A hair transplant is an operation in which hair follicles that are not susceptible to pattern hair loss (usually from the permanent fringe of hair at the back and sides of the head) are relocated to areas of the scalp that are bald, or destined to become bald. Hair can also be transplanted to other areas including the eyebrows, eyelashes, moustache, beard and body.
The field of cosmetic hair transplant Toronto was born in the late 1950’s and has evolved dramatically over the last 50 years. With modern techniques follicular unit grafting, pluggy, unnatural “doll’s hair” results are a thing of the past. Follicular units are naturally occurring groupings of one, two, three and sometimes four or five hairs.
In a modern hair transplant, follicular units are removed from the back or sides of the scalp to the hairline and other areas of the scalp that exhibit hair loss. Depending on the goals and individual characteristics of each patient, the follicular units from the donor area can be removed all at once in a long strip and then divided into individual follicular units using microscopic surgical dissection. Under some circumstances, the follicular units are removed individually using an alternative technique referred to as follicular unit extraction. Regardless of the technique however, our meticulous cosmetic surgical techniques usually result in virtually undetectable scars.
Once the follicular units have been prepared, precise instruments are then used to create tiny recipient sites in areas of the scalp that are bald (or destined to become bald). The creation of the recipient sites requires surgical skill and artistry in order to achieve a long-term result that will continue to look totally natural even as the patient ages.
Once the recipient sites have been created, the grafts are individually inserted into place. The transplanted hair is your own and will continue to grow for the rest of your life, just as it did in its original location. It can be washed, brushed, cut and styled just like any naturally occurring hair.
Using modern techniques and instrumentation, our team is able to create a natural appearance with the hairline, density and coverage that are appropriate for each individual patient.
Hair transplantation is performed under local freezing with mild sedation in a comfortable office setting.
The side-effects of hair transplantation surgery are relatively minor and serious complications are extremely rare. Modern hair transplantation surgery in our setting is comfortable, predictable, and produces pleasing results.