Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation
The Ultimate in fullness and naturalness in one surgery session.
We’ve all seen the “pluggy” hair transplants of the
past. But we don’t see today ’s state of the art hair transplants
because they go unnoticed.
Follicular Evolution - from big grafts to micro grafts
to ultra refined grafts.
Surgical hair restoration has dramatically evolved from the big round
“plug” grafts of the 1960’s and 70’s, to the “mini
micrografts” of the 80’s and early 90’s, to modern hair
transplant procedures using entirely follicular unit grafts.
Now hair restoration surgery is going through another important evolution
that is improving both the naturalness and fullness that can be achieved
from any one surgical hair transplant session.
Ultra Refined Grafting - Smaller Blades, Incisions and Grafts.
Today’s micro surgical blades, like the size of hair grafts, have
become ever smaller and now enable hair transplant surgeons to safely make
more tiny graft incisions in a given area than ever before. Surgeons are
then able to “dense pack” select areas with as many as 40 to
60 follicular unit grafts per square centimeter. This graft density is as
much as twice that of the standard follicular unit hair transplant procedure.
Such high densities of transplanted hair typically produce the appearance
of fullness even after only one surgical session. Patients also experience
rapid healing and no visible skin distortions due to the tiny size of these
Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Grafting - Hard on
the clinic but easy on the patient.
Ultra refined follicular unit grafting raises the bar for physicians and
their staff. This delicate and demanding hair transplant procedure requires
more skill and careful attention to be performed properly. The smaller and
more tightly packed incisions require more closely dissected follicular
unit grafts that are carefully trimmed under microscopes. These small and
densely packed incisions are also more difficult to place the grafts into.
This procedure also requires more careful patient selection, as “dense
packing” of grafts is not appropriate for all patients.
Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Transplantation –
the new “Gold Standard”.
In the hands of a highly skilled physician and staff the Ultra refined
follicular unit hair transplant procedure can achieve excellent new hair
growth that is so natural that it is undetectable even under close scrutiny.
While the standard micro “follicular unit” hair transplant
does produce natural looking results, its ability to achieve high density
in only one surgical session is limited. Thus patients may have to do subsequent
surgical sessions in a transplanted area to achieve a full look.
The many patient benefits of this new procedure are
significant and include:
- The ability to get excellent hair density in only one surgical session.
- Minimal trauma in the graft recipient area with rapid post surgical
- Little or no visible pitting or distortions in the transplanted areas.
- More natural direction and angulation of the transplanted hair.
Densely packed grafts that are properly angled.
Today hair transplant surgeons can control and vary the angle and direction of tiny graft incisions to a high degree. This enables the transplanted hairs to grow out at natural angles and directions.
The Lateral Slit Technique.
Many of the physicians recommended on this site use this lateral slit technique (also known as “coronal” or “perpendicular” grafting) exclusively or in combination with other techniques.
The lateral slit technique enables a surgeon to create graft incisions at varying angles (ranging from 10 to 90 degrees to the scalp), including very acute angles. The ability to create incisions at very acute angles is particularly useful in areas such as the front temples and sides where the hair normally grows out lying flat on the scalp.
perform Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation.
all the physicians recommended on this website perform quality follicular
unit hair transplants, only some of them are capable of performing large
sessions of ultra refined follicular hair transplantation.
However, all members of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration
Physicians perform ultra refined grafting with excellent results.
more about the Coalition and its outstanding member physicians.