The technique uses a high-powered microscope to separate micro grafts of individual follicular units, or groups of one to four hairs that grow together out of a single hair follicle, taken from an area of dense hair growth. These groups of hairs are left intact because they have been shown to thrive better and look more natural. They are divided and transplanted into microscopic incisions at a density and distribution appropriate for the individual. Usually from 1,000 to 2,000 follicular units are transplanted in a single session, which achieves a natural-looking hairline in just one treatment. To achieve the maximum results, most patients will benefit from one or two additional sessions.
At Center For Sight, all cosmetic procedures are performed in our state-of-the-art AAAHC accredited surgery center with our licensed certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) on site during all procedures. Patients go home the same day and, in most cases, are able to resume their normal lifestyle the very next day.
Because of their microscopic size, the incisions are barely noticeable and are well camouflaged by hair. The transplanted follicles revive and begin to grow new hair in approximately eight to ten weeks. Best of all, the newly relocated hair is genetically programmed to last a lifetime – providing a permanent solution to one of man’s most ancient problems!