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    What to Expect Before, During, and After Hair Transplant Surgery

    Last updated 8 months ago

    If you suffer from female hair loss, hair transplant surgery can restore the appearance you desire. This procedure is the only hair loss treatment that provides permanent results for patients. While gels, creams, sprays, and medicated products may only temporarily disguise hair loss, hair transplant surgery can produce renewed hair growth. The following timeline highlights common aspects of the hair transplant procedure:

    Prior to Surgery
    Upon meeting with your hair transplant surgeon, you can discuss your cosmetic expectations and any medical questions. Your doctor can also use this appointment to determine which areas of the scalp can become donor sites and which regions will receive the hair grafts. He can also explain what your surgery day will entail, how to prepare for the procedure, and how your procedure will enhance your appearance.

    During the Transplant
    Hair transplants are minimally invasive procedures, but to minimize potential discomfort, your surgeon can administer numbing agents prior to the beginning of surgery. Your doctor will then remove small sections of hair from inconspicuous regions of the scalp that have excellent hair growth. These grafts are then relocated to parts of your head that suffer from hair loss. The skin containing the healthy hair follicles will eventually acclimate to their new location and start growing healthy strands of hair.

    After the Procedure
    Once your transplant is complete, your surgeon may recommend that you rest for the remainder of the day. Limited activity is recommended for the next several days as well. This rest allows the incision sites to properly heal. Individuals who undergo hair loss surgery should note that hair shedding at the transplant sites is extremely common and can be prevented in 90% of cases. If you experience this side effect, it bears no indication on the success of your transplant. Within a few weeks to months, you should see new hair growth.

    Do you have more questions about the hair transplant process? Call Dr. Kiely, MD at (240) 292-4315 to schedule a consultation at our Baltimore office. For a limited time only, patients may be eligible for a $200 reduction in their hair transplant services. Dr. Kiely meets with all prospective patients in person to discuss their options for hair loss surgery.  

    Why Do We Lose Our Hair?

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Female hair loss is not an expected occurrence. Many times, sufferers become aware of their problem only when they suddenly notice a large amount of hair in the drain or obvious thinning. This realization is frequently met with confusion. A common perception is that women do not lose their hair, so when hair loss happens, the reasons are typically unknown. As hair transplant surgeons can attest, female hair loss can result from a wide variety of factors, including the following: 

    Autoimmune Conditions
    If the immune system incorrectly identifies a part of the body as an intruder, it may fight as if that body part was dangerous. This disorder can make the immune system turn against the hair follicles. In the case of those with alopecia areata, autoimmune malfunction is the cause of hair loss. Another autoimmune condition called lupus can contribute to excessive hair loss in women as well.

    Many men may look to their parents to determine if one day they might suffer from hair loss. Women may want to do the same. The genes passed on from a couple to their children can make their offspring more susceptible to progressive hair loss. As with other hereditary traits, the stronger hair loss presents in people’s parents, the more likely their children too will experience this condition.

    Nutritional Deficiencies
    Healthy eating habits are important for every bodily process, including hair growth. The vitamins and minerals that the body takes in are directly responsible for growth, so without adequate nutritional levels, hair loss may occur. Individuals who take in an insufficient amount of iron might suffer from female hair loss, as blood flow to the hair follicles may lack enough nutrients and oxygen to maintain a healthy head of hair.

    Are you uncertain of why you’re experiencing hair loss? Dr. Kiely, MD can help. For a limited time only, patients may be eligible for a $200 reduction in their hair transplant services. Our Baltimore-area office offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for female hair loss patients. Call (240) 292-4315 or visit our website for more information. 

    A Look at Why Hair Follicles Become Thinner

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Thinning hair and hair loss occur as the result of thinning hair follicles. This video describes what occurs when hair follicles thin.

    Having a full head of strong, healthy hair depends in large part on the follicles from which the hair grows. The hair follicles, hair shafts, and scalp pores all work together to produce robust hair strands. In some women, hair loss develops due to the presence of DHT. DHT is a hormone that negatively impacts hair follicle health. When bombarded by DHT, hair follicles shrink. If the hair follicles thin, so too do the hair strands that grow within them.

    Dr. Kiely, MD is a hair transplant surgeon with specialization in female hair loss. For a limited time only, patients may be eligible for a $200 reduction in their hair transplant services. Call our Baltimore-area office today at (240) 292-4315 to schedule an appointment.

    Reasons to Work with Dr. Kiely, MD, Hair Transplant Surgeon

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Hair loss is a condition that can decrease a person’s confidence and quality of life. Feelings of insecurity and self-consciousness can cause one to withdraw from professional and personal pursuits that she would otherwise enjoy. Dr. Kiely, MD is keenly aware of the impact that female hair loss can have on those who suffer from it. That’s why he has been committed to helping hair loss patients for more than 30 years. Dr. Kiely’s skill, experience, and compassionate demeanor allow patients to have peace of mind knowing that their needs are in capable hands. When a patient undergoes hair transplant surgery, she can rest assured that Dr. Kiely will be with her every step of the way. From initial consultation to postoperative checkups, Dr. Kiely provides one-on-one care for each person who seeks help for her hair loss issues.

    Would you like to learn more about Dr. Kiely’s practices? Call Dr. Kiely, MD today at (240) 292-4315 for an appointment. For a limited time only, patients may be eligible for a $200 reduction in their hair transplant services. Our hair loss treatment center offers effective solutions for patients in the greater Baltimore and Washington, DC communities. 

    What Is Alopecia Areata?

    Last updated 9 months ago

    The immune system’s job is to protect the body from foreign invaders that can do it harm. Under some circumstances, the immune system may mistakenly fight against the body’s own organs or structures though they pose no danger to a person’s wellbeing. Alopecia areata is such a condition. This type of hair loss is common to individuals of both genders and all ages. It typically presents as sudden demonstrative hair loss. Given that large amounts of hair can fall out at one time, this condition can be particularly troublesome for those who suffer from it. Bouts of extreme hair loss tend to repeat over time, leaving alopecia areata patients with areas of total hair loss or patches of very fine hair. The autoimmune nature of this disorder renders it difficult to control without professional hair loss treatment.

    Have you been diagnosed with alopecia areata? Dr. Kiely, MD can help. For a limited time only, patients may be eligible for a $200 reduction in their hair transplant services.   Our hair transplant services have allowed countless alopecia areata sufferers in the greater Washington, DC and Baltimore areas to once again enjoy attractive hair growth. To schedule a consultation, call (240) 292-4315.

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