Berkeley, of course, is a major city in the San Francisco Bay Area, home to the University of California, and near to San Francisco and other big cities. If you suffer from hair loss, and are considering a hair transplant, you are going to quickly realize that Berkeley is not the center of the hair loss industry. The fact of the matter is that even though the University of California has a long list of Noble prize laureates, there aren’t many choices when it comes to selecting a hair transplant surgeon.
So you’re going to have to travel. The question is: to where? Now the first thing that might pop into your mind is that the “good” surgeons will be in San Francisco, and you’ll start by looking to San Francisco.
It’s true that San Francisco is the center of the Bay Area, but let us throw a novel idea out there: travel to our new facility in Foster City, and meet with Dr. Miguel Canales, a top hair transplant surgeon. Foster City is only 36 miles from Berkeley, and that’s just 45 minutes in no traffic. Isn’t your hair worth it?
The first step is a consultation with Dr. Canales and his assistant, in which your hair loss will be evaluated. This takes about forty minutes, and during this time Dr. Canales will make a determination on the best strategy given your situation. This might be either the FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) method or the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method, also known as robotic hair transplant. Second, on the day of surgery, you’ll make the quick drive from Berkeley to Foster City for your hair transplant operation. Plan on spending a day for the surgery. Finally, you’ll go home that same day and receive instructions on recovery.
If you are interested in exploring your hair surgery options, please give us a call or email us.