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 […]

Hair Transplant Growth Timeline

Posted on December 28, 2014

Day 0:  Day of hair transplant. Days 1 – 5:  The first 2 weeks following a hair transplant are the most critical.  Dr. Gabel provides his patients with detailed instruction booklets on exactly how to care for the newly transplanted grafts.  During the first 5 days, patients will experience swelling of the forehead and at […]

Frontal Hair Transplant of 40-Year-Old Male

Posted on December 28, 2015

This patient is a 40-year-old male who had a hair transplant with 2548 grafts over 2.5 years ago. He had been slowly losing hair in the frontal area of his scalp hence desired to have hair transplanted there. Dr. Gabel performed a frontal hair transplant of 2548 ultra-refined follicular unit grafts into this region of […]

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