Hair loss is a common concern for both men and women. If you are suffering from thinning hair or have balding areas, you know the negative impact hair loss has on confidence and self-esteem.
There are several hair restoration treatment options available, and you may have tried some of the common medications. These systems often have limited results. It may be time to consider our professional Newport Beach hair restoration treatment. Our team of professionals at ADV in Fullerton has years of experience in modern hair restoration technology, and we provide a variety of treatment options.
People of any age or gender can start to lose their hair. Most adults experience hair loss at some point in their lives. Hair loss is pre-determined by your genetic makeup but can be made worse by environmental factors such as stress, as a side effect of some medications, diet, or over-processing. Certain autoimmune diseases or other medical conditions can cause hair loss that is temporary or permanent.
You may have seen, or even tried, a wide variety of treatments for hair loss. You may be a candidate for treatment if you have areas of baldness or thinning hair, and feel less confident in your appearance. Our hair loss restoration pros can help determine the most effective treatment for your specific condition.
There are non-surgical options for hair loss, such as medications or topical creams. Prescription medications can help slow the progress of hair loss, but are more effective for people who have mild symptoms. If you have a more extensive case of hair loss, you may want to consider surgical options, which include:
- Hair transplanting is a procedure that takes skin with healthy hair follicles and transplanting these follicles into the areas with hair loss. It is the most common type of hair restoration procedure.
- Scalp reduction or expansion are used to remove bald scalp or expand hair-bearing scalp. Scalp reduction is performed to remove the bald scalp and the hair-bearing scalp is brought closer to your hairline. Scalp expansion uses a device to slowly stretch the skin, and is sometimes performed before a scalp reduction for more severe cases.
- Modern hair restoration makes it possible to harvest healthy hair follicles, one by one, with an automated system. Our Fullerton hair restoration treatment involves less downtime, no linear scar, and very natural-looking results.
- PRP Hair Regrowth Treatments
Our experienced hair restoration team will help you determine which treatment will produce the most dramatic improvement in your appearance.
What is automated FUE? How does it work?
Automated FUE (follicular unit extraction) is a hair transplant technique in which hair follicles are extracted from the donor site one at a time using an FDA-approved device – a state-of-the-art circular punch. Automated FUE reduces the cost of the procedure and enhances results, as more follicles can be extracted and transplanted in a single session.
Using an automated device makes the FUE hair restoration procedure much faster. More hair follicles can be extracted and re-implanted sooner, which increases the viability and improves hair restoration outcomes.
How long does the treatment take?
Different hair restoration procedures require different amounts of time to perform. Our dedicated surgeons take as long as necessary in a hair transplant procedure to ensure excellent, natural-looking results.
Follicular unit transplant (FUT), also known as strip hair transplant, takes approximately 4 to 6 hours to perform. In a follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure, each follicular unit is individually removed from the scalp donor site, which made it an even lengthier procedure than FUT in the past. Today, however, FUE hair restoration can be performed using an automated device, which significantly reduces the time it takes to perform the procedure.
Is it painful?
Most patients experience virtually no pain in an FUE hair transplant procedure performed under local anesthesia. There may be mild discomfort when the local anesthetic is injected into the scalp, but the procedure is not hard to experience. Many patients are able to return to work the following day.
Patients may experience more discomfort with the strip method, which involves transplanting strips of hair-containing skin from one location to another. As this method involves linear incisions and sutures, there may be some swelling and bruising after the procedure. Any post-surgical discomfort can be easily managed with medications. This procedure may be appropriate for patients suffering more extreme baldness.
Aftercare & Recovery
Surgical procedures will have a short recovery period before new hair growth begins. You will be given aftercare instructions for any incisions to speed healing and reduce scarring in a strip procedure. If you choose to have hair transplant surgery, noticeable hair growth will require several months. Every patient is different, and while some may see new hair in about three to five months, while others may take longer. If you are patient, and care for the treated areas as directed, you will soon be able to enjoy an improved appearance, with new hair growth in the thinning or balding areas.
Will it be natural-looking?
Our skilled plastic surgeons perform hair restoration procedures with remarkably natural-looking results. Advanced techniques make it possible to harvest and transplant healthy hair follicles, one at a time, with a high-tech, automated system. This hair restoration method results in no linear scarring with long-lasting results that appear natural.
PRP is a non-surgical treatment for hair loss that uses components of the patient’s own blood to naturally stimulate hair regrowth. This is a comfortable in-office procedure with results that look natural because they are.
How long will my results last?
Hair restoration procedures performed at ADV in Fullerton and Newport Beach produce extremely long-lasting results. It is normal for hair to shed a few weeks after a FUE hair transplant procedure, then the hair will grow stronger, healthier, and thicker after approximately three to six months. The transplanted hair will continue to grow the same as it did in the donor area.
Hair Restoration at our office
Hair loss can be successfully treated. If you experience baldness, receding hairline, or thinning hair, our team is here to help you restore a more youthful appearance. The compassionate professionals at Advanced Skin Care, Dermatology, and Plastic Surgery can advise you of the most effective hair restoration Newport Beach has to offer for your level of hair loss. Our experienced doctors and surgeons are committed to producing natural-looking results in hair restoration, and your health and safety are always our top priorities. Our clinics are conveniently located in Fullerton and Newport Beach, so contact us to schedule a consultation to explore treatment for your hair loss.