Frequently Asked Questions
Hair Restoration & Hair Loss Treatment
At Varona Hair Restoration, we understand how overwhelming it can be to navigate hair loss treatment options. The following guide addresses some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about hair restoration treatments.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is known for producing minimal scarring. This is because individual follicles are harvested using tiny punch-like extractions. Most FUE patients feel their scarring is not noticeable once the treated areas have healed. Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) does leave a minimal linear scar on the back of the head but, in most cases, it will be covered by hair. It is only visible if the patient wears a very short hairstyle.
Dr. Christopher Varona works closely with you to design your treatment plan. During your initial consultation, you have a chance to discuss the areas that bother you most and what kind of hairline you’d like to achieve. Dr. Varona will use this information to map out the most appropriate treatment plan for natural-looking results.
FUT and FUE are both excellent options for long-term hair restoration, and it comes down to your preferences and ultimate goals. FUE is best for patients seeking a moderate increase in hair density and for those who want the freedom of wearing short hairstyles after the procedure. While this technique does not produce a linear scar, it does require patients to shave the donor area.
FUT is better suited for patients seeking a significant improvement of hair density and for those who don’t mind having a linear scar. The linear scar produced by FUT surgery is only visible if the patient chooses to wear their hair very short.
Women are excellent candidates for all the leading types of hair restoration surgeries, including FUT and FUE. Most of our female patients choose to undergo FUT surgery because significant portions of the head don’t need to be shaved. PRP therapy is also an excellent choice for women experiencing hair loss.
The results of FUT and FUE surgery are permanent. The grafted hair is taken from the back of the head because this area is genetically programmed to resist balding. Successfully transplanted hair will follow the same growth behavior of the donor site.
FUE surgery requires the back and sides of the head to be shaved to about beard stubble length, which is why most patients choose to buzz-cut the entire head. Patients undergoing FUT surgery do not need to shave large sections of their head, but a thin strip of tissue will be removed from the scalp.
Dr. Varona recommends patients wait around six months after their initial procedure before undergoing additional surgery. The goal is to give enough time for the transplanted hairs to begin growing so the density can be accurately assessed.
Yes. Dr. Varona offers facial hair and eyebrow transplantation procedures. These are typically performed using either FUE or FUT, depending on the patient’s hair type and cosmetic goals.
Many patients find it beneficial to maintain their medication regimen after undergoing hair restoration. This may prevent further hair loss from occurring in non-transplanted areas and can help support your hair density levels after surgery.
Dr. Varona has patients return to the office the day after their surgery. This visit includes a quick check-up and the first hair wash.
Hair restoration surgery is minimally invasive, so it doesn’t require a lengthy downtime. Most patients choose to take a few days up to a week off from work, but this depends on your comfort level. While you’ll be able to resume most of your regular activities, you may have some redness and swelling for several days after the procedure.
Meet Dr. Varona
Blending Artistry with Surgical Excellence
As a former hair transplant patient himself, Dr. Varona understands the transformative power of hair restoration. He is inspired by the way these treatments can completely change someone’s outlook, and he has spent the last decade perfecting techniques that produce natural-looking, long-lasting results. Dr. Varona approaches hair restoration from an artistic perspective; the graft sites are meticulously placed to match the patient’s natural hair. Dr. Varona blends this artistic approach with superior surgical techniques to restore thick, healthy hair. He is one of the few surgeons who perform FUE extractions himself, and he uses specialized tools to manually control the depth, angle, and distribution of hair grafts for natural-looking density. This dedication to detail and artistry has made Dr. Varona one of the leading hair transplant surgeons in the field.