In recent years, surgical hair transplantation has become highly sophisticated yet relatively simple. Micrografting technology transfers permanently growing hair from the back and sides of the scalp to the thinning or balding regions. Micrografts and minigrafts of varying sizes (1 to 5 hairs) are surgically implanted in these areas. A natural, feathered hairline is recreated with micrografts of only one or two hairs, while larger minigrafts of two to five hairs are used in other areas.
With excellent surgical skills, a keen sense of aesthetics and a sharp eye for complimenting the structure of the face, Dr. Sheps recreates an undetectable, soft hairline. The ultimate result is hair restoration that looks and feels remarkably natural.
Follicular Unit Grafting
Using the F.U.G. technique, Dr. Sheps exclusively produces micrografts consisting of one to three hairs and transplants them into balding areas. The results of this procedure are indistinguishable from normal hair growth as hair normally grows in groups of one, two or three. For this reason, the F.U.G. technique is now employed by many of the world's foremost hair transplant surgeons.
The Microscope Makes the Difference
Follicular Unit Grafting is a technique that goes beyond the standard approach to micrograft hair transplantation. After a strip of hair is carefully removed from the donor site (typically in the back of the scalp), it is placed under a powerful microscope so follicular units (micrografts) can be meticulously produced. The quality and size of grafts produced by this technique cannot be matched by any other method.
Through careful donor harvest and dissection under Microscopic Magnification, you may obtain ten to thirty percent more hair from your donor area. This is particularly important for patients with gray or blond hair, because light-color grafts are difficult to see with the naked eye; superior visualization results in less graft destruction.
Dense packing of these carefully dissected micrografts is possible, requiring far fewer transplant sessions to achieve a natural cosmetic effect. The results are so natural that people will never know that you've had a transplant.