Hair Restoration | Milwaukee & Madison | Quintessa
Permanent Growth with Hair Restoration
Hair loss is very common for both men and women. It can be the result of your genes, hormonal changes, medical conditions or simply aging -- but it can affect your confidence and quality of life. You deserve to feel great about how you look, and you deserve to look how you envision yourself in your mind.
Dr. Daniel Butz and his team have over 30 years of combined hair restoration experience, providing the latest in innovative hair loss treatment techniques with confidence-boosting results.
Is hair restoration permanent?
Yes, patients will experience permanent hair restoration results.
Is hair restoration painful?
Patients experience very little pain as our hair loss treatments are performed in-office under local anesthesia.
Plan your procedure
|Type of Procedure||Surgical|
|Recover Time||Resume normal activities in 3-5 days, transplants fall out in 2-3 weeks, growth occurs in 6-9 months|
|Procedure Time||4-8 hours|
Hair Loss Treatment at Quintessa
There are multiple types of hair restoration procedures that can be performed. At Quintessa, we primarily focus on the following treatment methods:
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) - This is a method in which individual hair follicles are carefully removed one at a time and then transplanted to their desired location. This procedure leaves no linear scarring and has a quicker recovery.
Strip harvesting - Also known as follicular unit transplant (FUT) is the more traditional technique for hair transplantation. The surgeon harvests a strip of skin from the back of the patient's scalp, in an area that is typically resistant to hair loss. This is then separated into individual follicular units and transplanted to the patient's desired location.
Is Hair restoration worth it?
Hair restoration treatments are more effective than a lifetime of over-the-counter hair products and shampoos. Individual results vary, but clients who follow the recommended maintenance and treatment schedule for follicular unit extraction and strip harvesting have permanent results.
Ultimately, you are treating your own scalp and hair follicles -- the source of your real hair.
It's important to remember, too, that the typical hair restoration patient is not as old as you think they are. The International Society of Hair Restoration reported that the average age of patients who underwent hair restoration surgery for the first time in 2019 were between the ages of 26 to 35 years old (45.2% of all patients). The next largest demographic were patients between the ages 36 to 45 years old (42.2%).
The earlier you commit to a true hair restoration treatment, the longer you can enjoy the results.
when should i consider hair restoration as a treatment option?
Looking at your parents and grandparents can give you a clue to what you might expect your future hairline to look like.
The nonsurgical preventative options are great to start as soon as you notice hair loss starting. These do require maintenance but can preserve the hairs you have now and slow down your natural hair loss progression.
Surgical options should be approached more cautiously. You only have a limited amount of donor hairs that we can utilize. It’s best to allow the hairline mature some before surgical intervention. However, you don't want to wait until you're completely bald.
HAIR RESTORATION AFTERCARE: DOS AND DON'TS
Patients should rest for the first few days after hair loss treatment and keep their head elevated as much as possible to minimize swelling. The FUE technique is much less painful and patients often want to get out and be active, but we want to avoid any possible trauma to the scalp that could disrupt the grafts.
After hair restoration, it’s best to wait until all the scabs fall off before getting a haircut. Many of the grafted hair shafts will fall out after about 2-3 weeks. This is normal and it’s the follicular bulb that is left in place and creates the new hairs.
We have our patients start washing their hair with a gentle shampoo 2 days after treatment. This should be a gentle wash without aggressive water pressure. A comb may be used but you don’t want the teeth of the comb to hit the scalp or new follicles. Adding Minoxidil 5% lotion can help the grafts grow back sooner.
Hair transplantation has been shown to be safe and a permanent solution for hair loss. The hair follicles transferred maintain their resistance to testosterone, and once healed, they are permanent. Nonsurgical treatments do require maintenance therapy.
For more information about hair loss prevention and hair restoration at Quintessa Aesthetic Center, book a consult today!