First performed in the 1950s, hair transplants involved removing small plugs of hair from parts of the scalp where hair was growing and relocating it to where it wasn’t.
This first-generation technique had limitations in terms of both application and appearance. However, over the years, the techniques have been refined and today’s results are more natural and youthful-looking.
Currently, the most common technique for hair restoration surgery is follicular hair transplantation. Microscopic follicular unit grafting has made this virtually undetectable. A donor strip is taken from the back of the head, where hair is typically plentiful, and transplanted to a part of the scalp where hair is thinning. Each follicle is meticulously divided and individually transplanted.
Following the first month post-procedure, the transplanted hair will fall out. But in two or three months, new hair will “take root.”
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