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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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    Mar 16, 2020
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    I almost considered going to a locally renowned HT Dr since Florida is many states away and I didn’t want to fly and sit in a hotel for a few days post op, but after speaking with Josh and FaceTiming with Dr Bolton I felt more comfortable and informed vs my in person visits with the local option. I now have had two procedures with Dr Bolton and...
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    Mar 5, 2020
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    To Dr. Brett Bolton, his technicians, and Mike Anticoli.. Thankyou for all you do. firstly, many years ago i had a prior temple area procedure done in chicago. circa 2000. it was dissapointing to say the least, poor aesthetic result... well, after intensive research i found GHT. Mike Anticoli was my rock through the decision process. he even made...
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    Feb 23, 2020
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    Dr. Bolton did an amazing job! I did my research and found Dr. Bolton and am so glad I did. I have had 2 procedures done by him. The first restored my hairline and the second I wanted for more density. Thank you Dr. Bolton! Also thank you to Mike Anticoli for his help throughout the entire process. He stayed in touch with me before and after my...
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    Feb 21, 2020
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    Dr Bolton and staff do amazing work. Highly recommend.
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    Feb 15, 2020
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    Michael severino
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    I can’t believe how much Dr Bolton has changed my life. Josh brought me in and explained everything and how this can improve my life Him and his team are the best in the there field. If you’re looking for a change don’t go anywhere else - give Josh a call and go see Dr Bolton.
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    Feb 14, 2020
    Aleksandr Arutyunyan Reviews
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    Dr. Brett Bolton is a total Genius Five years ago I went in for my first hair transplant with Dr. Bolton, and had great success. I planned on returning the following year to continue but do to new employment I was unable to continue. Now, 5 years later, I returned to Dr. Bolton with even better success. Aside from experiencing only a very small...
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    Feb 12, 2020
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    I heard about Dr Bolton from a friend. My first visit I met Josh who manages the office and then Dr Bolton. I was impressed and felt he was my guy. The procedure was painless. I was bald at the crown area on June 2019. Today I have a full head of hair. Dr Bolton and his staff planted 10,000 babies If you have any questions feel free to contact me....
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    Jan 21, 2020
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    I had my procedure about four months ago and the results have already begun to show. The procedure was very comfortable, though I was nervous at first, and I actually fell asleep at one point watching TV. Dr. Bolton, Michael, and the rest of team were very attentive, informative, and straightforward and were happy to answer any questions I had...
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    Jan 16, 2020
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    I would highly recommend Dr Bolton if you are suffering from hair loss. Everything from initial discussions with Josh Engoren through to after care and support it is an impeccable service. Both Dr Bolton and Josh were very polite and supportive and made me feel relaxed throughout the whole process. The staff helping with the procedure were all very...
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    Jan 9, 2020
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    Everyone is always looking to have Great Hair. Great Hair Transplants, definitely is the place to put to the top of your list. Hands Down!! I did an extensive amount of research and came to the conclusion Dr. Bolton's office was the place for me. If you want to talk about being nervous, and scared, my wheels were turning. After Speaking with Mike...
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