Strip Hair Transplant in Los Angeles
There are two different methods of performing the procedure, strip harvesting or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). This page is dedicated to explaining the strip harvesting method and listing a series of frequesntly asked questions. Please scroll down for FAQ.
Dr. Sean Behnam has perfected his strip hair transplant procedures such that patients have minimal downtime, minimal scarring, and most importantly, great results. Hair transplant is more than just a medical procedure, it’s an artistic process that must be carefully planned and executed. Dr. Behnam takes pride in his thorough hair loss examination as well as his one surgery a day philosophy. The advantage of strip hair transplant over F.U.E is that a patiient can usually get more grafts/hair in a single procedure. Also, strip procedures are less expensive.
Often patients who are considering hair transplant are scared of the scar that might be left from a strip procedure. Those patients have seen pictures of patients who have had procedures that left a wide scar. Those scars were usually a result of old techniques. Dr. Behnam goes through great lengths to make sure his patients have the smallest scar possible. Most of his patients, depending on density, can cut their hair down to one half of an inch without the scar being visible. Patients who cut their hair shorter than a half of an inch are probably better candidates for F.U.E.
Each follicular unit or hair graft has 1 to 4 hairs. Using current techniques, at the end of the hair transplant procedure, patients can leave with only a headband. Patients can wash their hair the next day.
There are many aspects to a successful hair transplant. A natural looking hair transplant involves planting hair grafts in a manner to present natural hair line and natural looking hair growth.
The way Dr. Behnam creates the recipient sites determines the aesthetic look of the transplant. He carefully sets the angle at which the new hair grows and determines the distribution and density of the grafts. This is a critical aspect of hair transplant surgery that requires considerable experience, surgical skill and a keen aesthetic sense.
Our free hair transplant consultation page also gives you ample information about the procedure and what to expect.
Los Angeles Hair Transplant
The images above show a mastery in the art of refinement, blending, balance, proportion, and shading. Dr. Sean consider all aspects of every hair transplant- natural variation in color, texture, and direction.
Dr. Sean dedicates a full day to each surgery. These are outpatient surgeries that do not require general anesthesia. A local anesthetic is sufficient. Patients are provided lunch and a relaxing atmosphere. The building is a Class A Medical building and the equipment is State of the art.
Yes, Dr. Behnam has performed over 1,000 cases successfully.
Does the result look natural?
Yes, no one will notice any work was done. People just notice you have more of your own natural hair.
A patient who had the hair line transplanted. As demonstrated, there are natural protrusions to the hairline, making it look natural. Also, the single hair follicles are placed at the hairline so it does not look pluggy.The image above belongs to a gentleman who had 2315 grafts hair transplanted in one session.
Yes, Dr. Behnam creates a natural non-pluggy hairline, guaranteed.
As long as you keep your hair at least 1 inch long, the donor area can be covered very well by your existing hair immediately after the procedure. Some people can wear their hair even shorter.This is because Dr. Behnam uses a special technique called the trichophytic closure to sew the back of the scalp once the strip is removed.
Trichophytic closure refers to a specific closure method such that the hair grafts grow into the scar. During the actual procedure, special cut is made on the bottom edge. The two edges are then brought together. A few months after when the wound has healed, the hair should actually grow at the level of the scar and camouflage it. Dr. Behnam uses the trichophytic closure on every patient.
The 3 steps of the the trichytic closure. (top picture) Once the strip is remove, a special cut is made on the bottom edge. This way as the hairs grow out, the hair grow into the level of the scar ( middle and bottom picture)
No. it’s all local anesthesia. Dr. Sean uses a proprietary technology for a pain free procedure.
We stand behind our work. We guarantee that the transplant looks natural and non-pluggy. Please look at the picture below. The hairline looks very natural. No one can notice this person had a hair transplant.
After the hair transplant procedure, hair starts growing by about 3 months. They will grow 1 inch every 3 months. So, by the 10 to 12 months, you will see about 2 to 3 inches of hair growth. In general, it will take a good one year to see the full result.
No, there are no hidden fees. We are very upfront with our costs. We present you with all the cost atthe consultation. We do not overcharge or have any surprise charges on the day of the procedure.
Yes, we use the hair from the back of scalp. The hair in this area is permanent, meaning that it does not thin out in about 90% of the population. In order to find whether you are a candidate, Dr. Behnam will analyze your scalp using a video microscope as well as densitometer at the consultation.
Yes, we specialize in all kinds of hair color. We have special microscopes and special lights that we utilize during our procedure thatmakes it possible to perform hair transplantation on grey hair.
The image above belongs to a gentleman with grey hair who had a hair transplant. The left is the before picture and the right is the picture taken one year after hair restoration.
Yes. There is no general anesthesia used. You may also sleep during the procedure or watch a movie.
Yes, there are two hotels adjacent to the practice. For those from out of the city, we will cover your hotel stay.
Yes, the women in the below picture had over 1,800 grafts placed to thicken the midscalp and the front.
The hair transplant procedure is performed in our beautiful office in Santa Monica.