Many patients worry that this procedure will yield fake-looking results; however, that is a myth. Sometimes the unnatural rows of overly large plugs that defined hair transplant results of the 80’s and 90’s still come to mind when people imagine the possibilities. Thankfully, we’ve come a very long way, and truly flawless outcomes are now the norm in a qualified surgeon’s hands. While it will take some time to achieve a full head of natural looking hair, it is possible to do so thanks to advancements in technology.
Previously, the strip hair transplant method required making a long incision in the back of the head and placing hair grafts with several follicles closely grouped together. The results of this procedure have often varied, but in many cases, unskilled division and placement made the plugs visible and created unrealistic patterns on the scalp. Scarring was also inevitable with previous transplant techniques. However, today’s Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) devices are incredibly precise which means that one or two hairs can be extracted at a time and placed in small micro-slits created on the recipient area. A skilled surgeon will carefully implant the follicles in a way which mimics the natural pattern, density and hair growth direction of your hair, allowing for seamless results.