How Do I Calculate How Many Grafts I’ll Need?

Posted on September 12, 2018

Calculating Your Hair Grafts The amount of hair needed to create a cosmetically impactful hair restoration is an art as much as a science. It requires the aesthetically trained and experienced eye of a hair transplantation surgeon to evaluate each patient based upon their goals, their treatment plan, personal physiology, age, and a variety of […]

Addressing A Depleted Donor Hair Supply

Posted on August 13, 2018

One of the most important factors in evaluating a hair transplant candidate is the availability of their donor supply. If the available donor area has been depleted by past procedures or by physiological factors, it may restrict what a hair restoration surgeon can address in the future. It’s vital that responsible techniques are used to […]

Body Hair Transplants

Posted on July 5, 2018

At the Gabel Center, we strive to accommodate and assess every hair loss patient in a holistic and customized manner. For patients with extensive baldness that exceeds their donor area’s ability to safely provide grafts for transplantation, alternative sources of donor hair can be found and evaluated throughout the body. Harvesting body hair allows surgeons […]

Why Should A Surgeon Specialize In Both FUE And FUT?

Posted on June 26, 2018

FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and FUE (Follicular Unit Excision) are both procedures at a skilled surgeon’s disposal for hair restoration. The preference about when to call upon which method is based upon the mutual discretion of the patient and physician. The variation in the techniques used to harvest donor grafts between the two methods can […]

57-year-old Frontal Hairline Restoration

Posted on January 31, 2017

Enhancing the Frontal Hairline This patient is a 57-year-old gentleman who desired to enhance his frontal hairline due to a slow recession of hair in the frontal region. Rather than bringing his hairline down significantly, he wanted to increase the density of that area to make his hairline appear fuller. The patient underwent a follicular […]

Repairing the deep front-temporal region

Posted on August 25, 2017

38 Yr Old Male has 2nd procedure with Gabel This patient is a 38-year-old gentleman who was concerned about his deep front-temporal hair loss in the front of his head. The young man underwent a follicular unit hair transplant strip surgery, his second procedure with Dr. Gabel, at his Portland Hair Transplant office. In total, Dr. […]

The Hair Follicle Anatomy

Posted on October 15, 2016

The hair follicle is an organ of the body, and as simple as it looks, is quite complex.  The body at birth has about 5 million hairs.  The adult scalp has on average 100,000 to 125,000 hairs. There are several types of hairs throughout the body including terminal hairs and vellus hairs. This will be […]

Learn About Follicular Unit Excision (FUE)

Posted on October 8, 2016

Dr. Steven Gabel offers his patients a wide array of hair restoration treatment options and strives to stay on the cutting edge of modern medicine while doing so. One of the most sought after surgeries in the field is follicular unit excision (FUE, formerly Extraction), which can cosmetically benefit many patients suffering from hair loss […]

Follicular Units

Posted on August 16, 2014

Follicular units are naturally occurring groupings of hairs. They are sometimes referred to as “grafts“. When hairs are examined using a high powered microscope, hairs exit the scalp and skin in “families” of 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 hairs bundled together. These usually exit the skin at one central location and then fan out […]

What is a graft?

Posted on August 17, 2014

A graft simply refers to a follicular unit, which may be a 1-hair, 2-hair, 3-hair, 4-hair, or even a 5-hair follicular unit graft. When hair transplants are performed, the single hair grafts (or follicular units) are inserted into the frontal hairline. Just behind the hairline, the 2-hair follicular unit grafts are placed to add density […]

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