Robert T. Leonard, Jr., DO, FAACS, is Founder and Chief Surgeon of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates with offices throughout New England. Dr. Leonard earned his medical degree from the University of New England. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery and a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. He is Past President of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and has specialized in taking care of men and women with hair loss for more than 26 years.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a method of hair transplant surgery that restores hair exclusively in its naturally occurring, individual follicular units. These follicular units are made up of one, two, three, or four hairs in each follicle.
If you are considering a hair restoration (replacement) surgery, you may have a few concerning questions to ask your surgeon. We asked Dr. Shelly Friedman the top 4 concerns frequently enquired by people who are considering hair transplants and restorations. Dr. Shelley Friedman is located in Scottsdale, AZ at the Scottsdale Institute. He is the Founding President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, the certifying board for hair transplant surgeons.
Undergoing hair transplant surgery can be one of the most significant changes in your life and it may have taken you a few months to make the decision. Your hair restoration doctor will explain what you need to do to prepare for your surgery during your pre-op meeting and consultation, and may even provide you with a list of tips to guide you through the process. Being well-prepared for this procedure can help to relieve some of the anxiety commonly associated with any type of surgery or cosmetic treatment.
The psychological and physical effects of hair loss can be devastating; women who lose their hair may be especially affected because baldness or thinning hair is most commonly characteristic of men. However, the Bernstein Medical Center for Hair Restoration in New York reports that almost 30% of women experience some degree of hair loss and thinning of the hair as part of the aging process. This means that women may be good candidates for hair transplants and hair restoration procedures.
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