Hair Transplant Toronto
As a Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Alexander understands all aspects of facial harmony. Providing an aesthetic hairline functions to frame the face, delineate normal facial proportions and restore youthfulness. Dr. Alexander has been trained in the most technically advanced techniques and if you are looking for some of the best hair transplant Toronto has to offer then Dr. Alexander is here for you. The results look entirely natural and that's something you can count on.
In a perfect world, hair loss wouldn’t matter. There wouldn’t be a social stigma that associates baldness with aging, loss of vigor and unattractiveness. You wouldn’t hear women make comments about being uninterested in dating balding men, and you wouldn’t have people wondering incredulously about a woman who is visibly thinning up top.
Hair loss is a condition that is close to Dr. Alexander's heart, as he saw one of his siblings lose his hair at a very young age. Dr. Alexander witnessed the social challenges and stigma his brother faced, and this has inspired him to want to make a difference in the lives of people with hair loss through his hair restoration in Toronto treatments.
In contrast to many of the “chains” that are in existence today, Dr. Alexander prefers a “boutique” style approach to our hair transplant Toronto procedure, whereby only one case is performed per day, and he and his team can focus on you and you alone. Dr. Alexander is able to transplant anywhere from several hundred to thousands of grafts in a single, virtually painless procedure lasting only a few hours.
He performs both the standard strip technique and follicular unit extraction (FUE). FUE is a technique which allows him to select individual follicular units from the scalp (or body) without leaving a linear scar. These techniques allow him to give you the best chance at replenishing your hair loss in a natural way. Many clients have reported that their friends and family members simply viewed them as more youthful and well-rested, without necessarily being aware of the change in their hairline or hair density. This all-natural looking outcome is a triumph for Dr. Alexander who prides himself on his results.
Benefits of Hair Transplant Toronto
- Safe, effective procedure that has worked for thousands of men and women
- Gentle, non-invasive
- No visible scars
- No complicated products, special serums or shampoos are required
- Easy, expedited treatment time
What is fug?
FUG stands for follicular unit grafting. During this process, a single strip of hair is harvested from the back of the head, after which the area is seamlessly re-approximated to minimize detection of any scar. These hairs, usually 1-4 within each micrograft, are then transplanted to the balding areas of the scalp, where they appear completely organic, thanks to meticulous placement in a pattern of natural growth. Each client’s age is taken into consideration when replacing the hairline so as to provide the most appropriate aesthetic. If you are looking for some of the best hair transplant Toronto has to offer to help you restore your hair, look no further.
What is fue?
FUE stands for follicular unit extraction. This technique also harvests hair from the back of the scalp, but FUE does not result in a linear scar. Instead, tiny micrografts are harvested individually with a 1mm punch blade, resulting in imperceptible pinpoint scars. Thus, in the future, the hair in the harvested region at the back of the scalp can be cut quite short without any detection of the micrografting. Harvesting the grafts is time-consuming, but well worth the effort.
FUE is the preferred treatment for younger clients, African-American clients, and those with sparse donor hair from which to transfer. FUE is also used quite frequently during masculinization procedures for transgender patients wishing to transplant hair for a mustache, beard, sideburns, eyebrows or other facial hair.
During your Toronto consultation, Dr. Alexander will help you to decide which type of hair implant treatment is right for your needs and goals.
The procedure is performed in our fully accredited, on-site operating room, thereby achieving the highest standards of safety and sterility, in a comfortable environment.
Patients find the whole process of hair implants in Toronto enjoyable and painless, more comfortable than a trip to the dentist, with the end result of a lifetime of growing hair. From our stylish waiting rooms to our therapeutic recovery suites, your stay at our medical center is designed to be rewarding, relaxing and restorative. Our support staff is devoted to your success and eagerly awaits the chance to serve you. Our nurses, medical assistants and hair transplant technicians are all experts in their fields and will go to any lengths to ensure your continued satisfaction. In particular, our team of hair restoration technicians has over 20 years of experience in the field; they are among the absolute best in the country, and play an integral role in the success of our treatments.
Critical to any successful Toronto hair implant is planning for the future. Hair loss is typically progressive, and most patients can expect to have further loss of hair over time. Any hair restoration procedure performed by Dr. Alexander and his team will include planning for this future hair loss, making the results of the hair transplant look great today, as well as in the years to come.
FUG vs FUE Toronto
Nowadays, the results with either technique are virtually identical. The main differences come down to balancing the linear scar of FUG with the increased resource-intensiveness (and therefore cost) and somewhat shorter recovery period of FUE. Dr. Alexander will discuss the various options with you and help you decide on the most suitable technique for your unique needs.
After the procedure, patients leave our office bandage-free. Antibiotics and medicine to reduce the chance of swelling are taken for the first three days after the procedure. Mild pain pills are only taken for the first night or two, if at all, to make sleeping more comfortable. Patients can typically return to work and most regular activities the very next day, with nearly zero downtime. You can (gently) wash your hair the day following surgery. Weight lifting, swimming, and strenuous exercise can be resumed after one to two weeks.
A lifetime of hair growth
Within 4 to 6 months, the transplanted hairs begin to grow. To help accelerate the growth of the transplants, most patients are placed on Minoxidil, to be applied nightly until the hairs begin to grow. In some patients, many of the hairs begin to grow immediately after transplantation, providing even more rapid results. The full effect of any hair transplant surgery is generally not realized for 12 – 18 months following the procedure. Once transplanted, these hairs will continue to grow for a lifetime.
The consultation process
During your initial consultation in the privacy and comfort of Dr. Alexander’s office, you will soon come to learn why he is considered to offer among the best hair restoration in Toronto. Dr. Alexander is very easy to talk to, and most patients find that any anxiety or apprehension is quickly quelled in his presence.
The doctor will review your previous attempts at hair transplantation, including all products used on the scalp. He will also evaluate your medical history and any medications you might be taking at the time.
Answering your questions and concerns in depth is a primary goal of the consultation. No question is too trivial to be addressed honestly and thoroughly when considering your Toronto hair transplant.
A word on combining procedures: Dr. Alexander strives to minimize your costs and downtime wherever possible. To this end, it is sometimes advisable to undergo procedures in tandem. If you are also interested in undergoing rhinoplasty, a facelift, or non-surgical facial rejuvenation with injectables, be sure to disclose this to the doctor during your consultation so that he might formulate a more comprehensive treatment plan for your total cosmetic makeover.
Hair Transplant FAQ
What causes hair loss?
Most commonly, hair loss is genetic. Hereditary hair loss can begin as early as your twenties and occurs in both men and women. Other causes can include:
- Autoimmune disorders like alopecia areata or lupus
- Skin conditions like psoriasis or suborreheic dermatitis
- Iron deficiency (anemia)
- Certain medications
- A major event like surgery, pregnancy, or dramatic weight loss
- Excessive heat or styling
For many people hair loss is inevitable, but Dr. Alexander offers hair transplants in Toronto that look completely natural.
What is the likelihood of success for hair transplants in Toronto?
Modern Toronto hair transplant techniques have allowed for very high rates of success. Choosing a respected, experienced surgeon will often result in successful, natural-looking transplants. Patients of Dr. Alexander often see a 95% or higher success rate.
How many hairs survive?
When hair transplantation is performed correctly, 95% or more of the transplanted hairs should grow and be maintained.
Is transplanted hair permanent?
Yes! The wonderful thing about hair transplantation is that the transplanted hair is not programmed to fall out. Therefore, hair placed in balding areas will remain permanently.
Does the hair implants look natural?
Yes, and this is the key advancement in hair restoration surgery thanks to follicular unit micrografts. The old “pluggy” look is a thing of the past. By transplanting individual follicular units, we are able to achieve an undetectably natural result.
Are there any visible scars?
There are no visible scars around the transplanted hair. In the donor area there will be a very fine line hidden in your hair, only noticeable if you shave your hair very short. If this is how you typically wear your hair, then FUE may be the better option for you.
How many hair transplant sessions will I require?
Your individual expectations and extent of baldness determine the number of required sessions. For some, one is sufficient. But for many patients, a second or third session will be required following the initial surgery, and sometimes years later once further hair loss has occurred.
the toronto hair transplant center & dr ashlin announce partnership
Oakville, Ontario: The Toronto Hair Transplant Centre today announced the addition of a new surgeon partner, Dr. Ashlin Alexander. Dr. Alexander brings 10 years of hair transplant experience that will strengthen and enhance the pioneering excellence of our hair transplant and restoration services.