Hair Transplant Alpharetta
What Is a Hair Transplant?
It’s a type of surgery that moves hair you already have to fill an area with thin or no hair. Doctors have been doing these transplants in the U.S. since the 1950s, but techniques have changed a lot in recent years.
You usually have the procedure in the doctor’s office. First, provider cleans your scalp and injects medicine to numb the back of your head. We perform only follicular unit extraction (FUE) method.
For FUE procedure, our medical team will shave the back of your scalp. Then, the doctor will remove hair follicles one by one from there. The area heals with small dots, which your existing hair will cover.
Next, the team prepares 500 to 2,000 tiny grafts, each with an individual hair or just a few hairs. The number and type of graft you get depends on your hair type, quality, color, and the size of the area where you’re getting the transplant. After he prepares the grafts, the doctor cleans and numbs the area where the hair will go, creates holes with a needle, and delicately places each graft in one of the holes.
Depending on the size of the transplant you’re getting, the process will take about 4 to 8 hours.
You might need another procedure later on if you continue to lose hair or decide you want thicker hair.
Expectations and Recovery
After the procedure, your scalp may be very tender. You may need to take pain medications for several days. Most people are able to return to work next day after the treatment.
Within 2 to 3 weeks after treatment, the transplanted hair will fall out, but you should start to notice new growth within a few months. Most people will see 60% of new hair growth after 6 to 9 months.