Will My Hair Transplant Results Look Realistic?
Finally deciding to undergo a hair transplant is a very exciting moment. Still, after years of dealing with hair loss, it’s normal to have some concerns about the outcome. Today’s latest advances make achieving a natural-looking result easier than ever. Dr. Robert Leonard and Dr. Matthew Lopresti, our experienced hair transplant surgeons, utilize state-of-the-art technology and time-tested methods to help you restore your hair with a realistic, aesthetically appealing effect.
Part of the issue with previous hair transplant techniques was the size of the grafts. A graft is a small patch of skin that contains hair follicles. Generally speaking, the higher the number of hairs, the more visible the end result will be, so you want as few follicles (and therefore as few hairs) per graft as possible along the hairline zone. Slightly larger grafts are appropriate for the areas of thinning or baldness behind the hairline. In the past, the number of follicles per graft could be as high as 20. Today, we can harvest follicular units with as few as one, two, three, or four follicles.
With the traditional strip method, a section of tissue is removed from the donor site and then segmented into individual follicular units. However, by using the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique with either the ARTAS® Robotic System or NeoGraft®, we can harvest follicular units without using a scalpel; therefore, no linear scar will be created in the donor area. As a result, you can have the flexibility to wear your hair long or short.
These are just two of the many ways in which modern hair transplant technology can help you achieve a natural-looking result. The most important factor will always be the skill and artistry of the surgeon. With over 29 years of experience, Dr. Leonard has a keen understanding of what can work for each individual, and Dr. Lopresti was trained directly by Dr. Leonard. They will work with you to ensure your outcome will be as discussed.
For more information about hair transplants and what to expect from the results, please contact us today. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will help you to schedule your complimentary hair loss consultation.