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ANDROGENIC ALOPECIA

  • Post published:April 22, 2021
  • Post category:Blog

Experiencing hair loss? You’re not alone. It’s estimated that about 40% of men notice baldness by the age of 40. This percentage increases with increasing age, and androgenic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women. 

Fortunately, it doesn’t always have to be that way. Hair restoration treatments are available at Cooley Hair Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. We strive to help our patients regain their natural hairlines. 

Cooley Hair Center employs modern techniques such as the FUE (follicular unit extraction) method using precise and sophisticated devices that extract the hair follicles as individual units.  Hair loss is minimized because there is no tension on the scalp, so patients do not experience significant discomfort, prolonged swelling, or permanent scalp numbness. There is also minimal manipulation of the hair follicles so graft survival is maximized.

FUT, or follicular unit transplantation, is also available to Dr. Cooley’s hair loss patients who are interested in natural and permanent results. By harvesting healthy DHT-resistant follicles found on the back and sides of the scalp, Dr. Cooley can rebuild hairlines and restore patients’ hair to a fuller, more youthful version.

Contact Cooley Hair Center today to schedule a consultation! We serve patients in and around Charlotte, N.C. including Huntersville, Concord, and Gastonia. We also serve out of state and international patients!

POST-OP CARE

Patients considering hair restoration or hair transplant at Cooley Hair Center in Charlotte, North Carolina may wonder how their scalp will be after the procedure. So here is a rundown on post-operative care.

After Follicular Unit Excision surgery, a light dressing is applied and the patient returns the next day to have it removed. The scalp is inspected and afterwards, usually no dressing is needed. Patients will experience minimal discomfort and swelling of the scalp following FUE. Most patients will take oral pain medication for a few days later. 

For post-operative care after FUT or Follicular Unit Transplantation,  the scalp will be slightly red and some swelling may occur. Most side effects will diminish within the first week of recovery. The donor area may feel tight and slightly sore for one to two weeks. Scabs and crusting will develop in the transplant sites. Patients should refrain from touching their scalps during recovery as grafts may become easily dislodged, harming results.

Because of strip removal, patients recovering from FUT may require more downtime than those recovering from FUE. FUT patients should expect to take three to five days off from work. Exercise and strenuous activities can resume three weeks after. 

Considering hair restoration surgery? Contact Cooley Hair Center to schedule a consultation! We serve patients in and around Charlotte, N.C. including Huntersville, Concord, and Gastonia. We also serve out of state and international patients!