Oct. 8, 2014
Deborah Graham Warren

QuickLift Facelift PLUS Hair Restoration

Blog_QuickLift_Hair_Restoration_1082014In cosmetic surgery, sometimes two procedures are better than one. At The Skin Center, it’s fairly well-known that QuickLift® facelift add-on procedures like the EyeQ® EyeLift, a Brow LiftSmartLipo™ Facial Liposuction or a Chemical Peel can double a facelift patient’s transformation joy (while reducing costs when compared to having separate surgeries).

But particularly rewarding is a two-in-one procedure that boosts a patient’s confidence so much more than they could imagine: The QuickLift facelift PLUS Hair Restoration Surgery. Here’s why…

Hormonal Aging Leads to Collagen Loss AND Hair Loss

It’s no secret that in the years surrounding menopause, natural hormonal shifts (declines in estrogen) result in changes to the skin. Thinning, creping and sagging areas become more noticeable around the jawline and neck due to collagen loss. Adding to those confidence-busters, many women also begin to notice shorter, finer hairs on their heads, while new hairs may be popping up on the face or other undesirable areas.

After menopause, women may experience thinning hair on the top and crown of the scalp. It sometimes starts with a widening of the part line, while the hairline around the face remains unaffected. This may be diagnosed as “female pattern baldness” which progresses differently than “male pattern baldness.” For women, hair loss can be especially devastating.

Female Hair Loss Causes

  • Hormonal changes
  • Pregnancy
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Medication side-effects
  • Heredity (a family history of male or female pattern baldness)

Getting the Right Diagnosis & Treatment

Get tested. First, a medical evaluation should be made with your primary care physician. Simple blood testing can rule out medical conditions or vitamin deficiencies that may be “at the root” of the hair loss.

Visit a hair loss expert. In Pittsburgh, Dr. Brandy will make recommendations based on a review of the appearance and pattern of hair loss and your medical history. Improvements can be made to increase the vitality of your hair through effective medications or through hair restoration surgery.

Benefits of 2-in-1 QuickLift Facelift PLUS Hair Restoration SurgeryQuickLift hair line

Many of Dr. Brandy’s Pittsburgh facelift patients are greatly rewarded by the 2-in-1 QuickLift/Hair Restoration procedure. By doing these procedures together, patients in need of both surgeries can realize the combined benefits:

  • Reduces surgical costs
  • Reduces anesthesia costs
  • Minimizes recovery times
  • Enhances overall results

In Pittsburgh, follicular unit hair restoration surgery, performed by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dominic Brandy, MD, is a hair transplantation technique that is commonly done on women with thinning hair. Performed at The Skin Center’s state-licensed and nationally-accredited (AAAHC) surgical center located in Pittsburgh, hair restoration surgery uses the woman’s own hair to restore fullness and volume to thinning areas.

During Dr. Brandy’s QuickLift facelift procedure, there is a small area of hair removed behind each ear. This hair would normally be discarded. Instead, Dr. Brandy’s staff breaks this area into individual hairs. Using small needles, thinning areas of the scalp are punctured and the newly-harvested individual hairs are inserted.

Using a very precise magnification technique, there is very little or no damage to the hair on the patient’s head. And there is no need to worry about losing the newly transplanted hair, since this hair (which originally grew in the “fringe” area) is not predisposed to pattern baldness.

After the QuickLift Facelift PLUS Hair Restoration Surgery, most women are elated with the results.

Find out if Hair Restoration or The QuickLift is right for you—or both!

The best way to get started is to make an appointment for your own personal and private consultation. In Pittsburgh, simply call 412-429-1151.

For more information about the QuickLift, click here to visit our website.

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