The artistry of hairline creation
Every person has a unique type and distribution of hair loss. Dr. Kolstad does not rubber stamp the same hairline pattern on all his patients. Most patients with androgenic alopecia experience temporal recession with varying degrees of frontal hair loss. In extensive cases almost all of the hair on the crown and vertex is lost.
The best hair transplant surgeons in San Diego create unique hairlines to meet your specific pattern of alopecia. The number of follicular units required, graft orientation and naturalness are dependent on the surgeon’s expertise and artistic inclinations. Long gone are the days of hair plugs (groupings of 20 hairs). Using state-of-the-art technology a perfectly natural appearing hair transplant may be easier than you think. The following are examples of common patterns of hair loss and Dr. Kolstad’s hair transplant surgeries.
How The Hair Transplant Works
For many patients looking to restore a youthful hairline a session of 2,000 – 3,000 grafts is recommended. If temporal loss is the only area being treated sometimes smaller sessions of 1,000 to 1,500 grafts can get the job done. Restoring the crown or vertex typically requires 2,000 to 4,000 grafts.
The process begins with Dr. Kolstad marking your hairline indicating the placement and orientation the grafts will be placed. The donor site area on the back of the scalp is trimmed very close to the skin. Using a wide area on the back and sides of the scalp allows hair follicles to be removed without thinning of the donor area.