The Hair Transplant Procedure
The procedure involves three steps:
- Removing a narrow strip of hair follicles from the back of the scalp under local anesthesia.
- Separating the hair into 1, 2 and 3 haired groups called follicular units.
- Transplanting these follicular units precisely unto small incisions in a natural growth pattern on the front and top of the head.
The graft survival rate is typically over 95%. The procedure usually takes 4-6 hours to perform. You will be given sedation before the procedure. During the procedure you may listen to music or watch a DVD. Most patients return to work after 3 days. The hair will begin to grow in 6 weeks and you will see full results in 12-15 months. You may need a haircut for your new hair in 6-9 months.