Repair of Facelift and Browlift Deformities with Hair Transplantation
Visible scarring, hairline distortion and sideburn distortion are complications that occasionally follow facelift and browlift surgery. These problems are easily repaired using ultra-refined follicular unit transplantation. Transplanted hair can help camouflage even the worst facelift or browlift scars. Camouflage is possible whether these scars be located around the ears, in front of the hairline or within the hairline. Follicular unit grafts are implanted directly into and around any problematic scar so as to create a seamless transition between the facial skin and the scarred area. Hairlines and sideburns that have been moved into unnatural positions or shapes from aggressive facelift or browlift procedures techniques can also be repaired with ultra-refined grafting techniques (Facelift Repair).
Hair Loss Related to Traction, Trauma, Infection and Chemicals
Patients with hair loss from traction (e.g. braids, extensions, weaves), trauma, infection and chemicals (e.g. perms, dyes, straighteners) generally make very good candidates for surgical restoration. As long as adequate donor reserves remain intact, a full restoration can be accomplished to thicken areas thinned by any of these hair loss processes.
Female Hair Loss Disorders - Non-Surgical Candidates
Pregnancy-related hair loss - Hormonal and stress-related hair loss is common following pregnancy. Post-partum hair loss is usually temporary and often reverses several months following its onset. Hair shedding commonly stops and healthy hair growth resumes once the hormonal fluctuations of pregnancy has returned to normal. Occasionally this type of hair loss is permanent.
Thyroid dysfunction - Disorders of the thyroid gland can lead to hair loss. Thyroid dysfunction and the resultant hair loss are more common in women as compared to men.
Iron deficiency - Iron deficiency is more common in women and may be the cause of unexplained hair loss. Diagnosis can be made with a blood test. Dietary iron supplements are recommended as a treatment for iron deficiency-related hair loss.
Estrogen - Estrogen levels lower with age. Approximately one-third of women experience significant hair loss after menopause. Hormonal replacement may help post-menopausal thinning.
Stress - Stress is a well-recognized cause for hair loss. Divorce, loss of employment, and death of a loved one come to mind as factors which can lead to stress-related hair loss. This type of hair loss can resolve once the stress has been controlled.
Vitamin supplements/medication side-effects - Many medications contribute to hair loss and thinning. Dietary supplements can also influence hair loss as they can contain high doses of vitamins and herbs that interfere with hair growth. Medications should be reviewed with your physician to determine if they are the cause of your hair loss.
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