Hair Transplant Surgery in Detail
Hair Transplant is a simple surgical procedure which is done by removing a strip of hair bearing scalp from the back or sides of the head where hair growth is permanent and not affected by Dihydrotestestosterone (DHT). A doctor or medical staff member then divides the hair bearing scalp into grafts. These grafts can vary in size but include: follicular (most common) micro, mini and sometimes even maxi size grafts. Once divided into grafts, a doctor or staff member will prepare the recipient area of your hair loss affected region for graft implantation. Tiny incisions are made with a surgical instrument in the recipient area which is where your scalp will "receive" the grafts. Receptor sites are made in these types.
In the hairline area they are created using the titanium needles, these receptor sites can accept only single hairs behind the hairline, and depth controlled titanium micro punches are used to create a receptor site that can accept two-or three-hair follicular units. In the thinning area, special micro needles are used to avoid damage to the existing hair.
Hair Transplant Surgery Time
The procedure time depends upon the number of grafts required; usually a procedure for a thousand grafts takes 2-3 hours. 1,500 grafts take about 3-4 hours. If more than 2,000 are required the procedure would take about 5-6 hours.
How long transplanted hair take to regrow?
Most of the transplanted hair goes through a healing phase of two months after that the hair starts growing at the same rate as your non-transplanted hair. The average rate of growth is half an inch per month.
Transplanted Hair Never Fall Again
The transplanted hair is permanent. They will continue to grow for the rest of your life, because they have different genetic makeup than the already lost hair and are genetically permanent.