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FUE Hair Transplant: My Hair Is Back!

2018-06-27T12:28:57+00:00 By |

Like millions of men, my hair loss was gradual. It started out with just a few strands of hair on my pillow. As time went on, I would find more and more on my clothes as well. Then came a day when I looked at my hair brush and noticed the amount of hair that had gathered on it. When you suddenly realize your losing your hair, it is hard to fully accept. When I noticed my hair was receding, I started doing some researching and that is how I came across Van Scoy Hair Clinics. I tried to find out as much as I could about the options available for hair restoration. I started to read a lot on FUE hair transplantation procedure. When I went for a hair and scalp analysis and consultation, I was told that my hair loss was in an advanced stage and topicals wouldn’t restore my hair as I wanted. I was told that I was a perfect candidate though for the FUE hair transplant procedure. On the day of my hair transplant, I had already spoken with the surgeon and felt very confident and even excited. The surgeon was assisted by his staff as he began the process. They move individual follicular units that consist of 1 to 4 hairs each, one an area on my scalp and it was strategically selected the placement of each individual follicular unit. The hairline was marked out in advance to re-create a look that would be impossible to detect that it wasn’t my original hairline. I was awake during the procedure and I remember being surprised that I wasn’t in any pain. Even later that night I didn’t feel any discomfort [...]

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Hair Transplant Surgery Aftercare: 7 Basic Steps

2018-04-11T09:39:25+00:00 By |

For those who find their hair loss something that they are embarrassed by and try to hide, hair transplant surgery can be the perfect answer. Men and women can not only get back a full head of hair, but they have their self-confidence restored. While a hair transplant can give back to you the hair that you’ve lost, there are things you need to do post-surgery to achieve the best results. It’s important that you be aware of these important steps that you need to follow after getting a hair transplant. Different doctors may advise different steps and treatments after having the surgery, but in most cases the steps that you need to follow for the best results are as listed below. They help to ensure lasting results with any hair transplant procedure. Sleep semi-upright To help keep hair grafts in place and to help reduce any swelling, it is recommended that patients sleep semi-upright. You want to keep your head propped up in pillows or lay in reclining chair until the scalp is fully healed. If the hair grafts transplanted are in the lower crown area, you should sleep on your side for the first few days but again you want to make sure your head is always elevated. Avoid excessive sweating, heat and cold When you have excessive sweating it can keep your scalp from healing properly. To help reduce this you need to avoid exercise as this can cause you to sweat. If the temperature outside is very cold out, it's best to stay indoors but if going outdoors is unavoidable, it is advised that you wear a loose-fitting hat but only if it has been at least 2 days after surgery. [...]

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Does PRP help men and women with thinning hair?

2018-01-30T12:31:23+00:00 By |

Platlet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy was first used in 2009 to regenerate and stimulate hair. PRP is a relatively new procedure when it comes to hair restoration, but there have been some very good results. PRP utilizes the growth factors that are within a patient’s own blood. This blood is drawn as part of the PRP process. The process is non-invasive and painless for many. Only the top of the scalp needs to be anesthetized. Why are Platelets Good for Hair Growth? Your blood consists of 1% white blood cells, 93% red blood cells with the remaining 6% being platelets and plasma. Activated platelets release growth factors (healing proteins) which can be advantageous for wound healing and hair regrowth. When platelets are caught in a blood clot, or have contact with a reactive agent, they begin to release growth factors. This causes the production of collagen and the blood vessels to form. White blood cells in the area gobble up bacteria that might cause an infection. Basically, cell growth and activity are stimulated, facilitating follicular rejuvenation. Platelt Rich Plasma therapy is also used after hair transplant surgery to speed healing of the wounds and optimize new growth. The Treatment: About 30 to 60 cc of blood is drawn from the patient. The blood is put into a centrifuge (spun) to separate the PRP from the red blood cells. The top part of the patient’s scalp is cleaned and anesthetized. Multiple injections of PRP are given in the anesthetized area and massaged into the skin. Some practitioners use a “scalpuroller” instead of injections. The tool looks like a lint roller only instead of sticky strips there are very fine needles that aerate the scalp. Then, the [...]

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Hair Transplant in Cleveland Ohio

2018-10-08T11:50:01+00:00 By |

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! […]

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Different Types of Hair Transplant Surgery

2018-10-08T11:48:24+00:00 By |

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 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 [...]

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Today’s Hair Transplants: How Are They Different?

2017-07-11T10:30:27+00:00 By |

Losing your hair is bad enough, but the old methods of hair transplants looked embarrassing with that tell-tale "plugged" look. Now, transplants have been transformed: new treatments take less time and are practically painless, and people who have had them say that they're well worth the time and money. There are several new treatments available today, so talk to your transplant physician about the pros and cons of each method. Finally, be sure that your doctor is fully qualified for the method you choose. FUT: Follicular Unit Transplantation (Surgical) FUT is known as the Strip Method because a strip of the scalp is removed from the back of the head – both the “donor” area – and the scalp is then sutured back together. Hair grows in follicular units, tiny bundles of one to four hairs per follicle. These bundles are extracted from the donor strip, and individually transplanted. This is a big change from the old method, which used four-millimeter cylindrical bundles to produce that hair-plug effect. The drawback to FUT is the scar where the donor area was removed. If men choose very close-cropped hair styles, the scar may show. FUT takes about three to eight hours, and you're back to work in two to six days. FUE: Follicular Unit Extraction (No Surgery) FUE doesn't involve surgery. Instead, follicular units are individually extracted from the donor area and transplanted. This avoids surgery and a linear scar. The tiny circular scars are invisible and covered by hair. This procedure takes longer, about eight hours, and you're back to work in one to three days, although larger transplants may take an additional session. NeoGraft FUE (No Surgery) NeoGraft is the newest, most advanced method of transplantation. It's also the least invasive. Follicular units are removed from the donor area using a tiny punch to make [...]

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3 Hair Transplant FAQs

2017-07-11T10:30:31+00:00 By |

Does it work? Does it hurt? How much does it cost? There are a lot of questions to be asked regarding your decision to commit to hair transplantation for your primary hair restoration solution, but a large percentage of the numerous and various inquiries that initially come to mind when beginning to consider the process fall into one of these three broad categories. When reviewing options, it is typical and intelligent to seek out effective and efficient choices. Hair transplantation is naturally a more complicated procedure, and yet, its level of effectiveness and efficiency continues to make it Van Scoy’s most popular hair loss solution. So, does it work, does it hurt, and how much does it cost? Let’s take a look… Does Hair Transplantation Work? Of course! 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! Initially, moved hairs fall out prior to fresh, new growth in the recipient region that begins within 3 to 5 months. The hair that grows in here is 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 [...]

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Van Scoy Hair Clinic in Cleveland – Hair Transplant

2018-10-08T11:51:19+00:00 By |

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. […]