Hair Transplant Procedure
The surgical hair restoration technique of Follicular Unit Transplantation is performed under local anesthesia. At Ziering Medical, we perform FUT Strip and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedures, using the most advanced technology.
There are four basic steps with every hair transplant procedure.
Step One: Donor Area Prep and Donor Hair Removal
During hair transplant surgery, you are both the donor and recipient during the procedure with hair being removed from the donor zone in the back of your head where your hair is genetically programmed to grow for life.
There are two methods of harvesting your donor hair:
Strip Harvesting in which a strip of tissue is removed and then the individual follicular units are dissected underneath a microscope.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) in which grafts are harvested individually.
ARTAS (see Robotic FUE)
During (FUE) Follicular Unit Extraction the follicular units are harvested from the donor area individually using the manual SAFE System and do not need to be dissected under a microscope.
Step Two: Dissection of the Follicular Units
With FUT Strip procedures, the donor strip is placed under the Ziering Scope which is designed specifically for hair restoration surgery and the donor strip is dissected into individual follicular units, of one to four hairs.
Step Three: Creation of the Recipient Sites
Your hair transplant surgeon creates recipient sites in the proper angle, direction and orientation according to the artistic hair transplant plan he has designed specifically for you.
Step Four: Placement of the Hair Grafts
Finally, your hair grafts are transplanted into the balding and thinning areas of your scalp by a surgery technician who places each graft carefully and meticulously into those recipient sites.
Transplanted hair goes through the same resting and growing phases of your normal hair. The hairs of the transplanted grafts will begin to grow at approximately 4 months after your procedure and will continue to grow through months 10 – 12 post operatively.
With today’s technology, hair transplant results are perfectly natural and undetectable.