For the very best Bay Area hair transplant surgeons you need to take a trip to Foster City (assuming you don’t already live there). Here in the city center you will find the office of Dr Miguel Canales who is widely regarded as one of the best, if not THE best, hair transplant experts in the world. Read more
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
Eyebrows can start thinning or become completely lost for a number of reasons including certain diseases such as thyroid complications, constant plucking, burns, infections, or simply a general tendency to thin as we get older in a similar way to hair loss on the scalp. Read more
San Francisco, California – December 31, 2016. Silicon Valley Hair Institute, the leading hair restoration center for women and men in the San Francisco Bay Area, is proud to announce a new, informative blog post on the importance of second opinions. A New Year can mean plans to finally tackle thinning hair problems, and so the company reminds Bay Area locals to consider a second opinion before committing to hair transplant surgery. Read more
San Francisco, California – December 28, 2016. Silicon Valley Hair Institute, considered one of the top hair transplant centers in San Francisco and the entire Bay Area, is proud to announce an update to the informational page specific to San Francisco residents. Residents of the Bay Area’s most prominent city who are searching for directions or details about the best hair restoration or hair transplant options can find easy access to information, including driving directions and pointers to educational assets. Read more
It is a fact of life for many people that as we get older we have a natural tendency to begin to lose our hair. This can even affect men in their early twenties, and in turn this affects confidence which can spill over into our everyday life. We feel unhappy at work and unhappy when out and about. In severe cases it has been known to cause some men to become almost housebound. Hair loss can also affect women, but it is largely men who suffer. Read more
If you have thinning and/or receding hair you may very well be considering the possibility of hair transplantation in the Bay Area. You have probably seen advertising from the big national chains for whichever particular procedure they are promoting telling you that the way they do it is the way to go. Read more
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 (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.
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!
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.