Hair Transplant Surgery Secrets

Written by Admin on May 26th, 2010

When 42-year old Ryan Graff, a family man and sales director from Tucson, Arizona, finally made the decision and opted for hair transplant surgery he didnt really know what he was getting himself into. Luckily, it was the best decision he ever made in his life, thanks in part to his board-certified hair transplant surgeon, his own patience, his family and the science behind the surgery. Also, great big thanks to Care Credit, which allowed him the funds to pay for his hair transplant surgery.

Even so, there were things he understood better on the other side of the surgery than he did before he went in. His hair transplant surgeon explained beforehand that hair transplant surgery is the only permanent solution for repairing his hair loss and that with todays technology and artistry on the part of the physician, his bald spot and receding portions around his hairline would look (and be!) totally natural again.

His doctor explained that a hair transplant surgery was the surgical procedure, based on science, of transplanting hair from where it is growing healthy to a place where it is not growing and that it continues to grow normally where transplanted. The surgeon further explained that he would be using a hair transplant surgery method called Follicular Unit Extraction where self-contained follicle units with roots are removed and replaced to the new area, as opposed to a strip method, which works better for larger areas.

After he had the surgery, Ryan found out that theres almost no downside to hair transplant surgery (unless youre worried about the cost). It really was done in one day and didnt hurt too much, although he took Advil that night. And he was able to shampoo right away and the crusting was minimal in the following days. He didnt even get any infections at all! He did find out, however, that he would never be able to shave his head.

To minimize any scars from a hair transplant surgery from ever showing he had to keep his hair at least to inch long a number 2 or 3 razor. But that was ok since he wasnt the shave-your-head type of guy anyway. He was actually psyched when he started to see the new hairs growing in around the third month, on the quick end of the scale. Most hair transplant patients he spoke with and hair transplant surgeons all said you had to wait at least 3-6 months and that the final result wouldnt be effective until 12 months, but Ryans grew in even faster than that. One strange thing was that his new hair transplant grew in different, wiry in texture at first, which freaked him out. But a call to his hair transplant surgeon quelled his fears and explained that it will straighten out and soften up as the follicles ability to form a normal cuticle readjusts.

He was a little worried to find out that even if you have one hair transplant surgery, that over time, if you keep balding more, then you might want another hair transplant to fill in new bald spots. He might eventually run out of donor hair and then have to live with baldness somewhere even though his hairline and other newly transplanted hair would still be there. He knew male pattern baldness was progressive, he just hadnt thought that through, and he still was pretty young and was not quite sure how his hair loss would progress.

He was pretty bummed that there is no existing, exact technology for predicting the future of your balding. Even when examining family history and the current balding pattern, no one can be 100% sure. So, hair transplant surgery can be repeated after a year as the scalp stretches, as long as your surgeon says you have healthy hair for a hair transplant surgery Donor site. Ryans hair transplant surgeon also prescribed the FDA-approved drug therapy of Propecia and topical Rogaine to minimize his future hair loss and help new re-growth be as healthy as possible. With everything he knew now, would Ryan still have chosen a hair transplant? You know it!