Some straight talk from the start: For genetic hair loss – male pattern baldness – hair restoration surgery is the only proven and permanent solution. HairLine Hair Loss Clinic offers expert diagnosis and treatment of hair loss for men using the most state-of-the-art surgical techniques to restore your natural appearance.
Hair restoration surgery isn’t just a science. Like other plastic surgery procedures, this surgery blends the surgeon’s expertise in medicine with his or her artistic capabilities to create a realistic and natural looking hairline. Surgeons like Board-certified physician Dr. Joseph J. Ross. Dr. Ross, our resident hair restoration surgeon who brings more than 25 years of experience in restoring hair surgically. He has earned a reputation for producing dependable, life-enhancing outcomes and creating the most natural looking and undetectable results possible.
At Hairline Clinic we understand that every hair loss client has unique needs and wants. Therefore, each patient’s hair transplant plan is customized based on age, hair type, general health, degree of hair loss and overall expectations.
Our basic philosophic approach to restoring hair surgically begins with a time-honored idea: “Do one thing and do it well.” At HairLine Clinic, we don’t do face lifts, tummy tucks, breast implants, etc. Our clinic focuses our attention on performing the best hair transplantation procedures possible.
We move four to six times as much hair as the standard approach, using follicular unit grafts throughout, producing a completely natural result. The decision to take action against hair loss can be, for some individuals, a difficult one. By choosing the most qualified hair restoration expert, the decision becomes an easier one to make.
No surgeon, however, can achieve this goals alone. Hair transplantation, perhaps more that any other surgical procedure, depends on the assistance of skilled medical personnel in a ‘team’ framework.
Hair transplantation is the simple procedure of transferring of hair from a “permanent” area of the scalp to another area in which hair has fallen out due to heredity or some other more unusual cause of condition. This “permanent” hair is harvested in the form of a narrow “strip” of hair, which is then meticulously cut up under microscopic magnification to produce hundreds of tiny follicular unit grafts of 1-3 hairs each, also, in some sessions, small “multi-FU grafts” of 2 or 3 adjacent follicular units.
Yes. The transplanted hair is removed from one area of the body (donor site) which has been genetically pre-programmed to produce healthy hair for a lifetime. Then using magnification, follicular unit grafts containing one, two, three or four hairs are meticulously transferred called “planting” into the bald or thinning areas the recipient site.
We place the highest priority on technical quality and personalized patient services. We extend every courtesy and accommodation to our clients and patients to ensure a pleasant, comfortable, and safe hair restoration procedure that will give them the hair they want and expect. With hair restoration surgery, there are lots of options to consider but only one phone call you need to make. Call HairLine today, or simply to request more information or to request a free, no-obligation consultation.
Follicular unit grafting is the most widely used method of transplanting hair. It involves moving small groups of one to three hairs from the donor area (back, side, and temples) to the recipient area or the area where hair has been lost.
Follicular unit grafting accomplishes several goal essential to the successful out come of the surgery.
Follicular units are distinct anatomic and physiologic entity. Therefore preserving the unit intact during the dissection process is thought to maximize growth. In FUT, after the single strip of hair is removed from the donor area the tissue is dissected under magnification allowing the follicular units to be separated with minimum damage.
In older techniques like micro grafting and mini grafting the hair was harvested in multiple strips. Each time an incision is made there is the potential for the FUTs to be damaged. When doing micro grafting or mini grafting the follicular units were sometimes separated creating the potential for more damage and less growth.
Since your hair grows in follicular units it only makes sense to transplant it that way. It also allows natural distribution of the hair in the grafted area creating the most aesthetically pleasing look.
By using follicular unit grafts instead of larger grafts (some call these multi hair grafts) the larger number of grafts allows the surgeon to distribute the grafts more evenly over the scalp resulting in the most natural look.
The density of naturally occurring follicular units is constant. This helps in the planning of your transplant in two ways.
First: Your surgeon can accurately predict the number of grafts that can be obtained in a single strip of tissue.
Second: The same number of follicular units can be used to cover a specific size bald area regardless of the patients actual hair density
If you have a high density donor area there us usually enough hair to accomplish the patients goals with regard to area covered and density. In patients with low density donor areas the patient must understand that the density in the bald area will not be as great. By transplanting a patient with low density using the same spacing as those with high density the doctor will produce a thinner look, but will allow proper conservation of the donor area for future use.
The key to a good-looking transplant is to have the hair grow from perfectly normal skin. So the less trauma to the scalp is an important aspect of follicular unit transplantation. Trimming away excess tissue from around the unit reduces the size of the wound needed to place the graft.
These small trimmed grafts can be placed into tiny incisions in the scalp minimizing damage to the scalp’s connective tissue and blood supply. Larger grafts such as micro-mini grafts or multi-hair grafts need larger wound resulting in problems that included dimpling and pigment changes in the scalp, depression or elevation of grafts and a thinned shiny look to the scalp. These problems can be avoided by the use of tiny grafts in the scalp.
Small recipient sites create a tight fit for the grafts. These grafts fit into small needle made sites that don’t require the doctor to remove tissue from the scalp thus preserving the elasticity of the scalp and holds the graft tightly in place facilitating would healing and supplying oxygen from the surrounding tissue in order to maximize their survival.
There are four reasons why the follicular unit transplantation allows your doctor to transplant large numbers of grafts.
First: The hair transplant can be completed faster with less down time to the patient.
Second: A larger number of grafts can compensate for the shedding that often comes after a transplant surgery.
Third: Large numbers of grafts help to preserve the donor site by minimizing the number of incisions needed to complete the patient.
Fourth: You get more one and two hair grafts to create a soft natural hairline and enough three and four hair grafts to get the most density.
Follicular unit extraction is a newer method of harvesting the follicular unit. In this procedure the doctor removes one follicular unit at a time thereby eliminating the thin scar in the donor area. It doesn’t require sutures in the donor site and is reported create less discomfort after the surgery. The downside to this method is that it takes much longer to do especially larger sessions and can cost over twice as much as the conventional strip harvesting.