The Hair Restoration Procedure in Central Florida
Hairs on the sides and the back of the head are not affected by male patter baldness (MPB). As a result, we are able to remove donor hair follicles from the sides and back of the head and relocate them to the balding areas and the newly transplanted hair will continue to grow exactly as it did in the donor region. Optimal hair growth may take 9-12 months because some of the transplanted hairs may go into a normal resting phase of 10-12 weeks initially. Graft survival is usually over 95%.
Dr. Katona performs both Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) which involves removing a narrow strip of hair from the back of the scalp and then separating the hairs, under microscopic dissection, into one, two or at the most three hair groups which are called follicular units and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) which involves the mechanical extraction with a .8mm punch of individual follicular units leaving no linear donor scar. These follicular units are then precisely placed in a natural growth pattern on the top of the scalp. Older surgical techniques like hair flaps, plugs and scalp reduction are no longer utilized.
Today, follicular unit hair transplantation is the most common surgical treatment for hair loss. Cosmetic outcomes have improved steadily with experience, science and advanced instruments providing most patients with an incredibly natural, undetectable result.
If further hair loss occurs after the first follicular unit transplant, additional procedures may be required. Often patients are encouraged to begin medical treatments for hair loss to prevent or delay future hair loss and the need for additional procedures.