Losing your hair can stem from a variety of problems. Inherited conditions, hormonal changes from menopause or autoimmune disorders may play a role. Temporary hair loss can be distressing. However, permanent hair loss can be devastating. Many women are too embarrassed to discuss the problem. They may feel unattractive, self-conscious or even socially isolated. Some women choose to cover up with hats or scarves to hide balding for as long as possible. Others resort to wigs. There is another option: hair transplants are available for women and can provide a natural, long-lasting solution.
The Trouble with Wigs
Wigs can be a fun way to change up a hairstyle or hide temporary growth issues. However, they can be hot and itchy. They slide around without proper silicone grips or specialized glue. They wear out quickly because of friction and tangles. When you remove it at night, you are reminded of your hair loss. There’s nothing wrong with alternative hair if you are happy with it. But if you want something more permanent, hair transplants are worth considering.
Hair Transplants Are Permanent
Replacing your hair can dramatically affect your appearance and improve your self-esteem. Unlike the visible “hair plugs” of the past, new techniques can achieve natural, full heads of hair. Depending on how long you want to wear your hair, there are different techniques available.
Follicular unit transfer (FUT) uses long incisions to implant strips of follicular units. While it requires less donor area, it also leaves longer scars. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) requires more grafted areas but uses smaller incisions and leaves fewer detectable scars. It also provides faster results and has a shorter recovery period.
Dr. Maurice Khosh Performs Both FUT and FUE Transplants
Dr. Khosh is an award-winning, dual board-certified plastic surgeon. He prefers the FUE technique for many reasons, but sometimes the FUT method is more appropriate for the patient’s particular needs. In either case, Dr. Khosh can help you achieve long-lasting results with the completely natural look you are seeking. To schedule an appointment to discuss hair restoration, contact the office of Dr. Maurice Khosh today.