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Hair Restoration

Dr. Reese is one of the country’s most experienced hair restoration experts. Our doctor has years of experience in hair restoration and transplantation. There are three important words that we live up to every day: Exceptional. Personalized. Trusted.

Trained to help you feel beautiful

Dr. Robert Reese is an expert in the field of hair transplantation and hair loss treatment. He listens carefully to each patient’s concerns and devote the time necessary to develop a customized treatment plan specific to their needs.

Our patients achieve the highest quality and most natural looking hair transplant results because of our exceptional and personalized care. We also have the most advanced transplantation equipment available which is the SmartGraft® technology.

Here are just a few reasons why we are better:

PERSONALIZED: Many practices concentrate on the number of patients they get through the door. We take a personalized approach. Only ONE procedure is performed each day; and that procedure could be yours!

RENOWNED EXPERTISE. Dr. Robert Reese is a renowned hair transplant surgeon whose research and work in this area has truly helped to advance the entire profession of hair transplantation both in the U.S. and abroad. He is a certified and re-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and is one of only about 200 surgeons worldwide who have completed this rigorous qualification. Dr. Reese is also a member of the Inaugural Class of Fellows of the International Society Of Hair Restoration Surgeons, and a past President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.

TECHNOLOGY: We are the only practice in the Twin Cities area to have the SmartGraft® technology. This piece of high tech equipment allows our doctors to use a combination of precision craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology rather than a scalpel when performing follicular unit extraction. Patients get optimum results and faster recovery times.

PLATELET RICH PLASMA. We are experts in the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP), which is a procedure that both enhances hair growth and speeds the healing process after hair transplantation. Dr. Reese is well known in the industry for his original research on the use of PRP in the hair transplantation process and is one of the first in the world to use it in hair transplant surgery.

For Men

Very few people are aware of the fact that every man’s hair is as unique as a fingerprint. This ranges from the curl, color and pattern of your hair line to the contrast between your scalp and hair. No two men have the same head of hair! This is exactly why Dr. Robert Reese provide their male patients with individualized and custom made hair loss treatments and strategies to meet their expectations, goals and needs.

Hair Transplant Repair – “Corrective” Procedures

Hair restoration techniques have come a long way. Many of the past techniques produced outcomes that were not aesthetically appealing. By using new state-of-the-art procedures such as the SmartGraft technology, Dr. Robert Reese can significantly improve the appearance for patients who have had previous hair transplants.

Using the latest techniques we perform hair transplant repair to help our patients achieve a softer, more natural-looking head of hair. If you are unsatisfied with the results of a prior hair transplant, contact us today for a free consultation.

As a first step to the treatment, our doctors will draw up a unique treatment plan. This is done with an evaluation of the “four Cs”:

  • Caliber of hair
  • Curl of hair
  • Color contrast between scalp and hair
  • Characteristics of hair loss pattern and facial structure.

We offer women a wide range of surgical hair loss solutions. Dr. Robert Reese has years of experience. He developed the skill, precision and artistry needed to recreate your natural hairline.

Dr. Reese pays special attention when developing the angulations, dissection and placement of each follicle to make sure patients get the best of density and natural looks. The types of surgical hair loss treatments we provide are as listed below.

For Women

When people think of hair loss, they naturally think of the men they know with thinning hair and bald spots. However, many women experience hair loss, and it can be very detrimental to their self-esteem and well-being. More than 10% of pre-menopausal women suffer from hair loss or thinning hair, and that number jumps to over 50% when accounting for women of the age of 65.

There are a variety of different causes for female hair loss, the most common being genetics. Other common reasons include pregnancy hormones and the onset of menopause. Women can lose hair along their hairline or on the sides of their head. Our doctors can develop a customized treatment plan for women with most types of hair loss.

We are very sensitive to a woman’s desire to have a full head of hair and we offer advanced treatments to give natural looking results to women of all ages. Female hair loss can be treated with the same technologically-advanced procedures that we currently use for male hair loss.

Each Head of Hair is Unique

Very few people are aware of the fact that every woman’s hair is as unique as a fingerprint. This ranges from the curl, color and pattern of your hair line to the contrast between your scalp and hair. No two women have the same head of hair! This is exactly why Dr. Robert Reese provides female patients with individualized and custom made hair loss treatments and strategies to meet their expectations, goals and needs.

As a first step to the treatment, our doctors will draw up a unique treatment plan. This is done with an evaluation of the “four Cs”:

  • Caliber of hair
  • Curl of hair
  • Color contrast between scalp and hair
  • Characteristics of hair loss pattern and facial structure.

Treatments

Donor Harvesting Techniques

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

  • The is the traditional method of donor harvesting.
  • It is also known as the “strip” method.
  • A strip of donor scalp is removed from the back of your scalp and closed with a suture that is removed about 10 days post-procedure.
  • The follicles contained in the strip are individually removed by skilled technicians using magnification which is why follicle transection (injury) rates are so low using this technique (typically less than 1%).

FUT advantages

  • Most cost effective method of hair restoration.
  • Always moves the most amount of hair for the patient.
  • Always performed as a one day treatment session.
  • Immediately undetectable because the overlying hair covers the suture line

FUT disadvantages

  • Creates a linear scar—but typically only 1 to 2mm wide.
  • More discomfort compared to the FUE technique.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

FUE is a minimally-invasive technique where follicles in the donor zone are harvested INDIVIDUALLY over a large area of the donor zone.

FUE advantages

  • Minimally invasive technique compared to FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation).
  • No linear scar.
  • Optimal technique for those who prefer a short hairstyle
  • Minimal post-procedure discomfort.
  • Allows the doctor to choose the follicles to transplant that are most appropriate for the patient’s procedure; 1, 2, 3 or 4 hair follicles.

FUE disadvantages

  • Longer harvesting times (performed over 1-2 days).
  • Increased rates of injury to the follicle compared to the FUT technique with transection rates typically in the 3% to 7% range.
  • May require the donor hair to be cut very short for the procedure.

WHY choose SmartGraft® FUE

Dr. Reese has seen and/or used every FUE device ever invented. SmartGraft® is the fastest, most technically-advanced, most accurate and most follicle protecting FUE device ever invented.

Most FUE devices only score the scalp leaving the follicle in place which must be manually extracted; it is this manual extraction component (pulling) where injury to the follicle occurs.

After scoring the scalp, the SmartGraft® advanced technology suction-extracts the follicles without manually pulling on them. It is the manual pulling action that leads to so much injury in the follicles using traditional FUE equipment. The extracted follicles are then stored in a moist, chilled environment to avoid dehydration of the extracted follicles. Other FUE devices do not provide this added benefit.

Currently, we are the only practice in the Twin Cities to have the SmartGraft® technology.

Combination of FUT and FUE

All hair transplant surgeons are challenged with the concept of large demand zones (where the hair is needed), versus smaller supply zones (where hair is removed from).

Most patients have a “mismatch” with large area demand zones, compared to smaller area supply zones.

For patients that have experienced significant hair loss that would require very large hair transplant procedures, the combination of the FUT and FUE techniques are ideal to obtain the maximum number of follicles available to transplant in a single day treatment session.