Hair transplantation involves relocating (transplanting) bald-resistant hair follicles from the back and sides of the head (donor site) to a person’s bald or thinning areas (recipient site). The transplanted hair follicles will typically grow hair for a lifetime because they are genetically resistant to going bald. In recent years, hair transplantation techniques have evolved from using large plugs and mini grafts to exclusively using large numbers of small grafts that contain from between 1 to 4 hairs.
Since hair naturally grows in follicles that contain groupings of 1 to 4 hairs, today’s most advanced techniques transplant these naturally occurring 1 to 4 hair "follicular units" in their natural groupings. The follicular unit is seen on the surface of the scalp as a tiny group of hairs that appear to be growing together. They are best viewed under a microscope where they are seen as well-formed structures in the skin. Thus, modern hair transplantation can achieve a natural appearance by mimicking nature hair for hair. Given the improved naturalness of hair transplantation surgery, hair loss sufferers are increasingly selecting this hair loss treatment.
Other than investing in a hairpiece or deciding to always wear a hat, surgical hair transplantation is presently the only long lasting solution for balding or thinning hair. Dr. Manzanares’ transplant techniques are proven to restore, reshape and add density to your lost hair and hairline, by utilizing your own, natural, growing hair. Those newly transplanted hairs need no more care than ordinary washing, styling and trimming as you have always doing in your hair. The end result is your own natural hair growing the way nature created hair to look, feel and grow.
At Manzanares Hair Restoration Center, we provide the following hair restoration services:
- Hairline Feminization
- Scar Revision
- Pubic Transplantation
The psychological effects for individuals experiencing hair loss vary widely. Some people adapt to the change comfortably, while others have severe problems relating to anxiety, depression, social phobia, insecurity, isolation, panic, a sense of loss, and in some cases, identity change.
Some balding men may feel proud of their baldness, feeling a kindred relationship with famous charismatic bald men. Much of these celebrities' perceived masculinity and handsomeness derives from their most obvious distinguishing feature. Female hair loss can be even more troubling than for men. Female thinning hair is not generally accepted as part of the normal aging process. Society has come to expect a thick, luxurious head of hair as part of the attractiveness in women. For a woman, more so than for a man, hair is a defining point of personal style and once tagged as "the crowning glory." For female, losing hair is a traumatic experience. While male hair loss is seen as inevitable for a large proportion of men in the community, female hair loss is far less common and therefore less culturally acceptable, which only adds to the stigma for those experiencing it. In many cases, the damage to a woman’s self-confidence can affect her whole quality of life.
Today, we value hair for other reasons. Whether we admit it or not, good hair still is associated with power, virility and youth.