Hair replacement surgery is a possible solution for men and women with thinning hair. Because hair plays such an important role in how we view ourselves and how others view us, individuals suffering from hair loss may be dissatisfied with their appearance and experience low self-esteem. Fortunately, advances in technology have made hair replacement surgery more effective and natural looking than ever before. Based in Decatur, Alabama, Dr. Ben Light has the experience, surgical skill, and artistry that are needed to help patients enjoy the best possible results.
The Hair Replacement Procedure
Several surgical hair replacement techniques are available, including micrograft hair transplant surgery, flap surgery, and scalp reduction. In hair transplant surgery, “micrografts” of the patient’s hair are transplanted from the back or sides of the head to the area of the scalp that is thinning. Unlike hair plugs and transplants from the past, micrografts are used to transfer a small number of hair follicles, and often just one single hair follicle, at a time. This process of transplanting many different micrografts promotes healthy, natural-looking hair growth.
Scalp reduction, in which a portion of the bald scalp is reduced, or flap surgery, in which a portion of hair-bearing scalp is reattached to provide nourishment to the balding area, may also be used. All three state-of-the-art techniques represent the latest advances in hair replacement technology. Dr. Light will select the technique that is most appropriate for each patient’s individual needs.
It can be very stressful to lose an important part of one’s identity and to experience such a significant change in one’s appearance, whether it’s caused by heredity or disease, hair loss is almost always something that you have no control over.Dr. Ben Light, M.D.
Whether it’s caused by heredity or disease, hair loss is almost always something that patients have no control over. It can be very stressful to lose an important part of one’s identity and to experience such a significant change in one’s appearance. Hair replacement surgery can treat the effects of hair loss and help men and women reclaim the self-confidence and self-esteem that comes with having a fuller, healthier, and younger-looking head of hair.
Hair replacement patients typically only have to rest a few days before returning to work or resuming their normal activities. However, it’s important to refrain from strenuous activities for a few additional weeks. The scalp is wrapped in bandages that are to be worn for several days after surgery, and Dr. Light will see the patient a couple of weeks after surgery in order to remove the stitches. The full results of hair replacement surgery may not be visible for up to several months.
Why Choose Dr. Light
Hair transplant requires a significant amount of experience and a high degree of technical skill. It also requires a degree of artistry in order to create natural-looking hair growth patterns. Dr. Light has the training and expertise that is necessary to ensure safe and successful results.