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Top Hair Restoration Surgeons in Hawaii
Some say the Hawaiian tropical island is as close as we can possibly get to the fountain of youth. In fact, Hawaiian locals not only live longer, but they’re generally less stressed and overall happier than the rest of the world. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to enjoy even the most beautiful of places when you are experiencing hereditary hair loss or Androgenic Alopecia.
Hair loss affects one third of men before the age of 21 and nearly 40% of women suffer from some degree of thinning by the age of 50. Thankfully, hair loss is no longer a sentence, but a choice. Today, surgical hair restoration largely goes unnoticed by the general public because hair transplants have become undetectable when done right. However, that doesn’t mean that hair restoration does not have its limitations.
We have all seen the pluggy "Barbie doll" and "corn row" hair transplants of the past. Today, patients are lucky enough to be able to choose from two ultra-refined surgical techniques. However, there are limitations and restrictions associated with each surgical technique. Luckily, there are some options that can help hair loss sufferers mitigate these restrictions and limitations.
What Are The Limitations and Restrictions Associated With Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS)?
FUSS or strip surgery is performed by removing a strip of donor tissue from the back and sides of the scalp which are genetically resistant to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the main catalyst for androgenic alopecia (genetic hair loss). Strip surgery relies on the elasticity of a patients scalp because every time a strip of donor tissue is removed, the patients scalp becomes tighter and loses elasticity. Thus, this reduces the number of hair transplant surgeries a patient could have without severely compromising the scalp. The term "stripped out" refers to the patients’ scalp which can no longer withstand any further donor tissue removal.
What Are The Limitations and Restrictions Associated with Follicular Unit Excision (FUE)
FUE is a minimally invasive procedure that involves a hair transplant surgeon removing follicular units one by one from the patients’ donor site with a small punch ranging between the sizes of 0.7 and 1mm in circumference. Generally, due to the nature of FUE, fewer grafts can be extracted per surgical session in comparison to FUSS because of its inherent limitations which include - graft transection, surgical fatigue, donor density and graft quality. Prospective patients must be cognizant of these limitations before committing to surgery.
Combining Both Surgical Techniques Allows For More Surgeries And More Hair!
By combining both FUSS and FUE, the surgeon is able to extract more hair from the donor site of the patient than any one procedure could alone. Additionally, by combining both surgical techniques the donor density and scalp elasticity is easily mitigated thus, producing more hair for the patient. In the old days, a patient would be "stripped out" and would no longer be considered a hair transplant candidate.
However, now that both surgical techniques have become ultra-refined, by hair restoration physician can now extract more hair from a patient who's already been "stripped out" by finishing off with FUE. This mitigates the limitations associated with both surgical techniques and provides the patient with a denser fuller head of hair.
Who Is The Best Hair Transplant Surgeon in Hawaii?
While determining which hair transplant surgeons are performing state of the art hair restoration surgery in a particular area like Hawaii, one can use objective standards. However, narrowing it down to the “best“ is just as much subjective as it is objective. For example, if you compare two famous artists like Picasso and Michel Angelo, one may be more impressed with Michel Angelo’s use of color while another might like Picasso’s use of brush strokes. Similarly, two individuals could be comparing the same two excellent surgeons recommended by this community and arguing about which one is better simply because of personal preference.
Unfortunately, there are no hair transplant surgeons that we recommend that reside in Hawaii. However, one of our approved and recommended surgeons has a consulting office in Honolulu, Hawaii. The surgeon is Dr. Thomas Rosanelli of Rosanelli Medical Associates (RMA).
Dr. Rosanelli has been performing surgical hair restoration for over 20 years and dedicates his practice to refining and performing hair transplant surgery. He practices out of San Francisco, California and prides himself on providing individual and personalized care to all of his patients. In fact, Dr. Rosanelli has a 24/7 answering service that he provides all of his patients in case they need to reach him after hour he performs both Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) and strip surgery on a consistent basis. In addition, Dr. Rosanelli also performs robotic FUE with the ARTAS Hair Restoration System. The ARTAS Hair Restoration System is a robotic device that extracts the follicular unit grafts from the patients’ donor site (back and sides of the scalp).
Furthermore, he has 10 full-time medical technicians that have been in his practice for over 10 years. The staff is expertly trained and performs hair restoration like a well-oiled machine. Moreover, Dr. Rosanelli uses state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the procedures are being performed to the best of his ability and are ultra-refined.
Dr. Rosanelli is also a member and former president of the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ASHRS) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). He is also a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and is a board certified diplomat of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS). The best way to treat hair loss is to do something about it. Don’t delay and schedule a free virtual consultation today!
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