Did you know that almost two-thirds of men experience some amount of visible hair loss by age 35? After age 50, this number increases to 85 percent. Of course, women can experience hair loss, too. This is why there is so much research conducted in the realm of hair loss and potential treatments. It is also why you have access to hair restoration methods that actually work. Follicular Unit Extraction in Raleigh is one of those treatments we will cover in this article that actually works!
The big question for most men with visible hair loss is whether hair restoration can help them. So, can it help you? To answer this question, we provide some more information about hair restoration methods and possible treatment for your thinning hair.
Non-Surgical Hair Restoration
If you are balding and have substantial hair already lost, there are no over-the-counter products that can restore your hair permanently. You can certainly try the specialty shampoos, leave-in products and supplements as a test, if you want. But once you have bald spots due to male pattern baldness, you also have dormant follicles in those areas that will no longer grow hair.
But you should not fret if you have bald spots. Through hair restoration, you have hope for a fuller head of hair again. That is, hair you actually grow.
If you are early stages of hair loss and do not yet have bald spots, you are in a better position for medication and other methods of non-surgical treatment. Medications can slow down your early hair loss and even reverse it by restoring the health of surrounding follicles. As a result, you can gain noticeable growth improvement and even fullness.
Surgical Hair Restoration
Surgical hair restoration is the proven method to enable men with significant hair loss to regrow their own hair. If you have bald areas, you can now enjoy the incredible benefits of hair restoration surgery with little discomfort or downtime. From this surgery, you can expect natural looking results well worth your investment.
The best method of hair restoration depends on your individual type of hair loss, available donor hair for transplantation and desired results. Below is more information about the two primary methods of surgical hair restoration, follicular unit transplant and follicular unit extraction in Raleigh:
Follicular Unit Transplant
Follicular unit transplant (FUT) starts with removal of donor site hair follicle removal, generally from the back of your head. The surgeon removes a strip of skin with healthy follicles for transplantation where you experience balding. From the strip, your surgeon then separates small groups of hair follicles for grafting onto the recipient site. FUT is a proven method used for more than 20 years.
When considering FUT, bear in mind that the surgery takes time and can even require two procedures for placement of all of the grafts that you need. You will experience a scar at the donor site on the back of your head, one typically hidden in your hair. But you must take good care of this scar and the recipient areas as part of recovery.
Follicular Unit Extraction in Raleigh
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) achieves similar results as FUT, but without some of the drawbacks. FUE also involves removal of donor hair follicles on the back of your head and placement of these where you experience balding. But FUE does not involve removal of a strip of tissue containing follicles. Instead, your surgeon collects individual follicles and places them in tiny incisions where needed at the recipient site.
FUE takes longer than FUT. This means you may need to complete your surgery through more than one procedure on multiple days. But you will not experience the scar of FUT, nor the required wound care after surgery. With FUE, you experience less downtime and recovery discomfort.
Schedule Your AZ Hair Restoration Consultation Today in Raleigh
If you are experiencing hair loss and want to explore your non-surgical and surgical options for hair restoration, schedule a visit with AZ Hair Restoration. Methods we use for hair loss treatment include:
- Follicular unit extraction (FUE)
- Follicular unit transplant (FUT)
- Strip transplant
- Multiple follicular unit (MFU)
- Alopecia treatment
AZ Hair Restoration provides both virtual and in-person consultations in Raleigh, NC. Call us at 919-615-0577 today to set your appointment. For more information about Follicular Unit Extraction, contact us today!