For each patient that presents to us for hair transplantation, our goal is to try and achieve as much naturalness and density as possible. We feel these two goals are best achieved when the plan is individualized for each patient, depending on a host of factors specific to that person and what their needs and desires are. Some of the more important factors we must weigh in formulating that patient’s plan are: the patient’s age, the hair-to-skin color contrast, the caliber of the hair, the patient’s goals for later styling, and, perhaps most important, the ratio of available donor hair in relation to the recipient area in need of coverage.
We Are Conservative in Our Planning
We appreciate and try to anticipate that baldness is a relentlessly progressive condition that goes on to some extent as long as you live. Because of this, we plan your transplant design in such a way that it will look good not only in the next few years, but also in 15-20 years. We generally do not transplant the vertex (crown) under the age of 30, as we have no idea how large it will become in later years.
We perform FUE (follicular unit extraction) for our patients. We are willing to use this technique with the most cutting technology of the day called SMARTGRAFT but believe that most patients are best served WHEN ITS POSSIBLE with a Shave-less FUE as the grafts are of higher quality and there is no need to shave one’s head, in certain occasion when we need higher density hair transplant we have to shave to get you the best outcome as is necessary in larger FUE surgeries. At the consultation we are happy to explain the advantages and disadvantages of different methods.
In summary, if a person was preparing to make a very important purchase of something that had great personal value – such as an engagement ring for his fiancé, or a special painting for the foyer of a beautiful home – he would not blindly pick out with his finger an unknown Yellow Page or website listing, nor would he shop around and automatically purchase it from the merchant who listed a generic representation of the desired object at the lowest cost. This same care should be taken in choosing a hair transplant surgeon. Above everything, what you should be looking for is an artist – someone whom you will entrust with the all-important task of creating a natural appearing head of hair that will endure for your lifetime. Everything we do – the time and care with which we approach each procedure at our office – is geared toward creating a natural result that is both priceless and timeless.