Despite the very disparate actual environments of a critical care unit vs. the tranquility of an office based hair restoration clinic – if one were to expand the meaning of the term critical to include its everyday language synonyms of discriminating, exacting and precision linked – then the science of surgical hair restoration is very much a critical care undertaking.
For example, ever so slight alterations in the inclination angle of the transplanted hair have a tremendous positive or [in incapable hands] negative impact on the appearance of the result. The skilled transplant surgeon is continuously evaluating small scale activity during the creation of the recipient sites which dictate where and how the transplanted hair will grow.
Similarly, the allocation of the transplanted units with respect to surface area i.e. densely or less densely situated as judged by the creator of the pattern – always influences the final result. The appreciation of certain hair morphology to provide more or less desired coverage dictates the extent of the hair loss pattern which can be adequately addressed in any given session.
So truly, though we perform an ultra-safe undertaking, we as hair transplant artists are in-fact in the critical care business.