Intro TO PROCEDURE
- Time: 5-8 hours
- Local Anesthesia
- Ambulate the night of surgery
- Shower 2 days after surgery
- May return to work next day
- No submerge in water for two weeks
WHY HAIR TRANSPLANT?
As we know from haircut and styling, the appearance of hair has a major impact on the overall outlook of a person. A receding hairline creates a premature aging look and further increase daily stress due to worry of progressive hair loss. In selected patients, hair transplant can restore the youthful appearance by replanting hair to the anterior hairline. In traumatic cases, techniques of hair transplant can also be used to restore lost beard or eyebrow from previous injury.
HOW IS IT DONE?
There are mainly two techniques of hair transplants. One is taking a strip of hair and scalp, most commonly from the back of the head, then under magnification divides them into smaller units then implant them. The other technique, which is called follicular unit extraction (FUE) is taking individual hair follicles then implant them one by one into the anterior scalp. The advantage of FUE is no visible scar but requires slightly more time and a larger hair donor area during the procedure.