At Harmony Hair Clinic, we perform state-of-the-art hair transplant surgery for women in a personalized setting. Our team is an renowned expert in hair transplantation, a lecturer, inventor, and an advocate for patient education.
In short, you will find an extremely caring, experienced and respected hair transplant surgeon when visiting his office. Your search for the right physician ends here. Read the hair transplant reviews or contact us to ask support team a question or to schedule a free consultation. We personally answers all inquires.
Here are some things you should know about the surgical procedures at Harmony Hair Clinic .
What are follicular units? Most people (including some doctors) believe that hair grows in single strands over the entire scalp. Not true. Look through a stereoscopic dissecting microscope at the Hair Sciences Center of Colorado and you’ll see that hair grows in small bundles of one to four-and occasionally, five-hairs. These bundles, along with their support system (below-the-skin sebaceous glands, muscle and connective tissue) form what is known as a “follicular unit.”
Follicular unit extraction (FUE)
What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)? Follicular Unit Extraction is a technique that eliminates the linear scar associated with strip harvest and helps to minimize scar visibility in the donor area and to reduce healing time. Specifically, FUE is a method of obtaining follicular units from the donor area one at a time using specialized punches or the ARTAS Robot. Surgeons performing this technique select the follicular unit to be removed, the punch is then placed over the follicular unit and inserted into the skin to separate the follicular unit from the surrounding skin. Next, the follicular unit is grasped and extracted from the surrounding skin. To minimize follicle damage, we have developed the S.A.F.E. System and the S.A.F.E. Hex dissecting tip for the patient’s benefit.
Follicular unit hair transplantation
What is Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation (FUHT)?
FUHT is a specialized surgical procedure in which the grafts transplanted are follicular units, naturally occurring single hairs or groups of 2-4 hairs. This is how hair grows naturally on your scalp and this is duplicated with FUHT. Once the units are prepared, they are carefully placed in thinning/balding areas in such a way as to achieve the most natural appearance. This means we rearrange the units-using one- and two-hair units to reconstruct the hairlines and three- and four-hair units to create density behind the hairline zone. This makes the results virtually undetectable.
How does FUE differ from FUHT?
The difference is in how the individual follicular units are obtained. In the standard FUHT-strip harvest the donor units are identified and dissected away from the donor strip using operating microscopes. The donor strip (a portion of skin) is surgically removed from the donor area and the incision from the procedure always creates a linear scar. In comparison, FUE creates small (less than one millimeter) scars where each unit has been removed. No strip of skin is removed.
Are the end results of transplants using FUE better than those of FUHT with a strip harvest?
No, the appearance of the transplanted area is generally the same.
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for hair transplant surgery?
Most women in good general health are candidates for hair transplantation. Your personal situation is best determined through a private consultation with the support team. As noted previously, your consultation will provide plenty of time to have your questions about candidacy, options and outcomes answered to your satisfaction.