Hair Restoration For Men & Women
The exciting news for men and women suffering from hair loss is that there are more options than ever.
Hair Transplant Surgery
The days of the old doll hair look of plugs are long gone. Hair transplant surgeons like Dr. Pawlinga are able to transplant naturally occurring follicular bundles of 1 to 4 hair follicles. With remarkable precision the hair grafts are blended to create an incredibly natural result that is virtually undetectable*. Today many celebrities and politicians have had hair transplant surgery including Mathew McConaughey, Kevin Kostner, Lebron James and Kelsey Grammer.
Although the implantation of the hair grafts is the same there are two different techniques for harvesting the hair from the sides and back of the scalp where the hair does not have the genetic trait for hair loss.
FUT is follicular unit transplantation. With this procedure a narrow strip is harvested from the donor area and the hair from above and below are brought together. The surrounding hair camouflages the thin scar*.
The strip is then dissected by the surgical team under microscope and each follicular bundle of 1 to 4 hairs is sorted by density to be placed in the optimal position in the recipient (balding) area.
FUE is follicular unit extraction (or excision). With many young men preferring a close shaved hair cut in the back that could show the tiny linear scar from FUT, FUE takes the follicular units individually making a tiny wound that is difficult or impossible to see when the hair is shaved or closely cropped. Graft placement and hairline design is the same for both. FUE is more tedious and takes more time but the results are comparable and the healing is a little more comfortable*.
In select cases like hair transplant repair procedures a combination of FUE and FUT can be the most efficient technique.
Female Hair Transplant - women often experience genetic hair loss. Unlike males women usually experience a general thinning versus the more distinct male pattern baldness. Because of traditionally longer hair styles FUT hair transplant is a more efficient procedure.
Facial Hair transplant - Beards and eyebrows can be thin due to genetics or injury and hair transplantation can naturally fill in these areas*.
Over the past few years medical therapy options have increased which is particularly good for women who were limited to only topical minoxidil.
There are 2 FDA approved medicines for hair loss minoxidil which is applied topically to the scalp and can be used by both men and women. Finasteride is an oral tablet that can be used by men and post-menopausal women.
Laser Hair Therapy is FDA cleared devices to maintain and regenerate some hair growth. Laser therapy can be very effective when combined with other medical treatments*.
Platelet Rich Plasma - PRP Hair Loss therapy is a new treatment that has shown exciting results and is a very popular option for women with thinning hair and men with early hair loss.
*Individual results may vary.
Hair loss can effect not only our appearance but our self image and self confidence. At Pawlinga Medical Center For Hair Restoration we understand hair loss both professionally and personally and look forward to the opportunity to help you regain your hair and self confidence again!
Pawling Medical Center For Hair Restoration
Christopher Pawlinga, M.D.
1150 Nott Street
Schenectady NY 12308