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How to Select a Hair Transplant Surgeon

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Selecting a quality hair transplant surgeon is an important life long decision. When done right a hair transplant is undetectable even under close scrutiny by hair stylists and barbers. The most important and key factor is choosing a qualified hair restoration surgeon with a track record of producing excellent patient results. In this article, we will go over the factors to consider when selecting a hair transplant surgeon.

The Evolution of Hair Restoration

Monday, July 16, 2018

Hair ?restoration has evolved a long, long way since its inception in the early 1950's. The "doll" or "pluggy" look that hair transplantation was once associated with has now evolved in to today's ultra-refined follicular unit transplantation technique that, when performed successfully, is completely undetectable and natural.

Potential pitfalls of a Hair Transplant and how to avoid them

Thursday, July 12, 2018

What are the potential pitfalls of a hair transplant? Are there ways to avoid them? Learn why today's modern hair transplant procedures are undetectable and low risk.

Can A Hair Transplant Produce Natural Density?

Friday, July 6, 2018

We have all seen the pluggy "barbie doll" and "corn row" hair transplants of the past, but today most hair transplants go unnoticed because of state of the art surgical techniques employed by world renowned hair transplant surgeons around the world. In this article, we will discuss how density is achieved through hair transplantation and how it grows as natural as the hair one was born with.

What Hair Transplant Procedure is Best for Advanced Hair Loss?

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Today's modern hair transplant surgery offers two distinct donor excision methods for maximum results. But which hair restoration procedure is best for advanced hair loss? Read this article.

One and done hair transplant possible?

Monday, June 18, 2018

Is it possible to have one hair transplant and achieve full coverage with adequate density in a lifetime? Most likely no, in this article we will discuss the physical limitations of having one hair transplant for a progressive condition such as androgenic alopecia or genetic hair loss.

How to Maximize a Hair Transplant

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hair transplant surgery is about the art of illusion. Working with an outstanding hair restoration surgeon is paramount in obtaining an excellent result. But what can you do to maximize your hair transplant? Read this article.

5 Things to consider before having a hair transplant

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Preparing for a hair transplant can be stressful and exhausting. These feelings are common and can leave patients feeling overwhelmed prior to surgery. Below are 5 pre-operative issues that every hair transplant patient should know before undergoing surgery.

Potential Problems After Hair Transplant Surgery

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Men and women who undergo hair transplant surgery are sometimes concerned with what they experience afterwards. A red scalp, shock loss, crusting/scabbing, etc. This hair restoration article addresses some of these issues.

FUE Gets a New Name - Follicular Unit Excision (Formerly Follicular Unit Extraction)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

FUE, an acronym well known in the hair transplant profession for the donor harvesting technique called follicular unit extraction has recently been renamed Follicular Unit Excision (formerly Follicular Unit Extraction) by a group of hair restoration physicians dedicated to innovating and improving hair transplant techniques, its accuracy and its terminology. The new term Follicular Unit Excision has recently been adopted in the hair transplant profession and amongst hair restoration surgeons. But why?

Understanding How Hair Transplant "Grafts" Becomes New Healthy Hair

Monday, March 12, 2018

You may have heard the term "graft" when it comes to hair transplant surgery. But how does that relate to hair since that's ultimately what you're trying to achieve with the procedure?

The Growing Popularity of Follicular Unit Excision (formerly Follicular Unit Extraction) or FUE

Monday, February 19, 2018

Many hair restoration surgeons would agree that overall, follicular unit hair transplantation (FUT) aka strip surgery via microscopic dissection produces higher yield than follicular unit Excision (formerly Follicular Unit Extraction) or FUE consistently. This is due to the extra forced placed on the hair follicles during the excision process. Below we've presented a few articles written by leading hair transplant surgeons on FUE, its benefits, limitations, and potential problems.

Can Smoking Kill a Hair Transplant?

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Today, a lot of people smoke cigarettes and even marijuana and wonder if smoking will kill their hair transplant. Please note that this community does not condone doing anything illegal but this article is not about that. Smoking cigarettes and marijuana is generally bad for one's health. Excessive smoking can have an effect on one's body and even hair.

Why aren't all FUE Hair Transplant Surgeons Using the same Extraction Tool?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

FUE (Follicular Unit Excision) formerly known as follicular unit extraction is a donor extraction technique used in today's gold standard hair transplant procedure called follicular unit hair transplantation or FUT. However, unlike strip surgery, the "competing" donor extraction technique, hair restoration physicians use varying donor extraction tools / devices to harvest follicular units (hair groupings as they occur naturally) during follicuar unit excision. But why is this? Isn't one tool better than the other?

Hair Transplant Dense Packing Controversies - Why Less is Sometimes More

Monday, January 15, 2018

As per leading hair restoration physicians, transplanted hair isn't usually placed uniformly throughout the balding scalp during hair transplant surgery. For that matter, neither is hair loss. Thus, hair density isn't consistent typically throughout the scalp as someone is losing their hair.