Hair transplant surgery is an extremely rewarding and life-changing surgical procedure for patients who suffer from male or female pattern baldness. Being able to have that full head of hair an individual once had, helps regain confidence and boosts self-esteem. UFP Hair Restoration offers two trained double board-certified facial plastic surgeons and hair restoration specialists who are experts in hair loss treatments.
The Best Hair Transplant Doctors in Utah
Both Dr. Thompson and Dr. Henstrom are double board-certified in facial plastics and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Both of our surgeons focus on the face, head, neck, and hair restoration. This is what makes them stand out amongst general plastic surgeons. While our experienced surgeons work exclusively on the face (from the neck up), they also have a creative eye which helps with the aesthetic process that goes into both facial plastics and hair transplant surgery.
What To Look for In a Hair Restoration Specialist
Hair restoration training is separate from facial plastics surgery training. This type of training is typically done in the form of a fellowship. During a fellowship, surgeons are trained specifically to understand all aspects of hair loss. Hair restoration options can range from non-invasive treatments to more invasive surgical procedures (FUE and FUT hair transplant).
As mentioned above, the field of hair restoration is not as regulated as it should be, making due diligence extremely crucial. A provider who is not well-trained and experienced in hair transplant surgery leads to ineffective results and unfortunately compromises the safety of the patient.
Hair Restoration Clinics Near Me
Utah Facial Plastics has two locations to perform hair loss procedures in Layton and Draper, UT. Our Draper location has two surgical suites with new, state-of-the-art equipment. In each office we have outpatient rooms where our hair transplant cases are safely performed. Our Draper facility is fully accredited by AAAASF (The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities). Being accredited by AAAASF means that our facility is held to the highest standard providing the highest quality of care to our patients which includes meeting safety standards and following recommendations from the CDC.
FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant Technique)
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT or Strip Method) was one of the first hair transplant techniques, making it a time-tested technique for permanent hair restoration. FUT involves removing a strip of hair from the back of the scalp, this area is most resistant to balding. The hair follicles are then harvested and implanted to the thinning or balding areas of the head. The patient is left with a linear scar on the back of the scalp that can easily be concealed with the hair being worn slightly longer.
NeoGraft or FUE Hair Transplant
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) or NeoGraft is another method that has become extremely popular over the past several years. NeoGraft is the most advanced hair transplant technology currently on the market and is the only FDA approved follicular unit harvesting and implantation system. This technology uses a vacuum-like suction to extract and implant the hair follicles, making it more efficient and much quicker than other FUE methods. This advanced method does not require any incisions, which makes for a faster recovery. Instead, the patient can expect small 1 millimeter punch marks where the grafts were obtained.