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Who is Dr. Greco?

Dr. Greco earned his bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, completed his PA medical training at Penn State University, and received his doctorate from LaSalle University. He has practiced as a board-certified physician assistant in family medicine, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, general vascular surgery and hair restoration surgery. Highly regarded as a teacher, Dr. Greco has…

What is hair restoration?

The technique uses a high-powered microscope to separate micro grafts of individual follicular units, or groups of one to four hairs that grow together out of a single hair follicle, taken from an area of dense hair growth. These groups of hairs are left intact because they have been shown to thrive better and look…

What is platelet rich plasma (PRP)?

The primary use for platelet rich plasma (PRP) in hair restoration surgery first reported by Carlos Uebel, MD in 2005, demonstrated an increase yield and increased density, when utilized as a graft storage medium. When bathed in activated PRP the growth factors attach to the stem cells in the bulge area of the dissected follicular…

Will I lose any existing hair after the transplant?

Regardless of what type of procedure, there is a post transplant shock that affects about 10% of the existing hair in the recipient site. This shocked hair simply goes into the telogen (resting cycle) for two to three months before resuming normal growth patterns.

What is the difference between micro grafts and follicular units?

A follicular unit micro graft is dissected with the aid of a microscope, which enables the technician to remove all necessary tissue while maintaining the integrity of the follicles. The less tissue on the micro graft the closer they can be placed an the more natural the result in fewer sessions.

Can I achieve density with only follicular units?

The concept of using larger grafts to achieve density is an older one disproved by Dr. Bobby Limmer’s density study. Larger grafts have more tissue and must be placed farther apart; therefore the appearance of naturalness is lost, where FUs can be densely placed thus providing naturalness and density.

What is the hair growth cycle?

When donor grafts are dissected and placed in the recipient site, the newly grafted follicles go into the resting cycle and remain dormant until eight to ten weeks later when they begin to grow. Hair growth varies from one-quarter to one-half inch per month. As hair grows in length, it also grows in diameter. Since…

Is the procedure painful?

The local anesthesia is about as painful as getting your gums numbed at a dentist’s office. Post operatively, you will feel tightness in the donor site and it will get less tight each day.