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Adam G. Tattlebaum M.D.

Hair on, Hair off

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. In one room in our facility we spend our days putting in hair, and in another room just down the hall we take it off. Who’d of thunk? Hair transplantation has become ever increasingly popular. So why don’t you see more people who have had it done? You probably do but you just don’t know it, both men and women. It looks that good. The days of big hair plugs, dolls head results and grand surgeries are largely gone. The state of the art is called microfollulicular grafting, basically putting in one hair at a time. It’s a daylong procedure done under a local anesthesia. Hair is taken form the back of the head and planted to restore the area of concern. The goal is to create a normal looking and age appropriate hairline. You must have an area where the hair can be harvested from and depending on the amount of hair loss you may need one or more sessions. Laser and pulsed light technologies continue to be the mainstay for hair reduction. With the introduction of cooling technologies, better crystals and tunable flashlamps the number of patients who can achieve success has grown. Hair removal technology is imperfect. Hair grows in and out at different stages and cycles in our lives and some skin types do better than others, but for the right candidate the results can be dramatic and long lasting. If you are interested in hair removal or an evaluation by the hair restoration group please contact us or give us a call.

February 13, 2012 7:13 pm
Categories: Blog, Hair Removal, Hair Transplants, Plastic Surgery
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