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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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  •  Review
    Jun 11, 2021
    Steven Reviews
    Steven
    Florida
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    A doctor's perspective: As a doctor myself I search out the best and most highly skilled medical professionals for me and my patients. Dr Bolton’s techniques are highly innovative and his skill is evident in the invisible scar left post surgically on my scalp. He artistically created a natural hairline and his Bolton bundle technique filled in the...
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    Jun 3, 2021
    Paul Reviews
    Paul
    Florida
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    I don't even know if I should be writing a review as the world will now know that I had hair transplant surgery. Dr. Bolton is a true artist and no one can tell that I had hair transplant surgery. I was lucky to get the surgery in late January prior to the COVID, and I want to thank the entire team to accommodate me on such a short notice. Post...
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    May 29, 2021
    Tim Reviews
    Tim
    Florida
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    I have had two hair transplants with Dr. Brett Bolton at Great Hair Transplants in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Both times were life changing! Before seeing Dr. Bolton, I had already been experiencing significant hair loss since age 23 (2009). By the time I decided to see Dr. Bolton for a hair transplant I was a Norwood 5\6 with no hairline and major loss...
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    May 25, 2021
    Daniel Reviews
    Daniel
    Florida
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    I had my hair transplant with dr Bolton about a year in a half ago and I’m so happy with my results. It has really boosted my confidence. I get so excited when I look in the mirror Sometimes. If your thinking of a hair transplant your in good hands with dr Bolton and his staff. They are so nice and josh has always been there to answer any questions...
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    May 21, 2021
    Elie Reviews
    Elie
    Florida
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    The best decision I have ever made. After 6 months my hair looked amazing I’m getting tons of compliments. Also Dr. Bolton and his staff are amazing. I thought it was going to be a hard and painful procedure but was easy and the the doctor and his staff made it so comfortable for me. I recommend Dr. Bolton.
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    May 17, 2021
    Al Reviews
    Al
    Florida
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    I have been to Dr Bolton a couple of times for extensive work on my head and the times that I went Dr Bolton and his staff have been fantastic They made me feel comfortable and did a great job on my head now I have a full head of hair and I got my confidence back thanks Dr Bolton , Josh and staff for everything Al Corricelli
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    May 17, 2021
    Steven Reviews
    Steven
    Florida
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    Dr Bolton is one of a kind when it comes to hair transplantation. I have seen his work first-hand and recommend him all the time to anyone looking to regain their youthful hairline. I haven’t met another hair transplant expert who transfers so many hairs in one sitting. His results are natural, thick, and without comparison. As a cosmetic surgeon...
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    May 5, 2021
    Leonardo Reviews
    Leonardo
    Florida
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    Dr. Bolton and Josh are extremely professional and communicative. I have been dealing with both of them for many years and looking forward to maintain the relationship moving forward. The offices are great and the environment and professionalism makes me feel very comfortable every time I visit them.
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    May 3, 2021
    R Reviews
    R
    Florida
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    Great Hair Transplants is THE place to get the best hair transplant. I had my procedure a little less than two years ago. Now, it's like night and day! The results speak for themselves. The procedure is painless and goes smoothly. A hair transplant at GHT helps bring positive change in life. No doubt! Dr. Bolton is a very professional,...
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    Apr 20, 2021
    Nathan Reviews
    Nathan
    Florida
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    I want to start off first by giving a huge thanks to Dr. Bolton along with Josh and the entire GHT team! I can’t thank you enough and put into words how much it means to me for what you have done to help my situation. What you do for people is such a great thing, truly the best in the business at this. I’m 26 years old I started losing my hair...
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