How Does Hair Grow?

Hair originates at the Papilla and grows eventually out of the hair follicle. Breaking off from the Papilla, it is eventually released. Each hair grows at a rate of approximately one half inch per month for a period of two to six years, then rests for about three months before being pushed out of the way by a new hair that has been slowly growing its way up through the scalp. On average, if everything is normal, the life of the hair lasts for about four years.

When this hair life cycle is good or normal, we lose approximately 80 to 100 hairs per day. When you run your fingers through your hair and some comes out easily, the hair was most likely ready to be released to make room for new hair growth. If you notice increasing hair loss, more than a 100 a day or you are not sure, please contact the Holt Hair Restoration Center immediately for a complimentary consultation. It may be time to see what we can do to help to reduce or eliminate your hair loss problem. ISHRS Patient Brochure on Medical and Surgical Options to restore and maintain scalp hair.

Many great candidates for surgical hair restoration (hair transplantation), are still unaware of the tremendous advances that have been made in the development of techniques, surgical approaches, and aesthetic design in the modern day follicular unit transplant. The days of the old "pluggy" or "corn rowed" hair transplant are gone... or at least they should be. Today's transplants are very natural in appearance, and are virtually undetectable as anything but one's naturally growing hair. And best of all, that is exactly what they are! The transplant is performed as an office-based, out- patient procedure, and is considered to be one of the safest cosmetic procedures performed. The complication rate is very low, and the satisfaction rate is very high; in fact, it is the highest among comparative approaches. Besides advances in techniques, today's experienced hair surgeons have a much greater understanding of how time might interface with the transplant, and are much more focused on the essential maintenance of the "steady state" of cosmetic appearance and prevention of further losses.

We are blessed with some of the most effective non-surgical treatments that truly do stop hair loss, and even reverse the process in the great majority of patients. Some of these very effective treatments are shrouded in competitive misinformation and fear mongering on internet sites and other places. Don't believe everything you read or hear. Speak to someone with unbiased, first-hand experience! There are pharmaceuticals and other products that really work, but you have to have the truth to put them to work for you! These aspects of hair loss and hair restoration should always be part of any surgical plan, and they always are in my practice! As for surgical techniques; I offer the most advanced transplant procedures available; including the increasingly popular method of harvesting donor hair by the method of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). In fact, we are Michigan's only ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration Center. The ARTAS robotic FUE method of obtaining donor follicles, is by far the most advanced and precise technology available in hair restoration surgery. I only provide the highest level of technology and quality available in hair transplantation, and therefore I have chosen ARTAS is the very best level of technology I can offer my FUE patients.