How to prepare and what to expect ?
A visit to the dermatologist will help you decide the kind of hair transplant you wish to go for, depending upon several factors which will be studied by your doctor. He will also conduct a few physical examinations and would take some photographs to decide upon the procedure.
First, the surgeon cleans your scalp and injects medicine to numb the back of your head.Your doctor will choose one of two methods for the hair transplant:
- Follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS)
- Follicular unit extraction (FUE)
During the Surgery
With FUSS, the surgeon removes a 6- to 10-inch strip of skin from the back of your head. He sets it aside and sews the scalp closed. This area is immediately hidden by the hair around it.Next, the surgeon’s team divides the strip of removed scalp into 500 to 2,000 tiny grafts, each with an individual hair or just a few hairs.
If you’re getting the FUE procedure, the surgeon’s team will shave the back of your scalp. Then, the doctor will remove 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.