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How is A Hair Transplant Done?

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Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is performed under local anesthesia. The patient is given some Valium by mouth beforehand to help them relax.

A thin strip of donor hair is harvested from the donor area which is the region of hair on the back and sides of the head. This hair is genetically programmed to never fall out. These hairs are permanent.

The donor strip is then placed under a dissecting microscope. It is then dissected into microscopic grafts of individual follicular units of one to four hairs. These grafts are then kept in cold saline solution until they are carefully placed in the recipient sites created by Dr. Albert.

Dr. Albert takes great care to create the proper angle and density for each individual patient, based on his or her precise needs. The goal is to give the most natural looking head of hair.

During most procedures, the 1-hair grafts are placed in the hairline and temporal region. The 2-hair grafts immediately behind the hairline grafts, and the 3 and 4 hair follicular units are placed on the top of the head and crown.

Patients are given several post-op medications which include pain medications.  Most of Dr. Albert’s patients need only Ibuprofen and Aleve to manage post-op discomfort, although strong medicines are available if necessary.

Transplanted hair goes through the same resting and growing phases of your normal hair. The hairs of transplanted grafts will begin to grow between 3 to 5 months on average, although some patients may take longer to begin to grow. It may take a full 8 to 12 months to see the end results.

 

 

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