If you look at innovative, life changing medical treatments in the past few decades, you have to include knee and hip replacements, organ transplants, laparoscopic surgery and mapping of the human genome at the very top. And let’s not forget stem cells.
At DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers, we realize that the maturation and success of hair transplant surgery might seem like a lesser achievement, especially if you are a beneficiary of any of the aforementioned procedures. Still, the microsurgical treatment of hair loss has a profoundly positive affect on the lives of many thousands of men and women every year.
Follicular unit transplant (FUT) wherein a small thin strip of scalp is removed from the back of the head to yield donor follicles to fill balding areas at the top of the scalp routinely yields excellent results and has been practiced for decades.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) wherein individual follicles of one to four hairs are removed from the back of the head individually for transplantation, has been done for many years now. Follicular unit extraction offers those who want to wear their hair short a viable option because there is no visible linear scar at the back of the head.
At DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers, we have taken follicular unit extraction a step farther, using specially developed microsurgical tools that can yield higher viability of hair follicles when transplanted. When more hair follicles survive the surgery, better results are attained. The Distefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers procedure is called the Individual Graft Technique (IGT) and it’s a procedure no one else offers.