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Hair Transplantation involves removing individual hair follicles from a donor site (typically the back or the sides of the head) where hair is more resistant to thinning and balding. These groups are transplanted into areas of thinning and baldness, where they will continue to grow naturally.
Candidates for Transplants
Most men in the early to middle stages of hair loss tend to be good candidates for hair restoration surgery. While it’s the only permanent solution to hair loss, it’s not for everyone. Here are a few tips and resources to help you determine if it’s a good option for you.
The best candidates for hair transplant surgery are men who suffer from genetic hair loss or Male Pattern Baldness (MPB), the most common type of hair loss. Men with MPB typically experience a receding hairline, hair loss at the crown (the top of the head), or both. However, even men with significant levels of hair loss usually have healthy hair at the sides and back of their head. This hair is genetically programmed to grow, regardless of whether you’re experiencing hair loss elsewhere.
The Transplantation Procedure
- A physician removes a strip of hair from the back of the head, where follicles are genetically resistant to balding.
- Using precision and industry-leading stereo microscopes, the donor section is dissected into individual hair follicles.
- Recipient sites (micro-incisions) are then created in the areas of concern.
- The follicles are artistically placed to match the direction and angle of your natural hair growth.
Read the full transplant procedure timeline.
Medical Considerations for Hair Restoration Surgery
Only a trained hair tranpslantation physician can tell you whether or not you’re a good candidate for hair transplant surgery. If you’d like to consult with your own physician or dermatologist before meeting with our affiliated physicians, we recommend that you review the Questions to ask Your Doctor page. During your consultation, a doctor will determine the extent of your hair loss and the amount of hair available in the donor region. If you are a good candidate, the physician will make a recommendation about the number of grafts and sessions you’ll need, and advise you about the coverage you will be able to achieve.
Local anaesthetic is used during the procedure. Patients are awake with minimal discomfort.