Hair Transplant Procedure (click here for Eyebrow Transplant)
|Hair transplant is more than just a medical procedure. It’s an artistic expression involving more than 2000 to 3000 hair grafts that must be placed in an artful form and fashion. The identification of naturally occurring tiny bundles of hair called hair grafts or “follicular units” has been fundamental to the advancement of surgical hair restoration. Each follicular units or hair graft has 1- to 4-unit hair. Using current techniques, at the end of the hair transplant procedure, patients can leave with only a headband. Patients can shower and shampoo 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 much of 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 and surgical skill and a keen aesthetic sense.
The images above show a mastery in the art of refinement, blending, balance, proportion, and shading. Dr. Sean has pioneered many major advancements in the field of hair restoration and transplantation in regards to natural variation in color, texture, and direction.
Dr. Sean dedicates more than 8 hours or 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 room is also equipped with TV so you can bring your own CD or DVD to watch a movie. The equipments are state-of-the -art and the building is rated Class A medical building.
During the surgery hair is harvested from the back of the scalp where you have plenty of hair to lend to the balding spots. Dr. Sean performs both strip harvesting and/or follicular unit extraction or also known as FUE.
In strip harvesting a strip of tissue with significant amount of hair is removed from the back of scalp. This removal will not be noticeable. Dr. Sean has also pioneered an innovative method where there will be minimal scaring and with slight hair growth the scar will not be noticeable. In FUE, individual grafts are harvested one at a time from the back of the scalp and then planted in balding areas. This new innovative technique requires many years of experience and Dr. Sean is among few doctors in California to have mastered this operation. After the FUE operation, the donor area heals within just few days. Since hairs are individually removed, this leaves very minimal scarring.
|Using Acell To Minimize Scaring
Acell is a protein scaffold that is derived from pig bladder. It contains growth factors and it promotes wound healing. Overall, studies have indicated that it reduces scarring. At the ISHRS (International Society of Hair restoration) meeting, it was demonstrated that the use of Acell in FUE decreases the size of punch scar from 1 millimeter to 0.6milimeter, meaning that once the site of the punch heals, the scar is much smaller than the punch size itself.
|This can be demonstrated by the video below, where we performed FUE using 1 millimeter punches and we asked our patient to come back one year later. We shaved the area that the FUEs were done. Please look at the result. It is very difficult to decipher that many punches were made in that area.Another study has demonstrated that 54% of grafts removed via FUE would regenerate in the donor area. This does not mean cloning. But, it probably indicates that if part of a graft is not fully removed using the punch, Acell may help it regenerate.Again, Acell does not do magic, but its use in FUE hair transplant and FUT (Strip Method) promotes minimal scarring and even some regeneration of some hair follicles in the donor area.|
All the artistic procedure of hair removal and hair site creation, which involves correct planting angels, direction and orientation is solely performed by Dr. Sean himself. Quality technicians are used to create individual hair grafts from the strip. Dr. Behnam has mastered a unique technique where the exact angle and direction of each graft is optimized for the maximum redistribution of transplanted hair to achieve an aesthetic and artistic hair density. The new transplanted hairs experience a healing period and grow the same way as your normal hairs grow. They start growing 3 to 4 months after the procedure.
To initiate a faster healing process, Dr. Sean allows for an additional thirty minutes of laser light therapy session after the surgery. Nine more sessions of laser light therapy are needed during the regrowth to stimulate the hair to grow quicker and thicker. No bandage is necessary after the surgery. Dr. Sean’s staff offer all guides including how to wash and care for the new hair.
We said Dr. Sean is among few surgeons who perform hair transplant in California, however, people from all over United States fly to Los Angeles to consult with Dr. Sean. Recently Dr. Sean operated on a patient from Massachusetts and a patient from Michigan. Dr. Sean Behnam’s artistic mastery has won him world wide reputation as a true pioneer and teacher. His artistic gift and talent combined with scientific surgical skills is well known beyond Los Angeles. In the field of FUE, there are only a handful of Doctors who can perform this sensitive procedure correctly and Dr. Behnam is one of them.
Dr. Behnam has also created innovative solution for the areas of eyebrows, mustaches, beards, eyelashes, and sideburns. Perhaps Dr. Behnam’s most important contribution is the fact that he has made hair transplant affordable.
|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.
My transplant procedure was all done on the same day and every thing went perfectly. The entire process was carried out with pin point accuracy. And the best part was that there was Minimal Disconfort. Dr. Sean Behnam is truly “The Best of the Best”
I am a very tough critic and I Recommend him at the highest level.
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.|
|Dr. Base Review|