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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.
Above is the picture of microscope used in dissecting grafts. The arrow points to the light box, which emits light from the bottom that will make it very easy to see grey hairs. In addition to all the high tech equipments, we also have excellent technicians with over 10 years each in dissecting and placing grafts.
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.
The before and after images above belong to Marc, our sales consultant.
Image above shows a patient who had over 2000 grafts transplanted. Left picture is before the hair transplant and the right picture was taken 12 months afterwards. Transplanted hairs have already grown after 12 months and now cover the area more effectively. The blue line on the left picture represents the hairline.
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.
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.
Above is a patient who had a transplant done at the hairline. The red arrows point to the hairline. Look how natural it looks. Single hair follicles are placed in the frontal hairline so it does not look pluggy. It has protrusions so it is not straight. No one can notice she had a hair transplant.
Is the area where the strip removed (aka donor area) visible after the hair transplant?
The picture above demonstrates how the hairs in the donor area are covering the suture area. 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.
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 picture is 10 months after hair restoration. 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 at the 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.
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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 that makes 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.
Where is the hair transplant procedure performed?
The hair transplant procedure is performed in our beautiful office in Santa Monica.
The two above pictures are of our beautiful office building in Santa Monica. We have a 3,000 square feet suite on the 3rd floor of class A medical 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.
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.|