Total Crown Renewal
Dr. DiStefano's Total Crown Renewal doubles the surface of the hair-bearing scalp to eliminate the bald area.
This hair restoration procedure is performed under local anesthesia on outpatients. It is based on a patented technique using the Frechet Extender®, developed by Dr. Patrick Frechet who now lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
The technique involves:
- Surgically placing a bioelastic silicon sheet under the scalp
- Gradually stretching and expanding the normal hair-bearing scalp over the bioelastic sheet
- Promoting the production of collagen and elastic fibers
- Replacing the bald regions on the top and back of the head with a head full of hair in those areas
- The extender sheet is then removed
The patient can resume normal activities usually after three days, while the hair takes about two to three months to grow over the expanded area of scalp. In most instances, surgery is carried out with little discomfort to the patient and the extender is not apparent to the casual eye.
This is the only technique to effectively and totally treat the top and back of the scalp.
Grafts (transplants) can only treat smaller areas of baldness in the front and top of the head, as there is not enough donor area to cover the crown as well. Typically, the Total Crown Renewal will redistribute a minimum of 12,000 hairs evenly over the balding crown to create a natural appearance.
Dr. Stefano and Total Crown Renewal
Dr. Stefano has made slight alterations to Dr. Frechet's technique, which he learned in Paris in 2004. Dr. Stefano made the changes to help the patient be more comfortable after surgery. No other hair transplant surgeon in the country performs this new procedure.
To find out more about Dr. Stefano and the cutting edge Total Crown Renewal technique that he performs, contact DiStefano Hair Restoration Center today. We are dedicated to proving natural-looking results that you can enjoy for years to come.