Like other industries, hair transplant technology is changing at a record pace. New innovations in robotics, platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, NeoGrafting and other technologies have increased hair follicle survivability during the transplant procedure. All of these technologies have helped eliminate the tell-tale signs of the old hair transplant procedure.
The best hair transplant surgeons spend up to twenty five percent of their time investigating and perfecting new techniques that benefit their patients. Hair loss restoration is both an art and a science that requires continual education and learning. The best hair transplant surgeons have both theses technical and artistic tendencies and apply them with the newest technologies to gain best outcomes for the patient.
Innovation is also part of the initial consultation. The traditional doctor might not pay attention to the patient’s wishes, instead applying the same procedure to every patient. But, a great hair transplant surgeon will always start with an individual assessment that looks at the patient’s current and future hair loss. Additionally, a top hair transplant surgeon will spend a considerable amount of time with the patient to determine what success is. Many patients don’t necessarily want a full head of hair like they had at twenty, but rather want to create some symmetry on their head were hair has receded. Other patients might be used to keeping their hair very short, in a military style, but want some density back. A great hair transplant surgeon can achieve this natural density while allowing the patient to keep their hair short.
Innovation continues after the transplant is complete. The best hair transplant surgeon will put together a program that will ensure the fastest and healthiest regrowth of hair follicles. This might include the use of minoxidil, propecia or low light laser therapy to encourage the fullest thickest hair regrow.
You hair is a finite resource and ensuring you make the most of it requires that you find a surgeon dedicated to surgical, patient and aftercare innovation.