Dr. Anthony Bared, Facial Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains the procedure is to transplant hair from the back of the scalp to the front to create more density of hair in the front. He says hairs are individually extracted and they are taken and analyzed under a microscope to ensure quality of the hair grafts themselves, and then those hairs are individually transplanted to the recipient area.
Dr. Anthony Bared, Facial Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains they have low-level laser light therapy in form of in-home devices, that are essentially baseball caps that you wear for 30 minutes a day and it helps to stimulate the follicles. "The laser just penetrates into the scalp deep enough to affect the hair follicle and allows the thickening of miniaturized hair."
Age, diseases, medications or treatments, stress, low protein diet, poor nutrition, and family history are some of the causes of hair loss. Dr. Anthony Bared, Facial Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains as we age we are at higher risk for hair loss. "This can start genetically at an early age or even progress further along into middle-age. Health conditions, specifically thyroid, anemia, or low iron levels can create hair loss or start the hair loss pattern."
Dr. Anthony Bared, Facial Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, says men can start losing their hair in the early 20's and late teens, and that is very likely if they have strong family history of hair loss. He explains women at a young age can lose their hair, because of hormonal changes. About preventing hair loss, he points out there are only certain things that have been medically studied and proven; for example, Biotin is effective in some cases.
Dr. Anthony Bared, Facial Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains if the hair loss is not related to genetics, like scarring alopecia, those patients can be treated typically with anti-inflammatory medications, and steroids to at least control the type of hair loss pattern. He says they need to rule out those hair loss patterns before considering surgical procedure, such as a hair restoration procedure or a transplant, because in some cases the patients are not amenable to transplant procedure.