Going bald or thinning hair traumatic for both men and women. Whether we like it or not, a healthy head of hair is associated with vitality and youth. While it is normal to lose about 50 to 100 hairs each day, excessive hair loss occurs when the cycle of shedding and regrowth is disrupted or when the hair follicle is damaged, and no longer unable to produce hair. The only solution is to undergo a restoration treatment. Dr. Whitfield uses a modern approach to hair restoration using our procedure for hair transplants, SmartGraft. The results are superior, and the treatment is far easier to experience.
Although we tend to associate baldness more with men, balding affects women as well. In the past, hair restoration treatments produced an unnatural look, and left the patient with a long, horizontal scar at the back of the head. This older approach to hair restoration did not produce the kind of results that made patients happy. With SmartGraft, Dr. Robert Whitfield offers his patients a scar-free hair restoration procedure that actually works.
SmartGraft is a new hair restoration technology that is faster, more comfortable and more effective than earlier techniques. Previously, a strip of hair and scalp was removed from the back of the head, the follicles surgically extracted, and then transplanted into balding or thinning areas. This required major surgery and a painful recovery, as well as leaving a scar that was visible with shorter hairstyles.
SmartGraft utilizes a process called “FUE hair restoration” in which only one to four hair follicles are harvested at a time. The donor site is at the back of the head, where the follicles are not programmed for balding. These hair follicles are transplanted into balding or thinning areas.
With SmartGraft, you can expect superior results. This technique of advanced hair transplant in Austin offers the following benefits:
Hair loss is typically the result of genetics, but other factors can lead to excessive shedding and balding:
Pregnancy, menopause and thyroid problems can all affect your hormone levels, which can lead to excessive hair loss. Thankfully, this hair loss, for some people, will correct itself when the hormones balance is restored.
Certain infections, such as ringworm, can cause scaly patches and hair loss on the scalp. Usually once the underlying infection is treated and cured, the hair may grow back, or the area can be resolved with the help of SmartGraft.
This is a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks your hair follicles, causing sudden hair loss in smooth, bald patches. It typically manifests in your early 20’s. While no one knows the cause of this auto-immune condition, various treatments are available to help ward off further hair loss.
Too much Vitamin A or medications for cancer, depression, high blood pressure, and heart problems can all have the side effect of excessive hair loss. Dr. Whitfield will discuss what supplements and medications you take to help determine the cause of your hair loss and develop a treatment that will work for you.
An excellent hair restoration treatment should leave you with an improved look, thicker hair, and should appear completely natural – not the row upon row of “plugs” associated with traditional hair transplant treatments. You deserve to feel confident in your appearance, and Dr. Whitfield uses an advanced system, SmartGraft, that produces a much more natural look, in far less time and with a shorter recovery – the perfect answer to your hair loss problem.
The procedure is done at our private clinic in Austin, with only local anesthesia, with minimal discomfort or pain. The result is a fuller head of hair, your hair. Furthermore, the results are long-lasting. Since Dr. Whitfield is taking the grafts from such a small area, you will not be left with an unsightly scar.
Hair loss is indiscriminate and can happen to men and women of any age and any race. The most common cause is a hereditary condition called male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. This typically creeps up gradually and follows a standard trajectory over time. For men, it first manifests in a receding hairline while for women, it appears as thinning hair. The age at which it begins and how fast it progresses will depend upon your heredity.
SmartGraft is an in-office procedure that is performed under local anesthesia. It takes several hours and though your scalp will feel sensitive for a few days, your recovery time is short. For the best results in SmartGraft, patients are instructed on washing their hair within just a few days, using a cup of water and baby shampoo.
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