During this minor surgical office procedure, hair is taken from the back and sides of the head and transplanted to the bald or thinning areas. Because the donor hair is genetically programmed to grow for a lifetime, it will continue to grow the way it did at its original site. That’s what makes the procedure so effective.
The hair used for transplantation is carefully selected and transferred in a well-planned pattern that closely duplicates nature’s original design. Detailed attention is necessary to determine the hairline design and direction of hair growth.
Perhaps the biggest misconception about hair transplantation is that it is a painful procedure. But, when skillfully performed, this is not true. The use of a local anesthetic makes the procedure essentially painless and you can watch TV, read or just relax while the procedure is taking place.