Hair Transplant Oklahoma City
A permanent solution for your tired looking, thinning hair is now available… and at remarkably affordable prices.
You get the BEST of both worlds:
- Dr Tim Love: Board Certified Surgeon, 30 years of experience in plastic and cosmetic surgery.
- Former associate of O’Tar Norwood, MD, one of the pioneers of hair transplant surgery.
- Affordable Price/ $3 Grafts: You get remarkable value of permanent hair replacement at a fair price. Compare our prices to other facilities charging an average of $8 per graft. That’s thousands of dollars saved and/or the ability to do more grafts for an even better restoration.
For the convenience of Dr. Love’s out-of-town patients, many of the preoperative consultations can be performed with the use of photos, telephone conversations and Skype. Dr. Love’s hair transplant center in Oklahoma City understands patients needs and strives to make their experience as convenient and easy as possible.
For more information about Dr. Tim Love Hair transplants, visit Love Your Hair Transplant or contact us to arrange your consultation today: (405) 751-LOVE(5683)
Why am I losing hair?
Male Hair Loss: Age, testosterone and heredity. Like many things in life, our age and family history offer a good prediction of what we will see in ourselves. Male hair CAN BE sensitive to and harmed by a break down product of testosterone …. DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE.
Thus, the basis of medical treatment for hair loss is targeted at preventing dihydrotestosterone’s harmful effects on hair. Both topical monixidil and oral medicines (finisteride, avodart) work by decreasing the effects of dihydrotestosterone on genetically predisposed hair follicles.
When shopping for a hair restoration, Oklahoma City men should ensure both the cause and symptoms of hair loss are being treated.
Female Hair Loss: Although occasionally there are identifiable causes for female hair loss such as low thyroid, iron deficiency, and auto immune disease can be treated, the most common cause of hair loss in women is heredity.
The surgical hair transplant offered by Dr. Tim Love offers wonderful improvement by optimizing the location and use of remaining hair follicles. Women’s hair replacement is often coupled with other treatments including oral finisteride and topical minoxidil to help prevent further loss of hair.
Technique: Follicular Unit Grafts
Your natural hair grows in a combination of single hairs (follicles) intermixed with multiple (2-3) follicle units. Therefore, what better way to restore your hair? Follicular unit transplants involve moving healthy hair from the back of your scalp to areas of thinning. The transfer of the intact follicular units is just the way nature intended. This technique creates a natural look that is permanent! It is permanent because the hair that is transferred is not genetically sensitive to the negative effects of dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Good candidates for hair transplants:
Once you have decided to have a hair transplant, Oklahoma City plastic surgeon Dr. Tim Love will sit down and discuss your individual procedure and set reasonable expectations of results for your hair restoration; OKC men that are good candidates for hair restoration generally have the following characteristics:
- Identified baldness or thinning of the hair
- A source of hair to graft from
- Feeling self-conscious about the lack of hair
Realistic expectations are clarified during your hair transplant consultation in Oklahoma City with Dr. Love. Each patient presents with his or her unique features and goals. It is most important that you develop a clear understanding of what we hope to accomplish.
Hair loss patterns have been categorized and are known by the Norwood system.
Preparation for Surgery
During your preoperative consultation, a thorough review of your medical history, including allergies, medicines used and other significant medical conditions will be reviewed and addressed as needed. It is appropriate to stop Aspirin and aspirin-like medicine (ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, etc) 7 days before surgery. Other meds such as blood pressure treatment should be continued on schedule.
Pre operative antibiotic will be administered at the Hair Transplant Center the day of surgery. Also a sedative (Valium) will be administered to ensure you a pleasant experience during your hair transplant surgery.
Hair Transplant Procedure
Hair loss treatment involves the moving of healthy hair follicles (those unaffected by DHT) from the back of your head to areas of thinned or complete scalp hair loss. Use of local anesthesia in the area of hair harvesting (donor area) facilitates the removal of a strip of hair the length of which is determined by the number of hair grafts we want to employ. The donor area is closed with suture for a quick healing. Sutures from this area are removed at your 7-10 day post op visit, or can be removed by a qualified nurse, PA or doctor where you reside. The scar is extremely well hidden as surrounding hair grows through the area once completely healed and it is also covered by adjacent hair.
Dr. Love’s surgical team then precisely divides the donor hair strip into hair grafts consisting of single or 2-3 follicle units. While this delicate process is taking place, Dr. Love continues by preparing the areas to receive grafts (recipient area).
Small puncture sites are created into which the expertly prepared hair transplant grafts will be inserted. Critical attention is paid to creation of the appropriate hairline position, the orientation or angle in which the grafts are positioned and the number of grafts applied to specific areas. These details will have already been addressed in your preoperative consultation as well.
The preparation and insertion of your hair grafts is the most time consuming aspect of the procedure. It is performed with the aide of magnification to ensure exacting detail. During this phase of your hair transplant surgery you may choose to talk, rest, read or even be entertained by your video of choice.
The average hair transplant surgery consists of around 1500 grafts encompassing the transfer of approximately 3500-4000 follicles. Time of surgery is usually about 3 -4 hours.
At the conclusion of your hair loss treatment your scalp (and “new” hair) will be washed, dried and combed. Use of sedation for the procedure warrants that you have transportation arranged to pick you up. For our out of town patients we can assist you in these arrangements.
Oral antibiotics will be prescribed for 5 days post operatively. A gentle oral pain medication will be prescribed and can be used in addition to Advil or Motrin during the post op period. Most “headache” discomfort resolves in 24 hours and is often diminished by the gratification and excitement of having corrected your scalp hair loss. Shower and exercise instructions will be reviewed with each patient. A few (2-3) days of diminished activity and return to more vigorous exercise at 10 days post op is recommended. Small amounts of oozing from the graft sites will cease in 1-2 days. Redness will also subside in 7-10 days.
When Will I see My New Hair Grow?
Hair follicles will usually appear to grow early (2-3) weeks after your hair restoration. Your new hair will then “shed” as the hair follicles goes into a resting or dormant phase. During this time it will appear that you have lost your new hair. Re-growth of your transplanted hair then begins in about 2- 4 months. At 12 months the benefit of your effort will be realized with approximately 90% of growth (hair diameter and density/thickness) achieved.
It may be beneficial for you to continue or initiate the use of topical Minoxidil and or oral Finasteride to protect, not your transplanted hair, but your remaining hair that still remains sensitive to DHT.
How do I know that Dr Tim Love is the best hair transplant surgeon for me?
- Voted the best plastic surgeon in Oklahoma City.
- Thirty plus years of cosmetic surgery experience in Oklahoma.
- Countless successful procedures.
- Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- Hundreds of satisfied patients – read their reviews.
- A comfortable and convenient OKC location.
Contact the clinic or call Dr. Tim Love to arrange your free consultation today: 405 751-LOVE(5683)