In a perfect world, hair loss wouldn’t matter. There wouldn’t be a social stigma that associates baldness with aging, loss of vigour and unattractiveness. You wouldn’t hear women make comments about being uninterested in dating balding men, and you wouldn’t have people wondering incredulously about a woman who is visibly thinning up top.
Hair loss is a condition that is close to Dr. Alexander's heart, as he saw one of his siblings lose his hair at a very young age. Dr. Alexander witnessed the social challenges and stigma his brother faced, and this has inspired him to want to make a difference in the lives of people with hair loss.
As a Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Alexander understands all aspects of facial harmony. Providing an aesthetic hairline functions to frame the face, delineate normal facial proportions and restore youthfulness. Dr. Alexander has been trained in the most technically advanced techniques of hair transplantation surgery, which look entirely natural.
In contrast to many of the “chains” that are in existence today, Dr. Alexander prefers a “boutique” style approach to hair transplantation, whereby only one case is performed per day, and he and his team can focus on you and you alone. Dr. Alexander is able to transplant anywhere from several hundred to thousands of grafts in a single, virtually painless procedure lasting only several hours.
He performs both the standard strip technique and follicular unit extraction (FUE), which allows him to select individual follicular units from the scalp (or body) without leaving a linear scar. This allows him to give you the best chance at replenishing your hair loss in a natural way. Many clients have reported that their friends and family members simply viewed them as more youthful and well-rested, without necessarily being aware of the change in their hairline or hair density. This all- natural looking outcome is a triumph for Dr. Alexander who prides himself on his results.
Benefits of hair restoration at a glance:
- Safe, effective procedure that has worked for thousands of men and women
- Gentle, non-invasive
- No visible scars
- No complicated products, special serums or shampoos are required
- Easy, expedited treatment time
Overview of FUG
FUG stands for follicular unit grafting. During this process, a single strip of hair is harvested from the back of the head, after which the area is seamlessly reapproximated to minimize detection of any scar. These hairs, usually 1-4 within each micrograft, are then transplanted to the balding areas of the scalp, where they appear completely organic, thanks to meticulous placement in a pattern of natural growth. Each client’s age is taken into consideration when replacing the hairline so as to provide the most appropriate aesthetic.
Overview of FUE
FUE stands for follicular unit extraction. This technique also harvests hair from the back of the scalp, but FUE does not result in a linear scar. Instead, tiny micrografts are harvested individually with a 1mm punch blade, resulting in imperceptible pinpoint scars. Thus, in the future, the hair in the harvested region at the back of the scalp can be cut quite short without any detection of the micrografting. Harvesting the grafts is time- consuming, but well worth the effort.
FUE is the preferred treatment for younger clients, African-American clients, and those with sparse donor hair from which to transfer. FUE is also used quite frequently during masculinization procedures for transgender patients wishing to transplant hair for a mustache, beard, sideburns, eyebrows or other facial hair.
During your Toronto consultation, Dr. Alexander will help you to decide which type of hair transplant treatment is right for your needs and goals.
The procedure is performed in our fully accredited, on-site operating room, thereby achieving the highest standards of safety and sterility, in a comfortable environment. Patients find the whole process enjoyable and painless, more comfortable than a trip to the dentist, with the end result of a lifetime of growing hair.From our stylish waiting rooms to our therapeutic recovery suites, your stay at our medical center is designed to be rewarding, relaxing and restorative. Our support staff is devoted to your success and eagerly awaits the chance to serve you. Our nurses, medical assistants and hair transplant technicians are all experts in their fields and will go to any lengths to ensure your continued satisfaction. In particular, our team of hair transplant technicians has over 20 years of experience in the field; they are among the absolute best in the country, and play an integral role in the success of our treatments.
Critical to any successful hair transplantation is planning for the future. Hair loss is typically progressive, and most patients can expect to have further loss of hair over time. Any hair restoration procedure performed by Dr. Alexander and his team will include planning for this future hair loss, making the results of the hair transplant look great today, as well as in the years to come.
The consultation process
During your initial consultation in the privacy and comfort of Dr. Alexander’s office, you will soon come to learn why he is considered to offer among the best hair restoration in Toronto. Dr. Alexander is very easy to talk to, and most patients find that any anxiety or apprehension is quickly quelled in his presence.
The doctor will review your previous attempts at hair transplantation, including all products used on the scalp. He will also evaluate your medical history and any medications you might be taking at the time. Answering your questions and concerns in depth is a primary goal of the consultation. No question is too trivial to be addressed honestly and thoroughly.
A word on combining procedures: Dr. Alexander strives to minimize your costs and downtime wherever possible. To this end, it is sometimes advisable to undergo procedures in tandem. If you are also interested in undergoing rhinoplasty, a facelift, or non-surgical facial rejuvenation with injectables, be sure to disclose this to the doctor during your consultation so that he might formulate a more comprehensive treatment plan for your total cosmetic makeover.