- Male pattern baldness – receding hair from the sides of the forehead
- A thinning crown or a horseshoe-shaped ring of hair around the back of the head
- Genetic hair loss in women related to hormones
- People with Thyroid problems, who have suffered hair loss.
- Hair loss from medications. Some medications that affect hormone balance can also have an effect on hair loss: these include hormone replacement therapy, steroids and some acne medications
Who Our board-certified dermatologist can evaluate your condition to determine the causes of hair loss and recommend the latest treatments. When advanced hair loss is genetic in nature our dermatologist refers you to our hair transplantation team. Hair transplantation is performed by Dr. Keller, a board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Keller is a clinical professor of head and neck surgery and co-director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship at UCLA.
Predictability: Patients typically experience excellent results in terms of aesthetics, but the hair will never be as dense as when he or she was young.
Discomfort during the procedure: Mild discomfort (3/10)
Downtime: 2-3 days due to mild swelling of the forehead.
Restrictions: The donor area in the back has to be dense enough to allow for good results. Upon examination, our surgeon shall discuss any potential limitations.
Cost: Cost will be determined by area treated and technique used specific to the patient.
What is the procedure for hair transplant surgery?
Hair transplantation is surgery involves removing a strip of hair-bearing scalp from the back of the patient’s head, which is then used it to fill an area with little or no hair. The surgery usually takes between four and eight hours.
What is the recovery period for hair transplant surgery?
After the surgery, the scalp will be sensitive for a few days and there may be some swelling of the forehead. Pain medications will be prescribed and after a few weeks, transplanted hair will fall out and new hair growth will occur over the next few months.