Can you keep your hair transplant a secret … really?

One medical center has introduced the advance hair restoration process, an “undetectable” U-FUE (Unshaven Follicular Unit Extraction) that does not require a patient to shave his head, and leaves no telltale scar.

“It is an amazing advance, and one that many patients are eager to embrace,” says Dr. Donath, of the Men’s Hair Growth Center.

Approximately 25% of men have some degree of hair loss by the time they’re 30. Move ahead 20 years, and fully 50% of men are experiencing hair loss by the time the reach the age of 50.

More and more of these men are looking for ways to replenish their hair, but are reluctant to have their private interest in hair restoration a matter of public awareness.

About one man in every ten wants to keep his hair restoration procedures secret even from family and friends.

Seems impossible, right? Traditional hair restoration (Follicular Unit Transplantation, or FUT) involves shaving a donor site on the patient’s scalp, removing a strip of scalp and carefully cutting the strip into follicularhab-page units that are then transplanted to the recipient site. Sutures secure the donor site, and the patient is left with a linear scar that is noticeable even after healing.

Less invasive and more natural-looking, FUE hair restoration also requires the donor site to be shaved before individual groups of hair follicles are removed from the scalp and separated before placement at the donor site.

Covering up the donor site with a hat or bandana, when the patient never embraced these “fashion statements” before, can draw as much attention as the obvious donor site itself, so men still had to worry that their “secret” would get out.

But now, there’s U-FUE, which harvests the donor hair follicles without the need for shaving down to the scalp.

Just one problem: not many hair restoration surgeons are proficient with this advanced procedure. Dr. Donath is, and that’s why his Ohio clinics are busy not only with local patients, but with patients who come to the United States from around the world to seek his expertise … and to keep their hair restoration procedures secret!

“The beauty of this procedure is that it allows me to place hairs of average length where they will appear to have grown naturally,” says Dr. Donath. “There is less pain, no telltale donor site, no scarring, and no way for anyone to guess that a hair restoration procedure has even been performed.” Even better, men leave Dr. Donath’s office without having to explain a sudden affinity for hats, bandanas, hoodies, or other cover-ups!

The newly transplanted follicles will gradually strengthen and grow over the course of about a year, without casual acquaintances or even close friends realizing anything has changed.

“After the procedure has ‘taken’ and my patients are comfortable with their results, it’s not unusual for them to share their secret with a significant other,” observes Dr. Donath, “but there are several high-profile patients who have kept awareness of their choice from virtually everyone else.

“For discreet yet satisfying results, the U-FUE procedure is an exceptional advance in hair restoration.”

FAST FACTS

  • Genetically based hair loss affects more than 50 million men in the United States.
  • A man has a 50% chance of experiencing some degree of baldness by his 50th birthday.
  • Standard FUE hair restoration costs about $3 per transplanted follicle.
  • Advanced U-FUE is a more time-consuming procedure and costs about twice that, but without any sign of the procedure and considerably less discomfort.

 

Tips For Recovery After Forehead Lift Procedure

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Recovering from any surgery can be a very strenuous task.  Post-operation recovery requires you to be very cognizant of the signs your body is giving you.  Fever, soreness, dizziness, and fatigue are all examples of things you may encounter post-op.   With any surgery, identifying factors that may signal infection is most important.  These can include: high fevers of 101 degrees or higher, unexplained leg pains, pus or extreme drainage, incisions pulling apart, constipation and/or bloody or dark stool.  If you ever experience any of these symptoms, be sure to contact your Surgeon and Physician for instruction on what to do.

Immediately following your Forehead or Brow Lift Surgery, your entire forehead will most likely be covered in surgical tape and sterile gauze.  This will greatly reduce inflammation and bruising and also keep the area clean and free from environmental elements; which can cause infection.   Be sure to change them as directed by your Surgeon.  Not doing so can lead to infection and increased healing time.

A post-operative rehabilitation room is usually where you would go immediately following your surgery.  Conversely, many doctors do not offer this as part of your surgical costs and it may need to be requested prior to the surgery.   This room is monitored closely by a nurse and is extremely tranquil and accommodating.  Be sure to inquire about this during your consultation.

To assist with your pain and symptoms, your Surgeon may prescribe certain antibiotic or pain medication to support in the healing process.  He or she will usually administer your initial dose after your surgery and give you a prescription to fill to take home with you.  Knowing what medicines may be prescribed post-op should also be discussed during your consultation to ensure you are not prescribed medicines that may cause an allergic reaction.

The healing time is rather quick; as compared to other cosmetic surgeries.  Part of this is due to the fact that the incisions made to conduct the Forehead Lift surgery are rather small and are made in an area that heals quickly:  the upper brow area.  It is comparable to someone cutting themselves while shaving.   Its healing ability mimics being cut from shaving as well as it will fade as time progresses.  With proper management, and care, your healing time will be very minimal.

Your doctor can provide you with more details regarding the recovery following a Forehead Lift Surgery; therefore it is extremely important to pay close attention to the information given.Dr. Kleinman of cosmeticsurgerywestchester.com would like to invite you to visit his website if you are interested in learning more about Brow Lift Surgery and various other procedures.   There you can view before-and-after photos, videos, and much more…