Is hair restoration permanent?
- Yes, patients will experience permanent hair restoration results.
- Patients experience very little pain as our hair loss treatments are performed in-office under local anesthesia.
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.
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!
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Is hair restoration safe and permanent?
Yes, hair transplantation has proven to be safe and a permanent solution for hair loss. Once healed, transferred hair follicles are permanent and maintain their resistance to testosterone.
Can you lose hair after treatment?
There are rare cases where the trauma from the hair transplantation can cause some of the hairs to shed. This is called hair shock. These hair follicles typically come back in 3 months. Normal age related hair loss with progress unless other therapies are utilized.
When can patients get a haircut after hair restoration?
Before getting a haircut, It’s best to wait until all post-treatment scabs completely fall off. This can take around 2-3 weeks.
When can patients wash their hair after hair restoration?
Most patients are able to start washing their hair 2 days after transplantation. We recommend using a gentle shampoo and gentle water pressure. If you need to use a comb, make sure you avoid hitting the scalp or new follicles with the teeth of the comb. In addition, adding Minoxidil 5% lotion when you wash can help the grafts grow back sooner.Read More
At Quintessa Aesthetic Center, we’re proud to serve Wisconsin’s greater Milwaukee and Madison areas.
We currently perform hair restoration and consultations with Dr. Daniel Butz in our Mequon, WI location. We also take consultations at our other four locations:
Book a consult with us today to learn more!