Best Modern Hair Transplants VS. Older Hair Transplants

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It is a fact that hair transplants of yesterday appear nothing like todays' modern natural hair transplant. With improvements in both harvesting hair transplant techniques and also ultra
refined follicular unit transplanting in the recipient areas, todays' hair transplant clients can
enjoy very natural and best hair transplant results.

With older hair transplants, the hairs were taken using large punches and often transplanted into the recipient area directly. In many cases the unnatural results looked like dulls head and had a clumpy, uneven hair distribution, drawing clear distinction between transplanted hair and the native hair. Fortunately with the improvement of hair restoration techniques, many of these older hair transplants can be corrected and meet modern hair transplant standards.

An experienced hair restoration specialist should make an evaluation and make a comprehensive approach for each client based on their needs and concerns. Since hair loss is progressive, the progression of hair loss should be considered into the overall plan and approach. If a client has a bad hair transplant from previous surgery or older techniques, the hair transplant surgeon should examine the scalp to determine the optimal approach to revising the older hair transplant. In some cases, the optimal approach is to place ultra refined single hair follicles in front of the old plugs, in other cases the hair have to be removed completely and replace with single hair units. In this case, the follicles that are removed can be cut into single hair units and be used for re-transplantation.

Hair line revisions are most common among those who had older hair transplant, specially as they age. With the modern hair transplant techniques, once the hair is harvested from the donor area, it is cut under the microscope into refined hair follicular units. The hair restoration specialist should then make incisions into the recipient areas using customized needles that would allow for lateral incisions and smaller units to be implanted. The hair restoration specialist should take time and follow the orientation, and facial contours and make the incisions close enough for dense packing. These factors will allow for natural and best hair transplantation results.
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Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon