Hair Transplant Surgery
When it comes to your hair loss, our main objective is to help you restore your hair and confidence alike. Whether that’s through the innovative ARTAS® system or our own Max Growth procedure depends on your specific condition and concerns, such as the tolerance for a linear scare, how much hair you’ve lost and how many treatments you may need.
A Max Growth transplant is a great option for people who simply need more hair. In fact, a Max Growth procedure results in 45% more hair than an ARTAS® procedure. Additionally, a typical patient can have between 4-6 Max Growth procedures in a life time, compared to 2-3 ARTAS® treatments.
Why Is Harvesting Limited With ARTAS® But Not Hair Transplant Surgery ?
Too many treatments with ARTAS® is simply not practical because the donor site can become over-harvested. ARTAS® leaves small circular scars that affect the overall condition of the donor area beneath the surface of the skin. It also leaves a “thinner” donor area because hair is now missing. With the linear scar, tissue is removed, remaining tissue is closed and the donor tissue on each side of the scar is completely intact. The hair on each side of the linear scar is just as thick as it was before the surgery. In subsequent surgeries, the single scar is often times removed leaving only one linear scar every time.
Blood Flow Compromise
As more follicles are implanted there is an increased risk of vascular compromise (decreased blood flow to the area caused by injury to the scalp) and graft “popping,” all of which can lead to sub-optimum outcomes. The average ARTAS® graft contains 1.75 hairs, which means that there are more grafts in an ARTAS® procedure (but not more hairs). The Max Growth procedure includes a variation of graft sizes depending on the destination area (i.e. the frontal hairline will have single hair grafts to insure a natural result whereas the vertex has a mixture of graft sizes containing more hairs). This results in less grafts and less demand on blood flow. That is why “more hair” is achieved with Max Growth. It is important to note that grafts are never too large to the point of looking “pluggy.” All results are perfectly balanced and natural.
How To Know If Max Growth Is
In short, come in and have a conversation with one of our doctors. But to start with, consider whether or not you’re in need of a megasession or multiple treatments.
A lot of people make a lot out of the linear scar. And while that’s certainly something to consider, it’s important to remember that your results are only as good as your doctor. You’ve likely only ever noticed the linear scar left behind by a subpar doctor, whereas you’ve never taken note of a linear scare performed by a skilled hair restoration physician.
Book A Consultation
If you’re ready to start your journey, or just want to get a bit more information about a procedure, we encourage you to book a consultation with us. Your consultation will be a one-on-one meeting with one of our medical professionals where we can discuss your specific needs and start developing a personalized plan to achieve your goals.