Hair loss restoration takes science. Making it look good takes artistry

The science of surgery is a wondrous thing. When it comes to great hair transplants, science and incredible skill are responsible for allowing hair follicles to be removed from the donor area, divided into follicular units and then transplanted into the recipient area. But, achieving the best hair transplant requires an artist’s touch. Hairline, hair density and the angle of placement of each follicular unit determine how a hair loss restoration will look.

Most critical to great hair transplants is the hairline. The hair transplant doctor styles the hairline before surgery to be consistent with a person’s age, their race and their hair type. For example, a 25-year old male will generally have a lower hairline than, say, someone who is 55. Likewise, someone who is Japanese or African American will require different hair density than someone who is blond and of Norwegian decent.

Follicular units have from one to four hairs The best hair transplant doctor will take the time to place follicular units with one hair in the front of the hairline, with twos, threes and fours progressively added toward the back. This is the most natural way to replicate a natural hairline. To do this, the hair restoration surgeon has to create graft sites of varying size to accommodate the different diameter follicular units. The hair restoration surgeon also has to create the graft sites at the proper angle so the hairs will grow at an angle that is consistent with the original hair. When considering a hair restoration surgeon, verify their skill and medical background. But, also consider their attention to style, shape and artistry.

DiStefano Hair Restoration Center is committed to helping men and women take charge of their appearance and self-esteem through hair restoration options. For more than 16 years, DiStefano has been at the forefront of the hair transplantation industry, and has performed more than 5,000 successful hair transplant procedures.