Hair Loss and Hair Transplant
Hair loss is a common problem affecting both men and women. Approximately 20% of men in their 20’s, 30% of men in their 30’s, and 40% of men in their 40’s are affected by hair loss. Overall, two thirds of men will suffer from hair loss during their lifetime. Male pattern baldness, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Likewise, in women, female pattern androgenic hair loss is the most common cause of hair loss but other issues such as thyroid or hormone imbalances may play a role. Dr Barber can discuss these issues with you.
There are various non-surgical treatments such as oral medication, Propecia, topical medication Rogaine, and even low level laser therapy that may be a treatment option for patients. All non-surgical treatments require about 6 to 12 months of therapy before a significant change can be seen.
Surgical techniques offer the best long term solution for hair restoration. The current state of the art method involves transplanting individual hair follicles from the back and sides of the scalp to areas where balding has occurred. With the appropriate design and placement of grafts, the results can be very natural and almost impossible to differentiate from native hair. The Martin Center offers both non-surgical treatments and hair transplant procedures in Mobile, Alabama. Call us today for a consultation appointment 251-344-7474.
A Word from Dr. Barber about Hair Transplantation
Hello, I’m Dr Henry Barber, a board certified facial plastic surgeon in Mobile, AL. I’m board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology and specialize in all areas of cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery including surgical treatment of hair loss. My six years of surgical training after medical school included fellowship training focused specifically on hair transplantation. The current techniques for hair transplantation make it a versatile procedure that can be used to treat everything from male or female pattern hair loss to scaring on the scalp from trauma or previous surgery. My technique harvests viable donor hairs from an area on the scalp with good density (typically to back and sides) and divides the hairs into individual follicular units. Those follicles are then placed individually into the thinning area giving a natural result that is essentially impossible to tell from the native hair in that area. It is your hair, it grows naturally, you can style it normally, and there will be no special maintenance that you perform once you have healed from the procedure.
Regarding the procedure itself: It takes most of the day to perform a large session hair transplant, which would be the largest number of grafts we could harvest in a single sitting. You would arrive in the morning, take some oral medications to help relax you, and then get ready for the procedure. You do not have to go to sleep, although we do have the capability to provide anesthesia or sedation if you desire that. The scalp is numbed with local anesthetic and for the remainder of the procedure you typically will not feel sharp pain. You can watch a movie, listen to music, or take bathroom breaks if necessary. Once the procedure is completed (usually about 5 to 7 hours) you can return home. You may experience some soreness on the scalp which can be controlled with medication for a few days following your transplant. You can wear a hat afterwards, and some people return to work in as little as 2 to 3 days, depending on what kind of work you do.
Both men and women can be excellent candidates for hair transplantation. During your consultation we will discuss recommendations tailored specifically to you and will also discuss any medical or non-surgical options that may be available. I look forward to meeting you and will provide the expertise to help achieve your goals of hair restoration.
Selphyl for Hair Rejuvenation in Mobile, Alabama
Selphyl Mobile, Alabama. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) is derived from the patient’s own blood serum. This therapy has been FDA approved and employed for over 30 years for advanced wound healing and joint restoration. Now, we are seeing exciting results with PRP treatment for hair growth!
Using the SELPHYL System, the patient’s blood is drawn and placed into a centrifuge to separate out the platelet rich plasma. The PRP is activated with calcium chloride and then injected into the patient’s scalp. Over the next few weeks, injected platelets release growth factors, which stimulate stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. Sluggish or dormant hair follicles are stimulated into an active growth phase resulting in decreased hair loss, growth of terminal hairs, and overall improved quality, density, and luster of the existing hair.
All videos, photographs, and testimonials present possible results. There is no guarantee that your results would be the same, as individual results will vary.
For questions or to schedule an appointment:
The Martin Center
4621 Morrison Drive
Mobile, AL 36609
(251) 344-1622 Fax
Monday through Friday
8:00AM – 5:00PM