Happy New Year!! My New Years resolution was to quit smoking – no cigarettes for 36 hours. So forgive me if I write a bit testy today. Not me, just nicotine withdrawal.
Having worked as a Hair Transplant Consultant for 4 years, I field questions, myths, realities and wake up calls on a daily basis. I do so because I myself once looked in the mirror, saw hair loss and decided to get a hair transplant and received a horrible one at that. It took me years to find a fantastic clinic to restore not only my hairline but my confidence and happiness.
In this series of articles I am going into my favourite subject. Hair Transplant Hairlines! I originally decided to write these articles because when someone comes in for a consultation, I never have the time to adequately explain why Dr. Ferreira and his team and only several other Doctors in North America (my personal opinion) create phenomenal, natural hairlines while the rest of the clinics remain doing archaic and sometimes (sadly and frustratingly) barbaric work.
In the previous article (December 28th) I used this video as an example of what I see on a regular basis: youtube.com/embed/mXJe48y6FHs
In this article I am going to get into the specifics of what you should be looking for in a clinic when getting a hair transplant. Firstly. You want an undetectable hairline. Above density, coverage and graft count comes naturalness. If you get an unnatural hair transplant, what was the point in the first place?
The landscape of hairlines changed with the advent of the Follicular Unit:
“Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a hair restoration technique where a patient’s hair is transplanted in naturally occurring groups of 1 to 4 hairs, called follicular units. Follicular units also contain sebaceous (oil) glands, nerves, a small muscle, and occasional fine vellus hairs. In Follicular Unit Transplantation these small units allow the surgeon to safely transplant thousands of grafts in a single session, which maximizes the cosmetic impact of the procedure. FUT is considered an advance over older hair transplantation procedures that used larger grafts and often produced a pluggy, unnatural look. In a properly-performed follicular unit transplant, the results will mimic the way hair grows in nature and will be undetectable as a hair transplant.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Follicular_unit_transplantation
The creation of the follicular unit allowed for far more natural results than previous hair transplants! However, this was the first step of many towards truly natural and undetectable hairlines. Things have truly advanced through techniques and trial and error. Grab a cup of coffee, take a deep breathe and go to part 3 above this article. If you’re a hair junky like me, you’re about to get very interested. If you just want more hair you have seen how great Sure Hair International’s work is so come on down for your free consultation today.