Once burned, twice shy. That ubiquitous rule is especially true when, what was supposed to be the best hair transplant, didn’t exactly work out as planned. At DiStefano, we see a number of patients who have received poor transplants. There are a number of reasons these hair transplants went badly.
Chief among these are a hair restoration surgeon who lacks skill, artistry or both. For example, a hair restoration surgeon who establishes a hairline using follicles with five or six hairs often makes for an odd looking hairline because the transition from forehead to scalp is so abrupt. Normally, the surgeon selects follicles that have from one to three hairs to establish a normal hair line and save’s follicles with more hair for areas further back from the hairline. This gives the most natural transition from the forehead to the hairline and then through the rest of the scalp.
To repair this kind of problem, the surgeon might use a follicular unit extraction device to microscopically remove some of the follicles with four to six hairs in the hairline and then add transplanted follicles with only one or two hairs.
Everyone is looking for the best hair transplant. But the key to getting the best hair transplant lies in doing your homework and making sure any hair restoration surgeon you’re considering has the skills and artistry required. This is doubly true if you’re looking for a hair restoration surgeon to repair a hair transplant you’re not satisfied with.