Restore Your Thick, Youthful Head of Hair With Hair Transplantation in Houston

Losing your hair prematurely can be devastating to your self-confidence and potentially even cause feelings of depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, hair loss is an extremely common issue that can have various causes, including genetics, stress, medical issues, hormones, and aging. Hair loss can also impact both men and women of all ages. If you’re dealing with thinning hair, balding, a receding hairline, or even hair growth issues with your facial hair, Dr. Angela Sturm offers several effective hair transplantation treatments in Houston that can potentially offer a solution.

What Is a Hair Transplant?

A hair transplant is a cosmetic procedure performed to promote the growth of thick, luscious hair in areas where a patient is experiencing thinning hair or hair loss. There are several effective methods of hair transplantation, but generally, the procedure involves transferring healthy hair follicles from the patient’s scalp and transferring them to the area affected by hair loss. As a result, the transferred follicles increase the hair density in the area.

Covered below are the two primary methods of hair transplantation offered by Dr. Sturm:

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplantation is a technique in which healthy hair follicles are individually harvested from the back of your scalp. Those follicles are then carefully placed in the area where you’re looking to stimulate growth, which can be the scalp, beard, or eyebrows. One benefit of the FUE method is that it does not leave a visible linear scar. The length and extent of the procedure can vary significantly depending on how many follicles you’re having transplanted.  This is Dr. Sturm's preferred technique.

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), also known as the “strip method” of hair transplantation, is a method in which many healthy hair follicles are harvested simultaneously in a strip using an incision in the back of your scalp. The harvested follicles are then carefully placed in the area where you’re experiencing hair loss, just like they would be with the FUE method. The FUT technique requires a linear scar in the scalp, but it also allows more high-quality follicles to be transplanted.

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Benefits of Hair Transplantation

Hair transplantation in Houston is a proven treatment for hair loss that can offer some or all of the following benefits:

  • Increased hair growth in the targeted area(s)
  • A thicker, more youthful head of hair
  • Thicker, fuller eyebrows
  • Long-lasting, natural-looking results
  • A thicker, fuller beard
  • Little to no recovery time is required
  • Improved self-confidence and self-image

Who Is a Candidate for Hair Transplantation in Houston?

Adults who are experiencing any type of significant hair loss could be good candidates for hair transplantation. The procedure could be a good fit for you if you’re dealing with balding, thinning hair, or a receding hairline. It may also be a fitting option if you’d like to achieve thicker eyebrows or a fuller beard. Generally, ideal candidates for hair transplantation should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations for the procedure. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sturm will evaluate your situation to confirm that the treatment will be a safe and effective choice for you.

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What Is the Recovery Like?

Typically, patients can resume their normal routines and go back to work only a couple of days after their hair transplant procedure. You may develop some scabbing around the transplanted hair follicles, and you’ll need to wait about a week before washing your hair. Additionally, you can expect to experience some swelling around the treatment area for several days after the procedure. To ensure that your recovery goes smoothly, you should wait at least a week to engage in strenuous physical activity.

Tips for Your Hair Transplant Recovery

  1. Follow post-op instructions carefully.
  2. Rest and avoid strenuous activities.
  3. Protect the transplanted area; no touching or scratching.
  4. Avoid sun exposure and wear a hat when needed.
  5. Use cold packs to reduce swelling.
  6. Take prescribed medications as directed.
  7. Shampoo gently as per the surgeon's instructions.
  8. Maintain a balanced diet.
  9. Avoid alcohol and smoking.
  10. Be patient; results take time.
  11. Attend follow-up appointments with your surgeon.
  12. Follow a gentle hair care routine once hair starts to grow.

Why Choose Dr. Angela Sturm for Hair Transplantation in Houston?

You’ll be provided with high-quality personalized care when you choose Dr. Angela Sturm for your Houston hair transplantation procedure. Dr. Sturm is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has frequently received awards and recognitions for her exceptional work in the field of cosmetic surgery. After completing medical school and her residency at Baylor College of Medicine, she completed the prestigious fellowship program through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Additionally, Dr. Sturm has pursued further training in facial feminization and hair transplantation, which has helped her become an expert on the most effective and cutting-edge techniques. To schedule your private consultation with Dr. Sturm, just give our office a call or fill out a contact form today.

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Hair Transplantation FAQ

Will hair transplantation leave scarring?

What kind of results can I expect?

How much healthy hair do you need for hair transplantation?

Are hair transplants permanent?

Will hair transplantation leave scarring?

With the FUE technique, there won’t be any significant scarring other than small pink dots on the back of your scalp, which will heal very quickly. With the FUT method, the only scarring should be a thin line, which will be well-hidden and should fade over time.

What kind of results can I expect?

Once your hair has had time to grow back, you should start to notice that it’s significantly thicker and fuller. Hair transplantation has a very high success rate and leaves the vast majority of patients satisfied with their results.

How much healthy hair do you need for hair transplantation?

The number of healthy hair follicles you need will depend on how large of an area you want to have treated. For example, you may only need 1,000 to 1,500 hair grafts to improve your hairline or touch up a small area of your scalp. However, for a full beard transplant, you may need 3,000 grafts.

Are hair transplants permanent?

Usually, you can expect your transplanted hair follicles to continue producing youthful, healthy hair for the foreseeable future.

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