More people suffer from thinning hair and baldness than you would think and we understand that it can be difficult to choose which hair restoration solution is best for you. Though there are many temporary solutions, the most permanent solution is hair transplants. During your consultation at Hair Restoration Specialists we will go over all of the hair loss solutions to help you make the best and most informed decision for your hair restoration.
We treat each client like our only client! We customize a unique hair loss solution plan for each client, from start to even after your hair transplantation procedure. We do regular follow-ups to document the progress of each client and one of our staff members is always a phone call away for any questions that may arise twenty-four hours a day.
Today’s current hair transplant techniques make the overall process more affordable and best of all, natural looking results. Your comfort is also very important to us. Our state-of-the-art medical facility and highly skilled staff will put your mind at ease, as our patients are able to relax in a calm, quiet environment and are free to watch movies, television or listen to music during the procedure.
We are located in the heart of Sandy Springs and offer a variety of consultation options. For more information or to schedule your free consultation, please contact us by filling out our contact form or call now 404.231.3100.
The difference between Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) is the method by which follicular units are removed from the donor area in the back and sides of the scalp. The remainder of the procedure is essentially the same.
Follicular units are extracted directly from the scalp in FUE whereas follicles are microscopically dissected from a strip that has already been removed in FUT.
The harvesting method does have important implications for the hair restoration procedure as it will affect the total number of high quality grafts that can be harvested from the donor area and, ultimately, the fullness achieved from the hair transplant.
FUT is a surgical hair transplant procedure where hair is transplanted from the permanent zone to the bald or balding areas of the scalp using the strip method.
A procedure where hair is transplanted from the permanent zone to the bald or balding areas of the scalp.
The permanent zone is known as the area in the back and sides of the scalp where hair is more resistant to balding. This is accomplished using naturally-occurring groups of 1,2,3 or 4 hairs, called follicular units. After the patient’s scalp is anesthetized, the doctor removes a strip of tissue from the donor area which is an area within the permanent zone. Once the tissue is extracted, the donor strip is cut into many individual follicular units using microscopic dissection techniques. As these follicular unit grafts are being prepared, the doctor makes tiny holes in the scalp, called recipient sites, where the grafts are placed.
The aesthetic qualities of a hair transplant are determined by the arrangement and positioning of the follicular unit grafts. Depending on the patients’ history of hair loss, the decision on how to arrange the grafts is made on a case-by-case basis. Follicular unit transplants replicate the way hair grows in nature resulting in a completely natural look and feel that is undetectable from one’s original hair.
FUE is a minimally invasive technique in which follicular units are individually removed from the patient’s donor area and then individually transplanted to the thinning area.
A hair transplant technique in which follicular units are removed directly from the donor area. The grafts are then transplanted into areas where the patient desires more hair creating a natural and thicker looking hair line.
During the Automatic Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant procedure, individual follicular unit grafts are excised one at a time using a tiny one millimeter in diameter device. This is used to make a small circular incision in the skin around the follicular unit. The graft is then extracted directly from the scalp.
In order for the physician to optimally visualize the patient’s scalp, the patient’s hair in the donor area where the grafts will be removed is usually cut short or almost shaved before the procedure begins.
The small opening left behind after the follicle unit is extracted heals in just a few days. The tiny aperture contract as it heals, making the resulting round scar less noticeable.