Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure which restores hair to thinning or bald areas of the scalp.
Symptoms of hair loss can vary from a small area to the entire body and usually in circular patterns. In order to maintain a normal volume of hair (100,000-150,000 hairs), your hair must be replaced at the same rate at which it is lost (100 hairs daily).
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Method
In the FUE hair transplantation process, the excess hair is taken from the donor region over the incision and is sown in the areas where the hair is rare. The donor area is shaved down to the individual follicular. Once the individual follicular units are visible, we can pick the units with the most ideal Follicular units to be extracted. This allows to maximize the number of follicles per graft excised. The average number of follicles per graft is considerably greater with this technique than with traditional strip harvesting and microscopic dissection.
In particular, FUE is usually the best procedure for the younger male patient, the African-American patient, any patient who wants to avoid any linear scar, and the patient desiring reparative work who has a limited supply of donor hair, where with our advanced FUE techniques we can harvest grafts from the scalp. FUE is also a great technique for obtaining grafts that are to be placed into a donor site scar from a prior procedure to help reduce its visibility. In addition to their application in the scalp, FUE grafts can be used in beard and eyebrow restoration.
- No Cutting
- No Stitching
- Less noticeable scars
- Minimal or no Pain
- Back to work next day
FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) Method
In the FUT hair transplantation process we do not need to shave the head. Donor hair Is harvested by excising a narrow strip of scalp from the donor area which is the back of the head. The donor strip is processed under a microscope, allowing the precise extraction of the graft units. The graft units harvested from the strip are being individually transplanted to the recipient areas.
- Undetectable Linear Scar through the overlying hair
- Number of grafts harvested can increase up to 3500
- Minimal or no Pain
- Back to work in a day or to.
Eyebrow & Facial Hair Transplant
Transplantation to the eyebrows, also known as eyebrow restoration is a procedure designed to restore growing hair to eyebrows that are overly thin, scarred, or completely missing. Any eyebrow loss due to treatment or medication, eyebrow deformities due to burns or accidents, preference of thickening of the eyebrows. The donor hairs come from the scalp which, when transplanted into the eyebrows, continue to grow for a lifetime and therefore need to be trimmed typically once a month. To provide a natural appearance, the hairs are transplanted primarily one and occasionally two at a time, the natural way eyebrow hairs grow.
A procedure typically involves the placement of 50 to as many as 375 hairs into each eyebrow, depending upon the existing amount of hair and the desired size and density. Performed usually under a mild oral sedative, the two to four hour procedure is essentially painless, as is the recovery period.
Loss of facial hair may occur for several reasons. It can be the result of genetics, laser hair removal, electrolysis, surgery, burns or injury. Just as with a hair transplant to the head, the donor hairs for a facial hair transplant come from the back or sides of the scalp. Just as with a hair transplant to the head, the donor hairs for a facial hair transplant come from the back or sides of the scalp. The number of grafts required can vary but averages are as follows: 350-500 grafts for the mustache, 600-700 grafts for a full goatee, 200-250 grafts for each sideburn, and 300-700 grafts for a cheek beard. While not very common, some patients may require a second procedure to transplant additional grafts if they desire a very thick density.
Once transplanted, the hairs are permanent and typically grow just like facial hair with similar texture and other characteristics. Furthermore, the transplanted hair can be shaved just as you would other facial hair.
The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia with an oral sedative, depending on the patient’s choice. Lasting 2 to 5 hours, it is essentially painless, as is the recovery period. For the first 5 days after the procedure, tiny crusts are around each transplanted hair, and the transplanted area must be kept absolutely dry.