Hair Transplantation

Who is a candidate for transplantation?

Candidates for hair transplantation are individuals who desire a more attractive hairline, increased hair density, and have healthy donor areas on the sides and back of the head. Age or sex is generally not limiting factors, and candidates range from those in their 30s to individuals aged 70 and older. Suitability for hair restoration surgery depends on the specific hair loss pattern and donor hair availability.

What is microblend grafting?

Microblend grafting involves the use of micrografts (containing one to three individual hair follicles) or mini grafts (follicular groupings with four to six hairs) to create a natural-looking hairline. This technique is used to achieve the most natural appearance and is a significant improvement over older punch grafts containing more follicles.

How is the procedure performed?

A small strip of hair-bearing scalp is typically removed from the donor area on the back and sides of the head for hair restoration surgery. This strip is then microscopically divided into grafts for transplantation into the balding areas. Discomfort during the procedure can be eliminated with the use of local anesthesia and IV sedation.

How much time is involved for treatment?

Multiple sessions are usually required, with each office procedure lasting approximately three to four hours. A full, natural look can typically be achieved with a minimum of procedures.

What happens after the surgery?

Patients can generally return to work within 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. Hair can be washed the morning after each surgery, and some post- operative care is needed to minimize swelling and promote healing. Follow-up visits are scheduled at intervals to monitor progress and assess results.

What results can be expected?

The results of hair transplantation can vary depending on the extent of hair loss, donor hair density, and the number of procedures. Shedding of transplanted hair is common, but new hair typically begins to grow within about three months and continues to grow at a normal rate. The transplanted hairs will take on a natural appearance about six months after the procedure and continue to grow for a lifetime.

Are there any complications from surgery?

Complications from hair transplantation surgery are generally rare and minimal. Issues like bleeding and infection are infrequent and usually minor. It's essential to follow pre-operative and post-operative care instructions provided by your surgeon to minimize potential risks.