Hair Transplantation

Anti Aging & Functional Medicine consolidated with AZ Hair Restoration in 2009.  The name was changed to Anti Aging & Functional Medicine to reflect the added services made available to our patients.  Our goal continues to be providing you with the best results in North Carolina since 1997.

Our success is based on treating you like a VIP with individual needs. After our free consultation, Dr. Zacco and you will outline an individualized hair restoration plan specifically to meet your goal.

hair transplantation

We provide only the latest and proven techniques in hair transplantation techniques to suit your specific needs.  As with any skin procedure, there is some degree of discomfort. We make every effort to minimize the level of discomfort. We use our Ouchless Injection Technique and Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas). Almost all patients inform us afterward that they experienced much less discomfort than anticipated. After the procedure, there will be minimal discomfort.

Founder and owner since 1996, Dr. Arthur Zacco is present every step of the way from the free consultation to the completion of your hair restoration process. Dr. Zacco is an experienced hair transplant physician and is Board Certified. He is in good standing with the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), The American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine (A4M), The American Association of Integrative Medicine, and the North Carolina Medical Society.

A unique approach

One size does not fit all!!!  We have a unique approach, that minimizes the number of hair transplantation’s that you will require to reach your goal.  We now perform Linear Multiple Follicular Unit (Linear MFU) grafting combined with Follicular Unit (FU) grafting to give you both the density and the natural appearance as to prevent needless excessive hair transplantation sessions.  At Anti Aging & Functional Medicine, we no longer perform exclusively FU and single hair grafting due to our great success and patient satisfaction. 

Utilization of our Linear MFU, in addition to FU and single hair grafting, each hair transplantation results in better density and less follicular transection.  This results in less tissue wasting due to less follicular transsection, thus preserving your donor area.  This ultimately results in fewer days away from work and less expense to you.  This technique of combining Linear MFU’s with FU’s is helpful to those with limited or large areas of hair loss.

FUE method is another method made available at Anti Aging & Functional Medicine.  It definitely has significant advantages and disadvantages listed below.  The biggest advantage is that one can wear hair cut very short without the scars being noticeable, such as military personnel.  However, the disadvantage of the FUE method is there is more hair follicle transsection than with any other method.  This translates into more wasted/destroyed tissue.  Secondly, unfortunately, hair transplant technicians are performing his procedure instead of physicians.  The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery has written a position statement regarding and against this:  Non Physicians Performing FUE Procedures.  Dr. Zacco performs and directly oversees all FUE procedures performed at Anti Aging & Functional Medicine.

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What is alopecia?

Alopecia is the process of hair loss. Hair loss can occur for different reasons, which can be discussed during your free consultation. The most common form is male and female pattern alopecia which is still poorly understood. It is important to realize that the hair on the sides and back of the scalp of even severe cases of alopecia are somewhat immune to this process. This is precisely the area that hair is harvested during hair transplantation. Alopecia can be due to metabolic anomalies that can be evaluated by Dr. Zacco during a scheduled treatment appointment.

What is hair transplantation?

Even significantly balding men and women will have relatively thick hair on the sides and back of the scalp. This is because the follicles in this region are genetically programmed to resist the usual cause of hair loss. Hair transplantation is a process in which the hair follicles and its surrounding tissue, a graft, is surgically removed from the back and/or sides of the scalp. The graft is then transplanted where it is needed. The transplanted follicles usually survive for life and therefore the process is usually permanent.

The transplanted tissue, or graft, is living tissue that continues to grow hair for life. You will require regular haircuts and will gray naturally. It is your living and growing hair, surgically moved. At Anti Aging & Functional Medicine, we employ a combination of proven techniques. We don’t believe that one method of hair transplantation fits all.

We utilize several different methods to best fit the individual patient. Sometimes we will use two different techniques on the same patient. This requires more effort, experience, and training. At Anti Aging & Functional Medicine, we feel our patients deserve the best.

What can be done if airline transportation is required?

Perhaps you live at a distance that requires airline transportation and hotel. We will make every attempt to create an experience that is worry-free.

What is the cost of hair transplantation?

The total surface area and severity of alopecia is different from person to person. During your free consultation, Dr. Arthur Zacco will honestly outline the cost and individualized plan for you. There will be no hidden costs. Financing is available for those who qualify.

How successful is hair transplantation?

Very successful. The vast majority of transplanted grafts survive.  Anti Aging & Functional Medicine is known for producing natural-appearing transplantation that is virtually undetectable. If requested, we have previous patients that have graciously made themselves available to talk or meet with you. Dr. Zacco has been performing HT surgery in Wake County since 1997.

Can anything be done about the scar in my mustache from a cleft palate surgery?

Yes, scars in hair-bearing areas can be camouflaged by transplanting your own living and growing hair directly into the scar. This is useful with scars of the scalp, mustache (scar from surgery to repair cleft palate), beard, eyebrow, and pubic region (caused by burns, surgery, or trauma).

Will I have much pain?

As with any skin procedure, there is some degree of discomfort. We make every effort to minimize the level of discomfort. We use our Ouchless Injection Technique and Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas). Almost all patients inform us afterward that they experienced much less discomfort than they had anticipated. After the procedure, there will be minimal discomfort.

There are so many different hair transplant techniques -Which one is the best?

Performing hair transplants in Wake County since 1997, Dr. Arthur Zacco has mastered all hair transplant techniques; FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), Strip FU (Follicular Unit), Strip Linear MFU (Multi Follicular Unit), eyebrow hair transplantation and even the metabolic workup for alopecia. Dr. Zacco can use one or more techniques in single hair transplantation to assure the best possible results for your unique situation.

How do I go about scheduling a free consultation? Take the first step by calling (919) 615-0577 or (800) 762-HAIR (4247)

Discomfort

We pride ourselves on minimizing discomfort. Subsequently, we incorporate many different techniques to make your experience as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. We employ our Ouchless Injection Technique to greatly minimize discomfort.

People respond very differently to discomfort, and our hair restoration procedures have relatively little discomfort. The vast majority of our patients say there was much less discomfort than anticipated. You will be napping during most of the procedure and break for a delicious lunch provided by us. Many patients comment that the experience feels like a relaxing day off.

Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is optional and available at no additional. The unique techniques we employ allow the patient to have a very relaxed session, while they watch movies or listen to their favorite music, or simply sleep.

Many patients nap through much of the procedure. There are only a few minutes during scalp injections where minimal discomfort may be experienced. However, we simultaneously incorporate the Ouchless Injection Technique to greatly minimize discomfort.

On the day after the procedure, the patient will return to Anti Aging & Functional Medicine. Dr. Zacco will personally check your incision and grafts to make sure all is well. Most folks can easily return to their usual routine within 2-3 days after the procedure. However, you should refrain from exercise or strenuous physical activity for 72 hours.