Micro-Grafting in Huntersville, NC
Micro-Grafting was developed to give hair restoration patients more natural results. With Micro-Grafting, patients no longer need to worry about having obvious signs of hair restoration. Dr. Briggs E. Cook, Jr., a board-certified Huntersville surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery, is uniquely qualified to perform Micro-Grafting on patients in Charlotte and the surrounding towns.
What is Micro-Grafting?
Micro-Grafting is one of the most important advancements in hair restoration. Prior to its development, patients had fuller hair, but the results looked unnatural and obvious. The donor areas were significantly scarred. The manner in which the hair appeared is why older techniques are referred to as “plugs.” Micro-Grafting allows Dr. Cook to use smaller pieces of soft tissue with fewer hairs to give people fuller hair that looks and feels natural.
Benefits of Micro-Grafting
The most significant benefit of micro-grafting is that your hair looks natural, right down to the pattern of hair growth. The technique also causes far less trauma to the donor area than traditional strip harvesting techniques. Less trauma also means shorter downtime and recovery.
How Has Micro-Grafting Changed Hair Restoration?
Patients who underwent hair restoration via early transplantation techniques experienced inconsistent and undesirable results. Hair growth appeared clumpy, thus lending to the phrase “hair plugs.” Additionally, the donor area was severely traumatized, resulting in obvious scarring.
Micro-grafting has become a much-desired alternative to traditional methods. New tools allow physicians to harvest small strips with expert precision. These strips, or micro grafts, are then further divided into segments with only a few hairs. The miniscule size of the grafts allows doctors much more flexibility when placing the grafts in areas of thinning hair and baldness.
What Should I Expect From Micro-Grafting?
Micro-grafting is generally integrated with other techniques to achieve the desired hair fullness. Local anesthesia is required to minimize your discomfort, and you are awake during the entire procedure. Dr. Cook uses a specially-designed surgical tool that had multiple blades. The blades are carefully drawn across the donor site, and the excised strips are removed from the scalp. The strips are then further divided into small grafts with only a few hairs. The grafts are inserted into the treatment area using a special needle-tip tool.
What Should my Physician Explain to me About Micro-Grafting?
Micro-Grafting typically requires a longer healing time that other techniques. The most common symptoms after hair restoration with micro-grafting are minor swelling and discomfort. Although the technique is very safe and effective, it is not recommended for every patient. Dr. Cook advises you as to the appropriate hair restoration techniques for your case.
How Much Does Micro-Grafting Cost?
The cost of Micro-Grafting for hair restoration varies by patient. Because this procedure is not covered by your medical insurance, Pure Facial Plastic Surgery offers several payment options to our patients, including cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. Financing through Alphaeon™ Credit is also available.
Micro-Grafting revolutionized hair restoration by giving physicians precise control over hair graft placement. If you live in the Charlotte area and are considering hair restoration, contact Pure Facial Plastic Surgery in Huntersville, North Carolina to schedule a private micro-grafting consultation with Dr. Cook.