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  • johnhelen69
    Junior Member
    • Jun 2011
    • 1

    Hair Restoration

    I am a 45 year old woman with thinning hair and was considering getting a hair restoration treatment done. Can anyone explain how the procedure is done and whether it is painful?
  • Spex
    Dr Representative
    • Nov 2008
    • 4289

    Hair is taken from the donor region (the back) and placed in the front /thinning/bald areas.

    There is relatively little pain involved however make sure you do your research and make sure HT surgery is for you
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    I am not a doctor or medical professional and my words should not be taken as medical advice. All opinions expressed are my own unless stated otherwise. Always consult with your own family doctor prior to embarking on any form of hair loss treatment or surgery.


    • PVMRT
      Junior Member
      • Aug 2011
      • 6

      Originally posted by johnhelen69
      I am a 45 year old woman with thinning hair and was considering getting a hair restoration treatment done. Can anyone explain how the procedure is done and whether it is painful?
      Hi Johnhelen69,

      from what I hear hair transplantation is not very painful, you would feel more discomfort than anything. I am not a doctor, and neither am I proponent of ht, but the truth is that, few women have success with it because of the type of hair loss they experience. make sure you do your research and find a very qualified and experienced dr that is used to giving great results.

      What other treatments have you tried?


      • Gemini
        Junior Member
        • Sep 2011
        • 1

        Info. on Hair Transplant surgeons

        Has anyone ever had anything done by Dr. Craig Ziering? I am looking to go to him for a hair transplant and was wondering if anyone had any helpful information about him. I am a 30 year old women with thinning on the top of my head and part. I have also been looking into Dr. Timothy Carmen.Thank you for any and all help.


        • Jeffrey Epstein, MD
          IAHRS Recommended Hair Transplant Surgeon
          • Nov 2008
          • 879

          Wow - this is a huge question. I strongly suggest you visit a few
          doctors' websites and learn a lot more about this procedure. And no -
          performed with care, the actual transplant is virtually painless,
          although especially the first night there can be some pain in the donor
          Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD
          Foundation For Hair Restoration


          • angelina22
            Junior Member
            • Jun 2014
            • 27

            Hair restoration is an procedure where we get replaced our hair in that there are too types of hair treatment FUE and FUT and it depends upon the treatment which you choose.


            • JohnnyCarlton
              Junior Member
              • Aug 2014
              • 9

              The most common problem problem for hair loss in men and women both is genetic and one more reason is medication problem. Hair transplantation is the best way for both to get rid of hair loss problem and the different treatments for the hair loss problem. Hair transplant is involves using the synthetic or human hair to temporarily cover a bald spot and hair replacement systems requires quite bit professional hair styling to blend with your natural hair line.


              • mariechin1234
                • Dec 2014
                • 36

                After hair transplant surgery, your scalp may be very tender. You may need to take pain medications for several days. Your surgeon will have you wear a surgical dressing over the scalp for at least a day or two. Your surgeon may also prescribe an antibiotic and/or anti-inflammatory drug to be taken for several days following surgery. Most people are able to return to work two to five days after surgery.

                Within two to three weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out, but you should start to notice new growth within a few months. Most people will have attained 60% of new hair growth after six to nine months. Some surgeons prescribe the hair-growing drug minoxidil (Rogaine) to improve hair growth following transplantation, but it is not known how effective this is.


                • Clinicspots
                  • Aug 2015
                  • 42

                  I understand your concern as loosing hair is very painful. As a medical counselor at Clinicspots I will provide you with the best solution about hair transplant and the procedures and techniques related to it.
                  Hair transplant is a permanent Hair loss treatment. It is a proven method for hair regrowth. Receding hair line, hair fall, male pattern baldness are some of the most common types of hair loss experienced by many. Hair loss treatment can be surgical through hair transplant or hair surgery or non -surgical through medications, PRP hair treatment and Mesotherapy.
                  There are following three major types of hair transplant techniques which help in providing permanent Hair loss treatment:
                  1. FUE Hair Transplant - Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE or Follicular Transfer (FT) is a technique that involves extracting individual follicular units (hair grafts) from the patient's donor area, one at a time. FUE hair transplant makes use of a special instrument to make tiny incisions in the skin around the follicular units and at the same time separate it from the surrounding tissue.
                  2. FUT Hair Transplant - Follicular Unit Transplantation or FUT is a technique that involves removing of a strip of tissue from the donor area and then transplanting it into the balding areas of the scalp. Usually the hair from the back and the sides of the scalp are utilized in this procedure.


                  • NeedUrgentHelp
                    Junior Member
                    • Oct 2015
                    • 4

                    I am a 33 year old male that's been losing my hair since my early 20's. I am currently a Norwood 5 (receding hairline and thinning in the crown) and I'm planning on having a hair restoration surgery at the end of this year. I'm thinking about having the procedure done by Dr. Daniel Mcgrath. Has anyone had a transplant by him before??? He seems knowledgeable and genuine. Please help!!!


                    • LogicalBald068
                      • Oct 2015
                      • 32

                      Hi, When we talk about hair loss in men and women. Most probably 95% counts for heredity which all the cases for alopecia (baldness). There are many other reasons like diet, stress, illness or medication. There is significant procedure. In every surgical procedure doctors provides anesthesia to reduce the pain while hair restoration so no need to worry about the pain factor. Factors which causes hair loss likely mentioned below :
                      1. Mediations, vitamins or minerals : Several ,medicines & drugs used to treat high BP, heart problems.
                      2. Illness including thyroid disease, several infection or flu ; fungus infection such as ringworm of scalp

                      Treatments on hair loss : Rogaine(topical minoxidil) and propecia(finasteride) are the only drugs approved by FDA to treat pattern baldness.
                      I hope this is useful treatment procedure to cure your hair related issues.


                      • KateWardorf
                        Junior Member
                        • Sep 2015
                        • 2

                        Wanted to ask the same question, by the answers were perfect. Thank you.


                        • nainamarmmklinik
                          Junior Member
                          • Feb 2016
                          • 7

                          In female pattern baldness, however, these donor areas are usually unstable. They are thinning, just like the other areas of the head. The donor areas in women are affected by follicle-killing DHT. That means that if you remove hair and accompanying follicles from these donor areas in women and transplant them to other areas, it's just going to fall out. Any doctor who would attempt to transplant hair from an unstable donor site is potentially unethical and may just be trying to take economic advantage of the patient.


                          • rinku
                            Junior Member
                            • Jan 2016
                            • 2

                            hair restoration

                            It's a type of surgery that moves hair you already have to fill an area with thin or no hair.
                            First, the surgeon cleans your scalp and injects medicine to numb the back of your head. Your doctor will choose one of two methods for the transplant: follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) or follicular unit extraction (FUE).

                            If youíre getting the FUE procedure, the surgeonís team will shave the back of your scalp. Then, the doctor will remove hair follicles one by one from there. The area heals with small dots, which your existing hair will cover.

                            After that point, both procedures are the same. After he prepares the grafts, the surgeon cleans and numbs the area where the hair will go, creates holes or slits with a scalpel or needle, and delicately places each graft in one of the holes.


                            • KayaAlm
                              Junior Member
                              • May 2018
                              • 3

                              Originally posted by johnhelen69
                              I am a 45 year old woman with thinning hair and was considering getting a hair restoration treatment done. Can anyone explain how the procedure is done and whether it is painful?
                              Hair restoration process or treatment is performed when you suffer from significant hair loss, or thinning hair. It is a procedure to remove hair follicles from one part of your body and planting them to your head or the balding area. For more information on hair loss treatment, you may visit the given reference, as any licensed dermatologist only can help you in this with proper guidance. Hope this helps.