Back in the day – in fact, not so very many years ago – if you had thinning hair and/or bald patches there was nothing that could be done about it. It was not until the early 1950’s that Dr Norman Orentreich performed the first hair transplant in New York.
Fast forward to today, and you have a number of hair loss options that have been developed in the intervening years. There are transplant options – and different ways of doing them – drug therapies, and even PRP therapy, which is Plasma Rich Platelets. Even better, if you live in the Bay Area, you have the services of Dr Miguel Canales to call upon, and he is an expert in all of them. He can evaluate your hair loss and provide you with the best option.
Dr Canales is the founder and doctor at Silicon Valley Hair Institute with offices in Foster City and Palo Alto, so he is convenient wherever you may be in the Bay Area. Not only is he a skilled surgeon who can carry out manual hair transplant surgery, but he is also an expert at robotic hair transplantation.
Dr Canales and The ARTAS Robot
For over ten years, Dr Canales was the Medical Director of Restoration Robotics Inc., and he led the team which invented and built the ARTAS robotic hair transplant machine. In fact, his name appears on eleven patents relating to the ARTAS procedure, which is another of the hair loss options.
There are many benefits to the ARTAS transplant method, not the least of which is that it leaves no scar at the back of the head. When you have a manual transplant, a strip of hair is removed from the back of the head to provide the follicles to be transplanted into the recipient area. This leaves a scar. However, the ARTAS robot removes the follicles to be transplanted in tiny groups of up to four hairs at a time and leaves no visible scar whatsoever.
The robot also transplants the follicles so that they exactly match the angle, direction, and height of other hairs still growing in the recipient area, so provides an absolutely natural look. Furthermore, the robot detects hairs that are still growing there and inserts the follicles beside them, thus avoiding damaging them in any way. In addition, the robot makes it easier to transplant hair from patients with curly hair, such as patients of African descent. There is also less discomfort and no down time after the transplant.
Dr Canales can also provide PRP therapy which is another of the hair loss options. He provides all patients with a completely free consult, so click on the link at the top of the page.