Choices, Choices! These Days San Francisco Residents Can Have Pretty Much Anything You Want – Including A Choice Of Hair Transplant Options.

San Francisco is a city of options. You can have whatever you want to eat or drink at pretty much any time of day or night. You can play water-sports in the Bay, go to a library, visit Dolores Park, pop into the farmers market at the Ferry Building, get an ice cream at Bi-Rite Creamery (as long as you don’t mind queuing for 20 minutes), take in the views from Coit Tower, visit the Castro Theater, see the sea lions on Pier 39, and a whole lot more besides. Read more


Bay Area Hair Transplant Leader, Silicon Valley Hair Institute Announces New Review Milestone on Yelp

Foster City, California – June 29, 2017. Silicon Valley Hair Institute, one of the leading hair transplant clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area, is proud to announce a new review milestone on the local review service, Yelp. twelve reviews, including many five-star reviews for hair restoration services have been posted. Read more


The Best San Jose Hair Transplant Office Is In Foster City!

If you are looking for San Jose hair transplant specialists you need to look further afield than San Jose. In fact you need to look at Foster City. Here you will find the finest San Jose hair specialists who are not actually in San Jose. Read more


Hair Transplants For Women In The Bay Area

It’s a sad fact, but women can suffer from hair loss in the same way as men. The proportion of women that do have hair loss is less than that of men, but for women it can be much more demoralizing, and they will look for Bay Area hair transplants for women. Read more


Hair Transplants By A Robot

If you are thinking of having a hair transplant, you should be made aware that you can now have a robotic hair transplant in the Bay Area. There are many benefits to robotic hair transplants, speed and accuracy being just two of them. Read more


San Jose Is Bigger Than San Francisco, But The Best Hair Transplant Clinic In San Jose Is In Foster City

The majority of people in the Bay Area don’t actually realize that San Jose is bigger than San Francisco, but it is. The population of San Francisco is around 840,000, while in San Jose it is just about the 1 million mark. Read more


Confused About FUE Vs. FUT Hair Transplant In The Bay Area? Don’t Be.

FUE hair transplant vs. FUT hair transplant: which one is the best option? And anyway, what’s the difference? It’s quite true that the majority of people in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area are completely bewildered by the difference between the two and struggle to come to terms with the “tech” acronyms that hair transplant surgeons use.  Read more


FUE Hair Transplant – San Francisco Bay Area

A hair transplant at Sillicon Valley can be done in one of two ways, either FUT or FUE. As experts in both procedures, we try to educate our patients to understand that these hair restoration treatments actually are not that different. The only difference is the shape of the scar in the back (donor area). The resulting hair growth will be the same. So my advice is to go to a dedicated hair transplant clinic that offers both, so that you have a choice. As one of the top-rated San Francisco Bay Area hair transplant clinics offering both the FUT and FUE procedures, we are really excited to work with our patients to determine the best individual course of action.

FUT- An Older Technology But Still GreatFUE Hair Transplant

FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) has been done for many years. It works great and we have hundreds of happy patients throughout the Bay Area who have restored their hair this way. Yes it does leave a thin scar in the donor area, but it is covered by your existing hair so nobody can see it. Using this procedure we can usually get more grafts and therefore perform a larger hair transplant. And it costs less! Think of FUT as custom hair transplant – being done “by hand” it can be more detailed, with the downside being the scar. However, if you tend to wear your hair long, this can be a very good option.

FUE – Newer Kind of Hair Transplant, we use a Robot!

An FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant makes grafts using tiny punches rather than a cut. We use the ARTAS robot for this procedure. This leaves very tiny dots that can’t be seen through your hair in the back. This is really good for people who wear their hair very short. This kind of hair transplant is better done in smaller cases where the baldness is not so extensive. And it does cost more, robots don’t come cheap you know!

Your Hair is Unique

No two people are alike, nor are their hair. In fact, each hair follicle itself is slightly unique. So, you may be considering FUT or FUE, but you may not truly know what’s best for you. For this reason, your best bet is to call us and come in for a hair restoration consultation. Dr. Canales will evaluate your hair, and your desired results, and make a recommendation for you. It’s not that one is “better” and one is “worse,” but rather the goal is to identify the best hair transplant strategy for you and your unique needs.