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Hair Transplantation

 
 
 
Follicular Hair Transplantation The best technique for Hair Replacement in bald areas
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
 

What is Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure in which hair from the back and sides of the scalp is moved to the bald areas. 

When Can a Hair Transplant Be Done?

A Hair Transplant can be done in the early stages of hair loss when the hair is just beginning to thin, as well as in the later stages when baldness is more apparent. 

In What Type of Baldness Has This Treatment Been Helpful?
It is most commonly used to treat male pattern baldness.  Hair Transplantation has, however, been

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performed with excellent results in the treatment of genetic hair loss in women, as well as in scars resulting from face lifts and other facial surgery, burns, accidents, or as a result of various hair loss diseases.  This surgery is also done to help replace thinning eyebrows and eyelashes.   
 
How Long Will the Transplanted Hair Last?
Transplanted hair should grow normally in the recipient area as long as it would in the donor site from which it was taken. 
 
Do All Transplanted Hair Grafts Grow?

In almost all cases, the vast majority of transplanted grafts should yield growing hair.  Pre and postoperative instructions are provided to minimize the risk of graft injury and subsequent compromised growth.  It is important to realize that the number of hairs growing from each graft will vary, depending on the density of the hair at the donor site and on the size of the graft selected. 

 
How is this Surgical Hair Restoration Procedure Performed?

Hair Transplantation is a long office procedure, which requires only local anesthetic.  There is initially some discomfort associated with the administration of the anesthesia, but this is of very short duration. We have developed techniques to reduce this discomfort, and most patients tolerate this brief period very well.

 
The donor area (the back or sides of the scalp) as well as the recipient area (the bald or thinning area) are made numb with the local anesthetic.  Up until several years ago, round grafts (plugs) were always used throughout the hair transplant process.  The desired number of round grafts were removed from the donor area and then transferred to the bald area.  Today these larger grafts have been mostly replaced by smaller grafts (follicular units, micro, mini or slit grafts), since these grafts produce a much more natural transition from thinning or baldness to increased hair growth.  In most cases where very small grafts are used, this surgery can be accomplished almost undetectably.  Specific recommendations are discussed at a personal consultation.
 
When smaller grafts are to be transplanted, the following technique is used:
 
The hair to be transplanted is trimmed close to the scalp, and the desired amount of donor skin and hair are then removed.  This donor site is then sutured closed, resulting in a fine scar which is only detectable on close inspection.  The donor hair-bearing skin is then divided into very small pieces which generally contain 1-3 hairs.  These grafts are then rapidly inserted into small openings made in the recipient area.
 
When there is a Large Area of Baldness, is it Possible to cover the Entire Bald Area?
This depends on the size of the bald area as well as on the donor area.  When there is extensive baldness, a procedure called a scalp reduction may be useful in order to decrease the size of the bald area.  Subsequently, grafting is done as described above. 
 
How Many Sessions are required in a Hair Transplant?

The number of sessions varies, and will depend on the:

  • Area of scalp treated
  • Number and size of grafts used
  • Density of hair desired by the patient
  • Individual characteristics such as coarseness or fineness of hair
  • Current stage of hair loss and future rate of hair loss
  • Timeframe in which patient wishes to replace lost hair
Is There a Minimum or Maximum Time Period that is Allowed Between Individual Hair Replacement Surgery Sessions?
Minimum time intervals will depend upon individual circumstances.  However, there is no maximum interval between sessions.  Certainly, the shorter the intervals between sessions the more rapidly the hair transplant is completed.
 
How long does it take for Transplanted Hair to Grow?
The transplanted hair generally sheds within the first 2-3 weeks after the procedure and new hair begins to grow approximately 2-4 months later.  The hair then grows at the normal rate of 1/2 inch each month.  The transition from thinning or baldness to greater fullness of hair is very gradual.
Follicular Hair Transplantation The best technique for Hair Replacement in bald areas
 
What is a Scalp Reduction?
A scalp reduction is a procedure, which is performed under local anesthetic in which a large bald area of skin is removed.  This leaves a scar on the scalp which must later be camouflaged by grafting directly into the scar.
 
What is Scalp Flap Surgery?
Scalp flap surgery is a procedure in which an entire segment of hair-bearing scalp is transferred into a bald area.  This is a relatively uncommon surgery and few surgeons perform it. The risks include improper hair direction at the hairline, as well as the more serious risk of partial or complete loss of survival of the flap and the hair within it.
 
Why Have I Seen Hair Transplants That Have a Pluggy Look?
In the past, hair transplant surgery often resulted in a very artificial look sometimes referred to as a pluggy, doll's head or corn row look.  This was usually seen in the intermediate stages between hair transplant sessions, or if a person decided not to complete the
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required number of surgeries. With the advent of the tiny grafts being used today, the result can be very natural even after a single surgery.
 
Are Lasers Used in Hair Transplantation?

Laser hair transplantation has been used with some success.  To date, results with lasers have been shown to be inferior to those obtained with traditional non-laser hair transplant surgery. For this reason, they are not in common use.

 
How Long After a Hair Transplant Would I Be Able to Go Back to Work?

Depending on the type of procedure you have done and the type of work you do, it is often possible to go back to work in one or two days.

 
What are the Risks of Hair Transplant Surgery?
Hair transplantation is an extremely safe out-patient procedure that is generally without significant risks or complications.  However, as is the case in any surgery, there are risks, and these are always presented and discussed in detail at your personal consultation with the doctor.
 
What Type of Preparation is required prior to Hair Restoration Surgery?
All patients must have normal results to standard pre-operative blood tests prior to confirming a surgery date and arranging travel plans.  Detailed pre-operative and post-operative instructions are forwarded to each patient prior to the surgery date.  Patients also complete Consent for Surgery form prior to the surgery.
 
 
 
 
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