At the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic, we are often asked to provide a simple guide to male hair transplantation. Here are the 10 main tips to remember if you are considering hair transplantation. These are based on the most common questions that Dr. Torgerson is asked during our consultations with patients who are experiencing hair loss. We genuinely feel that hair transplants are the most effective treatments that a man can have to restore his hair loss.
Know What Procedures Are Available
There are two common procedures used for hair transplantation. The Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic exclusively offers the FUE (follicular unit extraction) procedure. FUE is used to harvest individual hair follicles from the back and sides of the scalp, called the donor area. This is where the hair is strongest and most abundant. The hair here is also immune to the hormone DHT. This donor hair is then moved to the balding areas. The other technique is FUT (follicular unit transplantation). This procedure involves surgically cutting a strip of scalp from the back of the head with the hair follicles attached. The strip is then put under a microscope, and the follicles are removed and separated before being transplanted in a similar way to the FUE procedure.