In the more than forty years that the specialists at The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research have been helping to treat men and women for hair loss, our board certified surgeons, Dr. Edmond Griffin and Dr. Ashley Curtis, have performed thousands of surgical hair transplantation procedures. While we know that the effectiveness of any hair transplant is ultimately determined by the skill and expertise of the surgeon performing the procedure, we have also learned, over the years, that there are several additional factors that can significantly improve a patient’s hair transplantation results. Specifically, there are a few specialized techniques and advanced pieces of technology that we use at The Griffin Center to help ensure that our hair transplant patients look their best.
Specialized Suturing Techniques
During a follicular unit grafting (FUG) procedure, a single strip of donor scalp is removed from a non-balding area on the back or side of the patient’s scalp, and then carefully dissected under a sophisticated binocular microscope into follicular units which can then be transplanted. However, some patients are hesitant to undergo an FUG procedure because of the linear scar that may be left behind. At the Griffin Center, our expert surgeons utilize a special form of closure that allows hair to grow through the healing surgical incisions, making the already faint scar much less noticeable.
Advanced Follicular Extraction Technology
One of the most difficult challenges during all hair transplant surgeries is to avoid damaging the follicles during extraction. This is particularly true during a follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure, which requires that each follicular unit be removed individually from the donor area. The new FUE technology that we use at The Griffin Center combines a high-speed oscillating motion with a specialized hybrid trumpet punch to achieve a higher number of grafts per punch and a significantly reduced transection rate. This makes it possible to secure a higher percentage of healthy grafts using the same FUE techniques, which in turn means more complete coverage and better hair transplant results.
A sharp contrast between dark-colored hair and a light-colored scalp can make thinning hair much more noticeable, so we offer patients the option of further concealing this contrast through scalp micro-pigmentation. This specialized technique, similar to tattooing, replicates the look of real, shaven hair on the scalp using tiny dots of pigment. Scalp micro-pigmentation can not only make the scalp appear darker and less visible between existing hairs, but can also mimic the appearance of a more fully developed hair line in patients with a closely shaved scalp or even conceal the faint scars that are left behind after a follicular unit grafting (FUG) or follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplantation procedure.
At The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research, we have always believed that it is the details that make the difference, and that it is our attention to every single detail of the hair transplant process that allows us to consistently achieve such exceptional and natural-looking hair transplantation results. If you are concerned about your own hair loss, or are interested in learning more about the many surgical and non-surgical hair restoration options that we can offer, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to get the latest news or answers to your questions about hair restoration or contact The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration so that we can schedule an appointment for a full hair restoration consultation.