What is a Strip Hair Transplant?
A Strip Hair Transplant is a procedure where a strip of skin is taken from back of the scalp (known as donor area). The hair grafts are then individually dissected under a powerful microscope. Each graft is then transplanted in the areas of balding. On average, each hair graft has 2 to 3 individual hairs.
Is hair transplantation safe?
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.
Will the hairline look natural?
Yes, Dr. Behnam creates a natural non-pluggy hairline, guaranteed.
Is the area where the strip removed (aka donor area) visible after the hair transplant?
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)
Is transplantation done under general Anesthesia?
No. it’s all local anesthesia. Dr. Sean uses a proprietary technology for a pain free procedure.
What guarantees do I get?
We stand behind our work. We guarantee that the transplant looks natural transplant and non-pluggy. Please look at the picture below. The hairline looks very natural. No one can notice this person had a hair transplant.
How soon will I see results?
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.
Are there any hidden fees on the day of the procedure?
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.
Does Dr. Behnam have any video testimonials of patients who had hair transplant done?
Please click on below videos to watch real patient testimonials.
Does hair transplantation use my own hair?
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.
I have grey hair, am I a transplant candidate?
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.
Will I be awake during the procedure?
Yes. There is no general anesthesia used. You may also sleep during the procedure or watch a movie. You can bring your own DVDs or CDs.
I am from out of state, are there any accommodations available?
Yes, there are two hotels adjacent to the practice. For those from out of the city, we will cover your hotel stay.
Could hair transplant be done for women?
Yes, the women in the below picture had over 1,800 grafts placed to thicken the midscalp and the front.
Where is the hair transplant procedure performed?
The hair transplant procedure is performed in our beautiful office in Santa Monica.
Will I get Dr. Behnams cell phone number in case I need to call him?
Yes, every one of Dr. Behnam’s hair transplant patients get his direct cell phone number. This way, he can be reached 24 hours a day without going through any secretary or answering exchange.
Does Dr. Behnam have any published articles?
Dr. Behnam’s articles have been published in Skin Med, Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, Journal of Drugs and Dermatology, Psoriasis form, expert opinion in pharmacotherapy, and Journal of Organic Chemistry.