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Redefining Hair Restoration with Surgical Artistry

As a highly trained surgeon, Dr. Asaria brings his artistic vision and surgical experience to every hair transplant and restoration in Toronto. 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

What are my hair restoration options?

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.

Follicular unit transplantation (FUT)

The older and more widely known of the two hair transplant 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.

During your hair transplants in Toronto, 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.

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Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

The second commonly used method is known as follicular unit extraction or FUE hair transplant. 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.

To perform your Toronto 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.

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FUE vs FUT - a side by side comparison

Follicular Unit Transplantation (Strip Method)

  • Performed under mild oral or IV sedation, plus local anesthetic
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Surgical Procedure (6 to 8" scalpel incision and stitches required)
  • Procedure time varies depending upon the amount of grafts to be transplanted but is typically 25% shorter than FUE hair transplant
  • Due to shorter procedure time, FUT is usually more cost effective.
  • Patients report mild to moderate post operative discomfort
  • Patients usually return to work within 3 to 5 days
  • Average recovery time is 2 to 3 weeks
  • Leaves a fine scar in donor area which may be slightly visible when head is shaved down
  • The transplanted follicles will lay dormant for three to four months and then begin producing new hair. Noticeable results can typically be expected within 9 to 12 months

Follicular Unit Extraction

  • Performed under mild oral or IV sedation, plus local anesthetic
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Minimally invasive surgical procedure (only micro incisions required in recipient site for placement of hair grafts. No stitches or scarring)
  • Procedure time varies depending upon the amount of grafts to be transplanted but may require 8 to 10 hours or more
  • Due to the extended procedure time and tedious nature of harvesting hair grafts one-by-one, FUE is typically more costly than FUT
  • Most patients experience little to no post operative discomfort
  • Most patients are able to return to work the very next day
  • Average recovery time is 5 to 7 days
  • Extraction areas are usually undetectable once healed, even with head shaved down
  • The transplanted follicles will lay dormant for three to four months and then begin producing new hair. Noticeable results can typically be expected within 9 to 12 months
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PRP for hair loss

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:

  • Genetic hair loss: Thinning hair.
  • Alopecia Areata: Small round patches of missing hair, or complete hair loss.
  • Telogen Effluvium: Hair follicle stops producing hair.

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.

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How does prp for hair loss work?

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.

Arthrex angel system & prp for hair loss

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.

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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.

Modern hair transplantation

I'm sure we have all seen informercials or other advertisements that excitedly offer the latest and greatest options for hair loss treatment. Hair loss is not something we usually want to talk about, but something we certainly want to address. The good news is we have come a long way from the old "hair plug" method. Dr. Asaria prides himself on methods of hair restoration that are scientifically advanced and that actually bring his patients the results they desire. Find out more about modern hair restoration methods: what works, what doesn't and what to expect.

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How much does Hair transplants in Toronto cost?

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 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.

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Hair restoration consultation with Dr. Asaria

The first step towards renewing and restoring your hair will be a private hair restoration consultation with Dr. Asaria. This will be a one-on-one session with Dr. Asaria where he will take the time to closely inspect your and determine a custom hair restoration plan that will best handle your particular hair loss needs. What makes this hair restoration consultation with Dr. Asaria unique is that he starts with you and your hair treatment needs, as opposed to starting with the procedures themselves.

Dr. Asaria is one of only a few physicians in Toronto with the proper accreditation and licensing to deliver advanced facial hair restoration procedures. Due to his experience and training as a facial plastic surgeon and a hair loss specialist, he has a keen understanding of how to create a natural looking hairline that will complement your face perfectly. He is a fellowship-trained, head and neck surgeon and as such, he is more than qualified to carry out any hair restoration procedure, safely and effectively.

Here at FACE Cosmetic Surgery in Toronto, we never try to sell or push the latest and greatest hair restoration methods of treatment or products. Our number one priority is helping our patients get the exact results they are looking for, with results that are truly genuine and natural. No matter what it is you are looking to address, a private hair loss treatment consultation with Dr. Asaria will ensure that your Toronto hair restoration treatment is perfectly suited to you and your needs. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Asaria today.

Hair Restoration: Hair Implants FAQ

How is a Hair Transplant Performed?

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.

When Can I Expect to See Results from My Hair Transplant?

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.

Are the Results of a Hair Transplant Long Lasting?

Yes. By transplanting your own healthy hair follicles, we are allowing you to achieve long-lasting hair growth with newly implanted hair follicles.

What Type of Anesthesia is Used During Hair Restoration?

Your hair transplant procedure will be performed in the comfort of our Toronto offices under local anesthesia.

What is the Recovery from a Hair Transplant Like?

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.

Is Hair Transplant Surgery Painful?

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.

Will I have Scars Following my Hair Transplant Surgery?

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.

Will I need to Have Multiple Procedures?

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 facial plastic surgeon can help you with a custom treatment plan to best assist you to achieve the results you envision.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

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.

How is Platelet Rich Plasma Used in Hair Restoration?

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.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

At FACE Toronto we are committed to protecting the safety of our patients, staff, and the general public while maintaining our high standard of quality care. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made changes to our patient care practices in accordance with all provincial and Public Health recommendations. Our team has been working diligently on enhancing our safety protocols to protect the well-being of our patients, team members, and families. We would like to highlight how we are providing a safe environment for you and our team:

  • We will be pre-screening all patients that are scheduled to come into our office for any symptoms of COVID-19. We will ask patients to stay home with symptoms of COVD-19, chronic lung disease, severe asthma, serious heart conditions, and uncontrolled type 1 diabetes. A mandatory Covid-19 consent form must be filled out before arrival to the clinic and temperature checks will be administered upon entering the building.
  • We have implemented a policy for the safety and testing of our staff members including daily screening and temperature checks. We will be maintaining physical distancing as much as possible throughout the office for staff and patients.
  • The timing of patient visits has been adjusted in order to limit the number of people in the office at a given time and to allow for enhanced disinfecting and cleaning protocols we have put in place in between patients.
  • We request that patients come on their own to all appointments unless absolutely necessary. We are not servicing any walk-in patients and not allowing visitors or children to accompany any patient.
  • For your safety all of our staff will be wearing masks when interacting with patients in the office and routine hand-washing is required.
  • We request that you wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, a mask will be provided. Hand sanitation stations will be available upon entering and throughout the office.
  • We are pleased to offer virtual visits as an option for non-urgent appointments. The software we have in place provides appropriate safety and privacy for the interaction.
  • We have increased our in-office cleaning. All areas of patient traffic are regularly cleaned throughout the day. All treatment rooms are cleaned between every patient encounter. All chairs and table tops in the waiting room as well as treatment rooms will be wiped down between patients, including counters, keyboards and door handles. Our credit/debit card terminal will be disinfected after each use. We have also enhanced the air filtration quality in our space to provide patients with surgically clean air.

We are so excited to welcome you back and look forward to continuing to help our patients look and feel their best! We encourage you to reach out to our office now to schedule your appointment. Please feel free to contact our team by phone at 416-479-4244 or email at [email protected].