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Our Surgical Team and Philosophy
The surgical team at the Irvine Institute of Medicine and Cosmetic Surgery-OC Hair Restoration have a combined total of 50 years experience in the hair restoration specialty. Dr. Williams is the primary surgeon and enjoys the respect of his colleagues in the international society of hair surgeons. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.
Outside of the surgeon’s skill and expertise, surgical technicians play an instrumental role in the final outcome of hair restoration surgery. At Irvine Institute of Medicine and Cosmetic Surgery-OC Hair Restoration we are proud of our surgical team and the high degree of surgical care and attention given to our patients.
Our surgical procedures are office-based procedures. They are performed under local anesthesia in our clean and modern surgical office environment. Our patients are sedated but conscious for the entire procedure as oral medications are used for a relaxing experience.
Careful attention is given to all steps of the donor harvesting process. Our office provides two harvesting methods- FUE and strip. Full and complete anesthesia or nerve blocks are used with tumescence so your patients do not experience any pain during the procedure. The hairline is designed by Dr. Williams and is not delegated to hair technicians. Dr. Williams participates in all the critical quality to care phases of the hair surgical process. He does not delegate any hair surgery to any technicians like so many surgeons practice. Dr. Williams recognizes the angle and direction of the follicles are important in the recipient site for a natural and aesthetic hairline. We place one-hair follicles in the front of the hairline, followed by two-hair and three-hair follicles directly behind the frontal hairline to give you a full natural appearing hair line.
After your procedure, next day in our office we see all our patients for evaluation, scalp care, and shampoo. On a regular basis up to several months after the procedure, we strongly encourage our patients to maintain oral medications and topical hair growth to maintain a health and full appearing scalp.
As is well known, transplanted hair is lost at about two (2) to four (4) weeks after the surgical procedure. This can be a disappointing time period for patients who just had surgery. Don’t be discouraged, though, because at approximately four (4) to twelve (12) months after your surgical procedure, the newly transplanted hair follicles goes through its normal hair cycle and new hair growth is seen.