What To Know About Modern Hair Transplant Procedures

“What I hear quite often, and what I tell patients is that hair transplant will make a younger version of yourself. And it carries over into so much other things like improved mood, improved sense of self, improved confidence,” states Dr. Danyo.

What is a Hair Transplant?

Episode 12 of the podcast, “Hair Restoration with Dr. Daniel A. Danyo,” walks you through all you need to know about modern hair transplant procedures and the start of your hair restoration journey.

A hair transplant is a procedure that involves moving hair from a donor site to a  problem area. Usually, hair is taken from the back and sides of the head; however, hair can also be taken from the beard, chest, or abdomen.

“What’s so great about hair transplant is that it’s very consistent. I’ve had very few patients that haven’t been satisfied,” says Dr. Danyo.

According to the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, hair transplant surgery is “the most reliable option for achieving quantifiable and consistent results for treating hair loss.”

There are two types of hair transplants – follicular unit transplant (FUT) and follicular unit excision (FUE). Dr. Danyo specializes in FUE and is a leading practitioner of Shave-less FUE.

Shave-less FUE or No-shave FUE is one of the most discreet surgical hair transplant procedures available. It is minimally invasive and does not leave a linear scar.

The Initial Consultation

Dr. Danyo is one of the few physicians that can say they spend an entire day with their patients and are involved in the whole process from the beginning with an initial consultation to the end with follow-up appointments.

“I think it takes a doctor first to rule out any medical conditions that need to be evaluated and treated first and make sure that you have the right diagnosis of male pattern or female pattern hair loss versus some other type of alopecia,” says Dr. Danyo.

Critical elements of an initial consultation include the following:

  • Diagnosing your hair loss
  • Determining the areas of involvement
  • Deciding how many grafts are going to be required
  • A walkthrough of the entire process

Pattern Hair Loss

According to the American Hair Loss Association, male pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia, accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. While every case is different, male pattern baldness typically starts at the hairline and recedes.

When there is male pattern hair loss, there is dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT receptors cause hair follicles to shrink and slowly kill the hair. A hair transplant takes a hair that does not have the DHT receptor, and when you move it, it keeps the same genetic code in genetic expression. Essentially, the lack of a DHT receptor makes it a permanent move.

Stop Living with Hair Loss

Find out if you’re a good candidate for No-shave FUE today. Click here to schedule your virtual consultation with Dr. Danyo right now.

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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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