Hair Transplant Surgery

A hair transplant or surgical hair restoration is a procedure where follicles are surgically removed from one part of the scalp or body and transplanted “by the graft” to another part of the scalp where the area is balding. Most grafts used contain one to three hairs. All grafts are placed in tiny incisions made by microsurgical scalpels. These small incisions allow for the fastest healing time and least amount of scabbing. Hundreds of single hair follicles are used to recreate a hairline. Larger grafts are placed behind the hairline.

When the hair grows, it recreates the natural distribution while leaving the surface of the scalp smooth and unaltered. The number of grafts required depends upon the location and size of the area to be restored and the density desired in that area.

Hair restoration, much like other plastic surgery, is an art. It requires a surgeon with a trained hand to create the most natural appearing result that mimics mother nature and is undetectable to even the most critical eye. VIP Cosmetic Clinic, one of Ontario’s most prominent experts in hair restoration for over 40 years, assures that patients will receive the most natural-appearing, state-of-the-art hair restorations.

We do this by establishing a solid doctor-patient relationship, which will help guide the patient through the entire hair restoration process. Each step of the way, from the initial consultation, to the actual procedure(s), and follow-up care, is performed personally by Dr. Kenneth Adams. An individualized treatment plan is assures that every patient the best results available.

Dr. Adams is one of only a handful of surgeons able to offer his patients all the procedures available in Ontario, including lesion repair surgery.

Dr. Adams is member in Good Standing of:

  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

The procedures available include:

  • follicular unit micro graft transplants
  • dense packing micro grafting
  • repairs of undesirable results from previous scalp reductions, or scalp flap surgery
  • lesion repair from previous surgeries or any type of accidents which have left a scar on the scalp
  • distortion scars form prior plastic surgery of the scalp
  • customized surgeries unique to the individual which may include a combination of all of the above

Most procedures usually takes between two to eight hours to complete. This outpatient procedure is performed under local anesthesia in our state-of-the-art, surgical suite. Patients can interact with the surgeon and other technical staff, watch television or read a magazine or book to help pass the time during surgery.

The majority of patients are back at work the next day, and although rest is recommended for at least 1 to 2 days post-surgery, most patients find that the procedure did not affect their lifestyle at all. New hair growth can be expected to commence 3 to 4 months post surgery.