Hair Transplant Goes Beyond The Scalp
Mar 19, 2012 - 3:26:47 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PORT ORANGE, Fla., March 19, 2012 -- The eyebrows are one of the few ways people express their emotions. But how can one express emotion through their facial expressions when they lose their eyebrows due to a disease, a scar from an accident, or a cosmetic choice that they regret?
Dr. Marco Barusco, chairman of the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgeryand medical director at Tempus Hair Restoration, explains how a hair transplant procedure is not limited only to the scalp but can actually be a solution to hair loss in any area of the body.
"A hair transplant can be done in any area of the body you want," Dr. Barusco said. "Wherever you naturally have hair, a transplant will grow."
Although the most common hair transplant procedures following the scalp are eyebrows, beard and sideburns, Dr. Barusco shares that successful transplants can be conducted in other areas including the chest and the pubic area.
The technique used in these procedures is different than the ones used for procedures in the scalp, and Dr. Barusco warns about the importance of having a physician who is artistic and pays attention to details.
"In the eyebrows for example, the angle and the direction of the hair have to be very carefully planned because the hairs in the eyebrows behave a certain way, so you have to match that," he said. "It requires a high level of finesse and experience from the physician and the staff."
The hair for the surgery is normally harvested from the scalp, or if possible, from the area that better matches the transplant area. The hair grows naturally and, for an eyebrow transplant for example, all it may require is a simple trimming every once in a while.
In order to achieve Dr. Barusco's goal to give back, Tempus Hair offers those who have lost hair in any area due to an accident or disease the Tempus Restore Initiative and the Tempus Pro-Bono Program. The Pro-Bono Program offers surgery at no cost for qualified patients.
About Tempus Hair Restoration: Tempus Hair was founded by hair transplant surgeon Dr. Marco Barusco and offers hair restoration solutions from medication to surgical procedures. Our main priority is to provide clients with education about their hair loss and the best course of action to achieve the client's goals.
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