What to Expect On Day of Hair Transplant and After Care
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Hair transplantation has become very popular within the last few years. The transformation from the old plugs to the new modern hair restoration procedures has made it safe, and relatively minor surgical procedure. Hair transplant is an outpatient procedure which is usually performed under local anesthesia while the patient is watching T.V, listening to music or sleeping. If the procedure is done by an experienced hair restoration physician, there will be minimal discomfort and rarely any complications.
On the day of the surgery, the doctor will spend time reviewing the procedure and addressing any concerns or questions. After all the necessary measurements are taken, Dr. Meshkin will evaluate the hair quality and quantity for the transplantation. It is critical to plan the harvesting of the grafts from the donor area and the design of the recipient area. Following these standard procedures, he will map out the recipient area and the distribution and then will proceed with the surgery.
Hair restoration surgery first involves the removal or harvesting the hair from the donor area. Following the removal of the donor hair, the harvested hair is dissected into 1-3 hair units under high powered microscopes. As the units are being prepared, he will make small incisions using customized needles into the recipient area following the orientation and direction of ones the native hair. The possibility of future hair loss has to be considered when making the incisions. The recipient area incisions should be made following clients own hair directions and hair orientation for a natural looking hair. Once the incisions are made, follicular units are implanted into the recipient areas. At the end of the procedure, a light dressing may be applied which can be removed the next day.
Following the procedure, one can expect to have small crusts formed on the grafted area. A post operative cleaning regiment is given to the client to help dissolve the scabs. These crusts will flake off by 7-10 days after the surgery. The client can usually return to normal activity in about two weeks. The transplanted hair growing from the scalp may initially shed, however the roots will remain and new hair will start to grow in after three months to four months, it may take up to a year for all the hair to grow in. During this waiting period, Dr. Meshkin follows up with his patients regularly.
Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist based mainly in Newport Beach, Ca offers many advises to his clients about their hair restoration options and hair transplant procedures. He is one of the best hair transplant surgeon with more than 25 years of experience exclusively in hair restoration surgery.
Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to find out the cause of your hair loss and give the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.
If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.