Hair Restoration in Charleston County, SC
Double Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dennis K. Schimpf, MD, MBA, FACS, of Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery, is pleased to provide hair restoration services to the residents of Charleston County and the surrounding South Carolina communities, with offices in Charleston, Summerville, and Hilton Head.
What Is Hair Restoration?
Your hair says a lot about who you are, and if thinning hair has become an issue for you, maybe now is the right time to take the first step towards restoring your natural hairline, and your sense of self-esteem. At Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery, we provide hair restoration treatments designed to restore a more fulsome head of hair so you can both look and feel your very best. Your overall appearance and how thick and luxurious your hair appears are the primary concern of the expert hair restoration team at Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery.
What are the Benefits of Hair Restoration?
Baldness – technically known as alopecia — affects approximately 35 million American men and between 20 and 30 million American women. Whether male or female, hair loss is based on a variety of factors, including genetics, hormones, environment, and nutrition. In men, male pattern baldness is known as androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and is largely influenced by a man’s maternal genes. Utilizing a variety of techniques dependent on the needs of the patient, at Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery, your hairline can be restored to its natural appearance, and a rich, luxuriant head of hair can be yours once again.
Who is a Candidate for Hair Restoration?
The chances are that you or a loved one suffers from some form of hair loss. You’re not alone. Medical statistics show that 4 out of 10 men and 1 in every 10 women will experience significant hair loss over the course of their lifetime. With tremendous experience in helping men and women effectively address hair loss, Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery utilizes minimally invasive approaches to deliver a restored, natural hairline to our patients. In Dr. Schimpf’s skilled hands, a thinning or disappearing hairline is no longer simply something you have to live with, it becomes a choice of wanting to take the next step towards a better quality of life.
What is the Procedure for Hair Restoration?
During your complimentary hair restoration consultation, Dr. Schimpf will examine your scalp and review your hair restoration options with you. In many cases, the surgical hair restoration technique of Follicular Unit Transplantation is ideal for rebuilding the hairline you once had, which is a procedure that is performed under local anesthesia. At Physicians Hair Restoration, we perform FUT (Follicular Unit Transfer) and PDIT (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedures, using the most advanced technology. There are four basic steps with every hair transplant procedure:
Step One: Donor Area Prep and Donor Hair Removal
During hair transplant surgery, you are both the donor and recipient. During the procedure, hair is removed from the donor zone on the back of your head, where your hair is genetically programmed to grow for life. It is then transferred to the thinning area where it will last forever. There are two methods of harvesting your donor hair:
- Strip Harvesting is a method in which a strip of tissue is removed, and then the individual follicular units are dissected underneath a microscope.
- NeoGraft (automated Follicular Unit Extraction) is a method in which grafts are harvested individually.
Step Two: Dissection of the Follicular Units
With FUT Strip procedures, the donor strip is placed under a high-powered microscope which is designed specifically for hair restoration surgery, and the donor strip is dissected into microscopic grafts of individual follicular units of one to four hairs. During NeoGraft (Follicular Unit Extraction), the follicular units are harvested from the donor area individually using the automated NeoGraft system and do not need to be dissected under a microscope.
Step Three: Creation of the Recipient Sites
Dr. Schimpf creates recipient sites in the proper angle, direction, and orientation according to the artistic hair transplant plan he has designed specifically for you.
Step Four: Placement of the Hair Grafts
Finally, your hair grafts are transplanted to the balding and thinning areas of your scalp by Dr. Schimpf, who places each graft carefully and meticulously into those recipient sites. Transplanted hair goes through the same resting and growing phases of your normal hair. The hairs of the transplanted grafts will begin to grow at approximately four months after your procedure and continue through months 10-12 post-operatively.
How Much Does Hair Restoration Cost?
With today’s technology, hair transplant results are perfectly natural and undetectable, but each patient is unique in their needs, and as a result, your costs will be unique as well. After your consultation, we will discuss your cost with you, as well as our convenient financing options. We accept all major forms of payment.
The residents of Charleston County and the surrounding South Carolina communities who want to restore their hair can count on Double Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dennis K. Schimpf, MD, MBA, FACS, of Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery, for exceptional hair restoration at any one of our offices in Charleston, Summerville, and Hilton Head.