Hair Transplant Methods
We perform both the FUE method and FUT method of hair transplants based on your individual needs. With both methods we will adequately numb the “donor zone” which is the bottom of the head and above the neck. The grafts are prepared while the “recipient area” is numbed with anesthetic. All procedures are performed by Laser Esthetica’s experienced technicians and take less than one day to complete. Our staff is committed to providing each patient with a safe and comfortable environment through their whole experience.
The FUT or “strip” method involves removing a sliver of skin which is put under surgical microscopes and dissected to find individual grafts. It has been the traditional method for the past 20-30 years. Hair grafts are taken from the “permanent” donor zone and are genetically programmed to not fall out as hair loss progresses. The scar from the strip procedure is very minimal and most patients do not find it objectionable.
The FUE method uses either the Cole device or the NeoGraft™ automated punch machine to extract individual follicular grafts from the scalp. With the NeoGraft™ device, the follicles are suctioned into a receptacle where they are punched out. With the Cole device, the core of the hair follicle is gently lifted out of the scalp and kept in a solution until the transplant. This leaves a 1mm diameter incision site that scabs up and heals well. Because not 100% of the hair is extracted, the surrounding hair grows out and the scabs are camouflaged.
Recovery and Results
These are considered outpatient procedures and you will be able to return home at the end of the day. During the procedure you will be mildly sedated and have local anesthesia. Final results can take up to 18 months but the majority of patients can see results within 12 months. Your friends and colleagues will not even realize you had transplant surgery because the hair will grow in gradually and naturally.
Laser Esthetica is proud to be the only office in the greater Sacramento area to offer automated hair restoration FUE (follicular unit extraction) with NeoGraft™. Contact our office today to schedule your confidential consultation.
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*Individual results may vary. Consult with Dr. Nalini Prasad to see if you are a good candidate.