Hair Transplantation Clinic in Huntersville, NC
Hair Transplantation Clinic in Huntersville, NC
At Carolina Age Management Institute, Dr. Stephen Giordano performs hair restoration on people living in and around Charlotte and Huntersville, NC at our hair transplantation clinic to reduce the appearance of hair loss and improve self-confidence.
Hair transplantation is a process in which hair is taken from one area of the scalp and placed in an area where the hair is significantly sparse or even bald. This is most often at the top of the head and around the temples or in the crown. With hair transplantations, once the procedure is complete and healed, hair continues to grow. Generally, this is a permanent solution for hair loss once the procedure is completed.
How Does Hair Transplantation Work?
There are different procedures for hair transplantation. At Carolina Age Management Institute, Dr. Giordano uses the following treatments:
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). FUE is a procedure where follicles are taken from the back of the head one at a time and transplanted to areas with sparse amounts of hair.
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). With PRP, the patient’s own plasma is used to stimulate the hair follicles and promote regrowth. PRP is also used in conjunction with other hair transplantation and restoration treatments or as a standalone therapy for hair restoration.
There are a few different procedures available for hair transplantation. Dr. Giordano at CAMI uses two: follicular unit extraction (FUE) and Platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP is often used in combination with other hair restoration treatments but can be used as a standalone therapy as well.
When you under FUE hair restoration, follicles are taken from the back of your head one at a time. Once several hundred are taken, they are placed in a Petri dish with a holding solution, and sometimes with PRP components. They are then placed in the area with thinning or sparse hair using a needle tip on the device and air pressure.
If PRP is used to enhance your hair restoration, your own plasma is used to stimulate hair follicles and promote regrowth. This requires blood to be drawn, the plasma to be separated out, then placed into the area being treated.
Preparation for Hair Transplantation
Preparing varies with each procedure and each patient. Prior to the transplantation, we provide detailed instructions based on each patient’s procedure.
Is It Right for Me?
If you are experiencing significant hair loss and want to fill in areas of your head where hair is sparse or bald, hair transplantation may be right for you. It is important to have dense amounts of hair at the donor site to transplant so that those areas do not look sparse.
Hair Transplantation Clinic Results
As with any procedure or treatment, patients want to know what kind of results they can expect from their hair restoration therapy and when they will see a difference. It does take some time to see results, usually anywhere from a few months to a full year. Your hair in the area that underwent the transplant will actually fall out around two to eight weeks after your transplant. Then, new regrowth occurs shortly thereafter.
If you have questions about your results, or how to care for your head after hair restoration therapy, be sure to discuss it with your doctor. They will be able to discuss, in detail, what you need to do to prepare, your recovery process, and what to expect along the way.
Hair Transplantation Recovery
After your hair restoration treatment of a hair transplant, you will need to take a day or two to rest, as local anesthesia is used during the treatment. You should also avoid washing your hair or wearing a head covering for 24 hours after the procedure. Finally, avoid strenuous exercise for a week or two, depending on Dr. Giordano’s instructions.
Be aware that you need to give your hair time to grow after your procedure. You will start to see results over time as your hair starts to grow in its newly-acquired home.
What are the costs?
The costs are different for each patient. The selected procedure, the extent of the area where the transplantation is to be done, and how many treatments are needed to achieve the desired look are all factors in establishing the cost. At Carolina Age Management Institute, we accept cash, credit cards, and checks as payment options. We also offer financing through CareCredit®.
Schedule Your Consultation for Hair Transplantation
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Giordano. He will talk with you about your hair loss and what you want out of hair transplantation. Additionally, he reviews your medical history and overall health and evaluates your scalp and hair. Once this is accomplished, he recommends the best hair transplantation treatment to achieve your goals.
Dr. Stephen Giordano, medical director at Carolina Age Management Institute, offers solutions for men and women in Charlotte and Huntersville, NC, and the surrounding communities who are experiencing hair loss by performing hair transplantation to increase self-confidence and create a younger appearance. Please contact us today to schedule your consultation!