Hair Graft Transplant


FUE Hair Graft Procedure

Detailed Procedural Info

How is a hair transplantation procedure performed?


The various methods involved in hair replacement or transplantation depend on the area that is balding or thinning and what kind of look you are trying to achieve. In all cases, hair follicles are moved from one area of your body and grafted, or transferred, to the area that is lacking. The donor site is usually on the back of the scalp. Dr. Shatkin and the HairGenics hair graft team will use local anesthesia in both the donor and recipient areas.  Oral or other sedation may be used. The donor area will be surgically removed, and the scar will be hidden by existing hair. The surgeon will usually divide the removed scalp into hundreds or perhaps even thousands of tiny segments, each containing a single or several hairs. These tiny pieces of your scalp will then be transplanted into the bald or thinning areas on your head.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Small groups of hair are harvested in a larger area around the head and then implanted into the desired site. Because the grafts come from all around the scalp, there is less bleeding, less postoperative discomfort, and no sutures necessary. The scars from FUE are scattered and not concentrated in one area; however, a much larger area of hair needs to be clipped short.

What will my hair transplantation incisions and scars be like?

The Aesthetic Associates Centre hair graft team will determine where to remove the hair follicles for transplantation after assessing your hair. They will choose a location that is discreet and surrounded by other hair so that the scar will be unnoticeable. Multiple graft sites with FUE will leave pencil-point scars that can be easily hidden by hair.



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