Hair transplants are a surgical procedure in which hair is removed from the back of your head, from a safe donor area, and placed on the thinning front edges. If you have too many bald spot fronts and not enough hair on the back, this is not for you. But if you have an isolated bald spot front or need to restore some hairs up front after a bad haircut or unfortunate styling choice, then this could be for you.
How Does It Work?
The first step is to get a consultation with a physician or clinic that does hair restoration surgery and makes sure it is the right choice for you.
- At fue los ángeles, the physician will examine your scalp, discuss your medical history and available treatments, and assess your condition.
- The physician will then give you a detailed plan to achieve your goals.
- The procedure is fairly simple. The donor hair is removed in clumps and usually left attached to the scalp at first.
- Then it’s a matter of trimming, massaging, and then combining the hair with your own hairs in an optimal ratio.
After that, the surgeon will take a section of scalp skin from the back of your head (already not balding), and graft that onto the area needing patterning. This procedure takes about 4-6 hours and can be done in a single visit or spread out over several visits to limit side effects like swelling or infection.
There are two main types of hair transplants: follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). In FUSS, the hair is removed from the back of your head and placed in a thin strip on the thinning front edges. In FUE, hair is removed from a donor area and then transplanted onto your scalp.
These two methods are different based on how many hairs are transplanted in each circumstance.