The Consultation - A simple phone call can change the way you feel about yourself forever!
At the time of your consultation, you will be meeting with an experienced hair loss consultant who has been professionally trained and understands the private and personal nature of your visit. You will be taken through a detailed explanation of the process, answer all your questions and give you an estimate during your free no-obligation consultation.
Meeting the Doctor
Prior to the surgery, you will meet with the doctor to discuss the final details of your procedure. He will discuss and draw in the outline to restore your hairline taking into consideration a natural recession for your facial features. The artistry and skill of our surgeons have attracted celebrities from all over the country. Our work has been seen everywhere from artists that have appeared on the Grammy's, to major motion picture actors, as well as on television. You've probably seen our work, but because his resultsare so natural you would never know it was a hair transplant.
Microprecision Follicular Grafting®
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia so you can drive yourself to and from the appointment. During the procedure, you are awake, comfortable, and relaxed watching a movie, sporting event, or listening to music while the procedure is being performed. You are sitting up and reclined in a state-of-the-art memory foam surgical chair. In addition,
you will be served complimentary beverages and snacks. If you're having a long procedure, we can order you a complimentary meal from our neighbors at Andiamo Italian Ristorante.
The Evolution of Hair Transplantation
The evolution of hair transplantation began over 50 years ago with the “Punch” plug graft technique. From this technique, a more refined “Micro/Mini” punch graft evolved, followed by the Micro/Multiple-Unit grafting technique. Finally, the ultimate and most natural method of hair transplantation was perfected - the Microprecision Follicular Grafting® technique.
Evolution of Naturalness
The results of Microprecision Follicular Grafting® are so natural this procedure has become the benchmark by which all other hair restoration methods are judged.
With the Microprecision Follicular Grafting® technique, it is absolutely impossible to get that “pluggy” look that you may have seen in the past. When restoring the front hairline, the doctor will outline a guideline for your front hairline that will have a natural recession for you facial features. A hairline that looks completely natural now and will ultimately stand the test of time for the rest of your life.
Initially, the doctor will create a transitional zone which is approximately a 1/4" in width which will contain all single hair grafts in the very front of the hairline. In the secondary transitional zone, the doctor will then integrate grafts containing two and three hair grafts behind the single hair grafts. Hair on the top of the head grows in follicular units of one, two, three, and four hairs.
So it makes perfect sense that if one was to restore their lost hair, it should be replicated in the same format to produce a totally natural result. However, there are only a select group of hair transplant practices worldwide that provide the experience, knowledge, and expertise to perfect and perform this technique. our practice is one of them. It has been said by many, "Our technique is a perfect blend of art and science, creating the most natural results."
Drs. Abramson & Champagne are perfectionists. To achieve precision work, their team must also be perfectionists.
It takes an experienced hair transplant specialist and a highly trained and experienced medical team to successfully perfect and perform this technique.
We guarantee in writing that every graft that he transplants will grow or he will re-transplant it at no charge.
It is important to know that doctor's surgical team works and travels with them at both their Beverly Hills and Eagan offices. This is important in order to achieve consistent quality work. As highly trained experts, they have worked together for many years in the field of hair transplantation. As members of Drs. Abramson & Champagne's team, they exclusively perform hair transplantation and do not perform any other service offered at the clinic.
Our surgical teams are some of the most experienced in the world. Their attention to detail is shown in the final results. We don't just restore hair...we change lives.
A Specialized Technique
Whether your procedure is scheduled and being performed in Eagan, Minnesota or in Beverly Hills, California you will receive the same attention to detail provided by the same staff and ultimately achieve the most natural looking results. In order to accomplish this, Drs. Abramson & Champagne's team travels with them to both offices.
The reality is that this technique is simply the most natural hair transplantation technique in the world. The “single hair grafts” are only used in the very front hairline otherwise referred to as the hairline transition zone, which is only approximately ¼” in width. Then follicular grafts containing two, three, and four hair grafts are integrated in behind the front transtional zone. Unlike some medical practices, our doctor's and their team NEVER dissect existing follicular groupings into single hair grafts to increasethe number of grafts. ALL natural follicular grouping are simply relocated as they are found. The artistry and skill of our doctors will allow them to re-create a replicated design of a totally natural looking front hairline.
While performing hair transplantation in the frontal area, the doctor and his team will implant staggered single hair follicles and then integrate hair follicles containing two to four hair grafts. In the crown area, the doctor and his team will implant hair follicles containing two, three, and four hair grafts to produce the maximum density.
Some medical practices claim “larger” grafts will produce more density in the frontal area. What they don’t tell you is that although the density may appear natural from afar, upon close inspection under elements of wind, rain, or wet hair, your hair would separate, and the “clumpy” nature of the grafts would be apparent and appear very unnatural. Drs. Abramson & Champagne and their team believe “naturalness is key”. Our doctors only implant natural follicular groupings and would rather increase one’s density through using additional grafts if necessary. That way your hair always looks natural and not “clumpy”.
Dr. Jason Champagne designing a completely natural hair pattern in the crown area to replicate and integrate into the patient's existing hair. While preparing for the Microprecision Follicular Grafting®technique, Dr, Champagne will then begin to make microscopic receipient sites.
Our state-of-the-art surgical suite shown above is located in Eagan, Minnesota. It is equipped with all the comforts of home including a 55" flat screen TV, beverage and meal service options, as well as the most recent movie releases updated weekly.
During the procedure, you are awake, relaxing while watching a movie, sporting event or listening to music. The length of the procedure is determined by the amount of hair restoration that is being performed. On average, depending the size of the procedure, the procedure takes between 3-9 hours.
Some doctors will perform additional hair transplant procedures in as little as two to three months. Considering that the newly transplanted hair requires 12-16 weeks to begin growing, one could reasonably conclude that it would be approximately three months before anyone could begin to see where previous work had been performed.
The prospective patient should ask himself/herself how the physician could accurately and safely insert new grafts between the previously placed ones, which have not yet begun to grow. With the Microprecision Follicular Grafting® technique the grafts are virtually impossible to discern at this stage. The only way new grafts could be accurately placed at this stage is if the healing and scarring from the previous grafts were such that because of their size these grafts were very obvious.
If a patient would like to increase the density by having an additional procedure, we recommend allowing a minimum of eight to twelve months to allow totally accurate placement of the new grafts in between the new hairs growing from the previous procedure. The other crucial factor is to allow adequate time for the mobility to return to the donor area prior to having an additional procedure in order to eliminate tension in the new donor site.
Q. Can you tell me about cost?
A. Fees for hair transplantation are in direct proportion to the amount of work that is to be performed. Our pricing is the most competitive in the Twin Cities. Currently we are running a limited time offer ofjust $3.95 per graft! There is also a "Stand-by" rate of$3.00 per graft for individuals that are flexible enough to have a procedure on short notice in the event one of our patients has to reschedule to another month. Although this is rare, it serves a purpose in the event that the patient experiences a scheduling conflict. The number of grafts transplanted will determine the cost of the procedure. In general, the larger the thinning area, the greater the number of grafts required and the higher the cost. This is a very simplistic explanation, but it generally holds true. Of course, the donor hair must be sufficient to accommodate the number of grafts needed. During your free evaluation, if you are an appropriate candidate, we can give you an estimate of costs. The cost for our hair transplant procedure range in price from a small procedure at $3,995 to the largest procedure at $11,850 depending on the amount of hair that needs to be restored.