Which Hair Transplantation Options are Available to Me?

posted on:
January 6th, 2023
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Dr. Thomas Bell, MD

What is Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplantation can be done using many different methods, but it always involves a plastic surgeon moving hair to the bald or balding area of the head. Hair can be taken from other areas of the body (grafting), or follicles can be stimulated via grafting technology.

People seek out hair transplantation as a result of their self-image being affected due to pattern baldness, which can occur due to:

  • Genetics
  • Diet
  • Stress
  • Illness
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Medications

Different Types of Hair Transplant Procedures

The four types of hair transplant procedures offered by Toronto Plastic Surgeons include the FUE Hair Transplant, the NeoGraft Hair Transplant, the Artas Hair Transplant, and the FUE Hair Transplant for women. Hair loss is more common than you think, and seeking out hair transplantation can improve your self-esteem and make you look years younger.

FUE Hair Transplant

A Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant is a minimally invasive procedure designed to produce long-lasting and natural-looking improvements to hair loss and patterned baldness. The procedure involves using robotic (Artas) and Automated (NeoGraft) micro-rotatory punches to harvest hair follicles from the back of the patient’s scalp and then hair implant them onto the designated area. Unlike older strip graft procedures, with Neograft and Artas FUE devices, patients can expect no scarring or pain.

NeoGraft Hair Transplant

During a NeoGraft Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) transplant, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons utilize an automated rotary punch to harvest individual hair follicles before implanting them into a designated area. Due to the hair transplant new technology involved in the procedure, a NeoGraft hair transplant is entirely non-invasive.

As such, patients can expect no scars, scalpels, stitches, or surgical excision. Toronto Plastic Surgeons and SpaMedica are Canada’s most experienced NeoGraft FUE centers, with over 10 years of excellent results.

Artas Hair Transplant

Just because you are suffering from thinning hair doesn’t mean you have to live with it for the rest of your life. The ARTAS hair transplant is a minimally invasive procedure offering a permanent balding solution by restoring thick and volumized hair.

Gone are the days of invasive hair transplants requiring a scalp strip to be removed from the back of a patient’s head. The revolutionary ARTAS hair transplant uses an advanced robotic device to expertly extract healthy hair follicles before implanting them in a designated area.

The robotic procedure reduces the human error associated with strictly manual techniques, has a faster recovery time, causes minimal scarring, and provides long-lasting results.

Female Hair Transplant

Thinning hair is one of the most distressing changes women experience as they age. While mostly associated with men, hair loss affects nearly half of women by the age of 50. Female pattern hair loss is generally thinning on top of the head creating “see-through hair,” but, unlike men, it usually does not lead to baldness.

Hair loss can be extremely distressing with its negative impacts on physical appearance. A female hair transplant is an effective treatment that positively reverses the signs of hair loss to improve a woman’s physical appearance by restoring the hairline and thickening the hair.

The latest automated, robotic devices, such as the NeoGraft and Artas systems, make modern hair restoration less invasive and more accurate, offering better results than the old skin grafting methods.

Toronto Plastic Surgeons has a range of hair restoration options available for women experiencing hair loss. Our expert team creates a tailored plan with the latest technology to restore your natural hairline and improve density.

Which Procedure is Best for my Hair Type?

There are two procedure methods available for hair loss, which involve either transplantation or extraction. FUE, also known as follicular unit extraction, is the most sought-after procedure as it is tried and true. Still, Toronto Plastic Surgeons also offers non-invasive methods for less severe cases.

The best procedure for you fully depends on factors such as the severity of baldness, the desired outcome, the availability of hair elsewhere on the body, your health condition, and your budget. FUE can be more expensive than some other transplantation methods, but this also means it is more labour-intensive and, therefore, more effective.

Opting for a manual transplant or a robotic one can also affect costs and which procedure you choose. All of these factors will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Bell.

Should I Consider Hair Transplant Treatment?

If you want to improve your appearance and confidence, which has dwindled due to hair loss, a transplant treatment may be a great option for you. Ideal candidates for hair transplant treatment are those who:

  • Suffer from thinning hair or pattern baldness.
  • Have lost hair due to a burn, scalp injury, or illness.
  • Still have some hair on the scalp.
  • Have ample donor sites to remove hair from for the transplant.
  • Are in a good state of mind and proper physical health.

Why Choose The Toronto Plastic Surgeons?

Dr. Bell has dedicated his 25 years of practice to cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and body. He prides his excellence on the harmonious balance of vision, aesthetic appearance, and patient care. He and his team are known for their skill and personalized, respectful approach to patients. Contact Dr. Bell and his team today for a consultation!

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Dr. Thomas Bell, MD

Dr. Thomas Bell has been one of Canada’s most renowned cosmetic surgeons for 35 years. He prides his excellence on the harmonious balance of vision, aesthetic appearance, and patient care.

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