The Harris Protocol
A revolutionary process that transforms the art of hair transformation.
Technology and technique plus unparalleled experience.
The Harris Protocol is West+Bond’s proprietary and proven methodology for ensuring optimal hair transplant results. Developed by our Medical Director Dr. James Harris, a pioneer of patented hair transplantation technology, this protocol reflects 20 years of experience in hair restoration surgery, research and patient care. The Harris Protocol combines four distinct components: Planning, Surgery, Training and Quality.
Planning includes meticulous transplant design, considering longterm medical and aesthetic factors to create the hair transplant plan that will enhance the features of all patients over their lifetime.
The Harris Protocol uses robotics and special instruments designed by Dr. Harris for precision hair transplantation. Surgery focuses on combining innovative surgical techniques, proven graft storage and preservation solutions, optimal graft handling techniques, and exacting quality management to ensure optimal hair growth for each patient.
Training includes extensive and continuous team education, training and collaboration with Dr. Harris. This ensures best patient experience, procedure outcomes and longterm satisfaction.
Every step of the patient experience, from the initial visit to the post surgical evaluation, is under continuous close observation and evaluation to ensure that the exacting standards are met.
What does the Harris Protocol mean for you?
The Harris Protocol is designed to ensure optimal results for every patient.
Our protocol not only avoids donor-strip surgery—meaning there is no linear scarring and less discomfort—but also minimizes graft trauma. The more grafts that survive, the better the outcome.
This new methodology means that individuals who were previously not considered good candidates for FUE—including African Americans and those with graying hair—now have a viable option. Additional patient benefits include:
- Virtually 100% of patients are candidates.
- Increased availability of donor hair due to reduced follicle damage
- Increased donor capacity, as diminished scalp laxity (skin tissue flexibility needed in strip technique) is no longer an issue.
- More natural-looking hairlines are possible, as finer hair found at the nape of the neck or behind the ear can now be selected and transplanted.
- Decreased post-operative pain and reduced healing time.
- No visible linear scarring.
Learn more about Dr. James Harris
Dr. James Harris is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, award-winning inventor, and the lead surgeon in the development of ARTASTM robotic FUE technology. He is an advocate for patient care who exhibits unprecedented compassion and service. We invite you to ask Dr. Harris a question about your unique circumstances. He personally answers all inquiries.