Visit to Dr. Cam Simmons Canadian Hair Transplant Centre in Toronto
Dr. Cam Simmons practiced hair transplantation as an associate of the Seager Hair Transplant Centre from 1999 to 2005 and founded the Canadian Hair Transplant Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2006. Dr. Simmons was fortunate to have some of the senior medical technicians from the Seager Hair Transplant Centre join him.
Dr. Simmons and his staff’s technique and procedure remain very similar to the “stick and place” procedure performed at the Seager Hair Transplant Centre under Dr. Seager’s tenure.
The “stick and place” technique describes the process in which the technicians make a recipient site incision and then immediately place the hair graft into the incision. By placing follicular unit grafts immediately into a fresh incision that have not had time to contract or coagulate incisions can potentially be smaller relative to the size of the typical graft.
The stick and place procedure performed by Dr. Simmons is actually performed by experienced hair transplant technicians who follow the design created by him. However, Dr. Simmons often does the stick in the critical hairline areas.
Dr. Simmons uses 19 and 20 gauge needles (which create incisions of approximately 1.1 mm and 0.9 mm) to create the incisions for the follicular unit grafts. His staff trims the follicular units so they include the surrounding tissue. Dr. Simmons believes that these “chubby grafts” have a higher rate of survival and growth than grafts that are trimmed into skinny or tiny grafts.
Dr. Simmons is reluctant to trim smaller grafts and place them into smaller and potentially denser packed incisions since he is confident in the results he and his staff now produce.
In my opinion, Dr. Simmons does perform large high quality follicular unit grafting sessions with very good results. However, his adherence to trimming “chubby grafts” does limit he and his staff’s ability to dense pack follicular unit grafts to achieve the highest densities possible.
On the day of my visit, the patient was scheduled for a small 1,000 plus follicular unit graft session. However, his hair restoration clinic regularly provides sessions exceeding 3,000 grafts. His well equipped clinic was custom built for hair transplantation.
Dr. Cam Simmons does not have the rights to the photos of the hair transplant patients he did surgery for while at the Seager Medical Group. Thus he is limited to presenting only hair transplant patients who have done surgery with his new clinic since October of 2006. However, the photos results I did see were impressive.
To view more of Dr. Simmons’ hair transplant patient photos, visit our hair restoration forum.
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