Over 50 million people in the U.S. have moderate to severe hair loss. With the latest techniques to create natural looking hair, hair restoration surgery (or hair transplant) has become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures for men in the United States. In addition to her male patients, an increasing number of women are consult with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anita Mandal for hair grafts (follicular unit grafts & follicular unit hair transplantation) in her Palm Beach Gardens practice.
Dr. Mandal encourages you to request a consultation online or call 561.238.0040 to meet with her, review your options, and discuss realistic expectations. Be sure to view her photo gallery online to see some of Dr. Mandal’s impressive results.
Advantages of Surgical Hair Replacement
Compared to the regular upkeep of a hairpiece or the temporary results of drug therapy, hair restoration is permanent and requires no special maintenance. If you have hair loss, hair thinning, a receding hairline, or more extensive balding, you may be a candidate for F.U.E., neografts, and other hair restoration techniques.
Because each patient is unique, Dr. Mandal tailors her recommendations to the individual’s needs. Everyone has differences in their pattern of hair loss as well as in hair texture, thickness, and color. To find out more about hair restoration, you are encouraged to meet with Dr. Mandal in Palm Beach Gardens.
Unlike earlier methods in which large groupings of hairs were transplanted and often gave the unnatural appearance of “hair plugs,” our latest follicular unit grafting techniques give your new hair a more natural look. The procedure involves taking very small hair units known as follicular units that consist of 1 to 4 hairs and transplanting them into the area of hair loss. Depending on the degree of hair loss, hair replacement can be done in stages consisting of several 500 graft mini-sessions.
Alternatively, a single mega-session of up to 2,000 grafts, followed by a second touch up session if needed for fine tuning can also be performed. The latter approach is not only more cost effective, but also avoids multiple sessions. The entire process is an office based procedure performed under local anesthesia.
Hair Replacement Surgery
A thin strip of hair-bearing skin is taken from the back of your head using the strip method and other strip techniques, and prepared into viable grafts. Next, tiny slits are made in the part of the scalp with hair loss. The grafts are carefully inserted into these slits. The smaller grafts containing 1 to 2 hairs are placed in front to create a new hairline or add to an existing hairline where the hair tends to be finer. Slightly thicker grafts containing 3 to 4 hairs are placed behind the hairline in areas where the scalp requires more density.
Recovery & Results
After the procedure, you go home with a head dressing which is removed in 24 hours. Postoperative swelling and discomfort are minimal to none. You may have some scabbing around the grafts, but this resolves quickly. Gentle hair washing along with most regular activities can be resumed in a few days. Sutures used to close the incision on the back of the head are removed at 10 days. Full hair growth can be seen at 4 to 6 months and the transplanted hair grafts are permanent.
Because the grafts are so small, they are unnoticeable. Also, once healed, the incision on the back of the head is virtually undetectable. The results are impressive and above all, natural and youthful looking. Dr. Mandal’s eye for detail and compassionate care provide a rewarding experience that leaves you feeling as vibrant as you look.
She’ll Show You the Way
Dr. Mandal understands that your enhancement should be as unique as you are. To discover your options, request a facial consultation online or call 561.238.0040. During the consultation, Dr. Mandal strives to educate you on your options, rather than simply convince you to have surgery. Patients visit her from throughout Palm Beach County, across Florida, and from a range of national and international locations.