Every year, over 650,000 men and women undergo hair transplants to move healthy follicles from areas of their scalp with plenty of hair into a balding or thinning section. At Hair Doc in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, California, board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Peter Panagotacos, MD, performs follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT) for hereditary hair loss and hair loss from burns or injuries. Request a consultation over the phone at Hair Doc or book an appointment online today.
Hair transplant is a type of hair restoration procedure that allows you to grow full and natural hair in a bald or thinning area. During a hair transplant procedure at Hair Doc, Dr. Panagotacos removes follicles from a region of your scalp with healthy and thick hair growth and implants them where you need them.
Before hair transplant surgery, Dr. Panagotacos injects local anesthesia to numb your scalp. He may also give you the option to take a sedative before the procedure starts, which settles your anxiety without putting you to sleep.
Blood vessels grow around the transplanted follicles as they heal, giving them the oxygenated blood supply they need to grow healthy hair. After a few months of growth and healing, you enjoy a full head of hair that’s all your own.
Hair Doc offers two highly popular and effective types of hair transplants. After considering your health and hair loss circumstances, Dr. Panagotacos might recommend:
During FUE, Dr. Panagotacos uses a micro punch tool to extract individual follicular units one at a time. You can also get FUE using the ARTAS® iX robotic hair transplant system, which is highly precise.
During FUT, Dr. Panagotacos harvests many follicles at one time by surgically removing a strip of skin from a part of your scalp with lots of hair growth. He removes the follicles from that strip and implants them in the balding or thinning region.
Dr. Panagotacos considers many factors while planning your hair restoration treatment and deciding whether or not a hair transplant is right for you.
Typically, hair transplant surgery works best for men with male-pattern baldness or women with thinning hair, both of which are examples of androgenetic alopecia. You can also benefit from a hair transplant if you lost your hair to a burn or other scalp injury.
You must have some healthy hair left in order to get a hair transplant because it uses your follicles for either type. If you don’t have enough healthy hair left for transplants, Dr. Panagotacos can help you explore other treatment options available at Hair Doc.
Hair transplant surgery lets you use your remaining healthy follicles to your advantage. To schedule a consultation at Hair Doc, call the office or book online today.