Hair Transplant Procedure Details – Bosley Medical Permanent Hair Restoration and Available Hair Loss Treatments
Bosley Hair Transplant Resources:
- Visit the Bosley Store for FDA approved hair loss treatments including the new Bosley Laser Comb.
- View biographies for all Bosley Medical Physicians.
- Find the Bosley Medical Office nearest you with the Bosley Office Locator.
- Battle Against Bald – The Bosley community where you can see before and after results of Bosley hair transplantation.
- Ask Bosley a hair loss related question and receive an answer from the hair loss community or search the database.
Hair loss treatments that are approved by the FDA could become part of a complete treatment plan as decided by you and your Bosley physician. Treatments include Minoxidil, Propecia® and the Bosley Laser Comb.
More information on these treatments is available by ordering a free DVD and Information Kit and scheduling a free, private consultation with a Bosley Senior Counselor. Bosley counselors are thoroughly trained and will answer your general questions on the causes of hair loss and available treatment options while also providing a typical range of cost for these treatments.
Surgical hair transplantation is the only permanent solution to hair loss. With the advancements in hair restoration technology and skill and artistry of Bosley physicians, the results of Bosley permanent hair restoration are a perfectly natural look and restored hairline that is virtually undetectable.
View the Bosley Results Gallery for hair transplant patient before and after pictures as well as tools that provide insight into the results attainable with the procedure.
Bosley permanent hair restoration is a relatively simple procedure performed on an outpatient basis that follows the following 5 general steps:
1. Establish specific goals for your procedure with the Bosley physician.
2. After the procedure plan is confirmed, local anesthetic is given at the sides and back of the head (where the donor strip will be removed). After the donor strip is removed, the Bosley physician will suture the donor area. This typically leaves a very fine, thin scar that is easily concealed by the remaining hair.
3. Follicular units contain groupings of 1-4 hairs. After the donor strip is removed, the skilled surgical staff begins dividing these units. Later they will be skillfully placed in the recipient sites.
4. Local anesthesia is given in the recipient area where the grafts will eventually be placed. When ready, the Bosley physician will create each recipient site by hand with specific location, angle and depth. A perfectly natural hairline is created with this skill and artistry.
5. Once the Bosley physician has completed the recipient sites, the surgical team, which is under the doctor’s direction, will begin placement of the grafts one at a time.
The FUT procedure differs from the FUE in that a complete strip is taken from the donor area. The follicular units are then dissected from the donor strip and transplanted to areas of thinning or baldness. The FUT procedure typically results in a thin, fine scar that is easily concealed by the remaining hair.
Using the FUE technique, a Bosley physician extracts individual follicular units of 1-3 hairs (sometimes 4) from the donor area and transplants them to areas of thinning or baldness. In men, the donor area is on the sides and back of the head where the hair and follicles are resistant to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is the primary cause of male-pattern hair loss.