Robin Unger, MD
Doctors & Clinics New York
Dr. Robin Unger has a practice, in New York City.
Dr. Robin Unger has a practice, in New York City, exclusively dedicated to hair restoration. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) and a member of the ISHRS. She is one of the most well respected specialists in the field and one of the few female surgeons who performs this surgery on both men and women with hair loss. Approximately 40% of her patients are female and the remaining portion are men with hair loss. The emphasis in the practice is on providing superior cosmetic results and furthering the education of patients as well as physicians. Dr. Unger operates on only one patient a day and is therefore able to focus all her attention on every detail. The practice is shared with her father and mentor, Dr. Walter Unger – allowing for continual dialogue, exchange of ideas, and further refinement of technique on an ongoing basis. As an Assistant Clinical Professor on staff with the department of dermatology at Mt Sinai Hospital she also makes time in her schedule to teach the art of hair restoration surgery to residents and fellows from around the globe. Dr. Unger is a co-editor of the most comprehensive textbook in the field of hair restoration, Hair Transplantation 5th edition, and has authored numerous other chapters and articles advancing the specialty of hair restoration surgery.
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Unified Tissue Harvest Technique
This is the method of donor harvest (also called strip harvest technique) most commonly employed by the majority of hair restoration surgeons, for the majority of their patients. This innovation in hair transplant surgery (following standard punch graft harvesting) has allowed doctors to transfer very large numbers of grafts from the densest region of the safe donor area. The safe donor region is defined as the area containing hair follicles which will generally remain throughout a patient’s lifetime. It was established in 1994 after Walter Unger examined 328 men over the age of 65 and found that 80% of patients under the age of 80 years retained hair within these boundaries (shaded). When transplanted, hair follicles will continue to grow as long as they would have in their original location. In addition, any scars produced during the harvest would remain hidden within a hair-bearing region. Therefore, for a long-lasting correction of hair loss, it is imperative to transplant only FU that will remain throughout a patient’s lifetime (i.e. from the safe donor zone). In the older methods of punch grafting, the parameters of the safe donor area limited the total amount of hair that could be transplanted, because intervening hair needed to be left to camouflage the scars and prevent excessive thinning of the donor rim. FUE (discussed under another heading) has some similar disadvantages, although the punches utilized are much smaller in diameter. The strip is usually removed as an ellipse, approximately 8-15mm in width, depending upon scalp laxity and hair density. It is removed in three or four sections, with limited depth of incision and bleeding controlled as the harvest proceeds. After the tissue has been removed the area is stitched or stapled closed – Dr. Unger prefers sutures as this allows for greater precision in approximating the wound edges and is generally much more comfortable for the patients post-operatively. The tissue is then dissected to create slivers and eventually individual follicular units. The small linear scar remaining after surgery using the technique of Dr. Unger and some others in the field is virtually invisible, however this is the main draw-back to strip harvesting. In some cases, a trichophytic closure is utilized; a very thin slice of skin (epidermis) is removed from one side of the wound prior to closure. When the incision heals, the follicles laying under the scar grow through the middle and hide the small linear scar with intervening hairs. This trichophytic closure is particularly important to use in patients who have been “poor healers” in the past, wear their hair very short, and/or have a strong contrast in the color of their hair and skin.
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