Beverly Hills Hair Grafting
Fighting Back Against Your Receding Hairline
Hair grafting techniques have advanced dramatically over the past decade. Results have equally improved from hair grafting procedures as limitations to donor sites have expanded to permit us to obtain hair grafts from anywhere in the body. Male pattern baldness (alopecia) involves receding hairline and affects 50% of men, while female pattern baldness involves general thinning hair density and affects 25% of women.
Causes are multifactorial and can include:
- Obsessive picking
- Autoimmune disorders
- Medication side effects
The effects of stress and increased cortisol are truly systemic with hair loss representing only one of its manifestations. Young women occasionally obsess over the shape and size of their eyebrows. Chasing the next out of place or overgrown eyebrow hair, these women gradually over pick their eyebrows leading to super thin eyebrows by the mid-thirties. All of these conditions can be effectively treated with hair grafting.*
Taking the First Steps
It’s imperative to begin with a detailed consultation with Dr. Sayah to identify the particular cause for your alopecia or baldness. In addition, you likely will start with conservative treatments.
Basic treatments begin with:
- Stopping certain medications
- Vitamin supplementation
- Improving blood glucose control
- Starting medications including Minoxidil and Finasteride
Considering the Hair Grafting Procedure
Other basic approaches to improving your general or localized hair loss are reducing stress and avoidance of over-picking. After trying conservative treatments for hair loss, hair grafting stands as the only treatment to replace lost hair follicles. Traditional hair grafting involves taking a strip of hair bearing scalp from the back of the head end harvesting follicles in individual or small groups of 2 to 4.
While results are great, this technique leads to a permanent scar at the back of the head which will eventually become visible as we lose more hair throughout the scalp with increasing age.*
To avoid this scar, modern techniques harvest follicles in individual units throughout the:
- Any other donor site
The hairs at the back of your scalp are ideal donors as they look and feel like your natural hair. In cases where you have a limited number of donor hairs at the back of your scalp, we artfully and tactically graft hair from other locations such as your chest or arms to fill in the gaps and give the appearance of a full head of hair. Individual hair follicles are places into the skin at very specific angles such that they grow in a similar pattern and direction to the surrounding native hairs.*
In addressing women with little to no eyebrow hair, arm or leg hairs are perfect donor sites for women’s eyebrows as these hair follicles aren’t genetically programmed to grow as long as hair at your scalp. The unit hair follicles are individually placed into the eyebrows in the exact direction of normal eyebrow hair growth. This produces natural flow and pattern to your newly replenished eyebrows.*
What to Expect in Recovery
Recovery from hair grafting procedures is easy. There are no incisions at the donor sites to hide and no sutures to remove. You may wish to lay low for a few days and possibly cover your head with a hat or baseball cap. You can shower within a week and uncover your new head of hair after that.*
You will notice results within the first few weeks. Final results, however, typically take up to one year to show as the hair follicles have go through their natural growth cycles until they’re all fully grown again.
Please take time to come into our office to discuss your concerns and bring along a few photos of your younger years so we know your natural hairstyle and together plan on giving you full hair again.