Hair restoration surgery in Greater Seattle

Root Hair Institute has been known to be the experts for hair restoration surgery in Great Seattle. Not only giving clients their beautiful head of hair, but also their confidence.

Best hair restoration Experts In Greater Seattle

Dealing with hair loss not only involves finding a solution for baldness and improving one’s appearance. It also enhances your mental health by boosting self-confidence toward other people.


Root Hair Institute is your perfect choice for hair loss solutions without the need to go to surgery.


With our medical therapy treatment, you can bid goodbye to baldness and hair shedding and say hello to your beautiful and healthily restored hair.

How does our hair restoration surgery works

There are two types of hair restoration surgery: Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular Unit Excision/Extraction (FUE).

The development of Follicular Unit Excision/Extraction (FUE) was an exciting innovation for the hair restoration field. Many thought FUE would replace FUT, given that it is less invasive.

However, there has been increased evidence and understanding of the appropriate uses of FUT and FUE in different clinical scenarios. Both procedures have their unique advantages and disadvantages. But most of all, it is crucial to see a hair restoration surgeon trained in both techniques so that the procedure selection is based on what is best in your case.


At Root Hair Institute, we understand the importance of a patient-centered approach to hair restoration for optimal outcomes. As such, our hair restoration surgeons are extensively trained in and offer both FUT and FUE procedures.

Phases of FUT and FUE

Whether it’s FUT or FUE, both procedures are done intricately in order to come up with the desired results. Both surgeries consist of 5 phases:

Harvesting Grafts
Microdissection of Grafts
Recipient Site Creation
Graft Placement
Post-Op Instruction

At Root Hair Institute, only the hair restoration surgeon will carry out the surgical process of harvesting the grafts and recipient site creation.


These two aspects of surgery are the most important, requiring extensive experience, training, and understanding of the artistry of hairline design and the anatomy and physiology of the hair follicles and scalp in order to offer the best, most natural results for each patient.


Unlike many other centers, we do NOT allow our hair technicians to harvest tissue or create sites. We are committed to only our physician surgeons performing these key aspects of the surgery in order to provide optimal patient outcomes.

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we provide and make sure that our patients receive the best treatments they need.

We offer different types hair restoration surgery treatments

At Root Hair Institute, we offer different types of approaches for hair restoration. Our doctors are experts in these treatments and provide patients with specialized, multifaceted approaches that are adapted to each patient’s needs and goals.

Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) Treatment in Greater Seattle

Follicular unit transplant, also known as “strip harvesting”, is one of two standard surgical methods to remove hair follicles from the back and sides of the head (occipital and parietal scalp) to place them in recipient areas with low hair density.

These are the different phases of this procedure, and here’s a breakdown:
  1. In the first phase, the surgeon will identify the most optimal hairs in the aforementioned regions of the scalp and estimate how many grafts can be safely removed.
  2. After that, this area will be numbed with local anesthetics.
  3. The strip of the scalp is then safely removed, followed by one or two layers of sutures (stitches) that will bring together the incision marks in a manner leaving a thin linear scar. The overlying hairs above the incision hide the presence of the scar. Ideally, hair should be kept at least 1.5 cm or greater in length to allow optimal concealment of the incision.
  4. The patient will then return in 14-21 days to remove the sutures once the area has healed.
  5. Second phase: microdissection; the medical team will then take the strip of tissue and dissect it into hundreds to thousands of 1 to 4-haired-follicular grafts.

And here’s how the remaining phases will be performed:

The third phase of the FUT surgery is the same as in FUE surgery: recipient area site creation. During this portion of the surgery, the surgeon will create micro-incisions in the recipient area, determining the appropriate direction, depth, angle, width and tilt so that the transplanted hairs can provide the most natural-appearing outcome.

The fourth phase of the surgery (graft placement) will have the medical team return with the micro-dissected hair grafts to place them within the sites or “pre-cut holes” made by the surgeon in the initial phase.

The strip of the scalp is then safely removed, followed by one or two layers of sutures (stitches) that will bring together the incision marks in a manner leaving a thin linear scar. The overlying hairs above the incision hide the presence of the scar. Ideally, hair should be kept at least 1.5 cm or greater in length to allow optimal concealment of the incision.

Once the hair grafts are transplanted, the patient will receive post-op instructions (fifth phase) and appropriate medications to drastically relieve any short-term pain that improves the next day.

During the first seven days after the procedure, we caution the patient to take modified showers, be conscious of anything touching their scalp (recipient area), limit exercise, etc.

Patients, in most cases, are allowed to return to normal daily activities and exercise 7-14 days after the procedure. Your surgeon will discuss your specific post-operative instructions based on your case.

Follicular Unit Excision / Extraction (FUE) Treatment in Greater Seattle

Follicular unit excision/extraction (FUE) has become very popular and essential in its role within hair transplant surgery as it offers patients an alternative solution in restoration.

At Root Hair Institute (RHI), our hair restoration surgeons use a motorized handheld device to identify optimal hair follicles in the donor region correctly (back and sides of the scalp) that can be harvested for transplant in the recipient (balding or thinning) areas. This allows the hair restoration surgeon to select grafts with the specific characteristics needed to achieve the desired result.

Furthermore, the hair restoration surgeons at Root Hair Institute take great care to never “overharvest” from any one particular donor region so that the post-surgical period will result in homogeneous growth of the remaining donor hair follicles which were not harvested and thus camouflaging this region of the scalp as early as four to five days post-procedure.The ideal candidates for FUE are patients who keep their hair short on the sides, which is not ideal for FUT (due to the presence of a thin, linear scar) or those wishing to avoid a linear incision.

FUE can be combined with FUT as a subsequent surgical procedure option when patients are no longer candidates for FUT harvesting. One thing to note is that FUE is NOT a scarless procedure. Small pinpoint scars result, but in most patients, they remain relatively hidden as the surrounding native hairs (not extracted) in the donor area grow.


The remainder of the surgery is similar in FUE and FUT hair restoration procedures.

Benefits of our hair restoration surgery helps

Whether it’s FUE, FUT, or both, they have numerous benefits that help individuals in different aspects of their lives.

Here are some of the benefits and how they help:

Unmatched Outcomes

At Root Hair Institute, it is our utmost priority to create a satisfying outcome that makes our customers happy and loves their hair again. This helps boost one’s confidence, which will help one become happier and healthier mentally and emotionally.

Hardly see any scarring

Spotting a scar may make anyone feel conscious. And sometimes, people wouldn’t like others to see signs of having undergone hair restoration surgery. So Root Hair Institute makes it to a point to make sure there’s minimal scarring.

Quick Recovery

To help our customers return to their normal activities sooner, we also want to ensure that the recovery process is quick. However, the surgeon will discuss specific post-operative measures to manage at home.

With our experts, we make sure to provide the best hair restoration surgery treatment that allows you to be more confident and become happier and healthier mentally and emotionally.

Our hair restoration surgery treatment cost

Since we make sure to tailor the exact treatment that each client needs, the prices differ but surely are reasonable.


Talk to us to discuss the best treatment and to get the best value for your money.

Why choose Root Hair Institute for your hair restoration surgery treatment in Greater Seattle?

Choosing the right Hair Institute is one of the most important, if not the most important, factor to consider when deciding to go through hair restoration.


It’s crucial to choose the best and most trusted institute and physicians, and Root Hair Institute is undoubtedly the best choice in Greater Seattle, here are the reasons why:

Patient-Centered Approach

At Root Hair Institute, we understand that our clients have different struggles, and there could be different solutions that best fit them. Therefore, our doctors give patients a specialized, multifaceted approach adapted to each patient's needs and objectives.

Latest technology and equipment

Aside from having a team of experts, Root Hair Institute further ensures that we provide the best results using the latest technology and equipment.

Team of Experts in Hair Restoration

Both Dr. Rahil B. Roopani and Dr. Natalie Kash, are fellowship-trained hair restoration surgeons committed to advancing the field of hair restoration surgery through research and providing excellent patient care.

Quality Care

Root Hair Institute is dedicated to providing outstanding results and overall experience. We ensure to provide the best care from the moment our customers walk in the door.


Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) is a hair restoration surgery where a doctor makes a small cut in the skin on the side or back of your head and removes a few hair follicles at a time. The balding areas of the scalp are then filled with these follicles.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a less invasive hair restoration surgery that’s done by transplanting individual hair follicles from the skin to areas of the body with sparser or nonexistent hair.

The precise time frame varies from patient to patient. However, most people commonly notice new hair growth in around three to four months, and the full effects appear after a year. 


Most patients continue to make gains between 12 and 18 months after the treatment as the thickness and texture of the newly generated hair grafts improve.

After surgery, it’s best to take 10–14 days off from work. If at all possible, try working from home, even for a few days. And when going back to work, if necessary, put on a hat to safeguard your hair transplants.

A local anesthetic and sedative are typically used during a hair transplant, so you’ll be awake but won’t experience any pain. There should be nothing to worry about as the physicians will make sure to make it a great and painless procedure.

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