Our Hair Transplant
Surgical Techniques

Our Clinic provides the utmost excellence in hair transplant surgery. Utilizing the most advanced surgical techniques combined with the latest thinking on aesthetic density, we consistently perform exceptional, natural appearing hair transplantation. We focus on every aspect of our patients, hair restoration surgery experience from their first consultation to every follow up visit. At Enhance Medical, our patients know that they will receive the very best in artistry, quality, and value because of our individualized treatment plans, attention to detail, and impeccable reputation.

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Hair Transplant Procedure

Hair Transplantation is the only permanent solution for hair loss. During hair transplant surgery, you are both the donor and the recipient during the procedure with hair being removed from the donor zone in the back of your head where your hair is genetically programmed to grow for life and being transplanted into the balding and thinning areas of your scalp.

There is a step-by-step process for all procedures with the biggest difference being the choice of the donor hair harvesting technique. At Enhance, we perform both FUT Strip Harvest and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedures.

Your Enhance surgeon will help you understand and select the type of procedure which is best for you.

Step One: Donor Area Prep and Donor Hair Removal

 

During hair transplant surgery, you are both the donor and recipient during the procedure with hair being removed from the donor zone in the back of your head where your hair is genetically programmed to grow for life.

There are two methods of harvesting your donor hair:

  • Strip Harvesting in which a strip of tissue is removed and then the individual follicular units are dissected underneath a microscope.
  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) in which grafts are harvested individually.

During (FUE) Follicular Unit Extraction the follicular units are harvested from the donor area individually using the manual SAFE System or The ARTAS® System and do not need to be dissected under a microscope.

Step Two: Dissection of the Follicular Units

 

With FUT Strip Harvest procedures, the donor strip is placed under the Enhance Scope which is designed specifically for hair restoration surgery. Then the donor strip is dissected into individual follicular units of one to four hairs.

Step Three: Creation of the Recipient Sites

 

Your hair transplant surgeon creates recipient sites in the proper angle, direction and orientation according to the artistic hair transplant plan he has designed specifically for you.

Step Four: Placement of the Hair Grafts

 

Finally, your hair grafts are transplanted into the balding and thinning areas of your scalp by a surgery technician who places each graft carefully and meticulously into those recipient sites.

Transplanted hair goes through the same resting and growing phases of your normal hair. The hairs of the transplanted grafts will begin to grow at approximately 4 months after your procedure and will continue to grow through months 10 – 12 post operatively.

With today’s technology, Hair Transplant Surgery results are perfectly natural and undetectable.

Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation (FUT)

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is performed using local anaesthetic.

A thin strip of donor hair is harvested from the donor area which is the region of hair on the back of the head. This hair is genetically programmed not to fall out. These hairs are permanent.

The donor strip is then placed under the Enhance Scope which is a microscope specifically designed for hair restoration surgery. The strip is then dissected into microscopic grafts of individual follicular units, of one to four hairs. This important step in hair restoration surgery must be precise in order to gain the best yield from your donor area. These precious grafts are placed in a cold, tissue storage and kept as such until they are meticulously placed in the recipient sites created by our hair surgeon.

Extreme attention is given to the exact angle and direction of each tiny recipient site in order to maximize the redistribution of your transplanted hair to achieve aesthetic and artistic density, meaning to give the most natural looking result and the greatest allusion of more hair.

In most procedures, the 1- hair grafts are placed in the frontal hairline and temporal peaks, the 2-hair grafts immediately behind the hairline grafts and the 3 and 4 hair follicular units are placed through central and forelock zones.

This may vary with Corrective Procedures where the repair of “old plugs” requires more creative design to soften the “pluggy” appearance of older surgical hair restoration techniques.

Surgical hair restoration patients are provided with a specific post-operative routine to follow for the first 10 days. After the procedure, if there is any discomfort related to the procedure it is normally treated with oral medications.

Transplanted hair goes through the same resting and growing phases of your normal hair. The hairs of the transplanted grafts will begin to grow at approximately 4 months after your procedure and continue through months 10 – 12 post operatively.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

In the FUE technique, the entire donor area has to be shaved and then follicular unit grafts are extracted directly from the scalp, one follicular unit at a time using a .8mm to 1mm punch which creates an incision around the top of the follicular units and extracts them directly from the scalp.

Once the donor hair is harvested, the recipient sites are created in the transplant area and the follicular grafts are carefully and artistically placed in the same way as with follicular unit transplantation procedures.

If the Surgeon requires single hairs for hairline restoration, the extracted follicular units may be microscopically dissected.

Size of FUE Procedures
The emphasis of the Surgeon’s time in FUE procedures is very much on the extraction of the follicular units from the donor area, so the time remaining to artistically transplant the grafts into their new position may be reduced. Therefore FUE procedures tend to be smaller than FUT in terms of the number of grafts, or else are done over several days.

  • An average size FUE case would involve extracting follicular units for 800-2,000 grafts. This would take up to 10 hours approximately.
  • If a patient needs more than 2,000 grafts, the complete procedure may require more than one day of surgery
  • The maximum recommended number of grafts in one session is usually up to 2,500 – 3,000
  • It is generally accepted that the maximum number of follicular units that can be extracted with FUE and not show visible signs in the donor area is around 5,000 follicular units, although this would be spread over 2-3 surgical sessions

Facial Hair Restoration

While hair loss is more commonly associated with the head, where it occurs on the face it is even more noticeable. Firstly because it is less commonly seen but secondly because the face is so prominent and visible, so any unusual physical irregularity is noticed.

Many men and women suffer facial hair loss. Loss of facial hair is not commonly recognised in the same way that male pattern baldness is. It is also very evident and visible to see, so the condition can cause great embarrassment.

Enhance Hair Surgery is at the forefront of facial hair restoration and our Surgical Team can give you back a moustache, sideburns or a beard.

We can even restore eyebrows via a special facial hair transplant, creating a natural and beautiful result. While hair loss is more commonly associated with the head, where it occurs on the face it is even more noticeable. Firstly because it is less commonly seen but secondly because the face is so prominent and visible, so any unusual physical irregularity is noticed. We see men whose inability to grow and maintain masculine facial hair, such as a beard, goatee, moustache or sideburns, affects their very masculinity.

Whether through trauma, surgery or other causes, the inability to grow facial hair is a problem for many men.

These men report that their lack of facial hair can weaken their self-esteem and they desire a more masculine look.

If this is you, then be reassured that there is a potential solution that could help to restore your facial hair. Our Surgeons can help regrow facial hair with hair transplant techniques such as:

  • Sideburn hair restoration
  • Moustache hair transplant surgery
  • Beard hair restoration surgery
  • Eyebrow Surgery

This is hair that will never fall out and will require shaving and trimming. It’s your own hair – back again, where you want it. We’ve helped hundreds of men enjoy their facial hair again.

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