Hair restoration is a tried and proven method of reestablishing hair growth in thinning or bald scalps. The state-of-the-art technology allows us to use microfollicular unit grafting to create a natural-appearing and permanent hairline. If you are concerned about the thinning of your hair and want a long-lasting solution, hair transplantation may be for you.
Long gone are the days of plugs of hair transplanted in a doll-like fashion. Recent advances in technology allow microscopic dissection of individual hair follicles which can be placed into the scalp one follicle at a time. Using this highly specialized technique, a hairline can be restored in a way that is so natural, your stylist won’t be able to tell which hair is grafted and which is not.
Much like other plastic surgery, hair restoration is as much art as it is science. Dr. Kolstad uses his Facial Plastic Surgery background to create elegant hairlines and most importantly, natural results. When hair follicles are placed with the correct orientation and spacing, their visual volume is greater than the actual number of hairs present. It is the ability to get the result to be greater than the sum of its parts that distinguishes a good hair restoration surgeon from everyone else.
Dr. Kolstad’s expertise in hair restoration comes from spending a year training in one of New York’s busiest hair restoration centers, the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration. At this authority in hair restoration, Dr. Kolstad learned state-of-the art techniques that create impactful, long-lasting results with minimal downtime.
It is through working and learning from the best that Dr. Kolstad is able to deliver such high quality care to his patients.
Hair transplantation, simply put, is the transfer of hair follicles from one part of the scalp to another. The back of the scalp has a surplus of hair, and hair follicles can be safely transferred to an area where the density is less. After transfer, hair follicles go into a three month dormant phase in preparation for growth. After 90 days the hairs begin growing and achiever full maturity around twelve months after the procedure. The growth is so gradual that the majority of our patients are able to avoid the “what did you have done” questions.
The highly specialized automated FUE/FUT procedure can take several hours to complete. The hair follicles are extracted and placed one at a time in a specific orientation and spacing. We typically recommend that our patients plan for a full day during the hair restoration procedure.
San Diego Hair Transplant Frequently Asked Questions
On the day of your hair restoration you should plan for six to eight hours to complete the surgery, typically from 7:30 AM to 5 PM. You will be awake throughout the procedure and Dr. Kolstad will prescribe Valium and oral pain medicines for comfort.
The day begins by marking the areas where the grafts are placed and trimming the donor scalp. Dr. Kolstad will numb […]
One of the most important aspects of hair transplant surgery is the technique used to obtain the donor grafts. Hair follicles are typically obtained from the back of the scalp using either a strip harvest technique (FUT) or as individual hair grafts (FUE).
Strip harvesting is the process of removing a 2” x 12” section of scalp from the back of the head. After removal the […]
Persons of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern descent can have noses that appear to be elongated and overly prominent. When examining a nose it is helpful to evaluate the individual subunits.
Middle Eastern noses can have tips that droop or are pointed downwards. A drooping nasal tip creates an appearance of an elongated nose. By rotating the tip of the nose upwards a drooping nose can […]
One of the first questions we get asked at Kolstad Hair Restoration is about the cost of a hair transplant. The procedure fees are calculated based on the type of transplant, the length of time required and complexity of the procedure.
For men and women looking to treat androgenic alopecia our most common hair transplant session is around 2,000 grafts. A large session like this requires […]
One of the most important aspects of hair restoration is choosing the right surgeon. With the greater acceptance of hair transplant surgery, finding a qualified provider is easier then ever. It is important to do your homework as choosing right surgeon can be as rewarding as choosing the wrong surgeon can be disastrous.
An important factor to consider when selecting among the various hair restoration surgeons […]
The first procedures used to create a hairline were large rotational flaps. Lamont’s double temporoparietal flap, the occipital flap and the Juri flap represent historical attempts to cover areas of baldness using hair bearing scalp.
Hair flaps created a very unnatural hairline and have little value when compared to state-of-the-art micrografting techniques. Hair flaps can lead to disastrous outcomes when performed on the wrong candidate. Imagine have […]