Surgical Hair Transplants
Hair Restoration for Male & Female Pattern Baldness
Surgical hair transplants for some people helps to bring back what seems to be a fuller head of hair. If your self esteem is suffering due to thinning hair or bald spots, a hair transplant procedure performed by an expert hair transplant doctor in San Diego and Orange County is one way to feel more confident about your appearance.
Over the years, men and women throughout the San Diego and Orange County areas of California have come to us seeking solutions to their hair loss and thinning hair. For anyone thinking about going forward with hair transplant surgery for hair restoration, this is a major decision. For well-qualified men and women, hair transplant surgery can permanently change their appearance for the better and help them feel less self-conscious about their thinning hair and balding. The surgical hair transplant process moves hair from the back of your head, which is not susceptible to the balding gene (the cause of androgenic alopecia) to your thinning hair area, restoring a natural front hairline and increasing hair density on the top and crown area of the patient’s head.
The ideal candidate for a hair transplant procedure that we see in our Orange County and San Diego facilities is an individual that is 40 years of age or over and has a type 1 through 4 on the Norwood scale for men or a grade 1 on the Ludwig scale for women.
Norwood Scale of Male Pattern Baldness
The chart most commonly used for men is the one developed by Dr. Hamilton and then later modified by Dr. o’Tar Norwood called the Norwood-Hamilton scale.
The first signs of male pattern baldness are increased front temporal recession accompanied by mid-frontal recession (type II).
Genetic hair loss in men (androgenic alopecia) generally occurs in a round area on the vertex follows, and the density of hair decreases, at times rapidly over the top of the scalp (types III through VII).