Hair Transplant Surgery Procedure

On The Day of Your Hair Transplant Procedure, The Following Steps Are Taken.


Pre-Op Exam

Pre-Op Exam

Step 1

Your doctor will review your Surgical Plan using My Hair Transplant MD’s proprietary hair restoration template. This ensures the number of follicular/graft units are extracted to give you the look and density you require. Guidelines for the hairline, top and crown area are drawn on your scalp. Local anesthetics will be administered to the donor area and hair transplant recipient area.

Donor Optimization

Step 2

Each patient is limited by the quantity of donor hair available to relocate to the bald and thinning areas. Donor density and scalp laxity are the key factors in determining the total donor reserves for each patient.

Removing Donor Tissue

Removing Donor Tissue

Step 3

FUG/Strip Method This area will be precisely measured and the hair will be trimmed slightly.The donor material is removed in the form of a long strip of tissue using a single or multi-bladed scalpel leaving a very fine incision.The donor site will be sutured with a Seamless Closure Technique to ensure proper healing and a fine line that is very difficult to detect. Sutures are typically removed within ten days.

FUE Method

FUE/Method The donor area in the back of head will be shaved. When using the Follicular Unit Extraction method individual follicular units are extracted One-Hair-At-A Time.

This method takes considerably longer than the strip method and is both time consuming and very tedious. The follicular Unit Extraction method heals faster and no sutures are needed.

Isolating Follicular Units

Isolating Follicular Units

Step 4

Donor material will be isolated under magnification and trimmed into grafts. The naturally occurring follicular units are segregated into 1, 2, 3, and 4 natural follicular units.

1 Follicular Unit – – 2 Units – – 3 Follicular Units

Photo shows naturally occurring follicular units of 1, 2, 3, and 4 hairs. We move these follicular units to the areas where you need more hair, resulting in a natural hairline that really grows.

Placing the Follicular Units

Creating the Receptor Sites

Step 5

The receptor site of the hair transplant is prepared with a local anesthetic. Shaving or trimming of the recipient area is not necessary.

Precision surgical instruments are used to create new receptor sites that mimic the growth patterns of natural hair. The doctor will use the finest surgical instruments to recreate your new hairline ensuring greater density and optimal growth.

Creating the Receptor Sites

Placing the Follicular Units

Step 6

The staff will meticulously place 1, 2, 3 or 4 hair units at the correct angle, direction and pattern to exactly mimic your original hair. Great care will be used to place each graft in the scalp to allow enough blood to nourish every hair during the brief healing process (called recapilarization) and ensure maximum growth.

Following the surgery, you can expect hundreds of tiny incisions with short hair stubble showing from the new grafts. These incisions will heal in about a week.

Your surgeon will give you the maximum density that?s medically safe and place each follicular graft as close as possible to achieve a thick, healthy look.

Recovery and End Result

Recovery and End Result

Step 7

More than 98% of these newly placed follicular hair clusters will survive and grow. Within a week you will see hair follicles appear to be growing. These are actually the hairs that had been growing in the donor area prior to being relocated to the bald area. These old hair shafts will fall out and about 90 days later they will start to grow new hairs!

As you continue with the recommended treatment, your hair will look thicker, denser and totally natural. You can schedule another procedure whenever you wish without looking under construction. Additional sessions can usually be done after 6 months when the newly transplanted hair has begun to grow out.

Restore the Confidence You’ve Always Had!
  • Demand Natural Follicular Units
  • Demand Maximum Density
  • Demand Precise Measurements
  • Demand a Surgical Plan
  • Demand a Natural Hairline


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