Hair by Hair: Micro- and Single-hair Graft BenefitsEach year, millions of people are forced to face the reality that they, too, are losing their hair. According to the International Society of Hair Restoration, approximately 40 percent of all men experience noticeable hair loss by the age of 35, while approximately 65 percent of all men experience noticeable hair loss by the age of 60. According to the same report, approximately 80 percent of all women experience noticeable hair loss by the age of 60. While many of these people are content with their appearance, tens of millions seek solutions to their hair loss, with many turning to medications, tonics, hair extensions, hairpieces, and wigs. The only permanent solution to hair loss, however, remains surgical hair loss treatment. What many people who have suffered hair loss do not realize is precisely how far surgical hair loss treatment has come through the years. The “hair plugs” of yesteryear that once resulted in an unnatural “doll’s hair” appearance are long gone. Now, micrograft and single-hair graft procedures yield exceptionally natural-looking results for patients who want to restore their own hair to balding areas of their scalps. The skilled hair transplant surgeons of New England Center for Hair Restoration can explain micro- and single-hair graft benefits in detail during consultations at our Boston, MA office. If you are unfamiliar with the many benefits of modern hair restoration surgery, we invite you to schedule a consultation at New England Center for Hair Restoration today.
What Are the Benefits of Micro- and Single-hair Graft Surgery?The benefits of micro- and single-hair graft surgery are many. All of these will be discussed with you during your initial hair transplant surgery consultation. However, here are a handful of the more impressive benefits:
- Faster healing time: Micro- and single-hair graft surgery does not require scalpels or sutures. Rather, our surgeons use a special extraction device to remove individual follicular units for transplantation, one at a time. The donor area usually heals within a few days of the surgery.
- No linear scar: Because follicular units are removed individually, no linear scar is created during micro- and single-hair graft surgery. This means that patients can wear their hair short in the back after surgery without revealing signs that they have undergone hair transplant surgery.
- Increased donor area: The micro- and single-hair graft technique expands the donor region for many patients. In some patients, it may even be possible to harvest hair from the chest, beard, or abdominal region.
- More natural looking results: Transplanting individual follicular units gives our surgeons the ability to craft completely natural hairlines, along with surrounding hairs that are artfully placed at the angles most natural for growing hairs. The result is a head of hair that does not look artificial, let alone “pluggy.”