About Hair Restoration
Whether you are male or female, young or old, if you’re experiencing hair loss you can be sure that there are millions of other people just like you.
You can regain your self-assurance and a healthy head of hair with medical hair restoration or a surgical hair transplant from Houston facial plastic surgeon Dr. Raghu Athré. He has the specialized training and skill to determine the underlying cause of hair loss and address those issues via both surgical and non-surgical means.
When it comes to hair loss and hair restoration, compassion and empathy are essential. In this way, Dr. Athré truly stands out.
“I know from personal experience that hair loss can affect self-esteem and can even make you feel older than you really are,” he says.
Dr. Athré himself underwent a hair transplant procedure. His specialized training in the head and neck, paired with his compassionate attitude, make him the choice of many men and women seeking hair restoration.
A surgical hair transplant procedure or medical restoration takes careful planning and attention to detail. During your initial consultation, Dr. Athré will perform a careful examination and listen closely as you explain your goals for and concerns about hair restoration. Then, using medical or surgical means (or a combination of both), he will help you achieve a full head of hair that looks healthy and natural.
Dr. Athre Discusses the Fast and Easy Process for Hair Restoration for Men and Women
Medical Hair Restoration Process
Some cases of hair loss can be addressed solely through medical management. Medical management involves daily oral and/or topical medications. These medications, such as Propecia®, minimize the loss of hair and some may even grow new hair in areas where it was lost.
Surgical Hair Restoration Process
Dr. Athré uses an advanced surgical technique — follicular unit transplantation (FUT) — to achieve attractive results for his patients. Instead of simply implanting “plugs,” he carefully harvests a strip of hair from the back of the scalp (an area immune to hair loss). The strip is then divided into follicles of 1, 2, and 3 hairs (the way hairs naturally grow). Each follicle is then meticulously transplanted into place.
Dr. Athré also offers follicular unit extraction (FUE). This method extracts the hairs one follicle at a time, rather than removing a strip of hair. This is the preferred mode in some patients, including those who have had a previous procedure, those with a very tight scalp, or those patients wanting to wear their hair very short.
Hair Restoration Recovery and Results
The entire procedure is performed with the patient mildly sedated so that they are pain and anxiety-free. Patients can return home the same day, and return to work and regular activities within the next couple of days. Final results can be seen in as soon as a few months.
How much does hair restoration cost?
Hair restoration costs anywhere from $1,500 to $10,000.
Is a hair transplant procedure permanent?
Hair restoration is a permanent procedure.
How long does it take to heal from hair restoration?
Patients who go in for a hair restoration procedure can get back to their normal routine in just a few days.
How painful is a hair restoration procedure?
Patients will feel virtually no pain during the hair restoration procedure under a local anesthetic, but the site of the hair transplant can be sore or tender during recovery.
What’s the best way to sleep after hair restoration?
After a hair restoration procedure, sleep on clean pillowcases and sheets with your head and back elevated at around a 45-degree angle.
“I am very happy with the results of my procedure. In the consultation Dr. Athre listened to what I wanted and explained everything to me clearly and what results to expect which made me more comfortable going ahead with it. In the end he delivered the results I wanted and it looks better than expected.”