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    Swimming After Hair Transplant Surgery

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Swimming is a wonderful way to relax, get fit, and enjoy the great outdoors. For individuals who have recently undergone hair loss surgery, though, going for a swim could pose several issues.

    No matter whether your swimming venue of choice is the ocean or a pool, exposure to too much water could damage newly transplanted hair grafts. Depending on your location, ocean water could have an abnormally high bacteria count, which may lead to a scalp infection. Chlorinated water may be clean, but its chemical content can deaden delicate hair follicles. To ensure that transplanted hair grafts have the time they require to heal and take root, hair loss experts recommend delaying any swimming activities until physician approval is given. You may have to wait six weeks or longer before submerging your newly transplanted hair.

    Dr. Kiely, MD has more than three decades of hair loss treatment experience. For exceptional professional care for your hair loss concerns, call our Baltimore-area office at (301) 468-2335.

    How People Have Dealt with Hair Loss Over the Centuries

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Hair loss is a millennia-old problem. As a result, individuals suffering from thinning or balding hair have tried for thousands of years to correct hair loss with a range of treatment options varying in their effectiveness. Thankfully for modern hair loss patients, hair transplant surgeons have at their disposal the most successful hair growth techniques ever available. The following historical overview reveals the ways in which individuals throughout human history have attempted to alleviate their hair loss concerns. 

    Wearing Wigs
    Certain times in history have seen the widespread usage of wigs as a cosmetic accessory. Though many people from the ancient Egyptians to the American forefathers wore wigs for aesthetic purposes, these artificial devices were likewise essential as hair loss remedies. Made from animal fleece, plant byproducts, and human hair, wigs were the primary solution to hair loss for many centuries.

    Applying Medications
    Their usage in history may not be as clearly documented, but both oral and topical medications were employed to assuage hair loss problems. From animal-derived products to chemical solutions created in laboratory settings, multiple oils, creams, and pills have been advertised and purchased for the relief of chronic hair loss.

    Undergoing Hair Transplants
    With the development of more accurate data and greater medical innovations have come more reliable hair loss treatment methods. In particular, individuals with this common problem can benefit from hair loss surgery. By taking healthy hair follicles from donor sites and grafting them onto areas of skin affected by hair loss, a hair transplant surgeon can restore hair to otherwise thinning or balding regions. With time, patients can enjoy natural-looking hair growth well into the future.

    Don’t let hair loss diminish your quality of life. If you want to once again take pleasure in your hair’s appearance, call Dr. Kiely, MD at (301) 468-2335 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Kiely specializes in treatment services for female patients in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore regions who suffer from hair loss. 

    Blow Dryers and Hair Loss

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Do you fear that your styling habits may be contributing to your hair loss? This video dispels the myth surrounding how blow dryer usage can impact your hair. Heat is not good for hair follicles. Blow dryers direct hot air onto wet hair, which can lead to dried out or broken hair shafts if applied in excess. If an individual suffers from hair loss, though, a trusted stylist can recommend attractive styling options for both before and after undergoing hair loss treatment.

    Would you like to speak with a professional about your hair loss? Call Dr. Kiely, MD at (301) 468-2335 to schedule a consultation at our Washington, D.C. office.

    A Woman's Guide to Accepting and Combating Hair Loss

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Men have many professional resources to address hair loss, and hair growth solutions are often targeted at a male demographic, but women frequently have no such support system. General health practitioners may have no referrals for patients with hair loss, as they might not consider it a legitimate medical problem. Family and friends are often left in the dark, and therefore cannot suggest help, because many hair loss sufferers hide their thinning hair. The sooner a woman comes to terms with her hair loss, though, the quicker she can find an effective solution to it.

    When Hair Loss Is an Issue
    Some women may experience temporary hair loss for a variety of reasons. Giving birth can induce short-lived hair loss for some new mothers. Certain types of medication can cause a person’s hair to fall out as well. Should hair loss occur in absence of these reasons, it may be a permanent occurrence. Alopecia areata can lead to substantial hair loss that often begins along the hair part and extends over the top of the scalp. Such a condition requires professional intervention to alleviate symptoms.

    Who to Contact about Hair Loss
    Unfortunately, many women fail to receive the assistance they need from their general healthcare practitioners. The good news is that surgeons who specialize in female hair loss can help sufferers enjoy a fuller head of hair with the right treatment. If hair loss is an ongoing problem, women should seek the aid of a doctor with extensive experience in hair loss restoration.

    How a Hair Transplant Surgeon Can Help
    Medical advancements now allow for the undetectable transplant of hair grafts from donor sites to regions of hair loss. A capable hair transplant surgeon can determine whether hair loss surgery is the ideal treatment option and administer the procedure with minimal inconvenience or discomfort. As a result, patients can engage in every aspect of their lives without the fear or apprehension that hair loss frequently triggers.

    Let Dr. Kiely, MD, restore the beautiful hair you deserve. To make an appointment, call (301) 468-2335. Our hair loss treatment facility offers effective solutions for hair loss sufferers in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas.

    Causes of Hair Loss

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Female hair loss can significantly impact your life in many ways, from interference with social activities to decreased self-esteem. Fortunately, there are treatment options available to you. If you live in Baltimore, talk to Dr. Kiely, hair transplant surgeon, about the treatment options that best suit your needs:

    Topical Medication
    Many people prefer to try topical medications before considering hair restoration surgery. Rogaine (minoxidil) is now available for women. Talk to Dr. Kiely about the higher strength formula of Rogaine. This product can help slow hair loss and stimulate the regrowth of hair. If you choose to use this topical product, follow all instructions carefully. Continued use is necessary for maintained results.

    Hair Transplant Surgery
    Hair transplant surgery can permanently restore follicles to bald spots or thinning areas. Dr. Kiely will use donor hair from other areas of your scalp and graft follicles onto areas that require more hair density. This results in a natural-looking hairline. After the surgery, the transplanted hair will continue to grow on a regular basis. You might also choose to use Rogaine following surgery.

    Scalp Reduction Surgery
    Another treatment option is scalp reduction surgery. This procedure is best suited to those with bald spots as opposed to thinning hair. During a scalp reduction surgery, the excess skin from the scalp will be removed from the bald spots and the borders of skin will be drawn together. This reduces the bald area of the scalp.

    Scalp Flap Surgery
    Although hair transplant surgery and scalp reduction surgery are generally preferable for most people, some patients may be good candidates for scalp flap surgery. During this procedure, a section of the scalp with hair is rotated around to take the place of a section of hairless scalp.

    If any of these hair loss treatment options sound right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kiely, MD today by calling (301) 468-2335. Our Baltimore practice offers surgical and non-surgical treatments for hair loss.

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