What causes hair
The most common cause of hair loss is inheritance. Men and
women inherit the gene for hair loss from either or both
parents. Men are most commonly affected by the inherited
gene as the hormone, testosterone, activates the genetic
program causing loss of hair follicles. Currently there is
no known method of stopping this type of hair loss. The age
of onset, extent, and rate of hair loss vary from person to
person. Severe illness, malnutrition, or vitamin deficiency
can accelerate this process.
Can I Know if I am an appropriate candidate for hair
Our goal for each
patient is to try and achieve as much naturalness and
density as possible. We feel these two goals are best
achieved when the plan is individualized for each patient.
There are a host of factors that must be taken into account
with each patient before formulating the best plan: Some of
the more important factors are: the patient’s age, the
hair-to-skin color contrast, the caliber of the hair, the
patient’s goals for later styling, and, perhaps most
important, the ratio of available donor hair in relation to
the recipient area in need of coverage. This can only be
achieved in the context of an initial consultation and
examination, which is offered free of charge and without
hair transplants really work?
Yes. The transplanted hair is removed from one area of the
body (donor site) and transferred to another (recipient
site). The transplanted hair maintains it's own
characteristics; color, texture, growth rate, and curl,
after transplantation and regrowth. The vitality of the
grafted follicle is maintained by the rich blood supply to
the scalp. We have found that hair grows from the scalp in
groups of one, two, and three hair follicles. We transfer
these groups of follicles after eliminating the excess
surrounding fatty tissue. This allows the grafts to be
placed closer together resulting in a denser and more
What can be
expected after hair restoration surgery?
The post-operative course will depend on adherence to the
instructions given after surgery. Small scabs will form on
the scalp at the graft sites. Generally speaking, these
scabs disappear in 4-7days. Shampooing can be resumed 24
hours after surgery. The suture (stitch) used in the donor
area is undetectable as it is completely covered by your
existing hair. An appointment will be made for the suture to
be removed approximately one week after surgery. Each
patient's case is individual and each patient should follow
specific instructions provided by the doctor after the
Most people are surprised at how little pain there is during
the hair transplant procedure. Some discomfort is to be
expected as the anesthetic is injected into the scalp. Once
the skin is anesthetized, there is no pain.
What will it
look like after the procedure?
The grafts form small scabs in the days after the procedure.
If one has enough surrounding hair, these scabs can be
camouflaged with creative styling. If not, the small scabs
may be visible but do not attract much attention. By keeping
the scalp moist, the scabs usually come off in about a week
can I go back to work?
Depending on the type of procedure you have done and the
type of work you do, it is often possible to go back to work
the next day. Dr. Koher will discuss this with you during
Hair transplantation is more expensive than a hair piece or
some alternative treatments. However considering that the
results are permanent, most people consider it a good
investment in their future happiness.
sessions will be required?
The number of the sessions will depend on the 1) area of
scalp treated 2) the number and size of grafts used and 3
)the density which the patient desires 4) the individual
characteristics of the patient, e.g. coarse hair will
provide a more dense look than fine hair. The estimate of
the number of sessions can be discussed during the
consultation with your surgeon.
Is There Anything
Else I Can Do For My Hair Loss?
There are several therapies that are available to you in
addition to hair transplants. First of all, for men there is
Propecia. This is a medication specifically designed for
hair loss in the crown and mid-scalp area. This medication
has proven that taken daily it will slow and stop hair loss
in these areas. Secondly, the use of topical Rogaine is
available for men and women. This is also applied to the
mid-scalp to crown area to stop further hair loss.
Hair Transplants Help Women?
Women are finding that they are great candidates for
hair transplants surgery. Women can have specific patterns of
hair loss, hairline recession, and general thinning on the
top of the scalp. These hair loss patterns can all be
treated successfully by hair transplant surgery. The women’s
donor area in these cases is unaffected by the hair loss
pattern and makes them an ideal candidate for hair
What is Low Level
Light Laser Therapy?
We have known for a long time that increasing the blood f
low and circulation to an area can aid in healing of the
area. These same principles hold true for stimulation of
hair follicles. This is exactly how low level light therapy
works. It increases circulation of blood, oxygen, and
stimulates cells to become more active at the hair follicle.
By creating this environment, the hair cycle will continue
on with the growth cycle. This helps prevents
miniaturization of hairs that otherwise would eventually die
and fall out.
information on Laser Hair Therapy may be found here.
Artistry, Technique and Teamwork
Jernigan's Hair Replacement Clinic,
Dr. Koher's outstanding professional staff is thoroughly
trained in the very latest hair transplant techniques.
Regarding what types of
grafts are to be used, we are not “locked in” or programmed
to do hair transplantation
with only one narrowly defined method, but rather offer to
each patient both the “all follicular-unit” graft method and
the “combination grafting” (70-80% FU’s and 20-30% small
multi-FU grafts) approach.
The decision to take
action against hair loss can be, for some individuals, a
difficult one. By choosing the most qualified
hair restoration expert,
the decision becomes an easier one to make.
However, no surgeon can
achieve this goal alone. Hair
transplantation, perhaps more that any other
surgical procedure, depends on the assistance of skilled
medical personnel in a ‘team’ framework.
Dr. Grant Koher, hair
transplant surgeon and medical director of Jernigan's
Hair Replacement Clinic, uses the most up-to-date hair
restoration medical technology to reestablish a patient's
confidence, self-esteem, and self-image.
Dr. Koher and his
experienced hair transplant staff are committed to using
proven techniques and leading-edge technological advances
for hair loss treatment and, more importantly, to
consistently produce totally natural-looking hair.
We are here to help!
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