FUE Toronto: 3 Tips for Regular Guys to Get Celebrity Hair
You’ve seen them — the celebrity FUE before and after photos that look impossibly natural and stylish. What guy researching Toronto FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplants hasn’t searched for Elon Musk’s hair transplant? (If you haven’t, go ahead. We’ll wait.) The transformation is pretty impressive. “But this man has infinite funds to pay for miracle hair!” you say. “I can’t afford a celebrity hair transplant.”
We’ve got good news for regular people who want their hair back. No longer just a possibility for the fabulously wealthy and stylish, in Toronto FUE hair transplants are effective, practical, and deliver impressively natural hair restoration. You can have it too.
Here we’ll share our top 3 tips for men seeking hair restoration. Do you know how to find the best FUE surgeons in Toronto? Or whether you’re an ideal patient? You have good questions, and we have your answers.
FUE Toronto: Did he or didn’t he?
With hair restoration surgery being so commonly accepted and prevalent today, we tend to look at all our favourite actors differently. Did Elon Musk get a hair transplant? Did David Beckham or Matthew McConaughey have FUE? Multiple hair experts and gossip mags have weighed in, and while it’s not possible to confirm a person’s choices unless they choose to divulge, in this day and age no one can escape the side-by-side hairline comparisons. Social media and the abundance of photos that come from being in the public eye mean that the regular folks at home can see visible evidence of hair filling in and baldness reversing over the span of a year or two.
Given how much FUE hair transplants in Toronto have advanced and the fact that “scarless” and rapid recovery hair surgery is a new reality, it’s certainly feasible that people who appear to have had a transplant did. So how did they do it?
You may have seen bad hair transplant results before. They’re becoming less common (thankfully), but the apparent hair plug look of past procedures haunt us. If you want a high-end result, do you need to track down Elon and ask who he went to? (No, please don’t do that.)
Celebrity FUE is the same as everyone else’s
The wealthy and famous are subject to the same marketing and abundance of choices that average people are. That means that they choose surgeons based on advertising or word of mouth, just like you. The entire Toronto FUE cost for a full crown restoration will typically fall between 10 and 20 thousand dollars, and that’s true for anyone. Some rich people make excellent surgeon choices, and others don’t. The good news for you is that selecting an expert who will do a fabulous job of your FUE in Toronto means following the tips ahead, not being rich.
Toronto FUE hair transplant: the process
Hair restoration with follicular unit extraction is a surgical technique. While it is considered minimally invasive compared with past approaches, doing it well requires skill, strong talent, and experience. Not everyone offering hair transplant in Canada has the expertise for permanent, desirable results.
Though Musk hasn’t shared his secret, a detailed, close analysis of his new hairline suggests a much more natural-looking solution than a toupee or wig. If he had restoration done, it was likely follicular unit transplantation (FUT) or FUE.
FUE vs. FUT: Which is better?
The best method for you will depend somewhat on your needs rather than merely a choice. Most often today, our clients say they want FUE hair transplants because they don’t want visible scars. The healing time with FUE is faster, and the risks are somewhat lower. Here’s how it works:
With FUE, a small rotary punch tool can be operated by hand or as part of a digital or robotic system. The punch excision device used for graft extraction removes incredibly tiny units of hair follicles and scalp. The units each contain 1 to 4 hairs, and the micro-amount of tissue attached ensures that live follicles have the supportive cells they need to thrive in their new location. One by one, small bunches of hairs are taken from the donor area, then reinserted to the top and sides of the head. The placement of hairs that are visible at the hairline requires artistry and strategy. The direction, angle, density, and graft type are carefully attended to during implantation.
FUT is also known as the “strip method”. It involves using a scalpel to excise a strip of hair and scalp, then dissecting it into small, individual units. The opening is stitched shut. Once it has healed in 2 weeks, it leaves a linear scar at the back of the head. It’s possible to hide that under moderate hair growth in some cases. In others, the scar itself requires surgery or tattooing to camouflage it.
Though both techniques are used in Toronto, FUE is desirable for its less invasive nature.
Put simply, not everyone is. Although permanent hair restoration produces life-changing, confidence-boosting outcomes for many people, this technique is limited by the hair you have. For people who have severe balding, there isn’t usually a benefit to surgery. That’s because FUE redistributes your own hair. It doesn’t add volume, but simply relocates some of the hair you have to an area where growth is sparse. It’s designed to create the illusion of density and thickness, while ideally not depleting the donor region to create a new problem.
For men who have male pattern baldness, the classic path of shedding means that they keep a band of dense-growing hair at the back and sides of their head that is resistant to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the hormone that causes the baldness. If there’s enough to work with, your Toronto FUE surgeon can thin out that supply and move between 500 and 2,500 grafts back up top.
Looking at early pictures, Musk appears to have been a great candidate. He had plenty of thick, available donor hair at the sides and back of the head while the frontal hairline and crown had receded significantly.
This is no time to go for deals, especially overseas. You’ll come across the “too-good-to-be-true” hair transplant packages when researching line. Unfortunately, paying shockingly low prices for any cosmetic procedure can lead to shockingly bad results. Even hair transplants in Mississauga, Richmond Hill, and Oakville are not all equal. Here’s why you must select a facial plastic surgeon or head and neck surgeon who specializes in these procedures and performs a significant amount:
Note** You have a finite number of hairs on your head. If your hair is falling out, you have limited and decreasing numbers of viable grafts. Unlike some cosmetic treatments, if a poor job is done with your FUE procedure and you lose a large number of grafts, you may not get another chance to do it right. Each little unit of follicles must be extracted, handled, and reimplanted by someone who has in-depth knowledge and ability.
Top-of-the-line hair transplant in Canada costs more when utilizing devices like NeoGraft and SmartGraft. That’s because high-level technology protects and preserves the grafts, making take rates over 90%. When you invest thousands of dollars in restoring your hair, you deserve the reassurance that your follicles’ potential will be maximized and handled with great care.
While the process of follicular unit extraction does permanently restore hair, the hairs which haven’t shed from the top of your head yet, still might. When it comes to genetic androgenic alopecia, the DHT resistant strands from the back of your head will bring their donor dominance with them to the new zone. This means they stay put and your results are permanent.
However, it is realistic to expect additional thinning over time. Adjustments or touch-ups will be needed. Depending on your age at the time of your procedure, in another 5 or 10 years you might have lost more hair and require another session to fill things in nicely. This is why choosing a practitioner devoted to hair transplant surgery matters. It’s is not a cookie-cutter procedure or a one-time fix. The changes people undergo when losing their hair are unique, dynamic, and challenging.
Dr. Torgerson FUE
Dr. Cory Torgerson plans his patients’ hair treatment to look great both now and in the future. As patients age and hair changes, that restoration result should adapt and appear age-appropriate over time. The best FUE surgeons also offer complementary procedures such as PRP or laser light therapy as an adjunct to healing and hair growth. To see the optimal, celebrity results you want, you need a plan, not just a fix.
Contact the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic today
You’re welcome to continue your research and planning with us. Dr. Torgerson is a sought-after hair restoration surgeon. He operates his dedicated hair transplant clinic in beautiful Yorkville, Toronto. We see clients of all ages and backgrounds, men and women, who want to reverse their hair loss. We understand how frustrating and discouraging it is to see unwanted changes take place that seem out of your control. There’s a lot you can do. You have choices, and while FUE is one of them, we often recommend a multifaceted approach to get the most from more than one treatment type. Whether you qualify for a surgery or not, leading-edge therapies that improve blood flow to follicles and trigger new hair cell growth are available to you.
Our experienced and compassionate staff will guide you through the technologies and answer all your questions. Dr. Cory Torgerson offers free consultations because he wants his clients to receive detailed, personalized feedback with no pressure. Is a FUE hair transplant the rejuvenating answer you’ve been seeking? It might be. Let us take a closer look and help you choose what’s best for you.