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SANTA MONICA, CA, April 27, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- We always ask ourselves: how can we make hair transplant more affordable? For many years we have made affordability our main goal ahead of advancing the science of hair transplant. Then we realize each time we try to advance the science of hair transplant we have also made hair transplant more affordable.
Advancing the science of hair transplant is directly related to making hair transplant more affordable. Good news is that our efforts in advancing the field of hair transplant has also made hair transplant more affordable for our clients. Only 4 months through 2013, it has been a very productive and innovative year for us and especially for advances in hair restoration and hair transplant.
In the first two months we spent quality time researching into augmenting graft survival rate and making innovative improvements in equipment that effect better hair transplant results and cost savings that we can ultimately pass to future hair transplant candidates. We are very excited about these significant achievements.
For many years the field of hair restoration has been struggling with what's called "external stressors". "External Sensors" such as heat and other environmental factors can damage hair grafts and decrease graft survival once they are cultivated from the donor area of the scalp and before successfully transplanted in the balding area of the scalp. From science and experiments we do know that heat or high environmental temperature can be a definite threat to graft survival. Over the past four months my staff and I have focused on these challenges.
In simple terms, graft survival means the patient gets more for his money. Although we know that our graft survival rate is already well above 95%, each innovation contributes to better results means more cost savings for the patient. On average every hair transplant case is about 2000 to 3000 hair grafts and each graft cost about 3 Dollars. Increasing grafts survival from 95 percent to 99 percent means hair transplant cost savings around 500 Dollars. This is very significant.
How we increase graft survival
We fight heat! We fight heat in every front while we perform hair transplant!
For many years scientist knew that LED lights do not emit heat compared to other lighting methods. Lights are used with the microscopes at the time of dissecting or separating each individual hair follicle. For many years finding microscopes that use only LED light and meet hair transplant criteria has been a significant challenge. We took it on our own to rectify this obstacle by using custom-made LED lights.
Investing in many right places, we have customized our microscopes to use light sources (LED) that emit no heat. Good news is that valuable grafts are not exposed to heat while being separated. Thus removing a key stressor. The best news is that we have also changed the medical exam light. The medical exam light is the one that is used to create the recipient sites on the scalp while I am doing my own work. The new one does not emit heat.
Are we done yet?
No! We can do even more!
Keeping valuable hair grafts at a constant low temperature throughout the entire hair transplant process has been and is a challenge for many hair transplant surgeons.
Many Hair Transplant cases can take between 10 to 12 hours of operation. The current standard in the industry is that a special petri dish cooler is used to keep the grafts cool. However, due to its inferior design, the grafts are kept between 12 to 15 degrees Celsius and the temperature changes as the ice within it melts. This is really not good!
We undertook the challenge of redesigning this cooler.
We have come up with a special design such that the temperature is kept at 2 to 3 degrees Celsius and there isn't much variation, even when the ice melts. This is a much superior design on what is already out there.
Our new petri dish design, which is currently patent pending, will enable a continuous adequate temperature for grafts throughout the entire procedure. This means more cost savings for the hair transplant candidates.
My goal as a dedicated hair transplant surgeon is to provide my patients with the best possible hair transplant results at the most affordable cost. I only perform one case a day so I can put my 100% attention to make sure everything goes well and the patient gets a superior result. I have assembled a dedicated staff and we all emphasize on one patient a day. This is our Golden Rule!
Besides what I have described above, I consider every patient a family member. In conclusion I like to numerate what we have accomplished as innovative factors for our patients in the past:
1) Implementation of a temporary and innovative surgical tape that is used on the scalp after every transplant. This surgical tape eliminates swelling around the face which can also reduce patient downtime significantly.
2) Modified cleaning and washing method. This method also allows better graft survival.
3) Use of an innovative massager and vibration technique that reduces discomfort during the procedure.
4) Developed a method that almost eliminates bruising after the procedure.
5) Developed a technique that eliminates ingrown hair after FUE procedures.
6) Devised a utensil used in creating sites during eyebrow transplants.
If you have any questions about any of these changes or about hair restoration, please call me direct at 310-866-6997 or my office at 310-315-4989 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We are here to serve you.
For more information on Santa Monica Hair Transplant, call (310) 315-4989 or visit the facility at 2825 Santa Monica BLVD, Santa Monica California 90404.
About Dr. Sean Behnam
Dr. Sean Behnam is among leaders in hair restoration and hair transplantation. He has been honored with honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award and the Compassionate Doctor's Award. He has been featured on many programs such as Fox news, KTLA channel 5 news, Good Day LA and ABC news.
Dr. Sean Behnam completed his undergraduate education at UCLA. He graduated medical school from Oregon Health Sciences University. During medical school, he was the recipient of outstanding research award. He attended internship and residency at UCSF, where he was among the top residents. During residency, he was the recipient of the resident of the year award twice and graduated top resident of his class. After his residency, he trained under Dr. Mark DiStefano, a prominent hair transplant surgeon in Massachusetts, where he learned and mastered the techniques in hair restoration. Since then, Dr. Sean Behnam has continued to make changes in his practice to provide better outcomes for his patients.
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