Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC
Hair Transplant

Hair Transplant

Hair loss (also known as 'alopecia') is a common skin condition that affects men and women of all ages. There are many causes of hair loss including scarring and non-scarring conditions. Although alopecia is not a life-threatening condition, it can have significant impact on a person's quality of life. The psychological effects are disorders such as anxiety, depression, social phobia, posttraumatic stress disorder, to name a few. Hair loss can come in many forms or patterns, including the following:

  • Receding hairline
  • Thinning of balding in the crown and/or frontal parts of the head
  • Generalized thinning of hair
  • Focal bald spots
  • Scars from trauma or surgical procedures where hair won't grow

Hair restoration is a multi-factorial process with various available treatments which depend on the cause of the alopecia.

First, a proper diagnosis is key. This will require meeting with the doctor and discussing your symptoms, your medical history, your family history, and undergoing a physical exam and scalp/hair analysis. Then, you may need to get some blood tests done. Once a diagnosis is established, a discussion about appropriate options takes place.

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

Is Hair Transplant Surgery Right for You?

There are several treatments available for thinning hair and hair loss. Hair Transplants can provide a more youthful look. Other treatments are also available. Book a consultation to discuss what options might be best suited for your situation.

In general, good candidates for a Transplant include:

Individuals with male pattern hair loss, receding hair lines, noticeable scars behind the hair line.

  • Individuals without an adrenal or PCOS hormonal disorders causing the hair loss
  • Individuals without connective tissue diseases
  • Individuals who form keloids when healing
  • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

DHI FUE Transplant Surgery

The DHI FUE Transplant Surgery begins with freezing the scalp using a technique that numbs a large area of the scalp with a band of anesthetic. Once the anesthesia is established, the scalp is sterilized and the graft extraction begins. Each follicular unit is extracted individually with precision. These are then sorted and stored in a special solution and temperature to preserve them until implantation.

After the extraction phase is complete, you will have a light lunch and prepare for the implantation phase. Implantation involves placing each graft individually with precise angel, depth, and direction. This ensures the most natural result possible.

The average duration of a DHI Transplant surgery is 6 hours. At the end of the procedure, a dressing dressing is applied around the extraction site and implantation site is left exposed.

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

Transplant Post-op Recovery

DHI Transplant recovery is relatively fast compared to older methods of hair transplants.

Some potential symptoms following transplant, and lasting up to one month, include:

  • Itching
  • Sensation of stinging
  • Numbness
  • Redness
  • Swelling (usually very minimal because of corticosteroid intake).

Important to note – between 20% - 60% of hair from the implanted grafts will start to fall out after a couple of weeks. This lasts for about a month as the follicles shift into a shedding phase. During the third month after the surgery, the follicles recover, and new hair starts to grow. Six months after transplant will be the first time one can actually estimate the result.

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

Preparing For Your Surgery

Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding. Please arrange for a responsible adult to take you and pick you up from your surgery and stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery.

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

Dr. John Stevens

Dr. Stevens spent his formative years growing up in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He obtained a B.Sc. Honours degree in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Saskatchewan; after medical school he return to Saskatchewan for postgraduate residency training at the University of Saskatchewan.

While practicing in Saskatchewan, providing rural northern remote medical services, Dr. Stevens found he had a keen interest in the hands-on surgical aspects of his practice and went on to pursue training in Hair Restoration and Hair Transplant Surgery in Europe through the London Hair Restoration Training Academy.

He is excited to join the FACE Institute and provide services in Hair Loss, Hair Restoration, and Hair Transplant Surgery.

Dr. Stevens truly cares about his patients and has an easy going personality that puts his patients instantly at ease.

He has a passion for his work and is always happy to help. Being the only hair restoration specialist in Saskatoon gives him an unparalleled understanding of what patients in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan are looking for and expect.


Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC
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