We clean your scalp thoroughly and use a needle to temporarily numb the area
Two main techniques are used to obtain follicles for transplantation:
- Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Follicular unit transplantation (FUT):
Our Physician will use a scalpel to cut out a strip of scalp skin from the back of the head. The incision is typically several inches long. It is then closed with stitches. The surgeon next separates the removed portion of the scalp into small sections using a magnifying lens and sharp surgical knife. When implanted, these sections will help achieve natural-looking hair growth. In follicular unit extraction (FUE):
The hair follicles are cut out directly from the back of the head through hundreds to thousands of tiny punch incisions. We make tiny holes with a blade or needle in the area of your scalp that’s receiving the hair transplant. The hairs are implanted in these holes. During one session, a surgeon may transplant hundreds or even thousands of hairs depending on the severity of hair fall/baldness. It might take from 4 – 6 hours and the stitches can be removed after 10 days.
You may require up to three or four sessions to achieve the full head of hair you desire. Sessions occur several months apart to allow each transplant to fully heal.
If you’re getting the FUE procedure, the surgeon’s team will shave the back of your scalp. Then, the doctor will remove the hair follicles one by one from there. The area heals with small dots, which your existing hair will cover.
After that point, both procedures are the same. After he prepares the grafts, the surgeon cleans and numbs the area where the hair will go, creates holes or slits with a scalpel or needle, and delicately places each graft in one of the holes. Depending on the size of the transplant, the process will take about 4 to 8 hours. You might need another procedure later on if you continue to lose hair or decide you want thicker hair.
Recovery might take few days to few weeks. It depends on the level of transplantation performed. Once the surgery is done, bandages are carefully removed. The area may be swollen, do not worry, it is normal after the treatment.
You’ll likely feel the pain or soreness at the transplant site as well as in the area where hair was taken from. Our team of Doctors will provide you with needed anti-inflammatory, antibiotics and growth stimulators. New locks of hairs will start to grow gradually.
Tips to be taken after a hair transplant:
- Wait a few days after the surgery to wash your hair. Only use mild shampoos for the first few weeks.
- You should be able to return to work or normal activities in about 3 days.
- Don’t press a brush or comb down over the new grafts for about 3 weeks.
- Don’t wear any hats or pullover shirts and jackets until your doctor says it’s OK.
- Don’t exercise for about a week.
- Don’t worry if some hairs fall out. This is part of the process. The transplanted hair may not grow much or seamlessly match the hair around it for a few months.