Our Toronto Hair Transplant Surgery Team Highlight Old Vs. New Procedures
In reviewing the evolution within hair transplants in recent years, it’s useful to take a look at the progress we’ve made in the types of procedures now being completed on patients around the world. Our experts have many years’ experience within the hair transplant surgery Toronto marketplace. In this post, we’ll introduce some of the changes that have taken place while comparing older and newer forms of hair transplant treatment for Toronto patients.
The concept of donor dominance was first established in the 1950s when Dr. Norman Orentreich established that donor hair retained the characteristics from the donor site when it was moved to the new site on the patient’s head. However, transporting hair and using large grafts as part of the surgery often led to unsatisfactory results for the patient.
One of the more common issues with this type of hair transplant treatment was that the hair didn’t have a natural appearance. The hair would grow unevenly, and patients were often required to go back to their specialist in a short timeframe to have the procedure redone. And patients were sometimes left with off-putting scars that not only made the surgery work more noticeable but also diminished any net benefits from having the procedure.
Newer Procedures Supporting Superior Results
This eventually led to the development of the FUE (follicular unit extraction) technique. FUE involves the individual extraction of each follicular unit without removing a strip of tissue. The process allows for a shorter recovery time than with FUT treatments and, in some cases, a lower level of post-operative discomfort.
Choosing An FUE Treatment
The new FUE treatments offer hair transplant patients the best chances for success in re-growing their natural hair. But there are many considerations to make before choosing the ideal FUE treatment for you. These considerations might include:
How long does the treatment require, and will you have to take time away from work to recover? Any time away could add to the cost of the treatment.
Most skilled professionals can now help patients through the FUE process with very limited scarring. But it’s important to look at the specialist’s past results to determine their skill level.
Work with your specialist to ensure you have a clear understanding of the price of the hair transplant, including any follow-up treatments.
Our Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic team is here to guide you on your latest hair loss treatment options. To learn more, call us today at 647-351-0061 and schedule a consultation with Dr.Torgerson, one of the top hair transplant surgeons in Toronto.