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2715 East Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 200
Fort LauderdaleFlorida, United States of America33306
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What Are Hair Plugs?

One of the pioneers of hair transplantation is Dr. Norman Orentriech who is remembered for discovering donor dominance in 1952. He used a punch biopsy instrument to harvest large circular 4-mm grafts which were then transplanted into punch graft sites in the patient's balding areas. Although this pioneering surgery advanced hair restoration, the results were less than natural looking.

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Punch grafts proved to be too large and symmetrical to have a natural appearance. These punch grafts contained anywhere from 8 to 20 hairs. When placed to tightly together, these competing grafts had a tendency to fail because of insufficient blood supply. Placed too far apart meant that they could resemble artificial looking "doll plugs" especially in the frontal hair line.

In the late 90's, doctors began to experiment with micrografts (1 hair grafts) and follicular unit grafts (1-4 hair grafts) which ushered in the natural looking hair transplant. These 'slit' grafts were not harvested with a punch biopsy instrument. Instead, they were obtained from a single donor strip of tissue taken from the safe zone in the back of the head and separated under magnification. This improved the health of the delicate hair follicles. The small number of hairs in each slit graft insured naturalness.

As this new technology immerged, the technique of using large punch grafts became antiquated and unacceptable as a form of hair transplantation. During the late 90's as the world of hair transplantation was changing dramatically, Dr. Bolton had a unique opportunity to observe and correct a high volume of bad hair transplants such as old style plugs, punch grafts and flap surgeries. Being a progressive new surgeon, Dr. Bolton used the latest FUT techniques to transform bad hair plug transplants into natural looking beautiful results. On the flip side, Dr. Bolton was insightful enough to glean concepts from some of the pioneering surgeons who made the best of old techniques like the late Dr. Contantine Chambers. Dr. Chambers did wonders with large sized grafts in the crown area. Because of the technique, these large plugs placed at just the right distance apart looked completely natural in the back of the head. As a result, Dr. Bolton came to the conclusion that using follicular unit transplantation exclusively would not be in the best interest of the patient because the results were too wispy and thin. He began to focus on the concept of using a larger graft strategically behind the hairline in combination with follicular units and micrografts. He continued to experiment and refine techniques until finally he co-developed Multi-Unit Hair Grafting for PAI Medical Group in his Tennessee office.

Dr. Bolton Blazed a New Trail that would Change His Practice Forever

"If it looks completely natural, and boosts density by two to three times, why wouldn't I use all my options to give the patient a better result?", said Dr. Bolton. He would call this new graft a "a multiple follicular unit". A multi-unit graft is a new style 'slit' graft that contains 2 or 3 naturally occurring follicular unit bundles which typically contain 4-8 hairs. This graft is not punched out with a punch biopsy instrument but instead is separated under magnification just as it's smaller counterpart, the follicular unit graft. Sometimes mislabeled as 'hair plugs' from skeptical peers, multiple follicular unit grafts are discounted because competing doctors are unfamiliar with this technique and resistant to change despite the evidence that it means a better result for the patient. When used correctly behind the frontal hairline, multiple follicular unit grafts combined with traditional follicular units and micrografts can boost hair density by 2-3 times while looking undetectably natural in appearance. The other benefit to patients is that more hair means less surgeries and a lower cost.

It's been nearly a decade now since Dr. Bolton blazed a new trail. You be the judge and look at some of our hair transplant video testimonials and before and after pictures to see for yourself.

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    I had multiple procedures done here over the last decade, and look younger at 38 than I did in my 20’s. People are always shocked to find out my full head of hair isn’t the result of good genetics. Best investment I’ve made
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    February 2023: Dr. Bolton was great through the entire procedure. He answered all my questions and made sure I was comfortable the whole time. His team followed up daily, to make sure I was at ease during the recovery phase. I highly recommend Dr. Bolton to anyone looking for hair transplant. May 2024: This was my second procedure with Dr....
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    I have to say after 6 yrs of waiting it's done now and I can say what a pleasant experience the staff was 10 stars ! Mike was with me all the way and assured me he would help any way possible and he communicated with me at every turn and of course walked me through all the hoops! Big thanks to him for the excellent coaching!!! Thanks Mike you da...
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    Dr Bolton and his staff are amazing. Not only has my transplant turned out great but the professionalism and follow up years later speaks volumes. It never felt like they just wanted to rush me in and get my money. I paid them and they still touch base to check on me and see how things are going. I was on track to be bald by 40 and as I’m about to...
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    It has been over 11years since my first procedure and 9 years since my second and I am still extremely pleased with the results! Dr. Bolton and his staff were meticulous with the procedures and the follow up care was also excellent. He is an expert at harvesting hair from discreet sites which contain the appropriate hair follicles for amazing...
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    Dr. Bolton and his team, particularly Josh, provided an exceptional experience from start to finish. Josh's professionalism and attention to detail made the entire process seamless. The results of the hair transplant procedure exceeded my expectations – fantastic, natural-looking hair growth. I highly recommend Dr. Bolton and his team for anyone...
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    Overall, it was a great experience from start to finish. Mike maintained constant contact before and after the procedure. Dr. Bolton is very knowledgeable and straightforward about what can be done, along with the expectations if all of his instructions are followed. I appreciated him reaching out after the surgery. Additionally, the technicians...
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