraft 2.0 treatment process. It is necessary to have sufficient hair density in an area of your scalp that can be used as a donor site. With such minimal requirements, this advanced method of hair restoration tends to be suitable for most interested patients. Find out if NeoGraft 2.0 is suitable for you! Contact Farris Plastic Surgery in Dallas at (214) 363-1073.