How safe is hair loss restoration surgery?

By far, the most important factor when it comes to getting great hair transplants is the skill of the hair restoration surgeon. Another factor to receiving great hair transplants is the methods and procedures used by the hair restoration surgeon. It is important to determine the best method for your particular hair loss restoration. For example, choosing a method called follicular unit transplant is ideal for many people. In this procedure, hair is removed from a strip of scalp that has been removed from the back of the head. The strip is then divided into individual follicular units before transplantation into the recipient area. While this method leaves a small linear scar where the scalp sutured back together, for people who wear their hair moderately short or longer, the scar is not visible.

For people who are concerned about the linear scar, follicular unit extraction is the choice. In this method, a special device removes individual follicular units one at a time using a special device. At DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration centers, we use a follicular unit extraction method called the Individual Graft Technique (IGT™). The difference between IGT and traditional follicular unit extraction can be found in the microsurgical instruments used. The traditional follicular unit extraction method uses a process called Neograft™ wherein the instruments incise the follicles and vacuum them from the head into a chemical preservative for later grafting. DiStefano hair loss restoration surgeons use a specially customized Safe Scribe instrument that gently removes the hair follicle for immediate transplantation. It is thought that the vacuum of the Neograft instrument can dry out hair follicles and the preservative might also damage follicles. The result is that, with Safe Scribe and the IGT™ method, more hair follicles survive and the result is the best hair transplant possible. 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.