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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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    Nov 4, 2020
    Sid Jakovljevic Reviews
    Sid Jakovljevic
    Florida
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    It has been about 4 months since my visit and procedure with Doctor Bolton,and i must say i am very satisfied with results so far.. I am a 32 year old male,and for the past 3 years or so i noticed my hair becoming much thinner and weaker... And after so many failed attempts,remedies and false information,i finally came to realisation that hair...
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    Oct 2, 2020
    Vishal Dasari Reviews
    Vishal Dasari
    Florida
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    I came to Dr. Bolton from Tampa, FL, and I would not regret it. I am 19 years old, and was very anxious and scared at first, but Dr. Bolton and his team made it very comfortable for me during the surgery. I am 4 months in and am already very happy for the results. He is one of the best in the business. Would definitely recommend him.
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    Sep 6, 2020
    Chad Greene Reviews
    Chad Greene
    Florida
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    I am more than happy with the procedure I had with Dr. Bolton a few days ago. This is my third hair transplant and my only regret is that he didn’t do the first two. He and his staff are extremely professional and accommodating, creating a very comfortable environment. I would highly recommend using Dr. Bolton. With Dr. Bolton’s procedure, I...
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    Aug 30, 2020
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    Luiz Rojas
    Florida
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    Went in on June 2019 and I am now enjoying the fact that I never have to wear a hat ever again! Toons of compliments from co-workers, friends and family telling me that my hair looks longer or my hair is growing. Definitely a life changing procedure. Very helpful staff. Dr. Bolton and Josh are the greatest. They help you with everything. I wouldn’t...
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    Aug 5, 2020
    Eo Reviews
    Eo
    Florida
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    Had 2 procedures with Dr. Bolton, filled in my receding hairline and crown area. He’s an amazing doctor that does great work and has an excellent staff backing him up. The results speak for themselves, some of the best in the business.
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    Aug 2, 2020
    B K Reviews
    B K
    Florida
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    Very professional and happy with the results. I was impressed to learn that the only thing Dr Bolton does is hair transplants and only 1 per day!! You get his FULL ATTENTION for that whole day and procedure. He made me the VIP and studied my male pattern baldness for my best results. Very detailed where to cut, place hair and angles for front...
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    Aug 2, 2020
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    A M
    Florida
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    Have been receding since a teenager. At the age of 23, I scheduled a last minute procedure with Bolton and extremely happy with the result (8,000 hairs moved). I am only at 4.5mos post-op (Full results are typically at 12mos). Josh was my patient advisor and provided me with realistic expectations and answered all of my questions. Procedure is...
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    Jul 13, 2020
    Biggy Koboy Reviews
    Biggy Koboy
    Florida
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    I had my HT procedure on June 30, 2020. Both Josh and Dr. Bolton were amazing! It's only been 2 weeks and I'm satisfied. The procedure was painless, it was like i went to a barbershop actually. the scar in the back of my head is barely noticeable even when i shave the back of my head. I am patiently waiting for my hair to grow. I highly recommend...
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    Jul 2, 2020
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    Tim Touchet
    Florida
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    My experience with Dr Bolton and Josh has been amazing. I came to Dr Bolton as a very skeptical patient. After years of been scammed by one company after another promising that they “had the cure”, I honestly didn’t think anything would work. Dr Bolton and Josh were very upfront and honest with me from the very beginning. The surgery and...
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    Jul 2, 2020
    ILIKEMEDIA Reviews
    ILIKEMEDIA
    Florida
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    I loved my experience with GHT! I got the (FUT) “Max Harvest Plus“ because I was a (Norwood 6). I am completely blown away by the results which changed my appearance and gave me more confidence. Dr. Bolton, Josh, and the entire GHT team are very friendly and professional. There was no pain during the procedure and the whole thing was over...
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