As a hair restoration specialist, Dr. Richardson’s goal is to produce exceptional results that bring out a patient’s inner confidence. We want patients to feel comfortable in their own skin, and our philosophy is that the results of every procedure should look natural.Learn More
Nationally Recognized Real Self Top 100 Matthew Richardson, MD is fellowship-trained in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hair Restoration Surgery. Born in Dallas, Texas, his extensive medical education and training includes experience at Texas A&M University, The University of Texas Medical School in Houston, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and The Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.Learn More
If the hair is harvested from the donor site using the strip method, the sutures are left in place for 10-14 days, but this is often covered with other hair that is left longer (particularly in women). Again, a loose-fitting hat can be worn after a few days, and most patients are comfortable going out in public at that point.
One month after a hair transplant, many of the grafted hairs will be shedding or will have already fallen out. The follicular root will remain in place and start to generate a new hair shaft within 3-6 months after surgery. Patience is key.
Early hair loss in patients with a strong family history of hair loss is not uncommon. After an evaluation with a hair restoration specialist to rule out other medical issues that may be causing hair loss, multiple treatment options exist for young patients with hair loss.