Hair Restoration | Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery | Ann Arbor, MI

Hair Restoration

Hair Restoration For Men and Women

Hair loss is a common problem, affecting both men and women throughout Michigan and the United States. It is estimated that 80 million people struggle with rising hairlines, expanding temples and baldness in the U.S.

Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery is proud to provide hair restoration services to men and women in Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas. Dr. Pramit Malhotra is highly experienced in the most advanced hair restoration techniques specializing in Follicular Unit Extractions (FUE), that create natural-looking hairlines.

If you’re struggling with hair loss in Michigan, come into Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Malhotra. He’ll review the hair restoration solutions that are available to you, explaining the procedure and your options in great detail. Dr. Malhotra is double board-certified and has extensive experience in hair restoration. Contact us at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery at (734) 436-2186.

FUE Hair Transplants

FUE, short for follicular unit extraction, is a type of hair transplantation that uses singular hair follicles that are 1mm or less for transplantation. FUE is the most advanced option for hair restoration and provides superior results. Although Dr. Malhotra is highly experienced using many methods for hair transplantation, FUE is his preferred technique and he does not perform the old strip procedures.

Benefits of FUE Hair Transplantation in Michigan

FUE is now the most common type of procedure used for hair restoration in the United States. For most patients, FUE is superior to FUT, also called the strip method. In FUT, the doctor removes a strip of hair from the scalp from which to harvest the hair follicles for transplant to the areas of hair loss. This procedure can leave a scar, making it difficult for many (particularly men) to wear their hair very short.  Because the FUE process harvests just a few hair follicles at a time from the donor area (the lower back of the head which is genetically programmed for continual growth), the tiny scars are close to imperceptible.

The benefits of FUE for hair transplantation include:

With FUE transplantation, individual follicles are extracted, leaving little telltale scar at the back of the head.

With no linear scar to hide, you’ve got flexibility for hairstyles. Our patients can wear their hair long or short, sporting many popular hairstyles.

Traditional strip method (FUT) hair transplantation requires an extended recovery period. With FUE, patients are back to work in just a few days with few activity restrictions.

For the first day or two, you may experience some tenderness or mild discomfort. We tell our patients to use Tylenol or Tylenol with codeine for the first 24-48 hours.

Patients with insufficient hair for transplantation on the lower scalp may be able to use hair from other areas of the body.

FUE is often the best method for hair transplantation currently available. We are delighted to be the premier site for this advanced hair restoration option for men and women living in Michigan.

Your FUE Hair Transplant Experience

FUE is the most cutting edge method for hair transplantation currently available and Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery ensures that our patients achieve the best possible results from their procedures.

3 FUE Devices– We use three specialty FUE devices to harvest high-quality grafts for your procedure. Dr. Malhotra and our hair transplantation team are extensively trained to identify and extract the best available donor and destination sites. We have a large selection of shapes and sizes of harvest punches that allows us to customize the procedure to your graft size, length, and scalp hardness.

Careful Graft Harvest- Some areas of the scalp produce better grafts than other areas. Our hair transplant team carefully choses extraction areas to ensure your hair transplantation results last as long as possible.

Hypothermasol Solution- As hair follicles are extracted, they are placed into a hypothermasol solution, where they are stored until transplantation. This solution feeds the grafts, keeping them healthy until they are ready for placement.

Hair Growth Guarantee- We offer a hair growth guarantee to all hair restoration patients. Ask us for details!

Schedule A Consultation

Our Michigan plastic surgery specialists understand that the difference is in the details when it comes to achieving your desired results. Visit Dr. Malhotra and Dr. Ballard at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, schedule your consultation today.

Female Hair Restoration in Michigan

Hair loss is most common in men, but millions of women are affected too.

  • 30 million women in the U.S. have female pattern hair loss, the most common type of hair loss in women.
  • 50% of all women will experience noticeable hair loss at some point during their lives.
  • Hair loss is most common in women over 40, have recently had a baby, or women with medical conditions that cause hair loss.
  • Pulled-tight hairstyles can also cause thinning or loss of hair.

While hair loss almost always causes an emotional impact, our female patients often report a heavy emotional toll caused by this condition. Treating female hair loss helps our patients to feel comfortable and confident in their appearance again.

Treatment Options for Female Hair Loss

Hair transplantation is one of the most effective options for treating female hair loss. At Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, we used advanced FUE techniques to restore a full and feminine hairline. Dr. Malhotra will explain your options during your female hair restoration consultation.

Before and After
Before and After

Hair Treatment Recovery

Current hair restoration techniques significantly reduce the downtime and discomfort after hair transplantation. Here’s what to expect from your recovery after hair transplantation.

  • Mild Discomfort for 1-2 Days- Most patients use Tylenol to control discomfort during the first 24-48 hours after surgery.
  • Rash-Like Appearance- Redness is common, both in the extraction and recipient sites. At first, this redness will look similar to a rash. Small pin-sized scabs will appear after a day or two.
  • Minimal Activity Restrictions- Patients can return to most activities quickly. Within a week of treatment, patients resume gentle washing of the scalp.
  • Full Results in 15 Months- You’ll start to see hair growth at 3-4 months post-treatment. By 5-6 months, patients notice considerable growth. Results continue to improve for up to 15 months after treatment.

Hair Restoration Cost

Hair restoration costs in Michigan vary, depending on the techniques used and the extent of hair loss. A typical treatment costs between $4,000 to $10,000. Receive a personalized estimate for treatment costs by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Malhotra, one of the top providers of hair restoration in Ann Arbor, MI.

Learn about hair restoration in Michigan by contacting Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery.


Let our before and after gallery show you the expertise of Michigan’s plastic surgery specialists Dr. Pramit Malhotra and Dr. Tiffany Ballard. Place your trust in the skilled hands of our board-certified surgeons who understand that the difference is in the details.

Hair Restoration FAQs

Hair loss has many causes. Hormonal and genetic factors are two common reasons. Dr. Malhotra will work with you to pinpoint the causes of your hair loss and to find an effective treatment option.

We offer a hair growth guarantee to our patients. Ask us for more details during your consultation.

For most patients, hair restoration provides a long-lasting solution to hair loss. Many of our patients will enjoy permanent results from their treatment.

Transplanted hair looks and functions just like natural hair. It grows and can be cut and styled.

Surgery isn’t the only option for treating hair loss, but it is often the most effective option. Hair transplantation can restore hairlines and fullness, providing permanent, long-lasting results. Come in for a consultation with Dr. Malhotra to discuss all available treatment options including hair restoration surgery in Ann Arbor, MI.