Hair Transplant

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.

June 25, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

A hair transplat is a procedure that harvests hair from another part of your body to fill an area with thin or no hair. The time of the procedure depends on the amount of hair being transplanted, and the size of the area. If hair continues to be lost or appears thinner, another procedure later on can fix it. The idea is for the hair to appear natural and undectable as a hair transplant. The scalp or area of transplant is injected so it remains numb throughout the procedure. There are two types of methods for transplant. Follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) or Follicular unit extraction (FUE). During FUSS, Dr Kassir removes a strip of skin and sews the area closed. This results in the area being hidden by the hair around it. Then, the strip of removed skin is divided into many tiny grafts. The number and type of graft depends on many different factors. On the other hand, for the FUE procedure, the skin is shaved and each hair follicle from the skin is removed one by one. The area then heals with small dots that exisiting hair covers. After this is done, each procedure has the same steps. Holes or slits are created with a scalpel or needle in the area where the hair will go. After the surgery, the scalp may appear tender and bandages will need to kept over the area for at least a day or two. Antibiotics or anti-inflammartory drugs may be neccessary. Most people are able to return to work 2-5 days after the operation.

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