A hair transplant provides aesthetic and permanent results, going through a simple and safe operation by removing the patient’s own hair, so there is no risk of rejection.
It involves removing hair follicles from one area, which is resistant to Scalp Alopecia, and transplant them into the affected area.
The intervention, which is simple and safe requires only local anesthesia and is performed in three parts:
- First, a strip of scalp from the neck of 1 centimeter wide and 10-20 inches long is removed. The incision is sutured immediately so that the scar is almost imperceptible.
- Then the strip is separated into follicular units from 1 to 3 hairs. To do this, we work with a microscope and normally we get from 1500-3000 follicles per strip.
- Finally, small incisions-less than 1 millimeter in thickness are performed on the affected area and follicles are inserted, always respecting the original direction of hair growth so that the result is aesthetically pleasing.
After this procedure it is not necessary that the patient remain hospitalized, but it is advisable to take a few days to rest. Slight swelling and mild discomfort are expected.
The Micrograft Treatment can be performed in one session which usually takes between 4 to 6 hours or it can be done in several sessions depending on the extent of affected area and the number of follicles that are obtained. In any case, in one session we cannot implement more than 3,000 follicular units.
The transplanted hair needs a short period of adjustment (2 to 5 months). It will grow normally, become natural and can be combed and cut like the rest of the hair. While it will be subject to the same stages of hair growth generally it will be as strong as the hair on the back of the neck.