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How To Know You’re Ready To Give Hair Restoration A Try

Your hair is one of the first things people see when they look at you. Like it or not, your hair is a big part of the image you present to the world every day. If you experience hair loss or hair thinning, it probably happens so gradually that you do not notice it right away. But once you see a difference in your hair line, you may want to consider hair restoration treatment. Here are just some indications that can help you determine if you are ready to give hair restoration a try.

You have hereditary baldness.

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Also called Male Pattern Baldness (or Female Pattern Baldness), this type of hair loss usually makes you a good candidate for a hair transplant to transform your appearance and help you look great. With hereditary baldness, there usually is a good-sized area of healthy, thick hair growing around the sides and back of the head. This hair serves as the “donor” area when you have a transplant, and it will likely grow for the rest of your life. People with hair loss due to sickness, medication, or other reasons may be candidates for hair restoration, too. Your hair loss specialist will be able to tell you.

You aren’t past the point of baldness that a transplant can’t help.

The area of donor hair needs to be large and dense enough to provide hair to the areas where you wish to restore hair. It’s important to have realistic expectations for a hair restoration procedure. If you are totally bald or near bald, there are other methods besides hair restoration to consider besides a hair transplant.

You have tried other methods and are dissatisfied with the results and are prepared to make an investment in your hair.

A hair transplant is surgery, albeit minor surgery under local anesthesia. The procedure, anesthesia, and of course the expertise of your surgeon are all factors in the cost of a hair transplant. The results are permanent and can be a total game-changer for your self-esteem and appearance. But it is not cheap compared to a can of foam.

You have patience.

The hair that is transplanted to your hairline or site of thinning hair will not start to grow for several months. Some people choose to shave their heads so that all their hair grows in at the same time, or women may cover their heads with a headband or scarf. By 12 months after the procedure, your hair will have noticeably grown in and you will be able to see how your hair will look from then on!

You do your homework.

Don’t just choose the first hair restoration specialist you see.  Experience and expertise is essential in this very delicate procedure.  Look into the reputation of the practice, credentials of the surgeon, references, and of course, before and after photos. This is not something to take chances with.

When it time to make that decision to restore a great head of hair, look no further than MAXiM Hair Restoration. With locations throughout the U.S. and surgeons who have performed thousands of hair transplant procedures, MAXiM is the go-to hair restoration expert. When reputation and results count, count on MAXim. MAXiM has locations in New York, Long Island, Connecticut, Chicago, Dallas and the Washington, DC area. When you are ready, contact MAXiM today to discuss your hair restoration today.

Is A Hair Transplant Painful?

Is A Hair Transplant Painful? Hair Transplant is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures among men and women.

Thinning hair and balding can make a person look older and feel less confident. However, there are safe and effective procedures available today to have hair regrow in desired areas. Among all plastic surgery procedures, a hair transplant is probably one of the least painful procedures available. However, this does not mean it is painless. The amount of pain an individual will experience from a hair transplant procedure depends on the type of hair transplant.

Types of Hair Transplant Procedures, It’s Painful?

While there are a lot of hair transplant options such as hair plugs, hair implants, two of the most popular hair transplant procedures are follicular unit transplants and follicular unit excisions or a non-surgical procedures like Scalp Micropigmentation. Here are more information on both of these procedures.

  • Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) – An FUT is a hair transplant procedure that involves a hair restoration surgeon removing healthy hair follicles in small strips from a donor area. The strips of follicles are then divided into hair grafts that will be inserted into the desired area. FUT requires an incision at the donor area site and will result in minor scarring in the donor area. However, because the small strips from the donor area typically occur at the back of the head where hair is thick, scarring won’t be easily visible.
  • Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) – An FUE is a hair transplant procedure that involves a hair restoration surgeon removing individual hair follicles (instead if strips). The FUE procedure leaves little scarring, takes a lot longer, but involves a faster recovery period.

Pain During the Procedure

The both of these procedures, you will be given local anesthesia to make the procedure comfortable for you. Removing and placing hair follicles can be a painful process, especially in FUT procedures.

Keep in mind that individuals who have hair transplants are awake during the procedure is not painful. Local anesthesia will numb the area, but you will be aware of everything that is happening. However, you may feel a slight pulling or tugging on your head.

Pain After the Procedure

It is normal to experience minor pain, swelling, and redness on the scalp – especially in the case of individuals who opt for a FUT procedure as it involves the surgical removal of strips of hair follicles. Your doctor may prescribe painkillers to help with the pain and antibiotics to reduce any chance of infection.

Although hair transplant procedures are not painful, it is important to note that everyone has a different pain threshold. If you are concerned, talk with your hair restoration surgeon about the procedure, and what he or she can do to help you feel as comfortable as possible throughout your hair transplant journey.

If you are looking for a way to restore your hair for a fuller head of hair. MAXIM Hair Restoration can help you find the right hair restoration solution for you. Request an appointment at one of our locations today.