Hairfax Atlantic

Surgical Procedures


Just the Facts

  • Only 100% permanent hair loss solution
  • Lost hair replaced with healthy hair from your own scalp
  • Our techniques ensure new hair growth appears completely natural
  • Transplanted hair begins to grow within 90 days
  • Advanced techniques ensure a painless procedure

“… we use a cutting-edge transplantation technique known as vari-grafting to give the most realistic result …”

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Our Techniques

Dr. GallantHairfax uses a cutting-edge transplantation technique known as vari-grafting to give you the most realistic looking head of hair possible. We use very small grafts along the hairline so they are undetectable, and larger grafts as we work inward to give better thickness.

Our grafting techniques include:

  • Follicular unit grafting – Designed to achieve a completely natural hairline, this type of graft is a microscopic procedure done hair by hair.
  • Micro grafting – Based on the follicular technique above, this type of graft uses a larger incision to accommodate larger hair follicles, to best match the hair around it.
  • Mini grafting – The smallest of the grafting techniques, this mini graft is used to create the fine definition in hairlines.
  • Micro punch – Designed to remove some of the bald tissue and replace it with new hair rich tissue during the graft. This technique is used when more density is required.
  • Linear or eliptiform punch – Like the Micro punch technique above, this technique also removes some bald tissue but is shaped differently to reach smaller areas and achieve a natural look

You will be hard pressed to find another facility in Eastern Canada or New England which offers as many grafting techniques in one place. With Dr. Gallant’s experience and expertise in his field, paired with our fair pricing (30-40% less than the competition), reduced traveling costs and the convenience of having so many treatment options so close to home, Hairfax is the premier choice for hair restoration on the Eastern seaboard.


Following the procedure, it will take only 5 days for the transplanted hair grafts to develop a new blood supply and begin to grow. Here’s what you can expect during the recovery process from day 1 onward:

  • Day 1: You will leave with a bandage around your head to keep your new grafts in place
  • Day 2: The head wrap can be removed as scabs have begun to form which now grip the new hair tightly
  • Day 7: Scabs will fall off and new hair will begin growing from the root base (not visible yet)
  • Day 10: Sutures (stitches) from the back of the head where the hair was harvested can be removed
  • Day 30: New hair can be seen pushing past the surface of the scalp
  • Day 90: All grafts are growing feverishly. Even those that were initially lost due to effluvium
  • 2 Years: It generally takes 2 full years of letting the new hair grow and be cut until full thickness is reached and your new head of hair is fully realized.

If you have any more questions about the hair transplantation procedure and what to expect, please contact us.

Health Considerations

Because it is a surgical procedure requiring anesthetic, incisions and a healthy immune system, not everyone is medically able to receive a hair transplant. For this reason, Dr. Gallant and our qualified team of technicians assist each of our clients by performing a full array of blood tests prior to surgery. Clients’ blood is tested for a wide array of viruses, diseases and disorders that may cause complications either during or after the procedure. Preliminary blood testing is also important in determining whether or not a client’s hair loss is the result of metabolic, nutritional or hormonal imbalances, rather than the result of genetic predisposition. If hair loss is occurring because of a lack or iron in the diet, or a lack of estrogen in some women, hair loss may be prevented and even reversed without surgery. Atlantic Hairfax is the only hair restoration facility to perform such blood work as part of the hair transplantation process. We believe it is of the utmost importance in determining a client’s candidacy for transplantation.

Possible Complications

Patients may experience one or more of the following minor complications after a surgical hair transplant:

  • 5% chance of swelling – Swelling of the forehead usually occurs 48 hours after the procedure. In rare cases swelling may also occur around the eyes and nose. Swelling can be avoided by sleeping in a semi-seated position for the 2 nights immediately following the procedure. Patients may use extra pillows to prop their head up or use a reclining chair.
  • 3% chance of some post-operative hair loss in female patients – This occurs only in the transplanted area and is due to trauma to the scalp, though it may cause some adjacent hairs to fall out temporarily. This is a temporary condition. All lost hair will re-grow. In some cases Rogaine may be prescribed to help keep hairs from falling out,
  • Hair loss around the donor site – This occurs in some patients who are undergoing multiple sessions. Typically, patients with reduced scalp elasticity may experience hair loss around the donor site. This can usually be corrected by a minor procedure a few months following the procedure. During this minor procedure we will revise the donor site and draw it together again with sutures. This procedure takes approximately one hour and is, of course, free of charge.
  • Nausea or vomiting – We typically prescribe Tylenol 3 for pain maintenance following the procedure. However, in some instances where stronger pain medication is required, narcotics may be prescribed. Narcotics can often produce nausea or vomiting in recovering patients.

Other Surgical Services

Though hair transplants are our primary business, they’re not our only business. Dr. Gallant and our surgical team also offer the following surgical services:

  • Scar re-visioning – If you suffer from abnormal hair or facial hair growth due to scar tissue around your face or scalp, we can help. Through one or a series of scar revisioning procedures, we can reduce the noticeable effects of scar tissue and restore your natural hair growth patterns.
  • Eyebrow/ eyelash transplants – Through a surgical procedure similar to standard hair transplantation, Hairfax can restore your eyebrow or eyelash density.

Costs and Convenience

“30-40% less than anywhere else!?”

We’ve heard too many stories of people traveling from one hair loss centre to the next because all the procedures they needed weren’t offered in one location. Montreal, Toronto, Boston, California; all this travel and time adds up! At Hairfax Atlantic, our ability to perform all the procedures in-house and by someone who’s had the same procedures completed himself, means huge savings in dollars and in peace of mind. The ability to perform all components of a complete surgical hair loss solution in one location, paired with the lower cost of living on the east coast, allows us to offer world-class level service and still save you money. Our expertise and the convenience of having access to all procedures in one location will cost you 30-40% less than you would pay anywhere else. Need some more facts on why to choose Hairfax? Find more information in the following places: our Why Hairfax? page, on our Blog or by Contacting Us through the website with anything that is on your mind.

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