Hair Transplantation

Hair Transplantation

HAIR LOSS PHENOMENON:
 
Hair loss and baldness can have a devastating eect on a person’s appearance, condence and self-esteem. Hair
loss eects hundreds of people every year and no lotion or pill has become an eective treatment or cure for
baldness. In the US alone, patients spend up to 200 million $ per year on worthless solutions for hair loss that are
unproven, ineective and of no benet.
Hair transplantation is the only natural way to bring back living, growing hair to areas of thinning and balding.
Today’s rened technique of hair restoration allows for extremely natural appearing hairlines that are artistically
evaluated and created according to the shape of your face and pattern of hair loss. Results turn sparse, thinning
areas into a fuller, thicker appearing head of natural hair.
Our technique of implanting “micro” and “mini” hair gras archives fullness and density allowing for maximum
coverage of balding or thinning areas.
Result are permanent, and should last your entire lifetime.
 
THE ART AND SCIENCE OF HAIR RESTORATION
 
Our technique of hair transplantation is based on the fact that an individual’s “donor” area consists of genetically
programmed hairs resistant to the thinning eects and causes of hair loss. is horseshoe region at the back of the
head contains hairs that can be transplanted to areas of thinning and baldness maintaining their resistance to hair
loss.
Virtually all of the hairs transplanted will continue to grow for the client’s lifetime.
Recreation of natural hairlines is virtually indistinguishable from original.
 
THE CONSULTATION:
 
All of our plastic surgeons and dermatologists performing the hair transplant procedure have specialized training
in the FUE or follicular unit extraction technique. In the initial consultation, the surgeon will speak with you
directly to explain.
e doctor will discuss your medical and surgical options aer completing a detailed history and assessing your
hair loss pattern. A plan will be developed that may include current hair loss medications or treatments, surgery
or a combination of both.
e consultation is a very important step in the process of hair transplantation.
e doctor will check the density of your donor and recipient site as well diagram the potential recreation of your
hairline. Discussion of the procedure will be done at this time and our clients are encouraged to ask any questions
they may have.
Our coordinator can also help you with any questions you may have.
 
THE TRANSPLANT PROCEDURE:
 
All procedures take place using local anesthetic.
is allows for maximum eciency, comfort and ease of treatment during the procedure. As previously
mentioned, the procedure is only performed by surgeons specially trained in hair transplantation using the FUE
technique.
Registered nurses assist in preparing and monitoring the patient during the procedure as well our specialized hair
technicians prepare the gras for implantation under microscopic view.
Generally the procedure involves the following steps:
1- e area to be transplanted is prepared initially by shaving or cutting short the donor area. Depending on the
donor site density and numbers of hairs to be transplanted, this area may be small or may require shaving the full
head. Hair in the donor area can be trimmed to 2 mm in length.
Hair grows back quickly and the area is covered within a few days.
-2 Oral medications for pain and to Medication to decrease any swelling is given before the procedure, as well
your blood pressure will be checked.
3- e donor area is anaesthetized rst using a very small microscopic needle. is allows for excellent pain
control and it works almost immediately.
4- Aer the anesthetic has taken eect, the procedure of removing the follicular units is started. e follicular
units (FU) contain individual hairs and combination of hairs (24-) per unit. is allows for the formation of a very
natural hair line, using single hairs and allowing for a gradual increase in density to the back of the head as in the
growth of hair. During this part of the procedure you will be lying face down. You will have no pain as the
anesthetic is regularly given, and many patients sleep during this extraction phase. Depending on the number of
hairs, this part may last a few hours. You will be given many breaks to eat or drink or stretch your legs.
5- During extraction, the hair technician will clean and prepare the hairs for implantation.
6- e recipient or balding area will then be prepared aer the extraction of the hair is complete. You will then be
lying on your back for the implantation which occurs much faster as the doctor is assisted by 23- hair technicians
to speed the process. Individual hairs are inserted by the transplant team to allow for an ecient and coordinated
procedure maximizing the number of gras inserted.
7- e gras are held in place by coagulated blood and brin and no stitches are required. Aer the implantation
you will be told to return to the clinic the following day to check the gras and follow up with the surgeon.
8- Specic washing and care instructions will be given to you by the surgeon. ese are very simple to follow but
extremely important to allow for successful growth of the gras. You will also be given prescription for some
medications you will be taking for the next few days.
9- Depenng on the number of hairs you will transplant the procedure takes from 48- hours you can return to
work the following day and resume normal activity shortly aer.
NUMBER OF HAIR TRANSPLANT PROCEDURES NEEDED:
Depending on the number of follicular units used, generally the front third to half of a completely bald head can
be treated in 12- sessions. Many patients are satised with the coverage and fullness of one session. Depending on
the extent of your hair loss, the surgeon will explain to you if you may need further hair transplants in the future.
Transplant sessions can easily be repe ated if your hair loss progresses, as with FUE the hair donor site is le
intact, with no scar or incision.
 
FINAL RESULTS:
 
It is impossible to predict precisely how many hairs will appear in any gra, but at least 90% will normally survive
transplantation. e nal appearance and full growth will not be evident for 812- months due to the hair growth
cycle of the hair follicle. e transplanted areas should last into approximately the 7th decade of your life. With
some natural thinning occurring over time. With the latest techniques of follicular unit graing the hairline has a
natural appearance and allows for increased density at the balding or thinning area
It is important to have realistic expectations. One session will not give you the density you had as a teenager,
however increased density in thin or balding areas will allow for a natural hair transplant that will look
undetectable to your family and friend. It will help you hold onto the hair density that you have for a much longer medication will also assist in maintaining your hair for a much longer time.
Your hair transplant surgeon will give you an artist ically developed hair line that will last for many years to
come.

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