Toronto Hair Transplant Results: Why Do Some Look Better Than Others?

Toronto Hair Transplant

Why Do Some Results Look Better Than Others?

Are you wondering why some hair transplants in Toronto seem to look realistic and impressive while others appear not so great? Certainly if you’re considering investing in your own surgical hair restoration, you’ll be interested in which variables could make the outcome fab or a flop.

Searching online for notable celebrity hair transplant before and afters will turn up pictures of actors, athletes, and the uber-wealthy (Elon Musk’s hair transplant speculation comes to mind). But can regular guys in Oakville, Richmond Hill, or Mississauga get hair transplant results that look like a million bucks?

The answer is yes. The expectation of high-quality, long-lasting restoration results is the new norm for men and women in the GTA and Canada if they choose their specialist and the procedure carefully. We’ll provide an overview of what goes into a good-looking Toronto hair transplant plus a few pro tips about how to avoid a hair transplant disaster.

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The Newest Methods

If you’re like most of today’s hair loss patients, you’ll be seeking the safest, newest options to treat your problem. The strip harvesting procedures most common in the past are becoming less so today. Also known as FUT (follicular unit transplant), the strip method surgically removes a piece of the patient’s scalp from the back or lower sides of the head. That section of tissue is then dissected under a microscope, and tiny individual grafts are created from it. The FUT method of hair transplant is still used today, even though the long, deep incision results in lengthy recovery time and unavoidable scars. The reason to go this route can be valid in some cases where there is not enough usable donor hair located in a given zone or if a patient wears their hair long and wants a high number of grafts in a single session.

Women have hair transplants in Toronto too. Since many women wear their hair longer, covering the FUT scar is easier. Female hair loss will tend to show diffused, widespread thinning of hair all over the head, which can make the strip technique more efficient to gather grafts.

However, for people who wear their hair short or who wish to avoid the long, uncomfortable healing time, FUE (follicular unit extraction) has become the go-to hair transplant. Dr. Cory Torgerson’s FUE patients are male and female. They share a common desire to see natural-looking results and to get back to their regular lives quickly, with minimal downtime.

FUE hair transplant in Toronto removes the tiny follicle graft units one by one. A small rotary punch device carefully extracts just the hair roots plus a little surrounding tissue. It leaves a small, shallow hole that can close within a few days and doesn’t require stitches. The grafts are extracted from a randomized zone at the back of the head and taken from dense growth areas. The units are then inserted through meticulously planned slits at the recipient site along the hairline, at the crown, and wherever density is needed.

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FUE Hair Transplant Methods

How do today’s FUE hair transplant methods differ from the past?

In several ways. Back in the 70s, 80s, and even 90s, sections of scalp and hair called plugs were transferred with a large punch tool that removed notably bigger units. These not only left sizeable holes at the donor site, but also unrealistic rows of implanted hair at the top of the head, which never passed close scrutiny. These past transplants looked fake in many cases and may have deterred some people from considering this process for their hair restoration.

How big are today’s FUE units? They can measure less than 1 mm in diameter and contain only one or two hairs. You can bet these are harder to detect with the naked eye. Skilled Toronto hair transplant professionals can perform this procedure, leaving almost no visible trace. And if the surgeon has an artistic eye for creating age-appropriate, natural hairlines, their patients love the before and after results.

How Does a Toronto Hair Transplant Create an Ideal Hairline?

The key lies in density, pattern, and a view to the future.

Have you ever noticed that the strands at the junction of your scalp and forehead thin out a little? They will be physically a little wispier and placed farther apart at all the natural edges of your hairline. It’s how hair naturally grows, and nothing screams “I had a hair transplant” louder than a dense, abrupt hairline with tightly packed hairs and no natural fade.

The placement of a hairline edge should be undulating and variable. Most people don’t have a straight edge or a perfectly rounded one. Though women tend to have a softer line and less indentation at the temple peaks, the edges are always a little random. Hairs should be placed at an angle that follows real growth patterns, which means they don’t all stand straight up or lean in one direction. Your hair transplant specialist should have an in-depth appreciation for the natural growth patterns of hair.

Have you seen hair transplant before and after results that show a dense, youthful hairline with a bald space behind it? The problem with intervening too early on the hair loss journey or implanting hair without a view to the future is that pattern hair loss is progressive. In most cases, fallout will continue over time. If the surgeon hasn’t accounted for that, patients could wind up requiring touch-ups sooner than they intended.

You should wait until your pattern and severity of shedding are well established before considering surgery. When thinning has slowed or stopped, it is a better time to transplant hairs. If you’re likely to continue losing hair over time, planning a hairline appropriate to a 40- or 50-year-old will make more sense than trying to reconstruct the one you had at 18. To avoid this common mistake, see a highly experienced hair transplant specialist.

Thanks to modern advances, Toronto hair transplant results can look so natural that even your barber may not know that you had a little help. To learn what makes the best hair transplants desirable and skip the common mistakes, contact the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic for a consultation. We’re happy to assess your suitability and give you honest, personalized feedback to help you take charge of hair loss.

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