What’s your biggest fear about having a hair transplant? Most likely it’s this: people being able to spot the unnatural look of it even from a distance. Fair point, especially since you’ve no doubt seen the result of “rugs”, shoe polish, and plug-ins before.
Older hair transplant techniques often removed large strips (grafts) of skin with healthy hair follicles from the back or sides of the head and relocated them to the areas of baldness and thinning hair. Because these strips had a high amount of individual hairs attached to them, outcomes could look less natural. With advanced techniques such as Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), we can remove much smaller hair grafts that contain as few as one to four follicles, leading to a more natural-looking result.
At DiStefano Hair Restoration Center, our trademarked IGT (Individual Graft Technique) leads to the most natural looking hair of all. Within 2 months after the procedure, you will begin to see the first results when your hair starts to grow back. This hair is not a wig or anyone else’s hair. It is your natural hair transplanted from your donor area, so there is no reason why it should look unnatural.
The color, texture, and growth rate of the transplanted hair will have the same characteristics as your natural hair.
- When you cut your nail, the nail that grows back is your own nail and looks natural.
- When the scabs are gone after a cut or burn, the skin regenerating underneath the scabs is still your own skin and looks natural.
- Similarly, the hair that is transplanted is your own hair, and it grows longer, becomes thicker, and looks natural.
If you have more than 50% hair loss, then basic math indicates we cannot give you back a full head of hair…there just isn’t enough donor hair to graft. In that instance, it’s better to perform a transplant to make you hair look as good as possible – natural but showing some signs of hair loss versus evenly spreading the hairs across the balding region at low density which. And there’s nothing natural looking about that.
Is a hair transplant right for you? What are your treatment options and what side effects should you expect? Will you need post-surgical care and what’s changes, any, should you make in your hair care routine?
You have questions, we have answers – plus other great information to share with you. So, take the first step toward restoring your more youthful appearance and schedule a free consultation today.