As a highly trained surgeon, Dr. Asaria brings his artistic vision and surgical experience to every procedure. He understands that optimal results extend beyond the technical placement of hair grafts and works with each patient to create a customized and natural hairline that properly accompanies their face
There are currently two methods of hair restoration that are commonly used and widely regarded as the best methods available. With both of these methods, the basic concept is the same: healthy follicles, which are genetically resistive to balding, are harvested from selected areas of the scalp. They are usually taken from the sides and back of the head. The area where the healthy follicles are taken from is called the "donor site". These healthy follicles are then methodically transplanted into the area of hair loss, called the "recipient site". The primary difference between these two popular techniques is the method by which healthy follicles are extracted or harvested.
The older and more widely known of the two methods is called follicular unit transplantation or FUT. In this method, a linear incision is made along the back of the head to remove a thin strip of scalp. This strip is then dissected under a microscope to harvest the healthy follicles and prepare them for transplantation into the recipient site. This method is also sometimes referred to as follicular unit grafting (FUG) or more casually, "the strip method" of hair restoration.
After the donor strip is removed, the incision is carefully sutured closed, using advanced techniques that ensure the area heals with a only a very fine scar that is virtually undetectable once the surrounding hair grows out.
PRP, or “platelet-rich plasma,” is a non-surgical treatment for hair loss. It contains powerful, natural proteins and has been found to be an effective method to naturally stimulate hair growth. In some cases, the treatment is used in combination with other hair restoration processes, including transplants, micro-needling, or the use of various hair-growth stimulating medications. PRP hair loss treatment is incredibly versatile, making it an ideal treatment option for male pattern hair loss, female pattern hair loss and even facial hair loss on beards or eyebrows.
PRP can be employed to treat a range of conditions, including:
Not all patients will be candidates for a PRP treatment, but results appear in about 50 percent of cases. Many people choose this treatment, particularly if surgical hair replacement is not an option, such as crown hair loss in young men or patients that cannot be administered various hair-growth medications.
Each session takes in the range of 45 minutes to an hour and involves several steps. The first step is extracting blood from the patient. The harvested blood is then processed to produce the platelet-rich plasma. The patient’s scalp is numbed with local anesthetic, and the PRP is injected into the scalp.
Utilizing the highest possible concentrations of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is vital to natural, successful non-surgical hair restoration in Toronto. For this reason, we employ the most advanced technology available to prepare customized PRP hair loss treatments in the highest concentrations on the market: the Arthrex Angel System. This system is truly a next-generation breakthrough that ensures the powerful, natural proteins your scalp needs to stimulate rich, natural hair growth is delivered in abundance.Learn More About PRP Hair Restoration
What sets the Arthrex Angel System PRP formulations apart is the technology. It utilizes a proprietary platelet sensor and sophisticated automation to deliver high-yield and consistent results. If you are trying to correct genetically thinning hair, patches of missing hair, or complete baldness, you need the science-based efficiency this can provide. Do not confuse the Arthrex Angel System with shopping mall spa offerings of low-yield PRP concentrations delivered with a needle gun. We believe in effective results and in helping you realize your hair restoration goals.
The second commonly used method is known as follicular unit extraction or FUE. This technique is somewhat newer but has been proven extremely effective and has been growing in popularity as a result of the significant advantages it provides. FUE does not require any incision or removal of scalp tissue. In contrast to the strip method, follicles are extracted with a very small micro punch that enables the surgeon to harvest one follicle at a time and at random.
The harvested grafts are the same as those produced in the strip method, each one composed of a single hair follicle containing natural groupings of one to four individual hairs.Learn More About FUE Hair Transplant
To perform a FUE hair transplant, your hair will need to be trimmed to 1 mm to allow for the harvest of the hair follicles. Using a power-assisted technique, your hair follicles will be harvested by hand, one-by-one. This is the key to Dr. Asaria’s FUE hair transplant in Toronto. In contrast to the Neograft method (an automated graft harvesting system) the manually extracted grafts are handled with extreme care and there is minimal trauma to the hair follicles. This greatly improves the survival rate of the newly transplanted grafts.
Dr. Asaria believes in taking his time to get the best results possible. That's why he dedicates himself to performing only one hair transplantation surgery per day.
We have all seen those infomercials where each enthusiastic host claims to have found the perfect solution for hair loss--which many men do not want to talk about but certainly would like to do something about. The good news is that we have come a long way from the old “hair plug” method. In fact, Dr. Asaria prides himself on his scientifically advanced hair restoration methodology that actually gets his patients the results they are looking for. Find out more about modern hair restoration techniques: what works, what doesn’t and what to expect.Read Dr. Asaria's Article on Hair Transplants
Follicular Unit Transplantation (Strip Method)
Follicular Unit Extraction
There are several aspects that go into the cost of your Toronto hair transplant, that is why it is hard to give an average as some people come in for a small problem spot, but for others it can be a large section. Depending on what your specific goals and needs are, the price will vary. It is not until after an assessment is made by Dr. Asaria that you will know the exact cost. We are happy to offer third party financing on all of our procedures with insurance coverage on select procedures.
Call our office for any assistance on finding the right financing option for you and to verify insurance. You can also go to Dr. Asaria's Hair Toronto site to learn about the specific aspects that go into the cost of your hair transplant, like the size of the transplantation area, transplantation method and whether PRP injections will be involved.Learn More About Hair Transplant Costs in Toronto
Take the first step towards renewing and restoring your hair by scheduling a Private Hair Restoration Consultation with Dr. Asaria. During this initial one-on-one session, Dr. Asaria will take the time to closely inspect your hair restoration needs and determine the best course of action for you. What makes a consultation with Dr. Asaria truly unique is that he starts by putting aside the products and procedures and shifts the focus to you and your needs.
Dr. Asaria is one of only a few physicians in Toronto with the proper licensing and accreditation to deliver advanced facial hair restoration procedures. As a highly-trained and extensively experienced facial cosmetic surgeon he has a keen understanding of how to create a natural looking hairline that will compliment your face perfectly. As a fellowship-trained, head and neck surgeon, he is more than qualified to carry out any hair restoration procedure, safely and effectively.
Here at FACE Cosmetic Surgery in Toronto, you will never find us selling or pushing the latest and greatest hair restoration products and procedures. Our top priority is helping patients to get the results they are looking for, in a manner that looks truly genuine and natural. No matter what it is you are seeking to address, a private consultation with Dr. Asaria will ensure that your treatment is perfectly suited to you and your needs. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Asaria today.
During hair transplant surgery, healthy follicles are removed from the back of the scalp where the follicles are not genetically-programmed for baldness, and then transplanted to a thinning area of the scalp, at hairline or in balding areas.
Your hair will begin to grow naturally after your transplant procedure. You may notice that the originally transplanted hairs fall out during the first two weeks following your transplant. Do not be alarmed. This is a natural part of the transplant procedure.
Yes. By transplanting your own healthy hair follicles, we are allowing you to achieve long-lasting hair growth with newly implanted hair follicles.
Your hair transplant procedure will be performed in the comfort of our Toronto offices under local anesthesia.
Each patient has a slightly different experience following hair transplant. Most patients only experience mild discomfort and swelling following a hair transplant. You will be provided with a prescription for pain medication in order to keep discomfort to a minimum.
While hair restoration can sound like a scary procedure, you will likely be pleasantly surprised. There is usually not a great deal of pain associated with hair transplant surgery, only mild discomfort.
No, you should not have visible scars following your hair restoration surgery. Hair transplant surgery requires only very small incisions that are not visible to the naked eye.
That is a very personal decision. Depending on the extent of your natural hair loss, you may choose to have multiple procedures to achieve your desired outcome. Our board-certified plastic surgeon can help you with a custom treatment plan to best assist you to achieve the results you envision.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is created from your own blood. Once extracted in a minor blood draw, the blood is processed in a centrifuge to separate red blood cells from platelets and plasma. The resulting PRP is rich in proteins and growth factors that naturally stimulate hair follicles to produce stronger, healthier, thicker strands of hair.
Effective in the early stages of hair loss, PRP may be injected into thinning areas of the scalp to stimulate dormant hair follicles to once again produce hair. If you see the early signs of hair loss, it is advised that you act quickly to undergo this regenerative treatment.