Role of Hair Transplant Surgery
Role of Hair Transplant Surgery in Treating Baldness or Hair Loss Conditions
Baldness or alopecia is a state of reduction in hair volume leading to hair loss and hair
miniaturization, which makes people look older by exaggerating existing facial aging. Male
pattern baldness is the cause behind a vast majority of cases of hair loss. In fact, when
baldness starts showing, a person has already lost about 50% of the original hair volume.
The normal hair density depends on the ethnic group of the patient. For some ethnic
groups it can be 150-200 hairs per square centimeter, and for some other ethnic groups,
like Dominican men, the normal hair density is at 80-100 hairs per square centimeter.
Baldness is largely the result of a hormone DHT (di-hydro-testosterone) interacting over
time with those hair follicles that are vulnerable to its effects. This hormone binds with the
receptor sites of these vulnerable follicles and causes a thinning of the hair shaft and follicle
Hair loss is a complex psychological problem because it leads to not only baldness but it
also influences the life and living of the people. Therefore, hair transplant surgery is
becoming very popular and effective for the people who are becoming bald. It is the only
permanent solution for hair loss or baldness, and it can be started at any time or at any
age. Because of its permanency and the natural feeling, increasing number of people are
opting for modern hair transplant procedures.
Hair transplant surgery is not really a new scientific development. It has been evolving
constantly since its origin in Japan in the 1930s, although the surgeons back then were
concerned with replacing damaged eyebrows and not treating baldness.
Hair transplant surgery is done by relocating natural hair. Natural hair can grow either as a
single hair, or in groups of up to four strands in just one follicle. As part of the surgery, hair
follicles from the head or other parts of the body are transplanted into the bald areas. This
procedure gives results that will look and feel like regular hair on the head.
Hair transplant surgery is a delicate and time consuming procedure. While a majority of hair
transplant procedures can last anywhere between 6 to 8 hours, some procedures may also
need 10 hours or more. These hours maybe broken into several sessions at the surgeon’s
clinic to complete the hair transplant. Experienced surgeons like Dr. Alba Reyes, with 15
years of experience in mega-sessions and super mega-sessions for hair transplant
procedures, having a large and well trained team, can carry out such long procedures
without breaking it into sessions. This helps in saving time in working days, reduces total
cost, and improves patient’s satisfaction level.
Hair transplant surgery is always done in a clinic under local anesthesia. It is a low risk
procedure and patient can return to his work within 2-3 days after the procedure. Minor
swelling and in-grown hairs are the most common side-effects, although not all patients
experience these symptoms. After successful hair restoration procedures, the patients
report feeling youthful and motivated in life.
Hair transplant surgery is not taught in medical school and hair transplant surgeons come
from many different disciplines of medicine. All doctors choose to specialize in a particular
field of medicine after they complete medical school and they get training in that area of
medicine by completing what is called a residency.
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Hair transplant surgery is minimally invasive and it can produce very good results for many
patients. Improvements and innovations in techniques and equipment have led to hair
transplantation being easier and safer than ever before.
About Dr. Alba Reyes
Dr. Alba Reyes is the expert pioneer of Micro Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular
Unit Extraction (FUE) in Dominican Republic. She is the first surgeon in Latin America to
obtains the most prestigious certification of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
(ABHRS). Her expertise has helped thousands of patients to replace baldness with natural
hair and obtaining a more youthful look. Patients of various ages, from multiple countries
have benefited from her expertise in hair loss treatment and hair transplant surgery. Dr
Alba Reyes is counted among the most experienced surgeons to treat Afro-American and
curly hair patients. She has operated on all hair types for more than 15 years, and
considered one of the best hair transplant surgeons in the world because she offers 100%
Natural Results Guarantee to each Patient, with the FUT or FUE techniques, and with a
combination of both techniques. Each full hair restoration is at a flat fee (not pay per graft)
at 50-70% lower cost compared to the US, for a similar procedure by a reputed American
Board Certified surgeon in the US for FUE technique (often charged by graft). Therefore,
Dr. Alba Reyes has gained reputation as a world-class hair transplant surgeon.
Dr. Alba Reyes, MD
Phone (Dominican Republic): 1-(809)-227-9500
Phone (Toll Free): 1-(877)-627-8449
Address: Calle Socrates Nolasco No. 6-B, Ensanche Naco
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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