Q&A

Which one is better for me, the FUE or FUT?
There are many factors to a hair transplant. During your evaluation, our doctors will be able to determine which procedure would be best for you.
Does it hurt?
After the minor discomfort of a local anesthesia, there is essentially no pain during the surgery. We have found that most of our patients require nothing stronger than mild pain medication the evening of surgery. Prescriptions are provided to meet individual needs. Some minimal soreness may persist in the donor area for several days.
How many grafts will I need?
The number of grafts is determined by the size of the area to be transplanted and the desired thickness.
How long does it take for the scalp to heal?

The recipient area forms small scabs within a few days following the procedure.  These normally fall off approximately 8-10 days post op.

What will the donor area look like after the surgery?

With an FUT procedure, the surrounding hair completely and easily covers the donor site.

With an FUE procedure, the redness begins fading within a few days.  As your native hair begins to grow out, it becomes almost impossible to see the donor area.

How long before I can resume normal activities?
If your work is not strenuous, you can return to work the next day. Most normal activities can be resumed within four to seven days, depending upon the type of procedure you undergo. We will talk about what you want to do and we’ll establish a healthful timetable.
With the FUT procedure, how long do the stitches stay in?
Approximately 10-14 days.
When does the transplanted hair begin growing?
The transplanted hair goes into a “resting stage” following surgery. It begins growing 16 – 20 weeks following surgery and grows about one inch every 2-1/2 months. (In some individuals the hair begins growing immediately).
Can I get it done all at one time?
Sometimes, depending on your goal, it can. A single procedure consisting of a large number of grafts satisfies some patients. But those wanting more dense coverage, or coverage over a large area, generally require more than one procedure.
Can I have an FUE after I've already had an FUT?
Most likely, yes! The donor hair surrounding the scar area is avoided so it does not thin around it and potentially causing the FUT scar to become more visible.
Will my transplanted hair require any special care?
No. It can be cut, colored or permed just like the rest of your hair.
Can everyone benefit from hair restoration surgery?
This determination, in any specific case, is best made during a consultation. Generally, if you are in good health and if you have an adequate donor area, regardless of your age, you can expect to benefit.
Does PRP restore my hair?
PRP helps existing hair by acting as a “fertilizer” causing fine hairs to thicken, thereby adding density. PRP can be done in conjunction with either the FUE or the FUT or on its own.
Can I wear a hairpiece after the surgery?
Yes, as long as it can be easily removed, is well-ventilated, and the scalp can be kept clean.
What is your patient privacy policy?

Our practice is dedicated to maintaining the privacy of your Private Health Information (PHI).   You can view our policy by clicking here:  HIPAA Privacy Practice

Q:Who is a candidate?

A:The vast majority of men and women.

The vast majority of men and women with hair loss can enjoy the benefits of hair transplants. If you are in the early stages of hair loss, we can see to it that you never become bald, even while you conceal the fact that you are taking steps to avoid that destiny.

If your baldness is advanced, we can use modern techniques to eliminate your baldness. Even those with a broad bald area or a very thin remaining fringe of hair can acquire very satisfactory results.

Men

Modern methods allow us to treat hair loss in a very natural way that can be undetectable to others.

Success is achieved in all stages of hair loss, ranging from the early years — with thinning restricted to just the temples at the front or to the crown at the back of the head — to advanced stages when only a fringe of hair remains.

Women

With the new modern technique of follicular unit transplantation, which results in a completely natural appearance, women can acquire beautiful results.

Women who have thinned hair over their entire scalp are not considered good candidates unless they seek to thicken only a small area to improve hair styling.

The following situations in women can be successfully improved or corrected because hair loss occurs in relatively localized areas:

Receding in the temples and frontal hairline

Loss of sideburns from face lift surgery

Scars from forehead lifts or injuries

Loss of hair in the temples from tight braiding, corn-rowing or repeated over-processing

Thinning in the frontal area

The cause of scalp hair loss is often much more complex in women than it is in men and may require an extensive medical evaluation.

In addition to genetic influences, women are more likely to be anemic or low in iron from menstruation or diet. They also experience more hormone changes due to pregnancy, menopause, hormone replacement, and birth-control pills.

Other conditions, including hormone imbalances, medications, stress, illness, injury, and diseases of the scalp, can all cause hair loss.

Our expertise means our female patients acquire a diagnosis and, quite often, a rewarding solution.

Ethnic

The techniques, procedures, and indications for hair transplantation are no different for ethnic hair than for anybody else’s. The only reason for discussing this separately is that in the past, we often discouraged hair transplantation in this population because of the difficulty in obtaining viable grafts from the donor area. When we used larger grafts, it was very difficult to remove the typically curved hair follicle without risking damage to it.

The modern, advanced technology of follicular unit transplantation has revolutionized hair transplantation in ethnic people. (Dr. Tessler was featured in a cover story in the Mind and Body section of The Detroit Free Press regarding this topic).

Now we can separate these small, individual groups of curved hair follicles using a microscope. Then we transplant them close together into very small openings in the bald or thinning areas. The result is a much better, thicker hairline, often achieved in only one procedure.

Barbara Ware
(Blues Singer)
“I feel wonderful! It was one of the best decisions I have ever made.”

 

Duke Fakir
(of The Four Tops)
“When my transplants grew out, it changed my whole world.”

 

Terminology

Follicle, or hair follicle a structure in the skin that is the growth center and produces a single hair

Follicular unit a natural occurring structure in the skin that contains from one to four hair follicles and an oil gland

Follicular unit extraction a method of removing follicular units from the skin (most commonly from the scalp) one unit at a time (See details.)

Follicular unit grafting a surgical method utilizing stereoscopic microscopes to separate follicular units from the skin for use in hair transplantation. It is the gold standard in hair transplantation today (See details.)

Graft a general term in hair transplant surgery to describe a small piece of skin containing hair follicles; it may contain a single hair follicle, a single follicular unit (1-4 hair follicles), or many follicular units

Mega-session a hair transplant procedure involving the transplanting of at least 2000 follicular units during one surgery

Micro-graft a graft containing one hair follicle

Mini-graft a graft containing many follicular units; not cut with the use of a microscope these may result in a much less natural appearance

Cost

The final cost of acquiring the result you desire is determined by two factors: the number of grafts and the number of procedures.

What Influences Cost?

The following dynamics influence those numbers:

  • The extent of your hair loss
  • The size of the area that needs to be filled in
  • The amount of thickness you wish to achieve
  • How quickly you want to achieve your final goal

Some patients want to have as many grafts as possible transplanted at one time. Others chose a more gradual approach consisting of a group of smaller procedures, reducing the initial cost and allowing future consideration of how far to proceed.

Depending on the procedure, the FUE or FUT,  each follicular unit can contain up to four hairs and can be as low as $4.00 per follicular unit. The cost per graft is greatly reduced as the number of grafts per procedure increases.

We assert that you will get more value for your money at our office than you will get at any of our competitors – including the so-called “bargain-priced” clinics. Financing is also available.

Things to Consider

When you consider not the COST “PER GRAFT”, but the COST PER GRAFT THAT GROWS, you cannot get a better value than you do with the vastly experienced, scientifically dedicated, compulsively artistic staff at Berry, Tessler & Aronovitz.

The price per transplanted graft may not be the price you ultimately pay if the procedure is not performed properly. You want to pay for each transplanted graft THAT GROWS HAIR. Additionally, you want that hair to be PROPERLY PLACED with the NATURAL DIRECTION OF GROWTH.

If you lose your grafts due to poor or careless technique, YOU HAVEN’T MERELY LOST YOUR MONEY, you have LOST FOREVER YOUR LIVING DONOR TISSUE, a limited, non-replaceable resource. These facts mean that many people end up PAYING MUCH MORE to so-called “bargain clinics” for each hair that actually grows.

The bottom line: The VALUE is where the EXPERTISE is.

We spare no expense in our goal of maintaining our reputation as “THE BEST”. Our office has a dedicated unit for hair restoration and medical hair loss management staffed with highly trained individuals. Our goal is to make our patients happy with their results. We use only the most current and powerful microscopes and operating lenses to separate the grafts and preserve the follicles, resulting in the full growth of the most natural appearing hair.

These qualities explain our enviable reputation and our long list of celebrity patients – particularly those who spend their lives in front of cameras.

We hope this helps you to make a more informed decision about what is best for you. With our reputation and history of success acknowledged, if you are looking for great results in a warm and friendly environment, then we are the right clinic for you.

Contact Us

Thank you for visiting our website. We would like to hear from you!Contact us with your comments or questions or to request a complimentary consultation by simply filling out the form or calling us at the phone number listed below.

50505 Schoenherr Road, Suite 325
Shelby Twp., MI  48315
(248) 353-1117
info@mihairdoc.com

 We are located in the Shelby Macomb Medical Mall on the west side of Schoenherr Road just south of 23 Mile Road in Shelby Township in Suite 325.

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