The Hair and Scalp Clinics are pioneers in laser technology, both in research and clinical trial experience submitted to the FDA of laser light therapy and its effects on the scalp, as well as laser microsurgery, which for the first time in hair transplantation procedures, allows us to place live hair roots with precision, and no collateral scalp damage. This section reviews the features and benefits of both, and the laser’s advanced and better alternative to traditional hair transplantation procedures. The CO2 laser is the best and most modern approach – read why!

Laser Microsurgery : The New Generation laser surgical device is virtually painless and very precise. Hair harvested from the nape of the neck, which is impervious to the DHT hormone, is transferred to balding areas and guaranteed to grow for life. The CO2 laser vaporizes bald skin, which is replaced with growing hair, and there is never any damage to neighboring hairs, unlike blades or punches that can cut unseen hair roots. We can guarantee almost undetectable frontal hair lines.

Our patients report excellent hair growth, less discomfort, minimal swelling, scaring, and they resume normal activities sooner than conventional surgery allows. Please review our News and Videos as well as Patient Experience to see how we will treat you!   The newest surgical development for hair restoration uses laser energy. There are significant benefits to this technique over the more traditional surgical techniques. These benefits include: Less time required to complete the surgery which means less post surgery discomfort, and a quicker return to  normal activities. The laser ablates bald skin which is replaced with growing hair. Slit grafts (even micro and minigrafts) are done by jamming the donor hairs into narrow slits which commonly results in crowding and bumps. The depth of the laser application is computer controlled, therefore, sparing the deep blood vessels which nourish  the hair. CO2 Laser Recipient Sites are prepared using a CO2 Laser. This type of laser causes vaporization of tissue due to its attraction to water that is in our skin. This method requires the correct type of CO2 laser to insure success.

A pulsating CO2 laser helps prevent thermal injury when used by an experienced physician. Unfortunately there are not currently any structured training programs. I have found the CO2 laser to be quite helpful when partial thickness vaporization is performed. In this method, the subcutaneous tissue is not encroached but only the epidermal/dermal region. The prepared graft is then placed into this site. The laser currently offers the best alternative and most advanced method to standard surgical techniques. It is important to realize that every time the laser is used, bald tissue is removed thus decreasing the total surface area of the bald scalp. This advantage is not obtained when using a flat scalpel or needle to prepare recipient sites. Other advantages include no chance of tearing out healthy hair in the recipient region. Due to negligible thermal effect, postoperative pain is decreased and more rapid healing ensues. It is also important to know that since no reusable punches are used there is no risk of contamination from improperly sterilized equipment.