What can I expect from the consultation appointment?

Posted on February 22, 2014

Our consultations are designed for our patients to obtain a comprehensive evaluation of their hair loss concerns and solutions to restore their hair. Prior to your consultation appointment, our office will send forms for you to complete regarding your hair loss, family and medical history. Please bring these with you to your appointment which provides […]

Best Natural Remedies & Ingredients for Hair Loss

Posted on September 21, 2017

Although we highly recommend hair transplant’s as the hands down, most effective way to restore your hair, we would be remiss to at least mention some of the ingredients in some of the more natural remedies for Hair loss. In fact, if you aren’t giving your hair the support of nutrients such as protein, iron, […]

Finasteride (Propecia): Important Information to Understand

Posted on October 19, 2016

Dr. Steven Gabel offers his patients many treatment options for hair restoration and strives to stay on the cutting edge of modern medicine. Finasteride is an important medication to learn about. One of the most common medications for treating male pattern baldness is the use of the medication finasteride, known better by the brand names […]

Learn About Follicular Unit Extraction (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 extraction (FUE), which can cosmetically benefit many patients suffering from hair loss or hair […]

How long does the appointment last?

Posted on March 18, 2014

Most consultation appointments last for approximately one hour.

What is the donor area

Posted on March 18, 2014

The donor area is located at the back of the head and extends around and above the ears on the sides of the scalp. This is the area that the grafts are harvested or taken from. The hair is harvested from this area because the hairs that grow in this area are genetically programmed to […]

FUE, FUT, and the strip method?

Posted on March 18, 2014

FUE is an abbreviation for follicular unit extraction and FUT is an abbreviation for follicular unit transplantation. You may also see FUT called the strip method. FUE is a method in which a small punch- like device is used to remove individual follicular units from the donor area. With FUT or the strip method a […]

Will I have scar from a hair transplant procedure?

Posted on March 18, 2014

There are many causes of scarring, and scarring can be divided into two categories:  external surgical factors and inherent patient factors.  The most important concept to understand is that anytime an incision is made, whether it is a linear incision, or a small round circular incision, a scar will be formed.  Our hope at the Gabel Center […]

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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