Micrograft Hair Transplant

Hair transplantation is usually an outpatient procedure. Factors that determine candidacy for the procedure include the number of hair grafts necessary to produce your desired results, availability and density of the donor site. The surgery usually takes two to four hours depending on the number of grafts utilized.

A micrograft is a graft with 1, 2 or 3 hairs. The goal of any hair transplant procedure is to provide the patient with the most natural look possible, maintaining virtually undetectable results and optimal density without compromising the donor area.

Pain is minimal. Prior to surgery, oral medication is provided to sedate and prevent pain. After surgery, you will be given oral medication for use at home. Patients often return to their daily routine within a few days. There are, however, recommended limitations on physical activity for two weeks.

Micrograft surgery procedures:

  • Dr. Bina uses his keen eye to detect the best donor site. Donor hair must be taken from an area not susceptible to future hair loss.
  • The surgery is usually performed under local anesthetic. The hair grafts are obtained from the posterior scalp (usually), then cut into fine 2-4 hair follicle grafts. Dr. Bina will design the grafts to create a natural hairline. A small scalpel is used to make a small incision where the hair follicles are then placed. The entire process takes 5-8 hours. Healing of the donor site and new hairline typically takes 10 days.
  • Postoperatively, avoid washing the hair for 1-2 days. This will allow the graft to stick. Because the grafting procedure makes the follicle dormant, hair growth may not be seen for 3-4 months.
  • Mild scabbing in the grafted area will be present for 7-10 days. Careful follow-up of post operative instructions will minimize the crusting. The crusts will be less noticeable as each day passes.