Achieving Natural Looking Results in Hair Restoration

One of the biggest concerns we hear from people interested in surgical hair restoration is whether the results from a hair transplant will look natural.

We’ve all encountered people with hair restorations that didn’t look quite right, and a quick internet search will, of course, bring up images of hair transplant procedures that just look wrong.

The good news for those interested in hair restoration surgery is that hair transplant techniques have come a very long way, making that goal of a fuller head of hair with a natural appearance an attainable one.

In fact, with the latest hair transplant procedures like FUE (follicular unit extraction) and an experienced hair transplant surgeon and their team overseeing your care, you can usually expect to see natural-looking results that don’t betray you’ve had hair transplant surgery at all.

However, while we’d like to say the days of artificial looking hair plugs, big linear scars, odd hair growth, and weird, unflattering hairlines are long gone, the truth is that not all hair restoration procedures produce the results patients want — and expect.

With that in mind, here are some tips that will help you achieve the natural looking results you want from a hair transplant procedure.

Three Steps to a Natural Looking Shave-Less FUE Procedure


1. Choose a Good Provider

If your top priority is a natural appearance, healthy hair, and robust hair growth, it is essential that you choose an experienced hair restoration practice led by a qualified hair restoration surgeon to steward your care.

A physician-led practice that specializes in the latest hair restoration techniques is your best chance for achieving natural hair growth that looks great and lasts for many years.

Why is choosing a good hair restoration clinic so important?

Why is Choosing a Good Hair Restoration Clinic So Important?

Successful, natural looking hair transplants depend on a variety of factors:

  • High viability of transplanted hair follicles. Individual follicular units must be carefully extracted and placed to ensure they will “take” and grow healthy new hair.
  • Responsible extraction of hair grafts. Great care must be taken to choose good donor hair sites and not overharvest them.
  • Artful placement of individual hair follicles. Follicles must be placed in a way that ensures individual hairs grow in the right direction, so all new hair growth blends in seamlessly and looks completely natural.
  • Good hairline design. Creating a natural-looking hairline is essential to restoring a more youthful, natural appearance through hair transplant surgery — and it requires a rigorous combination of skill, experience, and art.
  • Stringent health and safety measures. Hair transplantation is considered a very safe surgical procedure, but strict protocols and best practices must be followed to reduce the risk of infection and ensure transplanted hair will thrive.

 A good provider needs to focus on all these success factors to ensure your hair transplant results are the ones you’ve been seeking.

 As hair transplant procedures have grown in popularity, more and more hair clinics are popping up to meet growing demand.

Unfortunately, not all hair restoration practices are equally capable, so you do need to do your research and find a highly reputable, experienced hair transplant provider.

The team at North Atlanta Hair Restoration consists of a veteran hair transplant surgical staff led by surgeon Daniel A. Danyo, MD, MBA — so when you choose our practice, you know you’re getting world class care.

Dr. Danyo is one of less than 250 doctors who hold the title of Diplomate from the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, the only recognized certification for hair restoration surgery.

He founded North Atlanta Hair Restoration in 2012 to provide advanced restoration techniques in a medically safe environment, and he and his medical team have placed over 4 million grafts over thousands of highly successful procedures – transforming the lives of countless satisfied patients.

Dr. Danyo and his medical team bring a high level of stamina, focus and perseverance to each procedure, combining advanced technique and surgical expertise to produce the best outcomes for patients.

2. Choose the Right Hair Transplant Procedure

While there are many options for hair restoration out there, not all of them use the newest and best techniques and tools — and many will not produce the natural-looking results every patient wants.

For best results, seek out newer but time-tested hair restoration procedures like FUE (follicular unit extraction) or Shave-Less FUE, which does not require shaving the head before surgery.

Unlike the older hair transplant method known as FUT (follicular unit transplantation), neither Shaved nor No-Shave FUE will leave a noticeable linear scar.

Instead, these hair transplant procedures leave the donor site with minimal scarring, and transplanting smaller follicular units instead of strips of hair means new hair can be blended in better for more natural-looking results.

Of course, not all FUE hair transplants are created equal, either.

For the most natural results, you want your hair transplant surgery to be surgeon led and not performed by just a surgical tech or someone running a machine.

At North Atlanta Hair Restoration, we don’t use robots or rely solely on machines —although we do use the latest cutting edge hair transplant tools and technology.

Our embrace of tech combined with an unwavering commitment surgical excellence helps ensure our hair transplantation processes are efficient, precise, extremely safe, and best in class for our clients.

Hair Restoration Before and After

3. Understand What You Can Expect From Your Hair Restoration Surgery

One of the most important things a good hair transplant surgeon can provide is a set of realistic expectations going into the procedure and proper guidance throughout your hair loss journey.

Whether you’re in the early stages of hair loss or facing more advanced baldness, hair restoration surgery offers many ways to improve your look and provide greater volume in thinning areas.

A lot of providers like to promise the moon — but not all hair transplant patients are in the same boat, and not everyone can expect to emerge with a completely full, thick head of hair.

For those in the earlier stages of balding, an expert hair transplant team will likely be able to rebuild your natural hairline and restore natural thickness and volume to areas of hair loss.

Those facing more severe hair loss likely won’t see such a full reversal, but they should be able to expect a noticeable increase in hair volume along with a natural looking hairline.

Above all, any hair transplant procedure should aim to produce natural looking results — even a mature hairline should look like it grew there naturally, and hair texture needs to look attractive and real.

Talk to prospective hair transplant providers about what you can reasonably expect — and seek a second opinion if you think you’re hearing more sales pitch than facts.

Achieve Natural-Looking Results, the First Time

Dr. Daniel A. Danyo and his team consider natural-looking results the first priority — along with safety, of course, in any hair restoration.

After all, there’s no point in getting a hair transplant if it’s not going to make you look and feel good.

Dr. Danyo has had hair restoration himself, so he knows firsthand what patients are seeking in terms of a natural look, and how transformative a great hair restoration can be.

The doctor has also seen, and helped, patients that had a “bad” or unnatural-looking hair transplant procedure done, either by a non-physician led clinic or one in a foreign locale, such as Turkey.

Luckily, his extensive experience and training allows him to do a lot to improve things for these patients — but, of course, it’s better to have the best care in the first place, so you don’t have to seek out a corrective hair transplant.

It’s important to remember: a person looking to have a hair restoration should understand what they are paying for, but also what they are not paying for when they choose a provider based solely on cost.

Example of hair restoration before and after

Want to Learn More About Your Hair Transplant Options?

If you want to ensure natural looking results from your hair transplant, seek out the best care the first time with North Atlanta Hair Restoration.

Our dedicated team can walk you through all your options, answer your questions, and let you know everything to expect.

Call us at (678) 679-0028 right now or book online to schedule a virtual or in person personalized consultation.

We’ll help you get the natural looking hair transplant results you desire, for a more confident and younger-looking appearance, that still looks like you.

Dr Daniel A Danyo

Dr. Daniel A. Danyo

As a hair transplant patient himself, Dr. Danyo intimately understands his patients’ desire to achieve natural-looking results. He combines extensive training, experience and artistry with surgical precision to provide innovative solutions to hair restoration.

Daniel A. Danyo, MD is one of less than 250 doctors in the world certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, the only recognized certification for hair restoration surgery. He founded North Atlanta Hair Restoration in 2012 to provide advanced restoration techniques in a medically safe environment. As a triathlete who has completed two full Ironman triathlons, Dr. Danyo brings a high level of stamina, focus and perseverance to each procedure. He frequently takes on 2,500 grafts or more, a size most other clinics don’t attempt.

Dr. Danyo recently completed a Physician Executive MBA at Auburn University. The extension of the MBA to his resume greatly enhances the patient experience through improved efficiency and effectiveness techniques learned during his program at Auburn. It represents Dr. Danyo's pursuit of perfection and his desire to place his patients first.

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