Bosley Hair Transplantation – 2012

Bosley Hair Transplantation
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Bosley Hair Transplantation includes the FUT and new Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedures.

The Follicular Unit Extraction technique is the most recent advancement in hair transplantation.  With this technique, the Bosley physician removes individual follicular units of 1-3 hairs from the donor area instead of a complete donor strip.

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The FUE technique is different from the traditional FUT procedure in that the FUE extracts with a tiny one millimeter in diameter instrument and transplants individual follicular units while the FUT microscopically dissects units from a donor strip.  The removal of a donor strip in the FUT procedure typically results in a thin, fine scar that is easily covered by the remaining hair.

In men, donor hair comes from the sides and back of the head as these hairs and follicles are resistant to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT).  DHT is the primary cause of male-pattern hair loss where hair thins around the crown and temples of the head.  When transplanted, the donor hair retains its DHT resistance and essentially continues to grow forever where genetically sensitive hair failed.

The typical candidate for the  Bosley’s FUE procedure will:

  • Be interested in a relatively small procedure that involves 1,000 grafts or less
  • Have a limited supply of donor hair
  • Have limited elasticity of the scalp
  • Have limited donor hair supply and scalp elasticity after multiple FUT procedures
  • Need or prefer to wear their hair very short
  • Not be concerned with the close clipping involved in the donor area at the time of the procedure
Hair transplantation is the only permanent solution to hair loss.  But there are other hair loss treatments that have been approved by the FDA to consider when developing a complete hair restoration treatment plan with your Bosley physician.  These treatments include Propecia®, Minoxidil and the Bosley LaserComb.

Minoxidil is one part of  5-step systems Bosley Professional Strength for Men and Professional Strength for Women.  Included are:  Nourishing Shampoo, Volumizing Conditioner, Hair Regrowth Treatment, Dietary Supplement and Follicle Energizer.

The Bosley LaserComb is clinically proven to promote hair growth, grows stronger hair, inhibits hair loss and increases blood flow in the scalp.  The device is easy and convenient to use by simply applying to thinning areas 10-15 minutes, three days per week.

In 1997 Propecia® (finasteride) was approved by the FDA for the treatment of male-pattern baldness.  Propecia® is a drug prescribed to men only that must be taken on a daily basis to maintain results.  Propecia® can help you keep the hair you have but it will not bring back hair you’ve already lost.

Visit the Bosley Store for more hair loss treatment information.

If you are interested in learning more about your hair loss and Bosley’s permanent hair loss solutions, schedule a free, private consultation at one of more than 70 Bosley offices.