Thinning Hair Solutions

Do you find your confidence threatened by hair that’s becoming scarce? Our hair is one of the most important pieces of our image and appearance, and the onset of hair loss can have a real and severe impact on how a person sees themselves.

Thankfully there are a number of solutions to thinning hair that have been developed by hair restoration professionals over decades. These methods have been successful in restoring fuller, thicker hair to both men and women around the world. Continue reading Thinning Hair Solutions

Hair Restoration… It’s not how you start, its how you finish!

It’s amazing how many products in the medical field are being affected by advertising.  I continually see ads for everything from erectile dysfunction to depression.  Well I know that there are several ailments that would and could make you depressed, and even more depressing would be if the medication you were taking to fix you could create liver problems, migraines, kidney infections or death.  All these pharmaceutical companies are bombarding consumers with so many cure-alls that can fix you, so why is it is that everyone in America isn’t walking around totally healthy and happy.

FUE versus FUT

And here I am sitting on an airplane looking at the magazine and here is the ad for hair restoration. FUE vs. FUT…Follicular Unit Extraction vs Follicular Unit Transplant. The FUE manufacturers are attacking the FUT technique to try to generate more market share for this new technique that is being sold to as many physicians as they can sell too. The truth is that both procedures can and should co-exist because every patient is different and should have the option to choose what is best for their hair loss, budget and end result.  Any Physician who is really a specialist in hair restoration should be offering their patients both technologies, and if they are not why Not? Could it be that the doctor only offering FUE does not know how to do FUT?  If that is the case then what does he really know about hair loss and hair restoration?

If a clinic offers both techniques they are usually Qualified Hair Specialists

We do spectacular hair restoration, and patients keep asking me about FUE or FUT.  That is like asking me how do you pull teeth as opposed to asking me how do you create a beautiful smile?  The art of a hair procedure is not how you remove the hair follicle but how do you put the hair follicles back in…That is the real difference.  It is the final outcome that separates the artistic Doctor from an experienced technician. The real artist knows that you can create a spectacular hair restoration with FUE or FUT.

Don’t let the ads fool you!!

The real question is how are the end results that you receive?  Patients only have one head, and it is amazing how many people we see that need a revision and more hair to make their transplant look correct.  Stop being fooled by clinics that advertise that they have a great new technology—we have all the technology, but you want someone who also has the experience and the credentials to provide you with a fabulous result…that is what you want…A fair price and a fabulous result.  Some patients are perfect for FUT some for FUE, but that is how you start, what you really should care about is how you look when we are finished, and your own natural hair is growing again for the rest of your life.

Top 4 Things to Know About Follicular Unit Extraction

[Posted on January 5th, 2015 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

One of the ways that medical hair restoration can be achieved successfully is via the use of follicular unit extraction. This innovative technique for hair follicle removal allows us here at Puig Hair Restoration Center to reverse hair loss. If this method is new to you, then consider these main points of focus regarding extracting hair follicles for restoring hair growth.

1. What Exactly Does Follicular Unit Extraction Mean?

The first question our patients always ask is, “What exactly is this process?” Also referred to as FUE, this process is one of the main ways that follicular groups consisting of up to four hairs are taken for transplanting hair. When taken individually with FUE, this advanced extraction process provides our staff with the ability to harvest hair follicles from all parts of the body. Whether you are interested in hair transplantation in the beard, face, head, chest, arms, legs or abdomen, this extraction process is the most effective route to take.

2. Is There a Linear or Curved Extraction Path?

Another of the benefits of this type of hair extraction is that the harvesting is taken in a curved path on the body. This allows us to remove far more follicle units in comparison to traditional methods that involve linear extraction. Also, with linear extraction you could be left with a noticeable scar, while curved extraction is not going to have this type of visible scarring. As each follicle is removed individually, the follicle holes have a better chance of faster healing. If you are interested in making the extraction process less noticeable after your restoration experience, then opt for the extraction method that utilizes curved extraction—FUE.

3. What is the Popularity of this Method?

Follicular unit extraction has become increasingly popular among our patients. One reason for this is that this method involves a far less invasive process in comparison to past methods for hair transplantation. Furthermore, patients may experience a faster healing process with this type of follicle extraction, which allows them to return to their normal lives much more rapidly.

4. Does This Process Really Work to Restore Hair Follicles?

Since your hair follicles contain your DNA, yes, this process of extraction does work successfully. This is because we are using your own cell-covered follicle units to help establish new growth. By using your existing, actively growing hair follicles to replace those you have lost, your natural hair will grow in the place of stunted or deadened hair follicles.

6 Reasons Follicular Unit Extraction Beats Hair Tonic

[Posted on November 10th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

Hair tonic has been used for centuries as a way of helping with hair loss. It’s not always as effective, however, particular when there is complete hair loss because the damage to the follicles cannot be reversed. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a common process and there are six reasons to explore it.

1. It’s Permanent

Often, hair tonic is used to strengthen hair that you already have and give it a healthy glow. Once you stop using it, your hair reverts to the way it normally is. Follicular unit extraction is a permanent solution to hair loss.

2. A Doctor is Involved

FUE is handled by a doctor, which means the best procedure is going to be determined. When you get a hair transplantation at the Puig Hair Restoration Center, Dr. Puig has more than 30 years of experience to offer.

3. It Provides Hair Growth

One thing about follicular unit extraction is that it provides actual hair growth. It will grow like hair has done in the past and it can be cut and styled just as you want, without having to worry about what’s going to happen to the hair itself.

4. It Can Be Customized

Hair tonic is used for the head and it’s not customizable. This means that if you don’t have eyebrows or are looking for something fuller, it is ineffective. Puig Hair Restoration Center offers an eyebrow transplant as well as other services. The hair is grafted from another location and then placed where you desire the hair growth.

5. The Transplantation Works Fast

The follicular unit extraction can be handled quickly. Depending upon the number of sessions needed to graft the hair, you can begin seeing growth within a few weeks. This makes it much easier to enjoy than waiting around for months to see if a hair tonic is working like you hope it will.

6. The Results are Desirable

Hair tonic doesn’t always provide desirable results. It may help the existing hair have a nicer sheen, but some hair tonics can also discolor the hair or cause further hair loss. The Puig Hair Restoration Center has years of experience and stands behind all of the work that they do. This can provide a lot of confidence when you make an appointment.

What You Need To Know About Follicular Unit Extraction

[Posted on September 7th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

Follicular unit extraction, commonly referred to as FUE, is a popular method for hair restoration. It provides you with all of your natural hair by finding a donor spot elsewhere on your scalp that still has a desirable volume of hair. Through the use of grafting, the hair is then removed in one area and transplanted to another area. As a result, you are able to begin growing natural hair once again that will improve your look.

When you seek hair restoration in Houston, is important to know about all of your options. Follicular unit extraction is one of the more popular methods, but there are others. Depending upon the look that you are trying to achieve, it may be the best one for you – especially if you don’t want to deal with a large scar. Talking to a specialist can ensure that you are well educated about the different options.

In terms of a hair transplant, the FUE has a lot of advantages. There is no linear scar involved with this method, and this is one of the main reasons that people choose it when trying to achieve natural hair once again. If you have a tight scalp, either naturally or because of strip harvesting, it may be a method that will make it easier to obtain the necessary grafts.

When you talk to a specialist about follicular unit extraction, you also want to learn about the risks. Because it is a surgical procedure, there is always the risk for bleeding as well as infection. There may also be risks of scarring as well as unnatural looking hair growth. These are issues that you will want to discuss with the specialist so that you can find out how common they are and what the specialist will do to prevent them.

In the end, when you are looking to improve your image as a result of hair loss, a transplant, and in particular a follicular unit extraction, is a very popular method. It is not covered by insurance, but when you find the right center, it can be an affordable procedure that will provide you with desirable results featuring natural hair that you can wash, cut, and style as you wish.

Learn The Benefits Of Follicular Unit Extraction

[Posted on August 11th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

Hair loss has a way of damaging your self-esteem. Regardless of whether you are a man or a woman, you may be experiencing hair loss and this is going to affect much more than your appearance. The good news is that there is a procedure that can often be used to help promote your own hair growth. Follicular unit extraction, commonly referred to as FUE, has various benefits.

FUE is considered one of the most popular forms of hair transplantation. It involves a micro hair removal from one area of the body where the hair and follicles are harvested. The removal requires some basic anesthesia and can be done in one session or a few smaller ones. This allows you to decide how much time it will take to get the desired results.

When you look at follicular unit extraction before and after photos, it can provide a very natural look. You won’t be able to notice the difference between the photos of yourself before you lost the hair and after the FUE, which is the whole idea.

If you have explored FUT or follicular unit transplantation for female hair replacement but found out that you were not a candidate because of having a tight scalp or for some other reason, this may be the best solution for you.

You will not have a linear scar with follicular unit extraction, so you don’t have to worry about hiding a scar in any capacity. This makes it easier for you to get the appearance that you want and give yourself a boost in the self-esteem department.

There are many reasons for hair loss and if you have experienced hair loss or thinning, you will want to know what has caused it. Talking to a doctor will allow you to explore more about yourself and begin talking about options.

If you want to have your own hair instead of relying on wigs and other fake solutions, you will want to explore follicular unit extraction. It is relatively time consuming, but it has one of the most natural results that can be achieved because of the micro harvesting techniques that are used by the doctors.

Once you have the procedure done, you can begin seeing changes almost immediately. The follicles in place will start growing your own hair. This will allow you to get a full head of hair once again. From there, you can wash, cut, and style as you desire – just like you did prior to losing your hair.

Your doctor is likely going to talk to you about a few different options based upon a review of your medical history and the condition of your scalp. Talking about FUE is important so that you can decide if it’s right for you. You can then begin taking advantage of the benefits on your own.

How A Follicular Unit Extraction Can Be The Best Option

[Posted on July 15th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

Regardless of how you lost your hair or why your hair is thinning, you want to find the best option to restore your appearance. There are plenty of methods to help with hair restoration on the market, but not all are effective. It’s important to explore follicular unit extraction as it may be the best option for you.

Before you can understand why follicular unit extraction is the best option for restoring your hair or even providing an eyebrow transplant, you have to look at some of the other methods on the market.

There have always been wigs and toupees. The problem with these is that they look like wigs and toupees. You don’t want people to know that you are wearing artificial hair. Many of them also don’t get the grip that you would like, which means one strong wind would be all it takes for your hair to be lost.

Sprays and shampoos are found in the supermarkets and drug stores, too. The sprays provide fake hair and shampoos help to stimulate the hair follicles to promote growth. These are not always effective as you want them to be, which means you are wasting your money.

Follicular unit extraction involves extracting follicular units from one area of your body and then transplanting them elsewhere – such as in your eyebrow region or on top of your head. By providing working follicles where the hair needs to grow, you begin experiencing the hair growth that you have been looking for.

You will have real hair of your own growing at a natural speed. You can cut it, wash it, dye it, and do anything else you want to it because it is your own. This allows you to get the hair that you have always wanted – or at least replace the hair that you used to have. The process is done within a hair restoration clinic so that you get the medical expertise that is needed.

Too many people are still wasting their money on the options out there that don’t work. You may be one of them and it doesn’t have to be this way. You can learn about the best option by making an appointment with a doctor. Talk to the doctor about why you have been experiencing hair loss and what can be done about it. Shampoos and sprays can be thrown away and you can begin growing your own hair.

Once you are able to start growing hair on your own, you can develop a significant amount of self-confidence. It’s hard to be confident when the hair is not your own. When you want to be able to grow hair on your own as opposed to finding another artificial solution, you simply need to talk to your doctor about follicular unit extractions.

How Medical Hair Restoration Can Improve Your Look

[Posted on July 9th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

Medical hair restoration is changing the lives of many people. New materials and methods are available to provide individuals with the help they need to finally get hair growing. You do not have to purchase those over the counter solutions that promise to work but leave you without any results. Instead, turn to local professionals who specialize in this type of solution and you may have hair growing sooner than you think. The key as a patient is to have the information and resources you need to make key decisions about your options.

What Are Your Hair Restoration Options?

For men and women who need medical hair restoration, there are plenty of ways to get results. According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, a variety of options exist, including products using Minoxidil, also known as Rogaine. These work to influence the growth of hair within the follicles. In addition to these options, many people can consider hair pieces and extensions. Any of these options can help for those who have hair loss at the scalp, but effectiveness of these treatments is not always clear.

But, What About More Permanent and Effective Solutions?

Whether you want an eyebrow transplant or you are hoping for a permanent head of hair, many people are looking towards surgical treatments as a solution for hair loss. Surgical hair restoration is just what it sounds like. In this procedure, doctors are able to transplant the follicles that are working properly from one area of the head to another area of the head. This allows for the new, working follicles to continue to produce hair for you. What’s more, surgical procedures are now more advanced and effective, according to the American Hair Loss Association.

  • Hair is transplanted that is your own hair, creating a natural look and reducing the risk of rejection.
  • It is sometimes possible for identical twins to use this procedure as well.
  • The treatments are highly effective because they allow for a permanent solution. Your hair will grow like normal, allowing you to style it, wash it, and expose it to chemicals as you normally would.

It is still important for individuals to consider all of their options. Medical hair restoration techniques range and some methods may not be available for all individuals. When you turn to a local specialized company for service in these areas, you’ll get a consultation that looks at which hair loss treatments are the most effective for your specific needs. This is important. In many situations, individual who use these surgical treatments are able to see significant improvement in the way they look. That can boost not just the appearance you have, but also your confidence in yourself.

How Effective is Follicular Unit Extraction

[Posted on July 4th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

There’s a definite connection between high self esteem and a full, healthy head of hair. Just a slight change to someone’s hair can have a drastic effect upon their appearance, so advanced, male pattern baldness can make someone feel as though he or she is looking at a stranger in the mirror. Fortunately, doctor Carlos J. Puig of Houston, TX has dedicated his professional career to helping men and women cope with thinning hair. Medical hair restoration now includes follicular unit extraction as well as many other proven practices.

Top Techniques Utilized by Dr.Puig


The explanation of how a peptide bond was developed to isolate copper is difficult to understand. However, this important discovery made in the 1970’s has yielded substantial medical benefits including reduced healing times, anti-aging and tissue repair. Copper peptide technology is also used to regrow hair in some people. For eligible candidates, this one treatment can give them the desired results. Unfortunately, other people may need more than medicine to  regrow the full head of hair they once had.

The Laser Comb

This is one of the most innovative hair loss treatments of the past 20 years. While everyone else was looking for ways to cover and replace inactive hair follicles, one treatment really sought to awaken the dormant cells. The Laser Comb by Hairmax can regrow hair in about 1/3 of patients while 2/3 of patients saw their remaining hair be preserved. The laser comb emits low level radiation, stimulating hair follicles. Most sessions last for about fifteen minutes, and patients come in thrice a week for the best results. The radiation stimulates the hair follicles, reawakening them in some people.

Follicular Unit Extraction

This is most successful technique as it yields results in virtually everyone who has the procedure done. No one knows why, but hair follicles basically have a shelf life. This varies from person to person, but virtually everyone has areas on their head that will never be bald. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) works by taking cells that will grow hair for a lifetime, and transplanting them to problem areas. This is a viable alternative to wigs and rugs which can move or even be blown off by wind. A hard rain can also ruin a hairpiece, but follicular unit extraction can stand up to virtually anything. Hair tousling and haircuts can be a part of your life again when you opt for this treatment. If every other available option  has yielded less than desirable results, transplanting good follicles to problem areas can give you a youthful, vigorous appearance.

Follicular Unit Extraction Will Restore Your Hair

[Posted on June 13th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

You used to have a full head of hair and as time has gone on, this has not held true. There are all sorts of over-the-counter products and when they don’t work, you may feel as though it’s not possible to get the full head of hair that you once had. It may be time to explore follicular unit extraction, which is a process that can be done by doctors.

It’s important that you get the full head of hair that you want because you won’t be happy with your appearance until you do. While your barber or hair stylist may show you ways that you can style your hair with what you have, it’s not what you want.

The over-the-counter products are problematic because they give you false hope. They make all of these claims as to how they can help you and then they disappoint. The truth of the matter is, many people are not helped by those products. They don’t take into consideration problems with the roots of your hair and any genetic problems you may be dealing with.

As you look through your family, you may realize that you’re not alone in what you are going through. Other people may have thinner hair or no hair at all, just like you. Just because they have accepted what has happened doesn’t mean that you do. A hair transplant in Houston can be just what you need to improve.

Follicular unit extraction is a very specific procedure that is done so that you can feel confident about yourself once again. The hair follicles from one area of your scalp are extracted to be placed where you don’t have any follicles. This will allow you to grow your own hair instead of relying on plugs, wigs or anything else.

A boost of self-confidence will come your way when you can look in the mirror at a full head of hair and know that it is all yours. It can be just what you need to get the hair growing again – and not experience problems with hair growth again in the future.

Not everyone is a candidate for this type of procedure, so it’s important that you talk with your doctor. You may be able to stop using the over-the-counter products simply because you have found a better and more permanent fix.

Follicular unit extraction is a fairly new medical breakthrough, which is why you may not have heard about it in the past. You can figure out what it is and what it involves by going to a hair restoration center. Medical staff will answer all the questions you have and look at your hair growth patterns to see if it is something that can help you and your desire to have a full head of hair.