For many people, hair loss is an unfortunate fact of life, and the impact it can have on your appearance is usually anything but welcome. At City Dermatology Skin Institute in Bensalem, PA, Dr. Imran Amir offers hair restoration services to his patients that add back the years hair loss took away. If you're in the Philadelphia area and you'd like to look into hair restoration, call or book an appointment online today.
By the time men in the U.S. reach the age of 35, a full two-thirds of them will begin to experience hair loss. The picture grows bleaker with each advancing year, and 85% of men will have significantly thinning hair by the time they reach 50.
Common male pattern baldness accounts for the lion’s share of male hair loss, up to 95%. And there’s not much that can be done about it since it’s primarily linked to genetics. The typical progression of male pattern baldness starts on the top of your head, where your hair begins to noticeably thin and your hairline recedes.
For women, the outlook isn’t much better. It’s estimated that 40% of women in the U.S. start to lose their hair by the time they’re 40, thanks in large part to a decrease in hormones.
Hair restoration is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Amir takes hair follicles from the back of your head and transplants them to the front, or whichever areas you’ve chosen. There are two methods that accomplish this:
In this procedure, Dr. Amir removes a 6- to 10-inch strip of scalp from the back of your head. (This area is stitched back together and your existing hair covers it nicely.) Dr. Amir takes the strip and divides into hundreds, if not thousands, of individual grafts, which he places where you need it most.
Instead of removing your skin, Dr. Amir harvests individual hair follicles from the back of your head and transplants them to the front. This technique is becoming more popular thanks to advanced laser technology that enables the surgeon to extract your hair more quickly and precisely.
Most results are gradual as your transplanted hair follicles take hold. In fact, after a few weeks the transplanted hair falls out, but this is perfectly normal. Once the hair falls out, it makes way for new, healthy hair growth over the coming months.
If you want to learn more about restoring your hair, call City Dermatology Skin Institute, or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation today.