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Everything You Need to Know about Hair Plugs

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The History of "Hair Plugs"

An old style hair transplant is called “hair plugs” – but why?  Old style hair transplants used to look very similar to the hair on a doll’s head. That type of hair transplant is the result of a very old technique that was developed when hair surgery was first being pioneered.

Good News! No More Plugs!

Today’s modern hair transplant technique is completely undetectable.  Surgeons no longer use large grafts that are spread apart unnaturally.  Doctors pack smaller grafts in tightly so future hair loss will not result in sparsely placed permanent plugs of hair. 

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Have you seen a hair transplant that looks like this?
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Why Did it Look so Bad?

Doctors harvested hair with a circular punch device, and each graft contained as many as 20 hairs. The medical team placed the transplanted grafts far apart to insure that the hair had ample blood supply to survive.  This resulted in very unnatural-looking, “pluggy” hair groupings.

Three Reasons Why Our Transplants are Not Pluggy

Grafts are Tightly Packed

Because grafts are small, they don’t compete for the blood supply, which means they can be packed tightly together for a soft natural look. We use two processes to achieve this.  Dense Packing and Ultra Dense Packing to place the hairs as close together as possible.

Our Graft Size is Small

We Grow Hair (PAI) uses a variety of graft sizes.  Single hair grafts frame the frontal hairline.   Two and three hair grafts as well as Multiple Follicular Unit Grafts build density in the mid-scalp area. None are so large that they will look unnatural later.

Hair Placement is Planned

Our Experienced Surgeons plan for future hair loss so your plan is uniquely designed just for you. We can develop advanced hair loss management plans to maximize long term results for you.

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Good News! It Can be Fixed!

You Don't Have to Live with Hair Plugs any Longer!

Did you have a really unnatural looking hair transplant many years ago? Or maybe you went to Turkey or an inexperienced hair clinic for your hair transplant.  Whatever the case, you don’t have to settle with a noticeable, embarrassing hair transplant any longer. By strategically placing various sized grafts throughout the thinning area, doctors can camouflage and soften the look of a bad hair transplant.

FAQs about Hair Plugs

Our surgeons are all M.D.’s who are members of ISHRS. The naturalness of a transplant depends greatly on the surgeon’s artistic and surgical skill level.  If a surgeon is inexperienced, even with the newest techniques, a hair transplant can still look pluggy.

Unlike some clinics that allow unlicensed medical staff to perform hair transplants, PAI Medical Group only uses licensed Medical Doctors to perform your surgery.  Our licensed surgeons are primarily responsible for each and every step during a hair transplant procedure.  Plus, you benefit from an entire skilled medical team as well.

Most of today’s hair transplants no longer look pluggy.  If they do, it’s because some clinics use older techniques while other clinics use surgeons who are not experienced or artistically skilled. Some surgeons place grafts too far apart or place larger grafts in the frontal hairline.

The majority of our staff has worked together for 10 or more years.  That contributes to their efficiency, speed and natural-looking outcome.