You may have noticed that your hair isn’t as thick as it once used to be. Or maybe those crow’s feet around your eyes have deepened over the past few months. Whether you’re a woman or a man fighting hair loss or aging, you can depend on Koher Medical for the reliable treatments you need to look just the way you want.

If you aren’t sure which one of our hair restoration procedures is right for you, browse through our frequently asked questions, watch some of our informative videos and then contact us at 336-792-9591 to schedule your free consultation.

  • What is PRP treatment?
  • Is hair transplant surgery painful?
  • How long until I see some hair growth?
  • Is there anything else I can do for my hair loss?
  • Can hair transplants really help women?
  • What is laser light therapy?
  • Who is Dr. Koher?
What is PRP treatment?

Local sedation is used in hair transplant surgery to make sure the patient is comfortable throughout the entire procedure. As the surgical staff works to deliver the best treatment possible, the patient is sitting down, talking, reading, watching a movie, or even taking a nap while their new hair is being transplanted. There is no need for heavy sedation, and Hair Transplant Surgery is considered to be a minor skin procedure.

Is hair transplant surgery painful?

After the procedure your scalp will still be significantly numb, so we ask that you be careful as to not bump your head getting in and out of the car. We will provide you with medications for any swelling or pain, and an antibiotic to cover you for the next few days. You’ll be given detailed instructions on how to wash and care for your scalp, and you will be able to resume your normal activities by the next day. The office will call you the following day for a report of how you are doing, and physicians are available around the clock if problems or questions should arise. The office will also provide you with all contact information prior to leaving, and will schedule an appointment 2 weeks later for a post-operative check.

How long until I see some hair growth?

Immediately after the procedure it will take 7 to 10 days for the area to completely heal. After this initial period it is just a waiting game. Between 10 and 12 weeks you will notice little hairs poking through the scalp. At the 6 month mark the hair will be about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch long, and this is the time you will come to the office for a checkup. We will take photographs at this time and do a physical exam of the scalp to see your progress. Then your next appointment will be scheduled in another 6 months. This will be the one year post – operative appointment, and you will be able to see the final result of the procedure. Your hair is anywhere from an inch to inch and half in length. At this appointment we will take additional photographs for your medical file, and this will be your last necessary appointment. You now can just enjoy life with your new hair!

Is there anything else I can do for my hair loss?

There are several therapies that are available to you in addition to hair transplants. First of all, for men there is Propecia. This is a medication specifically designed for hair loss in the crown and mid-scalp area. This medication has proven that taken daily it will slow and stop hair loss in these areas. Secondly, the use of topical Rogaine/Minoxidil is available for both men and women. This is also applied to the mid-scalp to crown area to stop further hair loss and strengthen follicles. Another option is Low Level Laser Therapy, which is a non-surgical procedure designed to help stimulate hair follicles for stronger and healthier hair. Portable laser caps such as the Theradome Laser Helmet are available for use in the comfort of your own home, and have shown great results for men and women losing their hair. PRP Treatment is another non-surgical option that goes well with hair transplantation, and multiple procedures can be done throughout the year to stimulate the scalp for thicker and healthier hair.

Can hair transplants really help women?

Women are finding out that they are great candidates for hair transplant surgery. Women can have specific patterns of hair loss, hairline recession, and general thinning on the top of the scalp. These hair loss patterns can all be treated by hair transplant surgery. The women’s donor area in these cases is unaffected by the hair loss pattern and makes them an ideal candidate for hair transplant surgery.

What is laser light therapy?

We have known for a long time that increasing the blood flow and circulation to an area can aid in the healing processes of skin. These same principles hold true for stimulation of hair follicles and the growth of healthy hair. This is exactly how Laser Light Therapy works. It utilizes therapeutic light pulses to increase circulation of blood and oxygen, and stimulates cells to become more active at the hair follicle. By creating this environment, the hair cycle will continue on with the growth cycle, resulting in thicker and healthier hair. This helps prevent miniaturization of hairs that otherwise would eventually die and fall out. Koher Medical is now able to offer this non-surgical option for both men and women, and even provide portable laser devices that can be used in the comfort of one’s own home. Laser Light Therapy works well by itself or in conjunction with other hair loss treatments (Rogaine, Hair Transplantation, Propecia/Finasteride).

Who is Dr. Koher?

Dr. Koher has been practicing exclusively in hair transplant surgery since 1991. He was one of the first 30 physicians to become Board Certified in Hair Restoration Surgery in the United States. Dr. Koher is a faculty and clinical instructor at both the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Meeting and the Live Surgery Workshop Meeting that are held yearly. He also is Board Certified in Laser Surgery, Associate Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Charter Member International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, and board certified in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Koher is a leading expert in hair restoration surgery. With over 25 years of experience in the field of hair restoration you can be confident that you have come to the physician who can give you the absolute best in hair transplant surgery.

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