Hair loss is a common problem that affects millions of men and women around the world. There are many causes of hair loss, but one of the most common is genetics. If you suffer from hair loss, you’re not alone; in fact, you’re in good company. Many celebrities have openly discussed their hair transplants, including Matthew McConaughey, Chadwick Boseman, and John Travolta. In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at Melvin Lopez’s hair transplant.
Lopez is a well-known TV personality in the United States. He’s best known for his work on the E! network, where he has appeared on multiple shows including “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “Botched.” In 2019, Lopez underwent a hair transplant procedure and has since been open about his experience with hair loss and his decision to seek treatment.
Causes of Hair Loss
There are many different causes of hair loss, but the most common is genetics. Male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, is responsible for 95% of all hair loss in men. This type of hair loss is caused by a combination of hormones and genes. If you have male pattern baldness, you probably have one or more close relatives who also suffer from the condition.
Other causes of hair loss include stress, illness, certain medications, nutritional deficiencies, tight hairstyles that pull on the roots of your hair (such as tight ponytails), and coming into contact with chemicals that can damage your hair (such as bleach). If you’re experiencing sudden or patchy hair loss, it could be due to one of these other factors.
Hair Transplant Procedures
There are two main types of procedures used to transplanted hair: follicular unit grafting and follicular unit extraction. Follicular unit grafting involves surgically removing small patches of skin from areas where you have thicker growth (usually the back or sides of your head) and transplanting them to areas where you have thinner growth (usually the top or front of your head).
Follicular unit extraction is a newer method that doesn’t require surgery. This method involves individually extracting each follicle from areas where you have thicker growth and transplanting them to areas where you have thinner growth.
Lopez chose to undergo follicular unit extraction because he didn’t want any visible scarring on his head.
During the procedure, local anesthesia is used to numb the area where the donor grafts will be taken from. Then, each follicle is carefully extracted using a small punch tool. Once all of the donor grafts have been taken, they are transplanted to the receiving area using micro-incisions that are less than 1mm in size. The entire process takes between 4 and 8 hours depending on how many grafts are being transplanted.
Afterward, it’s normal to experience some redness and swelling for a few days as your body adjusts to the new grafts. You’ll also need to take care not to wash your hair or get it wet for at least 5 days after the procedure.
It can take up to 12 months for the newly transplanted hair to fully grow in, but you should start seeing new growth within 3-6 months after the procedure.
In addition to being a popular TV personality in the United States, Lopez is also an ambassador for The American Hair Loss Association (AHLA). Through his work with AHLA, he hopes to raise awareness about hair loss and encourage more people who suffer from this condition to seek treatment.
Conclusion: Hair loss is a common problem that affects millions of men and women around the world; however, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. If you’re experiencing hair loss, there are many options available for treatment, including surgery (hair transplantation). Melvin Lopez decided to undergo follicular unit extraction in order to achieve fuller-looking hair without any visible scarring; however, this type of surgery isn’t right for everyone—be sure to consult with a qualified doctor before making any decisions about treatment options.