During hair grafting, a strip of hair-bearing skin
is cut from the back of the head and then divided into smaller minigrafts
containing three to eight shafts each. The minigrafts are then transplanted
into tiny holes made in bald areas. The donor areas of hair-bearing skin are
- Hair loss surgery
- Hair growth surgery
Treated with Hair Grafting:
Hair grafting may be utilized in cases of alopecia.
Non-surgical alternatives to hair grafting include
finasteride and minoxidil. Scalp reduction and microscopically magnified
minigrafting are surgical alternatives to the procedure.
with Hair Grafting:
Hair grafting is performed with a local anesthetic.
Complications from Hair Grafting:
Possible risks following hair grafting include
swelling, itching of the donor sites and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
It is also possible to experience numbness at the recipient and donor sites and
for a temporary crust to form.
after Hair Grafting:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
hair grafting is good.
from Hair Grafting:
Total recovery from
hair grafting takes two to four months.