Hair Transplant

Hair Restoration in Mobile, Alabama

Hair loss is a common problem affecting both men and women in Mobile, Alabama and Baldwin County. 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 a common cause of hair loss but other issues such as thyroid or hormone imbalances may play a role. Female pattern hair loss is generally more difficult to treat.

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 pattern hair loss to scarring on the scalp from trauma or previous surgery. Even some women can be good candidates for a transplant.

These techniques harvest viable donor hairs from an area on the scalp with good density (typically to back and sides). 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. I perform both types of hair transplant: Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Neograft Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).

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. 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.

During your consultation we will discuss recommendations tailored specifically to you and will compare techniques for your transplant. I look forward to meeting you and will provide the expertise to help achieve your goals of hair restoration.

NeoGraft Mobile AL Hair Transplant

To many Mobile, Alabama residents, a full head of hair represents attractiveness and desirability both personally and professionally. For this reason, it is vital to understand what effects a hair restoration procedure can have on your daily interactions with people and in all other aspects of your life. Hair Restoration should be unnoticeable to all but those you tell.

The facts are that approximately 50 million men and approximately 30 million women, including many in Mobile, AL, suffer from male/female pattern baldness or thinning hair. Many potential patients shy-away from (or are not candidates for) the traditional “strip method” of hair replacement because of the slow recovery time, the loss of feeling at the incision site, the tiny linear scar on the back of the head, or the amount of post-operative pain involved.

After much research, we have chosen to offer the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method utilizing the NeoGraft Automated Hair Transplantation system. The FUE method of hair transplantation removes individual hair follicles from the scalp in their naturally occurring groupings of about 1-4 hairs and are then placed in the areas of the scalp where balding has occurred.

before and after neograft
NeoGraft Mobile Alabama
Selphyl Mobile Alabama

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.

Find out if any of these hair restoration methods are right for you. Call for a private consultation with Dr. Barber.

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) 344-7474
(251) 344-1622 Fax

Monday through Friday
8:00AM – 5:00PM