During a hair transplant, hairs are moved from an area of thick growth to bald areas.
Most hair transplants are done in a doctor’s office. The procedure is performed as follows:
- You receive local anesthesia to numb the scalp. You may also receive medicine to relax you.
- Your scalp is thoroughly cleaned.
- A strip of your hairy scalp is removed using a scalpel (surgical knife) and set aside. This area of your scalp is called the donor area. The scalp is closed using tiny stitches.
- Small groups of hairs, or individual hairs, are carefully separated out from the removed scalp.
- The bald areas that will receive these healthy hairs are cleaned. These areas of your scalp are called the recipient areas.
- Tiny cuts are made in the bald area.
- Healthy hairs are carefully placed in the cuts. During a single treatment session, hundreds or even thousands of hairs may be transplanted.