Hair Restoration (FAQ)
If my hair is just starting to thin, when should I start hair restoration treatments?
According to the American Hair Loss Association, it is important to wait until the patient is at least 25 years old before undergoing any hair restoration procedures.
What do I need to take into consideration prior to undergoing any hair restoration procedures?
Every patient requires different needs and treatments. Dr. Cameron Rokhsar can provide advice to properly treat and restore hair most effectively. Each patient has a different hair density and scalp laxity. Hair density is based on the number of hair follicles per square centimeter of scalp. Scalp laxity is based on the flexibility and looseness of the scalp.
How many treatments do I need?
The amount of hair grafts that can be transplanted depends on each factor. For example, more grafts of hair can be transplanted if both the density and scalp laxity are high.
What are all of the hair restoration options available today?
According to the American Hair Loss Association, two clinically proven hair loss treatments are finasteroid, an orally ingested medication which has proven to significantly reduce the progression of hair loss, and minoxidill, a proven male pattern treatment for those that do not respond to finasteroid. However surgical hair restoration of follicle grafts are proven to be the most effective for those with significant hair loss. The hair is transplanted by harvesting hair from the back of the scalp, which is then transplanted into the areas of baldness.