Do you know your options for hair loss solutions? Fortunately, there are many solutions available for thinning hair, balding, and hair loss restoration. Some are surgical, while others are non-surgical solutions. Here are the top five surgical and non-surgical hair restoration methods applied at Ziering Medical, the leading team in the field of hair transplant surgery.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is performed using local anesthetic. A strip of donor hair is harvested from the back of the patient’s head where the hair is genetically programmed to last for life. The donor strip is then placed under the Ziering Scope which is a microscope specifically designed for hair restoration surgery. The donor strip is dissected into microscopic grafts of individual follicular units, of one to four hairs, depending on the patient’s natural hair groupings. While the grafts are being dissected, your Ziering Surgeon is creating microscopic recipient sites in the thinning and balding areas of the patient’s scalp. The grafts are then placed into those recipient sites at the proper angle and orientation. The FUT Strip Harvest Hair Transplant is a popular choice for patients who are looking for larger surgery sessions and who are less concerned about wearing their hair very short.
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplants are one of the many options available to our patients. We offer both manual FUE and leading-edge robotic technology to give you natural looking hair transplant results, using hair from your own scalp, which you can wear in any style. Follicular units typically contain one to four hair follicles. In hair restoration, single-hair follicular units are transplanted in irregular patterns along the hairline, like the original hairline. Multiple-hair follicular units are used in the interior to provide density and fullness. In this way, the transplanted hair grows back naturally and permanently. Although an FUE Hair Transplant is not ideal for everyone, this Follicular Unit Extraction method was developed for patients with scalps that are too tight for harvesting, are concerned about scarring, or prefer to wear their hair very short.
If FUT and FUE surgical hair loss treatments sound similar and a little confusing, you’re not alone. Scarring is minimal in both surgical procedures, but FUT and FUE utilize different techniques. To clarify these differences between Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction, here is a video by Dr. Craig Ziering explaining which patients might be best suited for each treatment.
Your head may not be the only place that could benefit from hair restoration. Many men, women, and transgender patients have issues with hair loss from their eyebrows, beard, sideburns, and mustaches, too. Transgender patients may need to add facial hair that they were not born with, while men may need help filling in their existing beard and mustache region. Ziering Medical can assist these patients by surgically transplanting hair from the back of the head to the beard region, the mustache region, or fill in the little gaps in between. Here is a video that explains facial hair restoration by Dr. Craig Ziering.
If you’re concerned about hair thinning and hair loss but are not keen on hair restoration surgery, the PRP Hair Loss Treatment at Ziering Medical might be your preferred hair loss treatment option. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP is created from your own blood and is used to stimulate hair regrowth with dormant or newly transplanted hair. It is a stand-alone hair loss treatment that you can use to stimulate hair growth, or it can be used in conjunction with surgical treatments.
Ziering Medical offers two non-surgical treatment plans as well. These hair loss treatments include a variety of non-surgical hair loss treatments, including Z82, ZPROvita, and Viviscal Professional. These treatments and products are proven and tested to rejuvenate hair growth and inhibit hair loss for women and men. Some of our patients who have battled cancer greatly benefit from our non-surgical hair loss treatments. Trying the non-surgical treatments for at least six months to a year before going the surgical route gives our patients an opportunity to ease into the hair loss solution process.
Ziering Medical is the very best in hair restoration. Our surgical innovations, eye for artistry, and excellent reputation are why Ziering Medical has won industry awards and are known as the “celebrity hair transplant surgeons”.
If you would like to explore the surgical and non-surgical hair loss solutions we offer, please contact us for a consultation.