I recently saw you on channel 4 news describing a new procedure of hair transplantation where there is no incision done.I have had procedures done going back 15yrs.Approximately 5500 of the old grafting technique.my frontal hairline and down the middle needs to be enhanced.I still have gaps and have lost more hair since my last procedure 8 yrs ago.Could you please tell me a little bit about the new procedure or where I can read up about it. I should also set up a consultation appt.
You are referring to the news item from April on the FOX Procedure, also known as Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE. This is a technique that I introduced in the medical literature in the summer of 2001, and published in 2002 in an article titled Follicular Unit Extraction: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Hair Transplantation. The procedure essentially removes the follicular unit one by one without a traditional incision. More information can be found on newhair.com: FOX Procedure, FOX Megasession, and Medical Publications. Newhair.com is probably the most comprehensive hair restoration-related site in the world, with the greatest amount of original content and patient photographs, so please poke around the site to see exactly what we offer.
The FOX Procedure is an exciting new technique for minimally invasive hair transplant surgery, but it is not for everyone because:
- the costs are higher
- it is better for less bald people
- it is very difficult to perform and very few doctors are willing to step up and build the expertise
- not all patients are good candidates for this procedure because of the type of collagen that they have in their connective tissue (10% of people are in the category).
The procedure has the advantage of having almost no post-operative pain, and very fast healing with full activities within days of the surgery.
As you are local, I would recommend that you visit me in my Los Angeles office, which is only about 8 miles away.