Hair Transplant Success Guide

Imagine How Good You’ll
Feel Knowing You Had
One Chance to Do it Right
And You Did



Slick videos, 30-minute TV commercials, glossy sales literature and
pushy salespeople are common these days. All are “Selling” a wide range of
Hair Restoration options and treatment fees.

Who do you believe? Who can you trust?

So how do you choose a surgeon?

No! No! No! This is the wrong question to ask. The Question you should ask is…

  • How do I find a surgeon competent and skilled enough to “Restore”
    the Natural look you once had?
  • Isn’t that what you really want? Results so Impressive “No One” would
    ever know you had Hair Restoration Surgery.

Let me explain

Hair Restoration Surgery is a permanent Cosmetic  procedure.
So it’s imperative you do your homework before you commit  to surgery.

Any Doctor with a valid medical license and a  little training can perform
this surgery… Usually they train on  a weekend.

The Surgery is straightforward. You move hair  from the donor area and then
make the receptor sites in the area where  you want more hair… then place
the new hair in these sites and then  the new hair starts to grow within 3-4 months.

Yes, I over-simplified the surgery to make a point…  with 10,000 or so Doctors
trying their hand at hair restoration surgery  every year… would the surgical
results be exactly the same in each  case? What do you think?

Imagine the varied background of 10,000 Doctors for a moment.

  • They all have different training and skill sets.
  • They all have different “Motivations” for performing hair Restoration  Surgery.
  • Some Doctors are more “Serious” than others.
  • And some are “Very Serious” about their work and employ the Modern
    Hair Restoration Technology called “Micro Follicular Unit  Transplantation”…
    which produces the most Natural Looking  results over the run-of-the-mill
    Punch Grafting method.

So how do you find a competent Surgeon?

Finding a competent surgeon is a process of eliminating
the least serious surgeons.

How do you do that?

Start by asking “Tough Questions”. If your Doctor
is truly interested in the results of his work he won’t mind answering
5 tough questions, questions only veteran patients or Hair Transplant
Victims would know to ask in advance of doing surgery.

Ask these “Tough Questions” of every Doctor you
sit down with during your Hair Restoration consultation. We’ve listed
the questions and our answers in advance. This will give you a basis
of comparison in your selection process.

Keep in mind that every Hair Restoration Technique
has advantages and disadvantages. These questions are by no means
a definitive list… I could list more than one hundred
questions. But I’ve boiled it down to more than a dozen.

One final comment “Don’t be intimidated by the doctor or anyone who represents  them. You may find many of the Doctors uncomfortable in answering
these questions. Beware.

If the surgeon gives a vague answer or ignores a question, this
is not a good sign. The doctor might ignore your questions or give you vague answers after surgery as well.

Hair Restoration Surgery is serious business.  It should be a Positive life changing experience so it’s imperative  your Doctor is just as serious as you are about the results  you’re paying hard earned money for. You want to be fully informed before,
during and after surgery.

Let’s Get Started

Q. Why choose Modern Follicular Unit Hair Restoration Surgery?

A. Modern Follicular Unit Hair Restoration Surgery provides Impeccably Natural Results … results that are technically superior and planned with such precision, no one would ever know you had Hair Restoration Surgery. Remember how great your hair used to look? That’s the kind of Natural Results you can expect.

Imagine your life again with a Full Head of Hair that is your own permanently growing hair. By transplanting hundreds of tiny 1, 2, 3 and 4 hair follicular units, we can obtain optimum results in less time and fewer sessions than you’ll find elsewhere.

My Hair Transplant MD specialists personally plan and perform your procedure. We don’t use assembly-line techniques, cost cutting policies or Doctors in training.

You’re in “Good Hands” knowing you had One Chance to do it Right and You Did.

So don’t choose a run-of-the-mill Doctor. Choose a Surgeon. Choose My Hair Transplant MD whose Surgeons have completed additional specialized training in Hair Restoration… and stand behind their results 100%.

Q. What is used to make the receptor sites?

A. We use Precision  Surgical needles exclusively to create the receptor sites. We have found that by using a surgical needle, almost as small as the human hair shaft we can virtually mimic a natural receptor site. The Transplanted hairs blend in perfectly…
giving you the natural look you want.

These surgical needles allow us to place the hairs as close as is medically safe and they’ll give you greater density in a single session.
We never use the fast acting punch grafting method… after all our patients prefer Impressively Results instead of faster surgery.


Q. Can you show me the instrument that is used to create the receptor

A. We’re happy to show you the surgical needles we use to create the receptor
sites. Patients have a better understanding how we achieve such impressive
results when they can see these delicate surgical instruments. We
insist that our patients are fully informed. And our patients appreciate
the tedious work and time it takes to deliver  absolute Perfection.

Q. How do you determine how many follicular/graft units will be needed to
restore my hair?

A. Everyone has a different pattern of loss and head size. That’s why we take precise measurements of the hair loss area using our proprietary hair restoration template. We don’t guess… we don’t estimate… we measure. After measuring, we’ll share our calculations and conclusions. We also take photos so you participate in the hair restoration process… A picture can say a lot.

Q. How many follicular units are transplanted per square centimeter so
my hair will appear naturally dense like the surrounding hair on the
sides of my head?

A. The cosmetic density that blends in naturally with the surrounding hair
is approximately 40 follicular/graft units per square centimeter.
This equals 80-90 hairs per square centimeter on average. Anything
less will give you the thin see-through look.

Q. How many more follicular/graft units will I need if I lose all my hair one, two or ten years from now?

A. Although future hair loss is never predicable we take possible future loss
into account with each patient using the following factors
to develop a long range surgical plan in case you return for surgery
10 years or later. These factors are:

  • Family hair loss history
  • The patient’s hair loss history
  • Dry measurements of the thinning and bald areas
  • Wet measurements of the thinning and bald areas
  • Donor area density and measurements
  • The patient’s immediate concerns
  • Hairline 5recreated, drawn in and measured
  • Photo history of the above findings
Q. How does hair restoration surgery affect my thinning hair and bald areas?
A. Transplanting hair accelerates the natural rate of hair loss. This relates to the natural life cycle of a hair follicle. The life cycle  of a hair is anywhere from 6 months to 5 years, after which the hair is terminated. This terminated hair falls out, and  the hair follicle will be in a resting state where no hair is produced for a few months to a year.
Absolute hair loss in an area occurs when the follicles in the area used  up all of their life cycles, so when they enter a dormant state  and the hair is lost, they don’t grow  new hairs. The process of transplanting hair into a
thinning area releases metabolic byproducts which can trigger adjacent hair follicles to end their hair cycles prematurely.  If the terminated hair cycle was the last remaining cycle, the hair will be lost permanently.

Q. Why don’t all doctors practice modern hair restoration surgery by
exclusively transplanting naturally occurring follicular/graft units… when
the results are so much better than the old mini/micro graft technique?

A. Hair Transplantation patient are getting poor results and are getting ripped off
to the tune of thousands of dollars when they’re not doing their homework
and don’t compare different Hair Restoration methods.

Unfortunately the hair transplant field is dominated by Chain Clinics with multi-offices and “Large”
advertising budgets. It’s more profitable for those clinics to continue with their standard
mini/micro punch grafting methods than to adapt to newer, better techniques.
They can do multiple surgeries  by running in and out of five or more surgery rooms at a time.

Case in point: A Hair Restoration Doctor who is performing 500 to 1000
mini/graft sessions can rely on a staff of 1-3 technicians. The
Doctor’s time is an hour then the technicians take over. The average
Follicular/graft procedure is in the 1000 to 1500 range, requires 4-6
technicians, is labor intensive, is technically more demanding for
the Surgeon and is less profitable because the cost per surgery is
considerably higher so there isn’t a big incentive to make the change.

Q. How many follicular units can be transplanted at once?

A. This depends on the degree of thinning and bald areas…
that’s why we take precise measurements.

The number of grafts can vary from a few hundred to a few thousand.
As many as 2500 Follicular Units can be transplanted in a single session
your naturally occurring, follicular clusters of 1, 2, 3, and 4 hairs at a time.

Q. Who are the best candidates for hair restoration?
A. Nearly everyone with any type of hair loss can benefit from hair restoration using Follicular Transplantation. The only limitation is if there’s insufficient donor hair on the back of the head to be redistributed to thinning and balding areas.
You must have realistic expectations when you come in for your  Evaluation. We can discuss what’s realistic for your unique situation in more detail.
Like any surgery good health is required. Since everyone’s hair loss is unique, only a Thorough Evaluation can determine if your situation is right for hair transplantation.

Q. Why do I see bad hair transplants?

A. Unfortunately the only hair transplants you’ll notice are the bad ones. It’s estimated
that upwards of 90% of Transplant Surgeons still use the old punch
grafting method. This results in a hairline that looks picky and the new hair doesn’t
blend in well with the surrounding hair. Round receptor sites
don’t look natural but the procedure is faster.

You don’t see excellent hair restoration because a good hair restoration is difficult
to detect! The natural-looking results we provide for each patient
are truly undetectable.

Q. What is the procedure like?

A. Hair Restoration surgery is minor surgery done under local anesthesia. The procedure is
performed on an outpatient basis. Temporary numbness and partial loss of sensation
can occur. However there is little discomfort since hair restoration only
involves the outer layers of the skin.

Q. Is the surgery painful?

A. No.
The surgery is actually painless because we are using local anesthetics to
numb the scalp and we provide pre-op and post-op medications to make you comfortable.
You’ll just lay back and you can even watch movies during the procedure.

The local anesthetics will begin to wear off the first night after surgery.
There may be some minor discomfort at the donor area (not in the area where the grafts
were placed). Occasionally there is little  tissue swelling after surgery.

Q. How long will the transplanted hair keep growing?A. The transplanted hair will keep growing for
the rest of your life. The newly transplanted hairs from the
donor area will continue to grow on their preprogrammed genetic course. That means a typical hair follicle will shed every three to six years and then grow back.

It  will grow back at almost half an inch per month (the same
rate as the donor hair). Sometimes the initial hair will grow
out thin like baby hair and becomes thicker over time.

Q. How much does hair restoration cost?

A. The cost of hair restoration is based on several factors:

  • The  degree of hair loss.
  • The  stage of your current hair loss pattern.
  • Your hair characteristics, e.g. straight, curly, fine hair.
  • Prior  hair transplant surgeries.
  • Existing scar tissue in the donor area.
  • Available donor Hair.
  • Patient’s primary concern.
  • Desired density.
  • Potential future hair loss.

Although we try not to distinguish ourselves by Price, you will find our
fees very competitive.
Hair  restoration surgery is just a one-time investment.

100%  Financing with us is easy… and our 3 minute over the phone application
is even easier. Most patients consider the cost as an investment in themselves.

Q. Although hair restoration surgery is a minor outpatient procedure,
what’s the recovery time?

A. Yes
this is minor outpatient surgery… but with any surgery you should take certain precautions.
You can return to work the next day if your job  doesn’t involve heavy lifting. Remember you
just went through a 5-8  hour procedure to restore your natural growing hair. Your body needs
time to recover. So that means no heavy lifting or strenuous exerting  for a period of seven to ten days.
You can return to your  normal routine after that time.


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