Facts about Hair Transplants

A hair transplant surgery in Palo Alto is a process in which follicles are taken away from a site on the body, such as face or legs, and are then placed on an area that is balding, or that has always been bare. This same technique is also used for transplanting brows or lashes. The great thing about these techniques is that they are permanent and are noninvasive.

There are two main ways in which this can be achieved. The first is via strip harvesting, where skin strips that have regular growth are placed on areas that are lacking.This method is the one that’s most widely used nowadays, as it only lives patients with small scars that can heal in a few weeks. The other method is follicular unit extraction, in which clusters are removed one by one together with their roots, after which they are placed on the bare area. This process takes quite a long time, but it does have the benefit of giving more natural results, and not leaving any marks. Still, it is not a cost effective solution for a transplant when done manually, which is why the introduction of robotics is extremely well received.


Because the hair that is transplanted is natural, it behaves in this way, shedding two to four weeks after the surgery in Palo Alto is done. After that, the implanted roots will start to grow strands in a natural manner.


The fact that local anesthesia is used makes the whole process pain-free, and the patient can usually head back home within the same day. This alleviates many of the fears that people may have about having the procedure done.


Results of this procedure vary from person to person, which is why it is crucial for patients to have their expectations set straight, so as to avoid being disappointed if the final result doesn’t turn out quite like they expected it. What’s more, not all instances of baldness can be solved with this technique. To better understand whether one’s case can benefit from this type of surgery, one should talk to a specialized doctor. Finally, the price of the procedure also varies, depending on the number of needed grafts. As one may expect, the more grafts needed, the higher the price will be.

Disclaimer: We are unable to guarantee any result, even though most of our patients do see success. The results of our services will vary greatly to each patient’s level of commitment and compliance with the program.

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