HAIR RESTORATION FOR MEN
Hair loss, or alopecia, can be a normal occurrence in the natural aging process of men, but it doesn’t have to be a losing battle. Suffering with hair loss can affect men both personally and socially. A diminishing hairline might lower their self-esteem, but it may also affect how men are perceived by others. Genetics, environmental factors, or aging can cause gradual thinning, circular patching bald spots, or sudden loosening of hair on men’s heads. Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology has solutions to aid in restoration and regrowth of your natural hair.
WHAT IS HAIR LOSS?
Typically, men shed 50-100 hairs daily with new hair growing in simultaneously. This normal process keeps hair looking full and healthy. When this cycle of shedding and hair growth is disrupted or hair follicles are damaged, hair loss, or alopecia, becomes an issue as the thinning of the hair is noticeable. Triggers of this disruption can be genetics, medical conditions such as alopecia areata, or medications. (American Academy of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic)
Alopecia can have a negative ongoing effect on the quality of life of men causing feelings of low self-esteem (Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology). Some men prefer to allow their hair loss to run its course. Some may try to hide their baldness with a hat or creative hairstyle. Other men will choose to take action and treat their alopecia to prevent further hair loss and restore growth, which can include hair transplants or oral treatments (Mayo Clinic).
WHAT ARE HAIR RESTORATION TREATMENTS?
For men who no longer want to live with baldness, Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology offers a variety of treatments ranging from topical treatments such as medicated shampoos, lotions, and foams to air-compressed injections, oral medications, laser therapy and NeoGraft® hair transplantation. Reasonable goals for treating hair loss are to promote hair growth, slow hair loss, and conceal hair loss.
Hair restoration surgical procedures have developed over time. The hair restoration procedure performed at Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology is NeoGraft®. NeoGraft® is an FDA approved solution for hair loss using follicular unit extraction (FUE) technology that has emerged as the gold standard for hair restoration. A large number of small, naturally occurring individual follicular units are removed directly from the patient’s donor region by 1-mm punch excisions (Dermatologic Surgery). The follicular units are implanted into the areas on the patient where hair is thin or no longer present. This procedure leaves no linear scarring, requires minimal downtime, and produces a more natural appearance. These benefits make NeoGraft® a more appealing option than traditional linear harvesting which leaves a scar (Europe PMC). The NeoGraft® procedure aims to restore your full head of hair quickly and discretely with as little disruption to your daily routine as possible. Studies show that choosing NeoGraft®, quickly gives you a more healthy and natural looking result with little or no discomfort and no scarring (U.S.National Library of Medicine).
Some men may be resistant or hesitant to consider surgical methods of hair restoration. Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology offers several non-surgical strategies for men who prefer non-surgical treatments of their hair loss. Oral treatments include FinPlus, which is a compounded finasteride therapy that combines finasteride, bioavailable biotin, saw palmetto, and herbs in order to maximize hair regrowth. Finasteride is a well-tolerated and effective oral therapy for male pattern hair loss useful in both preventing future hair loss and promoting scalp hair regrowth (U.S. National Library of Medicine). Results will vary from patient to patient, but this therapy can be used in combination with other treatments, such as laser therapy or oral treatments. Another oral therapy option is Viviscal, which is a dietary supplement that employs an assortment of amino acids along with plant and marine extracts to actively promote existing hair growth and nourish thinning hairs (U.S. National Library of Medicine).
Before deciding to undergo hair restoration treatment, schedule a private consultation with our Pittsburgh board-certified surgeon Dr. Brian V. Heil to understand the cause of your hair loss and discuss your options for treatment.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE PREMIER PLASTIC SURGERY & DERMATOLOGY FOR A HAIR TRANSPLANT?
Our board certified surgeon at Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology has successfully performed over 1,000 hair transplant procedures in his 14 years of experience. Dr. Brian V. Heil and his specialized surgical team provide the highest level of care to our patients. Dr. Heil’s focus on aesthetics in relation to men’s health has given him a refined understanding of men’s natural hair-growth patterns, which has helped him become a top provider of hair restoration services. Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology offers state of the art treatment of male baldness and is proud to have been recognized by the manufacturers of NeoGraft® as a “NeoGraft® Center of Excellence.” This recognition is given to just a few prestigious hair transplantation surgeons in the country, and board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology Dr. Brian V. Heil is the only cosmetic surgeon in Western Pennsylvania to have received such recognition. Dr. Brian V. Heil cares about his patients and getting them back to the lifestyle they enjoy.
Feeling emotional insecurity due to baldness can be damaging. If you’re in search of a solution to restore your head of hair and regain a positive self-image, Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology can help. Whether through a non-surgical oral therapy, our minimally invasive NeoGraft® procedure, or a combination of treatments, our board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Brian V. Heil will design your hair restoration treatment to maximize your hair regrowth and health. Schedule a consultation with our board-certified Pittsburgh surgeon Dr. Brian V. Heil to discuss your hair restoration options by contacting us at 724-264-3608 or sending us an email.