Highly Individualized Planning
Judgment, experience, and a sense of artistry are required by the directing surgeon in order to get the optimal result with a particular patient.
There is a great variety of balding patterns, hair textures, densities, colors, and scalp laxity, all of which are factors that involve certain modifications in an individual plan to get the optimal result. I emphasize that follicular unit hair transplantation is not an assembly-line type of procedure where you can recommend the same technique for all people. I do not employ a counselor in my practice as I feel that it is the task of the surgeon himself to counsel the patient and to devise a plan based on his own professional perception.
Additional Hair Treatment Procedures
In addition to follicular unit hair transplants, we perform other hair restoration or scalp reconstruction procedures including scalp reductions, scalp expansions, scalp extension, and pedicled hair flaps. Most of these procedures are done for conditions other than hereditary pattern baldness such as scarring from burns, injuries or cancer surgery.
We also offer follicular unit hair transplants in conjunction with face lift procedures that are done to rejuvenate the cheeks and neck. For optimal utilization of material when there is baldness, follicular unit hair grafts are prepared from that portion of the scalp which is cut out -and ordinarily discarded- in facelift procedures and are placed into recipient slots in the bald area.
Help for male-pattern balding – Propecia
Because of the progressive nature of male-pattern baldness, over the course of time the hair transplant performed on a young man may become surrounded by new bald space. We have found that the long-term use of the prescription medicine Propecia to be very effective in preventing this and thus preserving the aesthetic results of the surgery. Propecia may be prescribed to qualifying patients for pickup at their local pharmacy.