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Dr. Sean has gained expertise in correcting the appearance of many poorly performed hair transplants resulting from poor techniques, wrong, or outdated methods. Bad hair transplant techniques result in pluggy, or unnatural looking hairlines. Unfortunately for many who had bad hair transplants, the results were psychologically disastrous. The sad emotional aftermath of a bad hair transplant could be even worse than feeling of balding.
Dr. Sean Behnam has been a major contributor to new methods, including using Acell, for correcting the problems caused by outdated hair transplant procedures. The outdated procedures created many cosmetic problems. Unnatural hair lines, pluggy looking, poor hair direction, and inconsistent hair growths were most common.
What is scar revision?
Scar revision is a procedure that removes scars of hair transplant in the donor area. The end result is a minimal looking scar that can easily be concealed.
Why would somebody need scar revision?
Many older hair transplant techniques may be used in the process of strip hair transplantation may leave linear scar in the back of the scalp that are wide or hard to conceal. If somebody does have a scar from a previous hair transplant, Dr. Behnam can remove that scar and suture the area again in order to make it look better.
If the old scar has to be re-incised, how does this process reduce the appearance of the new scar to make it look it smaller, thinner, and less visible?
There are four factors involved. Typically, when a strip of tissue is removed for hair restoration, the width of the tissue is at least 1 cm. In scar revisions, the focus and goal is only to remove the scars, so there is less than 1 cm.
Dr. Behnam uses a triple method technique to reduce scarring.
The patient must do at least two weeks of scalp exercise. Scalp exercise increases the elasticity of the skin. It will reduce the tension on the back of the scalp when that strip of tissue is removed. Tension between the upper and lower skin edges is what leads to stretched scars.
Dr. Behnam uses a double layer closure during the procedure. This is when “inside of the wound and outsides are closed.” Dr. Behnam uses dissolvable suture for the inside of the wound and then closes the outside edges using strong staples. The inner sutures reduce tension and the outside staples prevent stretching of the scar. Dr. Behnam also uses the trichophytic closure technique. In this technique, a special cut is made such that the hairs grow into the level of the scar when it heal up and makes it look less visible.
How is scar revision performed?
For approximately 2 weeks prior to the procedure, you will be doing special scalp exercise that increases the laxity of skin. Then on the day of the procedure, the area is numbed up and the scar is removed. The inside of the wound is then closed with a dissolvable suture. The trichophytic technique is then used such that when the hair grows out, the new hair grows into the level of scar.
How often does Dr. Behnam do scar revision?
Dr. Behnam performs a lot of scar revisions.
How often has Dr. Behnam had to revise his own scar?
Since implementing the triple method technique in 2008, we have not had any patient that required scar revision.
What is the importance of ACell in scar revision?
ACell is an extracellular matrix that promotes wound healing and decreases scarring. It is FDA approved for wound healing and provides a significant advantage in scar revision procedures.
What is trichophytic closure and its importance scar revision?
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. 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.
What is double-layer closure and its importance in scar revision?
Double-layer closure refers to the special closure of the wound. When a strip is removed, the inner layer is sutured completely, then the outer edges are also closed up. This double closure technique leads to minimal scarring.
Will the scar be completely gone after scar revision?
No, there will still be very light scar visible, however it will be minimized, and easily camouflaged.
Instead of removing a scar, can a graft be placed into the scar?
Yes, this is known as a scar camouflage with grafts. Typically follicular unit extractions are used o remove the individual grafts which are then placed into the level of the scars.
How is scar camouflage different than scar revision?
In scar revision, the actual scar is cut and removed and in scar camouflage, individual grafts are placed into level of the scar to camouflage it.
What is the cost of scar revision?
The cost of scar revision is $750. The use of ACell is $750 as well.
What if some hairs are also removed along with the scar, what will happen those hairs? Will I have to pay for them to placed?
No, you does not have to pay extra. We complimentary place those hairs at no extra charge.
Four Phases of Healing
Typically, absent the use of ACELL Extracellular Matrix Technology, there are four phases to the process of healing a wound:
- The Inflammatory Phase involves bleeding, narrowing of blood vessels, clot formation, and release of chemical substances that will begin healing.
- Next is the Proliferative Phase in which a matrix or latticework of cells begins to form scar tissue.
- The Remodeling Phase begins after 2-3 weeks when the matrix becomes more organized, strengthening the scar tissue.
- The Epithelialization Phase is the process of laying down new skin covering the scar tissue.
Efforts to improve wound care treatment have focused on developing anti-inflammatory drugs and improving surgical techniques, neither of which address the disfiguration and loss of function associated with scarring.
ACELL IS A Revolutionary Breakthrough
Regenerative medicine represents a revolutionary breakthrough in wound healing. Extracellular Matrix (ECM) is the material which holds cells together in the bodies of all mammals. ECM is like an information super highway loaded with information telling cells to grow, divide, and differentiate.
The ACell includes a combination of ECM, growth factors, and proteins which stimulate and guide the process of tissue regeneration. The body recognizes the ECM signals and recruits the appropriate cell factors which differentiate according to what they should be. The process is a recapitulation of developmental biology.
Why choose Dr. Behnam?
- Dr. Behnam does one of the most free comprehensive hair transplant examinations to accurately calculate the number of hair grafts a patient needs (for accurate costing) and you will always meet with Dr. Behnam 1 on 1
- You will not get an estimate for number of grafts; you will get an accurate number based on proven method for full density. Please see Consultation page.
- Either you are a good candidate for hair transplant or not, you will hear his honest opinion; this all depends on the quality of hair on the back of scalp
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) can be used to transplant hairs from other areas such as chest, arms, or legs in case back of scalp is not a good candidate
- Dr. Behnam dedicates more than 8 hours to each procedure with the goal to provide you great surgical care.
- We take care of you before, during and after your procedure
- Dr. Behnam has been named the top 10 doctors by Newsweek magazine and awarded the Compassionate Doctor’s Award and Patient’s Choice Award
- We stand behind our work and we guarantee that the hair transplant looks natural
- All of Dr. Behnam’s follow up visits are complimentary
- Guarantee hair transplant growth in 3 months and will grow 1 inch every 3 months. By the 10 to 12 months, you will see about 2 to 3 inches of hair growth
- No hidden fees. We present you with all the cost at the consultation. We do not overcharge or have any surprise charges on the day of the procedure
Insider Pages Reviews for Sean Behnam MD
I have been been losing my hair for many years now. I have been looking to do transplants for a while. Didnt know who to trust. I checked out a lot of hair transplant sites and it seems that doctors have to pay to be part of them… I went to various docs, but didnt feel the connection. I Saw Dr Behnam on Fox 11. I was impressed by his work. Im still contemplating soing surgery, but so far i’ve met with dr sean 3 times and it has been going better than expected. He listons to my concerns and every session we have spent about 45 minuted talking about my hair transplant. So far, I think I will go with him…He is more expensive than the average. but quality is more important to me. He gives his direct cell phone to me after the procedure and that make me feel comfortable. So far after 3 meeting with him, he is a 5 star….
June 23, 2011
At first I was scared and somewhat sceptical of the procedure, but once I went through the process I was surprised and happy that it didn’t leave any marks on my scalp. I feel very happy and satisfied with the doctor and with his team or surgeons. It is very satisfying to see how the result have changed my life and helped me have very high hopes. I am living happier with my life and next to my wife. I would recommend this to anyone who feels insecure or who needs a little bit of a push to go ahead and get this procedure done. It is very professional and with magnificent results. It will bring you happiness and to those around you who walk next to you in life, and this is why I took the chance to say thank you to the doctor for changing my life. In the mean time you should see my photos and the way I have been improving day by day. If you guys have any questions you can email me. I just want to tell you my life now has taken another path with a brighter horizon.
May 28, 2011
had previous hair transplant by another doc. But had poor result. Came to Dr shawn behnam for 2nd opinion. He did my 2nd procedure. A bit more expensive, but got twice as much hair that the last doctor did. I was inhis office from 7am-6pm. Last time, it only took 2-3 hours. I jyst had my 7 month folowup with dr benham and the results are great. Im very happy. More expensive than other places, but the quality is much better, better results.
May 22, 2011
I am delighted to write a review for Dr Sean Behnam. Very professional. I had a great experience. I had a hair transplant by a doctor in Oregon 4 years ago. it turned out to be OK, i got 1,200 grafts. I came to see Dr Sean 2 year ago because the transplanted hairs were not dense. He said he would get over 2,000 grafts. he showed me a special scalp excercise and he got over 2400 grafts. It now looks great. He was not pushy and disnt rush me into the procedure. I had to do my scalp excercice for 4 weeks before he scheduled me for the procedure. Im glad i found someone who cares more about patients than just $.
May 22, 2011
★★★★★I am delighted wih my hair restoration
After seeing an advertisment in L A Times, I went to Dr. Behnam clinic for Hair Restoration out of curiosity. I am a senior citizen and did not make any sense for me to do hair restoration. But, after talking to Dr. Behnam I was so impressed that I decided to go for it. Now I am happy that I did it. I will highly recommend Dr. Behnam, who is a true professional and highly skilled in his profession, to any one who is thinking about hair restoration.
April 25, 2011
the day was long but the doctor and staff were tereffic. I can’t wait to go outside in the sun and not put a lot of lotion on my scalp. Thanks guys , you were wonderful. N.S.
April 22, 2011
Dr. Sean Behnam is a very caring and sincere hair transplant specialist who has done my hair restoration surgery. I’m very happy and pretty satisfied for the results of the procedure. Dr. Ben Behnam who Dr. Sean Behnam’s brother is very accommodating and professional just like Dr. Sean Behnam. They both do a terrific job in helping keep their patients young looking and optimistic. The staff are very courteous, complian, thoughtfult and cooperative that they make me feel welcome everytime I come for laser therapy too. I would recommend Dr. Sean Behnam for hair restoration and Dr. Ben Behnam for dermatology needs and issues. I so impressed, contented and convinced that I would like to come back for more treatment and hair restoration surgery with Dr. Sean Behnam that I highly recommmend him to both men and women who needs hair restoration or hair transplantation.
April 22, 2011
Dr Behnam performed the hair transplant procedure on me, I was so impressed by his knowledge,experia\ence,precission and down to earth personality.during the procedure. The procedure was almost painless.The next day ,I felt no pain what so ever…….I highly recommend to any one who is intrested
April 22, 2011
I have just completed my hair transplant procedure. I am very pleases with the excellent care received by Dr. Behnam and his staff. Iam looking forward to the hair growth Iam sure will result. Dr. Behnam takes all the time you need to understand the procedure.His patients leave with his personal cell number which enables you to reach at any time
April 21, 2011
★★★★★Dr. Sean Behnam “The Best of the Best”
Doctor Alan B.
As a professional, I am very cautious about who I use for any medical procedure. I was lucky enough to be recommended to Dr. Sean Behnam M.D. He is truly a Master in the Hair Restoration field. Everyting about Dr. Behnams procedures are “State of the art”. His staff of caring, professionals are the best you will find. I had the procedure done very recently and am extremely satisfied.
April 21, 2011
Google Plus Reviews For Dr. Sean Behnam
|Chris G Kreuz reviewed 4 months ago|
|My name is Chris Kreuz and heard Dr Behnam hair Restoration procedure and have always wanted to get this procedure. Since i met Dr. Behnam he made me feel very comfortable in my consultation and I decided to get the procedure done this week . I could not believe their was no pain to the procedure and his staff and every part of the experience was above my expectations . I have probable only done a review twice before so for me to right a review. I highly recommend the procedure don’t put it off and only go to Dr. Behnam you will feel well taken care of it. Chris Kreuz President West Coast Media Group, LLC|
|A Google User reviewed 7 months ago|
|I had a great experience with Dr. Behnam. Not only was hos staff friendly and knowledgeable, but walking into the office completely put me at ease. I was skeptical at first about what he could do for me, but after a consultation with Dr. Sean, I was well informed and impressed at the advances he’s made in African-American restoration. I would recommend his office to anyone looking to have a modern treatment with minimal to no scarring. The guy’s a life saver!!!!! Thank you!|
|A Google User reviewed 7 months ago|
|I had a hair transplant done by Dr Sean in 2010. I never write a review. I am very please. I was completely bald. I had a hair transplant in 2007 by another doctor, but it didnt take so well. I was very skeptical. I was left with big plugs in the front of the scalp. Then, I was referred to Dr Behnam by a friend of mine. I went to see him. I was surprised that he spent 2 hours planning, desining. I was convinced that this is the doctor to fix up my previous blunder. So in Jan 2010, I had a hair transplant. The day went very well, almost painless. The difference was amazing from the begining. It has now been 1 year 3 months, the hair has grown out. Dr Shawn Benham has fixed the plugs. The hair translplant looks very natural. I can go out again. I have regained my social life. The doctor makes such a huge difference. I have already reccommended Dr Behnam to a lot of my friends and consistently have the same results. Highly recommended.|
|A Google User reviewed 8 months ago|
|Overall Very good|
|Dr. Behnam and Staff are Great, and they make you feel very comfortable, This was my first experience with hair lost and the whole nervousness, and Dr Behnam made me feel more at eases and took his time going over all of my Questions they are first class Honest good people, i would recommend them to anyone looking for a great Hair Transplant or dermatologist, I just had my Transplant and i feel great and at ease i went to a few well know groups and was asked for more money and less work, Dr. Behnam’s office is First class in my book and to be in California with Honorableness and real concern is Rare ..|
|A Google User reviewed 10 months ago|
It was awesome working with Dr. Behram. He was very thorough and explained every detail of the procedure. He took me step by step through what I should expect, and was beyond accurate. Dr. Behram and his staff are friendly and make the whole experience very comforting.
Liked: Service, Value
|A Google User reviewed 11 months ago|
|I never really considered myself a transplant candidate before now. Anyway, had my procedure with Dr. Behnam yesterday and everything went well. No pain whatsoever and his staff and technicians were professional and courteous, answering all my questions while working efficiently. My only disappointment was my graft count, which was less than expected (due to low density in donor area). After the procedure was completed the doctor explained the lower than expected graft count and even refunded part of the cost back to me. Oh well, I would have preferred the grafts instead, but he could only work with what he had. I would highly recommend Dr. B to anyone considering this type of procedure.|
Laser Resurfacing For Hair Transplant Scars
Fractional resurfacing lasers drills tiny holes in the skin surface to stimulate the production healthier collagen. This process effects smoother skin and removal of deep scars. The fractionated nature of the laser allows for survival of healthy skin in-between the treated areas and much faster healing. Fractional CO2 Laser resurfacing is used to repair and significantly improve the scalp scarring that resulted from faulty hair transplants.
In general the Fractional CO2 skin treatment increases collagen production improving the skin complexion. This resurfacing procedure is used predominantly to positively impact areas around the face and neck. Fractional CO2 laser therapy is an ideal solution to treat any skin damage or any type of scar including wrinkle and acne. To allow for safety and control, Fractional CO2 Laser offers more control in the depth of penetration of the skin’s surface.