Battling the Bald

Author: Michael P. Lynch, MD

The older I get, the more I find myself drifting back to a time when life was simple and days were all about having fun; playing baseball in the street, running thru sprinklers in the yard and oh yes… losing my hair. If that last one grabbed you, try thinking about how difficult it was for me as I aged. And while I may have embellished a bit as to the exact period of time where I first noticed a few strands hugging my palms, by my mid to late 20’s I was staring at the formation of a small desert where a once densely populated forest used to flourish. First the crown became smooth to the touch, and even though my hairline bravely battled on for a few more years, it too was ultimately vanquished. Sadly, there is no army alive that can alter genetics, reverse aging, or eliminate hormonal changes and medical conditions utilizing only conventional tactics. But now thanks to a revolutionary medical procedure called NeoGraft, the war against hair loss is being waged on a different battlefield, and this time it is being won.

To those of you scratching your heads, or in the case of many reading this article, massaging your scalps, you can trust me…after all…I am a physician. Still, since I have always been a bit of a contrarian when it comes to “battling the bald,” I was a tad hesitant to act upon my afro envy.  But after researching NeoGraft, I decided to trade the short haircut for a shot of lidocaine and a hospital gown. I was ready to experience this medical breakthrough firsthand, …as a patient.

The NeoGraft Experience

For such a life-changing event, the process was extremely straightforward.  There were no unnecessary frills or wasted movements because the genius of NeoGraft resides in its efficiency, utilizing your own hair for both extraction and transplantation. This state of the art system carefully collects the follicular grafts from your donor sites on the sides and back of your head where you still have coverage. After a brief but thorough assemblage, these grafts are then carefully placed into the areas that you are tired of applying sunblock.

Of course, there is a minimal amount of discomfort once the local anesthesia wears off, but you know what they say, a wince is temporary, but hair is forever.  Ok, maybe I made that last one up. However, there is real truth in that statement as to what your future will bring. In my case, I now have a mane that would make Elvis Pressley blush and a NeoGraft certification welcoming the follicularly challenged into my office. I guess converted skeptics really do make for the most ardent believers.

Whatever your subsequent aspirations may include, one thing is for certain…within the next 8-12 months you will feel like you have been transported back to a time when you were confident, had high self-esteem and most importantly, had something on top of your head other than a hat. So get ready to feel and look young again. Good times are here again, and this time they are going to last!

Disclaimer: The content within this site is not intended to provide diagnosis, treatment or specific medical advice. The products and claims made about specific products and treatments through this article have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Please consult with a NeoGraft Certified Physician or other healthcare professionals regarding any medical or health-related diagnosis.

About Michael P. Lynch, MD

Michael P. Lynch, M.D. is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, in private practice in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Lynch specializes in all areas of plastic surgery including aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and body; body contouring following massive weight loss, and reconstruction of the breast following mastectomy for breast cancer.

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and raised in Boca Raton, Florida, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his medical degree from the University of Louisville – graduating in the top of his class.  During his residency, Dr. Lynch received numerous awards, including the Resident Teaching Award four times and first place in the Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgery Resident Research Competition twice.  He is one of only two plastic surgery residents to win the prestigious Glancy Award twice.  Dr. Lynch has authored numerous peer-reviewed plastic surgery articles and book chapters.

Dr. Lynch is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and the Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons.  He is licensed to practice by the state of Kentucky.  He serves as clinical faculty at UK, and has been appointed to the active medical staff for the Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs.  He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Central Baptist Hospital and Lexington Surgery Center.

Dr. Lynch prides himself on staying current with the new trends in the ever-evolving field of plastic surgery.  He and his wife Paige enjoy playing tennis, golfing, and spending time with their son Jack and their dog Dutch.