If you are considering hair restoration surgery, it is important to find a qualified hair transplant specialist who has proper training, experience and certifications. Even minimally invasive hair restoration procedures are, in fact, surgery requiring medical expertise. When performed by trained physicians, today’s hair restoration procedure safely and effectively creates natural-looking, permanent results that are virtually undetectable. Understanding the role of the Physician Hair Restoration Specialist's credentials and experience is worth hair saving. Dr. Arambulo is a Diplomate of the Philippine Board of Dermatology and the first and only Filipino Diplomate of American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.
The position of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery that any procedure involving a skin incision for the purpose of tissue removal from the scalp or body, or to prepare the scalp or body to receive tissue, (e.g., incising the FUE graft, excising the donor strip, creating recipient sites) by any means, including robotics, is a surgical procedure. Such procedures must be performed by a properly trained and licensed physician. Physicians who perform hair restoration surgery must possess the education, training, and current competency in the field of hair restoration surgery.
For men and women suffering from hair loss, hair transplantation can be a life-changing procedure. Hair transplant restores naturally growing hair to areas that had been thinning or bald. In addition to scalp hair restoration, hair transplants can be used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, facial hair, and hair lost due to trauma on the scalp and on the body, as well.
Many people worry about the cost of a hair transplant. Hair transplant surgical fees can vary depending on the type of service and area of coverage chosen. We tell our patients "We can assure you of the world-class quality hair transplant procedure by Dr. Arambulo."
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The hair restoration procedure gives not only aesthetic result but also emotional, granting many patients increased confidence and self-assurance. The decision to undergo hair transplant surgery and choice of hair transplant specialist should be well thought out and never done in haste because we continue to see unhappy patients with poor density and unnatural hairline results done somewhere. If you are one of the unhappy patients do not be discouraged. Even if you have depleted donor area, there is hope for us to create your crowning glory and be happy again. Dr. Arambulo is adept in both manual and motorized FUE technique to remove the grafts that were placed in areas they don't belong. The extracted grafts are transferred to areas that are in the hair transplant procedure requires, that is, creation a natural look. In addition, our center offers scalp micropigmentation as an alternative option to hair transplant procedure.
Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation (FUT), represents the end refinement of surgical hair transplant. In a properly performed follicular unit transplant, the result will mimic the way hair grows in nature and will be undetectable as a hair transplant. Hair Transplant is considered a minor surgery, which usually takes 6-12 hours. The length of the procedure depends on the scalp characteristics, how patient is prepared for the procedure and the number of grafts to place in one session. Some patients require only one session but other individuals with progressive and severe pattern of hair loss might require more than one session. In addition, since donor supply is limited, especially in young patients, proper scalp assessment and careful planning are important to reach the beneficial aesthetic result.
The patient will be under local anesthesia and mild oral sedation. At the end of the procedure, a light dressing will be applied accompanied with a clean surgical cap or bandana or patient’s preferred cap to protect the grafts from harm.
There are two techniques to perform Follicular Unit Transplantation. They are the Strip and FUE. FUE now stands for Follicular Unit Excision (formerly known as follicular unit Extraction ) which are both acceptable techniques for harvesting donor grafts. Each technique has advantages and disadvantages.
However, the type of scalp, the amount, and density of donor hair available and your restoration goals need to be considered when planning which method of extraction is the most suitable for you.
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