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How is the Modern Day Hair Transplant different from traditional hair transplant?

If your hair is thinning, or you have a receding hairline, you may want to consider a hair transplant. Hair transplantation can be done using the strip method, or the more modern Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE),the choice depends a lot on the individual patient. But how is the modern day hair transplant different from traditional hair transplant? While both methods can improve hair fullness, they utilize different hair harvesting techniques.

Traditional Strip Method
With this method, a strip of the scalp that has hairs on it is taken from the back of the head. The strip is then divided into individual grafts, before being placed at the recipient sites. This technique results in a narrow linear scar at the back of the head.

Modern Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Method
FUE involves the extraction of individual follicular units that are harvested directly from the scalp, using a punch needle. At Awaken Aesthetics, Torrance, CA, this is done using an automated device known as the SmartGraft. The SmartGraft improves the accuracy of the procedure,as well as the survival rate of the grafts.

Advantages of modern hair transplant:

  • Results look more natural, as the new hairs merge easily with the existing hair.
  • Faster recovery time.
  • Less pain at the donor site.
  • Leaves very tiny micro-scars in the donor area that are not easily detectable.

The results with FUE are superior to those achieved with the traditional strip method.

Both hair transplant methods are available at Awaken Aesthetics. Surgery is performed by Dr. Mike Sheu, a highly experienced, board certified hair transplant surgeon. Dr. Sheu uses his immense skill and expertise to achieve the natural-looking hairline patients desire. Call 310-791-2233 today and schedule a consultation.

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