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I Have Thinning Hair. What Now?

Thinning hair no longer has to diminish your self-confidence. Thanks to experts in hair restoration like Dr. Arocha, you can restore your self-confidence by combating the effects of hereditary hair loss.

Recent strides in hair restoration procedures mean you can restore your hairline with natural hair transplants – gone are the days of those unsightly hair “plugs.” Modern hair restoration uses hair from donor sites located on the back and sides of your scalp. Your newly-transplanted hair will blend right in and effectively fill in balding spots.

Follicular Hair Transplantation (FUT)

One of the two main modern hair restoration procedures, FUT involves removing a strip from the back or side of the head and then suturing the excision closed. The follicular units are separated from the strip and then transplanted into the balding areas to fill in gaps and restore hairlines. The result is hair transplantation that is completely natural and looks great, with only a single fine scar hidden inconspicuously by surrounding hair growth.


Follicular Hair Extraction (FUE)

For those looking for hair restoration with minimal scarring, FUE is the clear choice. FUE is similar to FUT but does not require an excision. Instead, individual follicular units are removed through the use of a handheld punch and then transplanted throughout the scalp the same way as FUT. Removing the follicular units individually means stitches aren’t necessary. The use of the handheld punch can leave very faint circular scars, but they generally fade away and are completely hidden by hair growth.

Dr. Arocha also takes advantage of modern advancements in hair restoration through the ARTAS Robotic System. ARTAS assists in the removal and transplantation of hair during an FUE procedure, greatly reducing the amount of time Dr. Arocha needs to spend individually harvesting and implanting each follicular unit. ARTAS also allows for a greater level of precision that isn’t possible through manual procedures.

Medical Treatments

If your thinning hair isn’t nearly severe enough for a surgical procedure, or you’d like to explore other options before considering FUT or FUE, medical options exist to treat hair loss. Products like Rogaine and Propecia have been shown to slow hair loss and help thicken thinning hair. When used in tandem, Rogaine and Propecia can have great results in combating hair loss.

Thanks to modern hair restoration procedures and treatment options, you can restore your thinning hair and regain your confidence. Call 713-526-HAIR today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Arocha at Arocha Hair Restoration & Treatment Center. Dr. Arocha will discuss all available options with you to address your hair loss concerns and get you on your way back to great-looking hair.