Hair Transplant in Salt Lake City UT

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Losing hair can really put a dent in your self-image. When we’re young, we take our thick, full head of hair for granted. But one day it suddenly seems we’re thinning and our comb or brush has more and more hair in it.

In the past, options such as pharmaceutical creams for re-growing hair have been inconsistent at best. Surgical options have left an unsightly scar across the back of the scalp. That has all changed with the NeoGraft® system of advanced hair transplant technology. Dr. Ward uses the NeoGraft® system and has given his patients back the fuller hair they’d thought was gone forever.

We invite you to contact our office located in Salt Lake City to schedule your hair loss treatment consultation.

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What to expect for your Hair Transplant Procedure

What is hair transplantation?

In the past, people losing their hair have tried various non-surgical options for regrowing hair, to very mixed results. Surgical transplantation involves taking a patch of hair-bearing scalp from the lower back of the head, where the hair follicles are still functioning normally. The scalp is then stretched together and sewn up. The patch is transplanted where the patient has lost his or her hair. This procedure leaves a thin scar on the back of the scalp. This scar can bother people if exposed by wearing their hair short.

The newest transplantation method is called follicular unit extraction (FUE), where follicles are removed and transplanted one by one. Dr. Ward uses new NeoGraft® technology to further enhance his transplantation results.

What Can I Expect During My Hair Transplant?

During the procedure, our patients are able to have the procedure performed in our dedicated hair restoration suite, which has in-room entertainment as the procedure is performed.

Before and After

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Who is the ideal candidate for a hair transplant?

FUE transplantation requires that the patient still has hair growing on the lower back of his or her scalp. The functioning follicles will be transplanted into the thinning or bald areas. This hair from the back of the head needs to be balding-resistant for the procedure to be a success. Plus, there needs to be adequate amounts of this hair in the donor areas.

How is the FUE hair transplantation method done?

For follicular unit extraction, the back of the patient’s head is shaved and numbed locally. Now, the NeoGraft® technology comes into play. Dr. Ward uses the NeoGraft® Automated Hair Transplantation system for extraction. For extraction, individual follicles are removed from the donor area on the back of the head. The NeoGraft® system extracts these hairs, which consist of 1-4 hairs per follicle, with a gentle pneumatic process that ensures the hairs will have a better chance of being successfully transplanted.

Once enough hair has been harvested, Dr. Ward transplants the hair in the area that is balding, leading to hair that permanently grows in the transplanted area.

What are Potential Risks of FUE Hair Transplantation?

Potential complications and risks include:

  • Bleeding, bruising, and swelling
  • Infection
  • Cysts
  • Telogen effluvium
  • Scars
  • Pain
  • Hypesthesia
  • Cosmetic concerns

Is hair transplant painful?

Dr. Ward numbs both the donor and recipient areas, so patients feel little during the procedure. After your session, your scalp will be tender, and you’ll need some pain medication for a few days. For the first couple of days, you may have bandages on the treated areas, and you’ll receive antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications to lower the risk of infection and to calm irritation.

Will my transplanted hair look natural?

Dr. Ward takes pride in creating a natural-looking pattern with the replacement hair. Plus, since the transplanted hair is simply from the back of your scalp, it looks just like the individual hairs next to them. This isn’t a “hair boosting” cream or supplement; this is a relocation of fully functioning hair follicles that will look totally natural when they start producing hair.

Are the results permanent?

As mentioned above, Dr. Ward finds that over 90 percent of the hairs transplanted “take” and begin growing new hair. These transplanted follicles are usually genetically resistant to balding. By relocating hundreds of these hairs to areas where the hair has been susceptible to pattern balding, these follicles will return normal hair growth to the area.

That said, if the area is thinning, that process will continue as the hairs susceptible to pattern balding will stop growing hair. But as that trend progresses, you can have more hair transplanted to reverse the balding.

Will I need more than one transplantation session?

There are two reasons a patient may opt for a second or even third transplantation session: they want to keep up with continued thinning or they decide they want the transplanted area to be even more full and thick.

When can I wash my hair after transplantation?

We generally tell patients they can wash their hair within three days after their procedure. You’ll need to use gentle pressure and soapy water to keep the recipient area clean and to stop it from developing crusts on the implanted follicles. The donor area can be washed immediately and needs to be kept clean. We’ll show you the proper method for washing your implanted area. What’s important is not to rub, and not to use a towel to dry the area. For the first week or so, you’ll let that area air dry. After one week, you’ll be able to shower pretty much as normal.


What can I do about my uneven hairline? (Photo)
Thank you for your question. The two options that are available for this issue areHair transplant to add follicles to the area that is deficient.Lower the…READ MORE
Does SMP make it more difficult for the doctors to know where to transplant the hair?
Hi sean asal,Scalp micro pigmentation should not affect the ability of the transplant surgeonto place the grafts. Seek out an experienced hair transplant…READ MORE
It’s been 1 month and 25 days since my FUT hair transplant. Are my results good? (Photo)
Two months is too early to be able to determine the final results of the hair transplant. Are usually tell people that we don’t have a good idea about the s…READ MORE
Cost for a hair transplant? (Photo)
Thank you for your question. The cost of a hair transplant depends on a number of factors, including the number of hair follicles that will be transplanted…READ MORE
Only 20% growth after five months of hair transplant, do you have any suggestions to thicken my hair? (Photos)
Thank you for the question. At this point in your recovery, the growthappears to be as expected. We usually do not have a full idea about the result of a…READ MORE

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