How It Works
Hair restoration procedures are performed in our surgical suite while the patient is comfortably sedated under anesthesia. Before the hair grafts are harvested, small recipient sites are marked in the balding and thinning areas of the scalp. We then create small, circular incisions in the skin around a follicular unit and separate it from the surrounding tissue. The unit is then extracted directly from the scalp, leaving a small open hole.
A long incision is not necessary in the donor area. Instead, a small microneedle is used to punch a tiny, nonlinear incision around the hair follicle before extraction. This results in significantly less scarring than a follicular unit grafting (FUG) procedure. Patients are able to wear a short, cropped hairstyle with a follicular hair transplant.
The number of follicular units that are extracted is dependent on how many units are needed for the planned hair restoration. This process may take several hours in long sessions and may be completed over two consecutive days.
Recovering from A Hair Transplant
The recovery from a hair transplant is relatively short. After the procedure, a bandage is placed around the head to cover the donor area and a hat or bandana is worn home. The transplanted area does not require a bandage or dressing and all wraps can be removed the next day.
Typically, patients resume normal daily activity almost immediately. Exercise can be resumed the second day following the procedure. However, activities that rub or put direct pressure on the scalp should be avoided during the first ten days of recovery. Hair growth can be expected six months post-surgery.
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