Hair is restored by relocating the hair from hair abundant areas (usually back and side of the head) to the bald areas. This can be achieved with modern micro-hair grafting techniques where small pieces of hair are transferred or by standard operational methods which transfer larger pieces of hear-bearing skin. No new hair is added in this procedure. Several treatments are usually needed to achieve optimal effect.
Hair transplantation takes 1-3 hours which depends on the technique used.
Local anesthesia with sedation is usually used.
No major risk occurs with this procedure. Minor discomfort, bruising and swelling can occur.
Several days are required before usual activities can be resumed.
Patient must have sufficiently abundant hair in certain regions that will be available for transfer.
Results are usually permanent and long lasting.