What is Micro Hair Replacement & is it for You?
Let’s face it, nobody can resist a full set of hair. Both men and women, love when their partners have luscious and long locks. However, as you age you tend to have balding spots or an alarming rate of hair loss; this can leave you feeling insecure and sad. In the past, micro hair transplants were painful and not very successful. Now, we have exciting alternatives to help you achieve your goals and feel younger and more confident in your skin.
What is a micro hair transplant?
Modern methods of micro hair transplants or micro hair implants are also called “follicular unit grafting”. As the name suggests, each hair transplant is done to an individual follicle, a group of one to four hairs. Your doctor will find units of hair from a region that is resistant to balding and then implant them on the balding areas. Since the harvested hairs are not prone to balding they will continue to grow naturally.
Micro hair transplants vs. Micro hair implants
Both micro hair transplants and micro hair implants address balding spots. However, they do not offer the same results. While micro hair transplants use real follicle hairs, micro hair implants add synthetic hair into the scalp. Think of micro hair implants as a wig fixed on your scalp. Although this can offer an immediate solution, the implants won’t look completely natural. For example, as your hair grows your micro hair implants won’t. Additionally, the chances of your body rejecting synthetic hair are much higher than rejecting micro hair transplants.
Who is a candidate for micro hair transplant surgery?
Micro hair transplant surgery can be beneficial for many people. However, there are some aspects to consider when thinking about your results. The first requisite is to have areas with a high hair density, especially around the back and sides of your head. These will be your donor areas. You should also consider the relationship between your hair color and your scalp: the less contrast between the two, the better coverage you will get.
Another important aspect when considering micro hair transplant surgery is the flexibility of your scalp. The looser your scalp, the easier the procedure will be. To really understand how good a candidate you are for micro hair transplant surgery, you should have a private consultation with your physician. He or she will analyze your personal characteristics and see how well micro hair transplants can work for you.
What can I expect from micro hair transplant surgery?
Micro hair transplant is an outpatient procedure. This means you will only be sedated under local anesthesia or oral sedation, this will make you comfortable and relaxed. The procedure will take between three to six hours, during this time your physician will transplant from 1,000 to 2,500 hair grafts. After your micro hair transplant, you can go home by yourself, although we encourage you to bring a friend in case you opt for oral sedation.
Micro Hair Transplant Recovery
The days after your micro hair surgery, as a natural healing process the hair grafts can form small scabs on the scalp. If you keep them moist, they usually fall off within a week or you can conceal them with creative hair styling. You should be aware that some of your recently transplanted hair may fall out. Don’t worry, when the follicles enter the active growth stage, they will re-grow.
How can I complement my micro hair transplants?
To best complement your experience, you can consider three options:
- Scalp Micropigmentation: scalp micropigmentation is a non-invasive procedure that recreates the appearance of individual capillary follicles. This procedure can add more density to the hair’s appearance or redefine the hairline.
- Capillus Laser Hair Restoration Therapy: Capillus is an innovative laser therapy that can help with your micro hair transplant surgery. Capillus applies low-level laser energy to the scalp. The laser improves the health of blood vessels and increases cell metabolism for thicker and more supple hair.
- Mesotherapy: Mesotherapy is a specialized cocktail of vitamins and nutrients into the scalp region. The shot improves blood circulation which improves hair re-growth. To get the best results, you should exercise regularly and eliminate certain toxins from your diet.
Who can perform micro hair transplant surgery?
To get the best results from your micro hair transplant surgery you should only go to board-certified doctors, like Dr. Alessandrini. Physicians specialized in surgical dermatology are experts in anesthesia and micro surgery, areas needed to create a natural look with no scarring or side effects. Another important aspect when considering your destination for micro hair transplants is the facility: at VIDA’s Hair Center, you can find highly trained technicians and state-of-the art technology. We exclusively use WAW FUE System, a micro hair transplant technology that ensures a more precise extraction, faster harvesting and less scarring.
How much does a hair transplant cost?
In San Diego, micro hair transplant surgery costs around 9,000 to 13,000 dollars, so not many people can benefit from this technology. However, VIDA’s in-house hair micro hair transplant expert, Dr. Alessandrini, separates truth from myth. At VIDA’s hair center the average cost for a full-set of micro hair transplants costs around 4,000 dollars to 6,000 dollars and before investing a penny, a personalized consultation happens. During this consultation you will learn if you are a candidate and what technique works best for you.
Be ready to reclaim your head of lustrous hair! Schedule a private consultation with a VIDA board-certified plastic surgeon to learn more about micro hair transplants. Contact VIDa Wellness and Beauty by calling 1-619-738-2144 (toll free) now.