What to Expect The Day of an FUG Procedure
- On the day of your hair transplant, we will numb your scalp using local anesthetics at the donor and recipient sites.
- A saline solution will be injected into the scalp making it easier to obtain and remove the necessary strips of tissue.
- The donor material is removed in the form of long strips of tissue using a single or multi-bladed scalpel. These strips are very shallow–just deep enough to include your living hair follicles.
- This donor tissue will be trimmed under magnification to prepare individual grafts. Follicular clusters are segregated in their normal 1, 2, 3 and 4-hair units.
- These grafts are then meticulously placed at the correct angle, direction, and pattern of your original hair. Each graft is carefully placed to allow enough blood to nourish every hair during the brief healing process (called recapilarization). Because we exclusively use naturally occurring follicular hair clusters of 1, 2, 3 and 4 hairs, any future hair loss will not result in unnatural-looking “islands” of transplanted hair.
- Your donor area is closed with sutures using our proprietary method that results in a very thin, hard-to-detect scar. In some cases, the incision may be closed using surgical staples. The incision is covered with a bandage.
The donor area will be measured and trimmed slightly. Hair is relocated from the donor zone into the areas affected by thinning or genetic balding, using only your naturally occurring, follicular clusters of 1, 2, 3, and 4 hairs at a time.
Because you’ve selected FUG as your method of hair transplantation, up to 4,000 follicular units and up to 10,000 hairs can be transplanted in a single session. This advanced technique produces quicker, more natural-looking results in fewer sessions. If your hair restoration goals require multiple sessions, however, you can rest assured that you will not be left looking like you’re “under construction.” We place the grafts as close as possible so each procedure stands on its own.