Hair Transplantation 101
Although surgical hair transplantation is a relatively simple and safe procedure, it is still surgery, so finding a qualified hair transplant surgeon and knowing a little about the procedure are important to the success of your transplant.
Ever wonder how a hair replacement surgery really works? It is a simple process that involves our qualified hair transplant surgeon and small staff that will keep you at ease through the entire procedure.
Selection and Harvesting of the Donor Hair
First, hair is removed from the donor area. For most people this will be toward the back area of your head. Your specific level of hair loss plays a crucial role because if you don’t have enough natural growing hair on your head, you may not be the perfect hair transplant surgery candidate.
Closing of the Donor Area
Once an appropriately-sized strip of donor hair is removed, the incision is then stitched up. These stitches are generally removed after roughly 10 days and will leave behind a tiny scar that can be easily concealed by your own hair.
Transplanting of the Hair Grafts
After the donor strip is removed, tiny grafts are then prepared for the transplanting into your balding areas. Typically, the grafts at the front hairline will contain between 1 to 3 hairs each, but as the grafts are transplanted further back from your hairline, the numbers of hairs per graft increase.
Covering the Hair Loss Area
Most of the time this is an outpatient procedure, which usually takes between 2-4 hours to complete. During this time the client is generally kept awake and alert as anesthesia prevents any mild discomfort. However, some hair transplant candidates who receive hair restoration surgery could require multiple procedures to fully cover their hair loss area with adequate density levels. This is something your image consultant will be able to help you with.