HRS Specializes in African American Hair Transplants

Hair Restoration Specialists specializes in African American hair transplants. We understand that African American hair has unique factors that require closer attention to detail due to the hair texture.

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Benefits of Hair Transplants

“Invest in your hair. It’s the crown you never take off.”

~Anonymous

For many men and women of all ages, it’s a dream to have a head of thick, luscious, and healthy hair. But, in many cases, it seems almost impossible to make that dream a reality, when you’re seeing your hair deteriorate day by day.

Hair loss is a very common problem, however, with technological and medical advances, there is an excellent, and long lasting solution to this age-old problem—hair transplants. Are you considering a hair transplant procedure to boost your confidence and restore your crown to its former glory?

As we’ve said before, it can be a nerve-racking decision to make, and you may be on the fence about going through with it. It’s key to do your research, and consult with a specialist, and to give you a helping hand, we would like to share some of the amazing benefits of hair transplant surgeries in the long run.

It’s safe and permanent.

Those who have reservations about getting hair transplants believe the procedure to be unsafe, however, it only requires local anesthesia, no special chemicals are used that may damage your hair, and there are little to no side effects experienced after surgery, so it has proven to be a reliable and safe solution.

Unlike many alternative treatments for baldness/hair loss, transplants are permanent solutions. This is because the hair follicles are transplanted from areas that are not genetically prone to fall out, for example, the back of the scalp. Repeat procedures are not necessary or recommended.

At Hair Restoration Specialists, we conduct our procedures with absolute precision, we’ll design a hair loss solution catered to your specific needs, and we’ll follow up with you after your procedure to further assist as required.

It’s natural.

One of the best and most satisfying aspects of a hair transplant is that your own hair is used, so you don’t have to worry about treating artificial locks. Even better, it will grow naturally, just like the rest of your hair. When performed correctly and carefully, you’ll hardly be able to tell that any procedure was done on your scalp, which will hopefully raise your self-esteem, and make you feel less self-conscious in public.

It’s affordable.

The hair transplant techniques that are used today fortunately make the process more cost-effective, and as we mentioned earlier, more natural looking. Most of the alternative solutions for hair loss are temporary, and the ongoing maintenance costs will accumulate over time. On the other hand, hair transplant surgery is a one- time procedure, which doesn’t require repeated doctor’s visits, and allows your hair to grow naturally without the use of special chemicals, making it a very low maintenance and effective long-term solution.

Take these points into consideration when deciding whether to move forward with a hair transplant procedure. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our caring and experienced team at Hair Restoration Specialists via phone at (404) -231-3100, via email at info@hrsatl.com, or simply comment below.

Check back for more helpful hints and tips, and the latest industry news, and we sincerely look forward to hearing from you soon!

The Facts on Ethnic Hair Transplantation

At Hair Restoration Specialists, no one understands ethnic hair like we do. The African American hairline is distinctly different from that of the Caucasian hairline, and requires specialized attention. African American males and females from across the country and over forty nations worldwide come to our center in Atlanta to have their hair (and their confidence) restored.

Everyone, no matter what their cultural background may be, deserves to have healthy hair that they’re proud to call their own. Today, we’re going to share some facts about African American hair transplantation, so you’ll understand this particular hair type, and why this type of hair restoration can be a unique challenge.

Fact #1: African American hair tends to be on the curlier side, therefore, it has to be harvested with extreme precision and care to position it on the scalp so it grows at the correct angle. Otherwise, the hair and roots can be easily damaged.

Fact #2: It’s frequently stressed, or thinned, from years of using strong chemicals to color or straighten, from wearing tight braids and weaves, and from heat. Using specialized techniques, we can effectively reinforce and reestablish the hairline.

Fact #3: It’s coarser, which means it’s not as pliable as fine or medium hair, resulting in a raised cuticle layer that readily absorbs, then loses moisture, and causes the hair to absorb light, meaning it does not shine. The coarseness can lead to tangles, knots and even breakage, if not maintained properly. In terms of hair procedures, the fragile nature of African American hair calls for extra precaution and care.

Fact #4: Surgical procedures, even minor ones, can often result in keloid scars (overgrowths of scar tissue) and hypopigmentation (loss of skin color) if not done correctly. In any case, whether the transplant recipient is African American or not, any incision made can result in scarring. And, the color of the scarring that occurs with a hair transplantation procedure is more visible on darker skin tones.

Please check back for more helpful info and tips, and to learn more about what hair treatment is right for you, visit us today at Hair Restoration Specialists or you can call us at (404)-231-3100 for a free consultation. Our dedicated staff of experienced professionals will be happy to help you, no matter what your hair needs may be.

The Perfect Age for Hair Transplants

More and more frequently, hair transplants are becoming the preferred method of combating baldness in both men and women. Choosing to get a hair transplant is a big decision, and one that should not be made in haste. A receding hairline in young adults is common, but, if a hair transplantation procedure is done at a young age, it can have serious health consequences.

What is the right age for a hair transplant, and why does it matter? These are the questions that we’ll answer today. Hair loss can affect all age groups, and while it can be embarrassing, it’s important to understand that you must take age into consideration when electing to undergo a hair transplant procedure.

When you’re in your 20s, it’s hard to clearly determine what type of balding pattern you’ll have in the future. This means that if more resistant hair follicles are placed in your frontal hairline, the hairs behind it will begin to recede. In other words, the transplanted hair grows successfully, while the hair all around may continue falling. As a result, having a hair transplant done at a very young age may cause unnatural, patchy baldness, and what’s worse—it is extremely difficult to fix hair that has already received transplants.

One of the keys in determining whether a person is a good candidate for a hair transplant is if he or she has a steady supply of donor hair sufficient enough to cover current and potential hair loss. As we said, it’s difficult to determine this in younger individuals, so it’s best to wait. Generally, the safer solution for younger individuals is to take certain medications to stabilize the hair loss.

Hair restoration professionals recommend waiting until your early thirties when your expected balding pattern can be clearly identified, and you can get a more natural looking transplant. It’s key to consult a professional before moving forward with any hair transplant procedure, and even if you have to wait before you’re considered a potential hair transplant candidate, that doesn’t mean that baldness is the only option.

Visit us today at Hair Restoration Specialists, and we’ll find the best hair solution for you, no matter what your background or individual needs may be. If you have any questions or would like to book a free consultation, feel free to contact us at info@hrsatl.com or at (404)-231-3100.

Post Operative Care

Once you’ve undergone hair transplant surgery, you’ll be anxious to see results quickly, and will want to jump right back into your normal routine. However, it may take several months to notice any significant change, and there are certain post-operative guidelines that you must follow if you hope to return to your old self.

A few hours after your procedure, and once the anesthetics have worn off, you’ll experience some pain, minor swelling, and soreness on your scalp, and it may also feel itchy. This is a very normal reaction, and with painkillers, these effects will ease off in a few days.

Here are a few safety and care tips to aid in a speedy recovery after your hair transplant.

    1. Allow someone to drive you home after the surgery, since the effects of the sedatives given before the procedure take some time to wear off. Attempting to perform a task like driving during this time can be incredibly dangerous and detrimental to your health.

 

    1. For the first few nights, you’ll want to sleep in an almost upright  position, keeping your head elevated. It’s crucial that you don’t rub or pick at the newly grafted areas, no matter how uncomfortable you may be. If you do, then it may cause them to fall out before they have a chance to grow new hairs. You can use an ice pack to reduce swelling or bleeding, but be careful to avoid the grafted area.

 

    1. When it comes to bathing, especially in the first few days after surgery, DO NOT take a high-pressure shower. It’s best to pour water on your head using only a cup. You can also gently massage shampoo in and around the donor area and scar to clear away the dried blood and scabs, but do not touch the transplanted hair. After roughly four to five days, you can resume bathing under normal water pressure, and at this point, you can also start gently running your fingertips through the transplanted hair, but avoid using your nails. By day 6, you can wash our hair as normal, while still being careful with the hair grafts.

 

  1. At all costs, avoid sun exposure while your scalp is still swollen. Be sure to wear a hat when you’re out in the sun, otherwise, your scalp may become permanently discolored. It’s recommended to wait for at least four to six months, until the transplant has reached full maturity.

You may have received dissolvable stitches, but if not, you will have to return to the clinic after some time to have them removed approximately two weeks after surgery. Overall, it’s a matter of being patient, and allowing your new hair grafts to develop safely. If you have any questions or concerns about your particular treatment, please feel free to contact us at Hair Restoration Specialists in Atlanta.