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Hair Transplantation: What Does the Procedure Entail?

What would you do for a full head of hair? For many men with male pattern baldness, looking in the mirror is a painful reminder of what they once had. Long gone is that thick, full head of hair they once enjoyed. Don’t spend your days wishing and dreaming of hair. Come see Dr. Velargo and find out if hair transplantation is right for you.

Hair Transplantation: The Procedure

Hair transplantation can restore the look of a full head of hair, but in reality the procedure does not create more hair. It simply moves hair from the sides and back of the head to the top of the head where hair is lacking. This transplanted hair can establish itself in the new area and continue to grow new healthy hair. Transplanted hair grows and can be cut, washed, and combed once established.

Dr. Velargo is highly skilled in the latest hair transplantation techniques for natural looking results. He performs both follicular unit transplant (strip method) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). Hair transplantation is a highly artistic procedure and requires careful placement and design for the best, most natural looking results. Multiple treatments are typically needed, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Dr. Velargo also performs hair repositioning surgery (repositioning flaps of hair bearing scalp to areas that are bald) for some patients.

Am I a Good Candidate for Hair Transplantation?

Not all patients with hair loss are good candidates for hair transplantation. Dr. Velargo works on both male and female patients. He can help you determine if you’re a good candidate during a consultation, but some factors that may indicate potential success include:

  • Male Pattern Baldness: Not all baldness is male pattern baldness. Patients with baldness caused by thyroid disorders, infection, nutritional deficiencies, immune disorders, trauma, medications, etc. may not be good candidates for transplantation.
  • Thick Wavy or Curly Hair
  • Receding Hairline or Patch of Baldness

Dr. Velargo often recommends that patients use a trial of minoxodil (Rogaine) as well as finasteride (Propecia) prior to treatment. Many patients continue one or both of these medications after transplantation to help with additional hair growth.

Call us today to book your hair transplantation consultation with Dr. Velargo.