The below step by step presentation shows how today’s state of the art follicular unit hair transplant procedure is normally performed.

Today hair transplant surgery is a one day out-patient procedure requiring only local anesthesia. Most patients are surprised by how little discomfort, if any, they experience during and after surgery. Many patients watch TV or nap during their hair transplant procedure.

Patient is prepared for a hair transplant
During hair transplant surgery hair follicles from the back of the head that are genetically resistant to going bald will be removed and relocated (transplanted) to the balding areas.
Donor area is trimmed
Prior to surgery, the hair in donor area that will be surgically removed is trimmed.
hair loss resistant donor area
Donor area is prepared for surgery
Once the donor area has been prepared it is given local anesthesia.
strip excision hair transplant
Donor tissue is removed
The donor tissue containing the bald resistant hair follicles is then surgically removed.
donor area closed
Donor area is sutured
The donor tissue containing the bald resistant hair follicles is then surgically removed.
strip excision surgery
Hair combed over sutures
When patient’s hair is combed over the donor area the sutures are not visible. These sutures are typically removed approximately ten days after the hair transplant surgery.
follicular units grafts
Donor tissue is trimmed into follicular unit grafts
Surgical technicians then use microscopes to view the donor tissue in order to dissect and prepare follicular units hair grafts.
hair restoration surgery
Bald recipient area is prepared
After being given local anesthesia, the balding recipient area is ready for a hair transplant. No trimming or shaving of hair is needed in the top recipient area.
hair transplant incisions
Incisions are made in the balding areas
Tiny incisions are made in the recipient areas in irregular patterns that mimic nature. The follicular unit grafts will then be placed carefully into these tiny incisions.View video showing how grafts are created and placed.
placing hair transplant grafts
Grafts are placed into the incisions
Follicular unit grafts are gently placed into the recipient incisions.
dense packed grafts
Grafts are placed in varying densities
Typically the smallest one and two hair grafts are placed in the very front of the hairline, with three and four hair grafts placed behind them.
hair transplant after surgery
Patient immediately after a hair transplant
After having hair transplant surgery, a patient will have hundreds of tiny incisions with short hair stubble showing from the new grafts.
hair transplant close up
Close up of a hair transplant
The tiny graft incisions heal rapidly. The redness and scabbing in the recipient area normally clears up within about one week.
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