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There are often times when you come across a young patient that is highly interested in having a hair transplant procedure. A young patient refers to an individual that is 25 years of age or younger. Great care must be taken in considering someone at this age for a hair transplant. Young patients must be made aware that hair is transplanted in bald or thinning areas, the hair loss of their existing native hair will continue and new thinning areas may be created which will require further procedures in the future.

male baldness cure ohioYoung patients are divided into 3 main types:

TYPE 1: Ηair loss in the temporal areas (Norwood Class 2 or 2A) 
A person in with this type of hair loss will begin to lose hair on their temples and they are often worried to replace the lost hair.

This is sometimes not the best solution. Hair loss will continue and by having a hair transplant into the temporal areas, it is possible that soon enough the hairline will begin to recede and the hair behind the transplanted temporal area will start to receding too. This can leave young patients with two patches of hair on the left and right temple. If that happens then the patient has no other options but to proceed with further surgeries to replace those empty areas or they would be left with a strange and unnatural look. It is important to examine the present condition of donor and recipient areas and a look at the family history of hair loss. This will help approximately predict the Norwood Scale that he might end up at in the future.A decision can be made to proceed once we know all the information.

TYPE 2:

  • Receding hairline & temporal areas (Norwood Class 3) 
  • Receding hairline & temporal areas and crown (Norwood Class 3V)
  • Receding hairline & temporal areas and top (Norwood Class 4 or 4A)

This type of young patient has reached a stage where they feel they are losing their youth, and there is a significant amount of hair that will be needed to replace the hair in these areas.

In this type of case, the family history of hair loss has to be examined in order to predict the final stage of baldness that could be reached.  We also need to investigate the quality of follicular units in the donor area. If it can be determined that the young patient is a potential Norwood Class 7, it is better to avoid the hair transplant surgery as the donor area may not offer enough to cover the potential baldness. If the patient is found to be a potential Norwood Class 5 or 6 then a hair transplant is possible but the individual must understand the limitations regarding hair density. If a high density is used to cover the front and crown areas, then there may not be enough in the donor area to maintain this high density with future balding. Because of this, a more conservative approach needs to be taken.Usually, young patients have a higher expectation as they have just recently lost their hair and are not willing to settle for anything less than what they once had. Before a hair transplant can be performed the patient must have realistic expectations or they will be unsatisfied with the results.

TYPE 3:

  • Receding top and crown (Norwood Class 5)
  • Receding top, crown, and back (Norwood Class 6)

This type of young patient has to have a lot of caution.This is the type of person that very well may end up in a high class 7 and a hair transplant is not recommended. We need to carefully examine the hair loss history from mother and fathers side and identify whether the patient has reached the final stage of hair loss or if the potential for hair loss in the future is possible. This is what when we would have them look into hair replacement as a solution. They can only replace their hair with a mature hairline, low density with the help of donor beard hair. Another option is to leave the crown area uncovered but still have a natural look.

These cases are looked at individually and advice is given according to parameters such as:

  • final expected stage of hair loss,
  • the density of the remaining donor,
  • quality of follicular units in the donor
  • and expectations.

At Van Scoy Hair Clinics we are very concerned about the correct approach to all of our patients and especially the young ones. We are committed to giving the correct advice.

hair transplants or hair replacement

There are a number of solutions available for specific types of hair loss and styling needs, and speaking with a specialist is the best way to decide which hair restoration avenue is the best for you. Today, Van Scoy takes a look at our most popular hair loss solution: hair transplants.

Hair transplantation is an outpatient solution for which both men and women with permanent hair loss are candidates. In fact, hair transplantation is most commonly used for Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss, but it can also be performed for other permanent hair loss situations such as traumas or burns. During the procedure, hair is removed from areas of permanent growth and transferred to balding areas, also often referred to as a transfer from a donor site to a recipient site. This means that the new hairs are the natural hairs of the individual undergoing the transplant!

Patient goals, current medications, medical history, and blood work will all be taken into consideration in order for a patient and their doctor to decide if a hair transplantation is the best option for them. Prior to the procedure, certain medications and alcohol consumption may be limited. The outpatient surgery itself takes approximately 6 to 8 hours under a local anesthetic only. While some swelling and bleeding can be expected, the doctor will provide post-operative care instructions that, when followed, can have the patient back to normal activity within a week or two.

Initially, moved hairs fall out prior to fresh, new growth in the recipient region that begins within 3 to 5 months. What is that hair like? Exactly like the hair from the donor region. Transplanted follicular units maintain the color, texture, life cycle, and anticipated future growth patterns that they would have had they never been moved. For the most natural appearance, specialists will work with their patients to find their appropriate hair density, which often requires more than one procedure. With Multi-Unit Hair Grafting™, a procedure developed by our PAI Medical Group, more hairs can be transplanted per procedure (2 to 3 times more!), allowing for patients to reach their restoration goals in fewer procedures. This route also saves the patient time, inconvenience, and money, added bonuses to the key benefit of a great looking head of hair.

Men's Hair Transplant Solutions

Like any good investment, the cost of hair transplants can yield pleasing returns. You would never expect to buy a Rolls-Royce for the same price as a mini-van. You would also never expect to feel the same driving one or attract the same attention. Revolutionary hair transplants are much the same, they are going to cost more initially, but they have the potential to produce high returns, especially in the areas of self-esteem and appearance.

Van Scoy Hair Clinic specializes in the most widely accepted procedures for hair loss in the market today. Just as not all cars are created equal, neither are all hair transplants professionals. The experts at Van Scoy Hair Clinic work with men and women everyday who are trying to solve their hair loss problems while managing their personal budgets. The cost of hair transplants varies by procedure. Hair Transplants can range anywhere from $4,000 to $20,000 dollars. The wide range of costs is because every patient and their needs are different. So, while one patient may require only a balding crown spot be grafted, another may need multiple procedures to transplant larger areas. The cost is based on the total number of hairs needed for the coverage area.

Other costs you may want to consider when deciding if hair transplants are right for you are anesthesia, medications and blood tests. Hair transplants are usually out-patient procedure and take place in the doctor’s office, saving you from additional hospital expenses.

A few factors to consider that do not show up on the invoice are the expenses saved over the long-term. Such expenses might include additional doctor’s visits, wigs and hair pieces. These expenses can add up over time and never really address your hair loss problem. Unlike hair transplants, which become your own growing hair, you will still be faced with the expense of hiding your problem under pricey hair pieces that will require replacement.

At Van Scoy Hair Clinic we understand that patients must weigh the costs and benefits of hair transplants before making a decision. That is why we make one decision easy for you, the initial consultation is completely FREE OF CHARGE, so you have nothing to lose by exploring the cost/benefit of hair transplants with a Van Scoy Hair Clinic expert. See the list of the Van Scoy locations to find one near you.

Call Van Scoy Hair Clinic today at 1-800-332-6341.

* Please consult a professional for advice.

Restore Your Hair!

It’s not easy making a commitment to discuss your hair loss concerns with just anyone. However, you can feel confident knowing that at Van Scoy Hair Clinic in Ohio, we are not just anyone.  We want to help guide you through the maze of super information so you can make an informed and educated decision to reclaim your confidence and restore your hair. At Van Scoy Hair Clinic you will find knowledgeable and trained technicians who will answer your questions and educate you about transplanting your hair. If your hair is thinning or you are suffering from hair loss you need to look no further than getting a hair transplant! Read more

Hair Transplant Surgery for Men and Women

There are several different types of hair transplant surgery options available today.  The most common types of hair transplants are FUT and FUE hair transplants.

FUT stands for Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation. Follicular units are hair groupings as they occur naturally on the scalp and typically contain 1, 2, 3 or 4 hairs. By means of the removal of a thin strip of scalp from the back of the patient’s head, hair follicles are taken from a donor area which is not susceptible to balding and dissected into individual grafts. They are then transplanted to the balding area of the scalp.

The second method is the FUE method of hair transplantation Follicular Unit Extraction involves taking the individual Follicular Unit grafts from the back of the head one by one by cutting around it through a tiny specialized instrument or robotic machine and removing the hair follicles. The process can be tedious and will takes a few hours but is painless after a few numbing injections are given. Once removed from the donor area, the follicular unit is then transplanted.

MUHG Hair Transplant Surgery

PAI Hair Transplant Surgery Cleveland Columbus Ashland OhioPAI Medical, of which we are a member, pioneered a third hair transplantation method a number of years ago called Multi-Unit Hair Grafting (MUHG). MUHG Multi-Unit Hair Graft transplantation became so successful that PAI patented it in both the USA and Canada. Multi-Unit Hair Grafting, offers patients suffering from hair loss the most natural appearance and, importantly, the greatest density per procedure versus any either FUE or FUT hair transplantation. The bottom line for our patients is that more hair can be transplanted per procedure. This means fewer procedures are needed to reach a patient’s hair restoration goal.

A blend of surgical hair transplant technologies, and a variety of different-sized hair groupings, known as grafts, are used to best fit the individual patient’s needs. Micro and macro multi-unit grafting involves transferring hairs in natural groupings. These grouping are used to create a much more realistic hair line that keeps with the patients age and realistic hair restoration goals. This process is constrained only by the hair density and the quality of the hair in the patient’s donor area, the extremes in contrast between scalp and hair color, and texture and limited curl. The grafts are inserted into pre-cut micro and mini slits that are strategically designed to aesthetically improve the density of your existing hair, lower your hairline, and fill in balding areas. There is no other hair transplant procedure currently available that has shown the ability to accomplish what Multi-Unit Hair Grafting has able to achieve, both in men and in women.

VanScoy Hair Clinics offers Multi-Unit Hair Grafting hair transplantation at each of our three hair loss clinic locations in Ashland, Cleveland, and Columbus Ohio.

A hair transplant is a surgical procedure to improve baldness.

During a hair transplant, a physician moves hairs from an area of thick growth to bald areas. Most hair transplants are performed in an office setting under local anesthesia. You should only experience minimal pain. Read more