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Hair transplantation

Hair transplantation - Symptoms

Hair transplantation - How to prevent?

Hair transplantation - Causes and Risk Factors

Hair transplantation - Diagnosis

Hair transplantation - Treatments

Steps 


Commonly hair follicles from the back of the head are removed and relocated to the balding areas.

1. Donor site preparation
Before the surgery starts, the hair in the donor area are trimmed and local anesthesia is given.

2. Tissue and hair follicle harvesting
A small piece of scalp containing healthy hair follicles is then removed surgically and the donor area is sutured.  The sutures in the donor area are well hidden and are removed 2 weeks after.

3. Isolating folicular unit grafts
Microscopes are then used to view the donor tissue for dissecting and preparing follicular units hair grafts.

4. Bald recipient area prepared
The balding recipient area is given local analgesia and cleaned for the surgery.  

5. The surgery
Follicular Unit Grafts are placed in the tiny incisions that are made in an irregular pattern in the recipient area.

6. After Surgery
After the hair surgery, tiny incisions with short hair would be visible and the incision marks heal naturally in one week. 

Hair transplantation - Preparing for surgery

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