Hair Restoration

Any surgical or nonsurgical method to counteract or correct the symptoms of hair loss.

Surgical Methods:

Hair Transplants involves taking hair from a donor site that has not experienced hair loss and is resistant to the hormone DHT(Dihydrotestosterone) and transplanting it to areas of significant balding. Once circulation is established to the hair follicle, the follicle will be viable. The hair has a natural growth pattern called follicular units where 1 to 4 sepearate hair grows in each follicular unit. These folicular units are what is harvested from the donor sites ( usually the back or sides of the scalp) which are resistant to DHT. Donor sites are limited because the hair will not regenerate once removed from these areas.

Microscopic Follicular Unit Transplant

Yields the most natural looking soft hairline results because the follicular units are transplanted in single groups of 1 to 4 hairs. The surgery is performed with the assistance of microscopes, this will the allow the medical team to divide the donor material to ensure the best yield from the donor site and the most natural looking coverage.
Advantages to this method are less damage to the hair follicle.
Highest rate of viable follicles

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Individual follicular units are removed from the donor site and transplanted to the thinning area directly. Hair is removed from DHT resistant areas of the scalp through small shallow punches that usually do not leave visible scars.There is minimal bleeding with the FUE method. The FUE and Microscopic FUE are the safest and least invasive of the hair transplant methods. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia. The downside is that the hair follicle can be damaged in the extraction process producing less viable follicular units. Patients with very curly hair are not ideal candidates because the curved root of the hair follicle is easily damaged.

Eyebrow Restoration

Anything from over tweezing, medical conditions to trauma to the area can cause eyebrows to thin or disappear altogether. Our medical team can transplant hair follicles from the donor area and give your eyebrows a shape and thickness that complements your facial structure. Special care must be taken with eyebrow restoration to ensure that the correct angle is achieved during the transplant process to allow the hair to lay flat against the skin.

Strip Method (Follicular Unit Transplant/ FUT)

Involves a long strip of scalp being removed from the back of the head from which the Follicular units will be harvested. Great care must be taken to ensure there is sufficient elasticity in the scalp to remove the skin. The Follicular Unit Transplant method requires sutures to the back of the head resulting in a long linear scar. If there is too much tension after the removal of skin, the sutures will not heal correctly and the result will be a very thick and visible linear scar. This method is quicker, cheaper and can allow the surgeon to transplant many more follicular units than with only FUE method, but has more risk of infection and more bleeding. This method also causes the least trauma to the follicular units resulting in the most viable transplanted follicles.

Mini and Micrografts

Unlike FUE where individual follicular units are transplanted, larger groupings of 2 to 6 follicular units are transplanted using the Mini and Micrograft method. This method is cost effective, but the result is typically less natural looking and sometimes less viable.


Hair is transplanted in large grouping of ten or more follicular units. This method is old fashioned and outdated and most importantly, results are very unnatural and noticeable.

Skin Flap/Scalp Reduction

This method involves removing parts of the scalp that have extensive hair loss. Usually this technique is reserved for older patients. Depending on the pattern used for the incision this technique can remove excessive skin and result in a younger looking appearance. Generally, scalp reduction is an older outdated method that leads to unnatural looking results, significant scarring, numbness and uncomfortable tightness of the scalp.