Thinning hair or bald patches can often cause people to become self-consciousness and avoid social situations. Located in Carmel and Greenwood, Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Mark M. Hamilton, M.D., F.A.C.S., offers hair transplants for men and women who live in and around Indianapolis, IN.
What Is A Hair Transplant?
A hair transplant is a special procedure that involves taking living hair from the sides or back of the head (donor areas) and implanting them into parts of the head where thinning hair or baldness are present (recipient areas). Hair loss tends to occur most frequently on the top or front of the head. After the transplant procedure, this hair will keep growing throughout the rest of the patient’s life.
Who Is A Candidate For Hair Transplantation?
Being in good general health and having good hair density on the sides and back of your head are the only criteria that determine if you’re an ideal candidate for a hair transplant.
Can Women Undergo Hair Transplantation Surgery?
Some women who struggle with pattern baldness can be ideal candidates for hair transplant surgery. They may also be candidates if they experience localized hair loss or if their baldness is the result of other types of surgery.
Should Young Adults Undergo Hair Replacement Surgery?
Young adults sometimes receive hair transplant surgery, but this is not a frequent practice. In many cases, patients who have a hair transplant at too young an age tend to experience severe long-term issues. Hair loss is something that happens throughout the course of your life and if hair replacement is done too soon, it’s possible that Dr. Hamilton may implant the hair grafts too far toward the front of the head. Later on, a young patient may end up losing hair behind the implants.
Can A Poor Transplantation Job Be Corrected?
New advancements in the techniques used for hair transplant surgery have resulted in greater opportunity for people who are not happy with the outcome of a previous hair transplant procedure, particularly for those who underwent the “plug” technique, or to improve the way the implanted hair feels and looks.
How Long After Surgery Do Patients Have To Wait Before Returning To Their Daily Routines?
Patients are often able to resume their normal daily activities one or two days after surgery, but strenuous activity is discouraged. Hard exercise should be avoided until the sutures are removed from the donor area, which is usually about 10 days later.
What Do The Transplants Look Like Before They Start To Grow?
It’s common to experience minor scabbing on the recipient area and these are usually present for a week or two. In the weeks after surgery, most of the implanted hair will fall out and new hair will start growing during the next three or four months. The end result will be fully noticeable after eight to 10 months.
In most patients who haven’t had prior scarring on the back of the head or who have incisions from previous donor surgeries that have closed properly, the scarring will be hidden within the hairline.
How Long Does It Take For Hair Transplantation Patients To Have Their Final Results?
The grafted hair can take about three months to start growing. Most patients will experience full results after eight to 10 months.
What Is the Cost of a Hair Transplant in Indianapolis?
The cost of hair transplantation varies for each person. The cost depends on the extent of the procedure to achieve your individual appearance goal. Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery seeks to make hair restoration procedures available and affordable for everyone. To accomplish this, we offer financing options and accept cash, major credit cards and personal checks for hair transplants.
Located in Carmel and Greenwood, Mark M. Hamilton, M.D., F.A.C.S., specializes in hair loss solutions for men and women in Indianapolis by performing hair transplantation procedures. If you are looking for self-improvement in the form of hair restoration, Dr. Hamilton will accommodate your needs. Please contact us today!