The Surgeons at the Laufer Institute of Plastic Surgery are leaders in the hair restoration field. Our staff of surgeons blend their training in aesthetic surgeries with latest techniques in hair restoration to give you a natural hairline that your proud of. We achieve high hair restoration results and provide comfort and convenience to our patients. Our surgeons work with the best technicians in the country to ensure that all hair transplant procedures are in keeping with best practices.
Approximately one-half of the men in the United States are affected by hair loss resulting in a thinning of the scalp hair or baldness. These conditions affect 20% of the women as well. While many people are not concerned about their hair loss, others may feel a loss of self-esteem, become distressed and look for ways to correct their condition. In the past 10 years, there have been major advances in hair restoration for both men and women. No longer does hair transplantation result in the obvious and unattractive “hair plug” appearance.
Heredity is the leading cause of hair loss in men. Male pattern baldness is the easiest form of hair loss to correct. It usually begins with a receding hairline or a thinning at the crown and progresses over a lifetime. In women it is hormonal. Hormonal changes include those that occur during menopause and can lead to thinning and pattern loss. Many factors including high fever, severe infection, diet, certain medications, birth control pills, thyroid disease, childbirth and cancer treatments can cause hair loss. Frequent shampooing, the wearing of hats and poor circulation are not the cause of hair loss
Immediately after the procedure the sites of the transplanted hairs are visible as very small wounds.
These heal quickly, and within a few days are no longer distinguishable from the surrounding skin. In fact, patients are encouraged to wash their hair the day after the procedure. The very small wounds can be camouflaged by surrounding hair, if there is still some in the area. Patients are allowed to wear a loose-fitting cap if they like.
FUT: This method results in a linear scar in the donor area, patient will heal with a fine straight scar that will be undetectable as long as patient leaves hair ¼” long.
FUE: This method leaves circular scarring, which is less apparent than a linear scar, allowing the patient to wear their hair shorter.
* Note: both methods of harvesting leave some scarring
Follow-up care is vital for this procedure to monitor healing. Obviously, anything unusual should be reported to your surgeon immediately. It is essential that you keep your follow-up appointments.
“My mission in life, my passion, is to help my patients realize their image potential, giving them a confidence and satisfaction in their lives that they richly deserve.” – Erel Laufer, M.D.