How is the Follicular Unit Microtransplant done?
The simple and virtually risk-free operation usually takes between three and five hours. It is carried out in an operating theatre under local anaesthetic or monitored conscious sedation.
Firstly, we provide hair treatment sessions in order to prepare the scalp for the micrograft procedure, leaving it in the perfect condition to receive the new follicles and maximise results. Next, we carry out the surgical microtransplant, in which hair is extracted from the donor site, and is implanted in the recipient site (crown, front of the scalp, etc.). This procedure is undertaken under local anaesthetic or mild sedation. Throughout the whole procedure, an anaesthetist will observe and monitor the patient’s vital functions.
Up to 3000 hair follicles can be transplanted in each session. The follicular units are introduced into the recipient site by means of small incisions. There is no possibility of rejection, given that the patient acts as his/her own donor and no foreign elements or tissue are incorporated into the organism.
Once the operation has been performed, a bandage will be applied for approximately 48 hours. Following this period, the bandage is removed in our centre and the hair is washed for the first time.
The new hair will have the same texture, colour and characteristics as the rest of the hair. It can be combed, washed and cut as normal. During the weeks following the transplant, patients receive hair treatment sessions at our premises in order to restore the scalp to perfect health and become accustomed to the correct way to look after their hair, in accordance with the recommendations of our specialists. Hair loss is hardly noticeable in the transplanted hair.
Following an adjustment period of some months, the transplanted hair starts to grow in a healthy, natural and definitive manner. Our micrografts have excellent results.
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