What is a Hair Expansion?
Hair loss is primarily caused by a combination of aging, a change in hormones, and a family history of baldness. As a rule, the earlier hair loss begins, the more severe the baldness will become. Hair loss can also be caused by burns or trauma, in which case hair Expansion surgery is considered a reconstructive treatment. Expansion surgery can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. It’s important to understand that all hair Expansion techniques use your existing hair.
Hair Expansion surgery is usually performed in a hospital using local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the procedure. In this technique, a balloon-like device called a tissue expander is inserted beneath hair-bearing scalp that lies next to a bald area. When the skin beneath the hair has stretched enough-usually about two months after the first operation – another procedure is performed to bring the expanded skin over to cover the adjacent bald area.
This procedure gives permanent satisfactory results. Patients can go back to work and resume normal activity after several days.