Surgical Hair Transplantation in Detroit
Every person’s hair loss situation is different and unique. In every instance, our goal is to help each patient to achieve as much density as possible with a totally natural appearance. We feel these two goals are best achieved when hair transplantation is individualized for each patient, depending on the characteristics of that patient’s donor hair.
There are a host of factors that must be taken into account with each patient before formulating the best plan: Some of the more important factors include the patient’s age, the hair-to-skin color contrast, the caliber of the hair, the patient’s goals for later styling, and, perhaps most important, the ratio of available donor hair in relation to the recipient area in need of coverage.
A Global Approach to Hair Transplantation
In transplanting our patients, we use a “global approach” to planning – which means that at each session we transplant the entire area that he or she wants covered with hair. We don’t “inch” our way backwards over a great many sessions, doing a “little bit at a time.” Generally speaking, most patients’ goals are met well in one to two sessions. Patients who have fine caliber hair and those who wish to wear their hair shorter may need a third, or even forth, session to accomplish all of their goals. An important part of our planning is that we transplant follicular units (FU) of two to three hairs into the adjacent, nearby rim of “good” hair where a patient’s thinning/balding is almost certain to expand into during the next 10-20 years. By placing hair in these adjacent areas, there will always remain in place a natural transition of hair to the nearby fringes.
Importance of the Front Hairline
From the start, we focus on creating a natural hairline. At each session 320-400 “follicular unit grafts” are placed along the hairline in a natural, undetectable, random pattern. One-hair FU’s are always placed at the outermost rim, quickly giving way to 2-hair, and then 3-hair FU’s, so as to recreate a graded, natural density to the hairline. We give the same attention to the other visible locations of the scalp, namely the rear border and the two “crease” areas. These other areas often become critically important later in life, should the hair in that area thin or recede. In all of these areas, as well as the crown, we believe it is best to only use “follicular unit” grafts, in order to preserve a natural appearance and minimize any risk of detectability.
Importance of the Doctor-Patient Relationship
The relationship between physician and patient in our practice is one in which there is maximum opportunity for communication. There is no pressure at all. Making a sale or scheduling a surgery is not our goal or priority. Establishing an open, trusting relationship between doctor and patient is what is most important because the ultimate success of the procedure is based completely on that relationship. Follow-up calls or appointments are always welcome.
We Are Conservative in Our Planning
We are somewhat conservative in our approach to planning your hair transplant procedure. We appreciate and try to anticipate that the patient’s hair will likely continue to thin to some extent for as long as they live. Because of this reality, we plan each hair transplant procedure so that the results of your hair restoration surgery will look good not only over the next year or two, but also in 15 to 20 years’ time. It is worth noting that for patients under the age of 35, we typically do not aggressively transplant the crown or vertex area because there is no definitive way to determine how much larger the recession in that area will ultimately be.
Detroit Hair Restoration: Skill. Artistry. Technique.
For most men and women, the decision to take action against hair loss can be fraught with uncertainty. By choosing the most qualified hair transplant doctor, the decision becomes considerably less stressful and easier to make.
We encourage you to contact our Detroit (Birmingham), Michigan hair restoration clinic today to learn more about our hair restoration procedures and speak directly to a Shear Pointe hair restoration specialist who will answer all your questions fully and completely, and help you formulate the best plan of action to help you meet your hair restoration goals.