Role of Hair Transplant Surgery in Treating Baldness or Hair Loss Conditions

October 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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New York, NY – Oct 26, 2015: 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 over time.

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. Read more

Benefits of Medical Travel to the Dominican Republic for Hair Transplantation Surgery

December 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, December 14, 2010 — People in America and Europe are increasingly traveling to developing countries to get better medical services at a lower cost. Factors that have led to the increasing popularity of medical travel include the high cost of health care, long wait times for certain procedures, the affordability of international travel, very high standards and state of the art installations that compete with the best of its kind in the USA and Europe.

A forecast by Deloitte Consulting published in 2008 projected that medical tourism originating from the US could jump from 1.5 million by ten times over the next decade. The Dominican Republic is emerging as a destination for such medical travel because of its proximity to the USA and its fine weather, which allows patients to experience a vacation along with medical treatment.

Dr. Alba Reyes Sagiv, an American Board Certified Surgeon, operates the Skin and Hair Transplant Institute from the Dominican Republic for more than 10 years, using the latest surgical techniques to help hair loss patients get full hair restoration with a personalized treatment. All patients receive personal attention and their total satisfaction is the goal of the clinic. This is in contrast to factory-like approach of many surgeons in the USA. Read more