What is follicular unit transplantation?
This is a relatively new
technique that enables us to dissect away bald
skin and produce
1-3 hair grafts,
while maintaining the natural
grouping of these hairs. These
grafts are virtually undetectable
and natural in appearance. With this technique, we can harvest
thousands of grafts from
the donor site and place them into tiny, barely visible
slits. This technique minimizes
the disruption to blood flow promoting
faster, better healing. Moreover, advances in the last two years have enabled us to "dense pack" and place the grafts extremely close together. The result
is a denser look than was possible even two years ago.
the hair transplant surgery painful?
Follicular unit hair
transplantation is considered to be
a minor day surgery and is very safe.
The procedure is done under local
anesthetic without any sedation, and
patients talk, listen to music, watch a movie on our new high-tech video glasses,and in many cases, nap during the
procedure. After the procedure, only
a small number or patients feel any
discomfort. Less than 25% of patients
elect to take pain-relieving medication.
long does it take the transplanted
hair to grow out enough to fill in
the balding area?
it takes three to four months for
the hair to begin growing, and after
that it will grow about one cm per
month. Initial hair quality is usually
very fine, but this becomes coarser
over time. Sometimes the initial hair
is curlier or darker in color than
the pre-existing hair.