In Salt Lake City UT hair transplants are is a relatively simple, outpatient surgery in which your own hair is removed from the back and/or sides of your head and is redistributed to the areas of hair loss. It is virtually painless and performed under local anesthesia.
Hair transplantation is a relatively simple, outpatient surgery in which your own hair is removed from the back and/or sides of your head and is redistributed to the areas of hair loss. It is virtually painless and performed under local anesthesia.
The back and sides are called the “donor area” which is known to generate permanent living hair. This living and growing hair is placed in the thinning and balding areas of the head called the “recipient area,” identified in consultation with your physician. The amount of hair used and the number of visits required is determined by an individual’s degree of hair loss.
The hair to be transplanted is contained in clusters called grafts. Each graft may contain from one to three or more hairs, depending on what is required to fulfill your personal outlined program for hair restoration.Transplanted hair will grow! But a successful outcome also depends on the artistic ability of your doctor—his experience will influence what will look most natural.
The procedure begins with the hairline. Whether re-establishing a hairline or re-affirming one is critical at the outset. It’s what people notice first. Extra care must be taken to make it natural-looking. This is discussed and planned by you with your physician. Appropriate experience, such as Dr. Peterson has, will assure confidence in its outcome.
Once the hairline and other areas of hair replacement are defined, the procedure begins.
Under the care of a professionally trained staff of assistants the doctor will remove a pre-determined amount of hair from the back and/or sides of the head. Following the removal of this donor hair a suture is left in place for about 10 days. This will be invisible to others.
While the donor hair is being prepared for placement, the doctor makes the recipient sites. The texture and natural direction of transplanted hair varies. The doctor’s experience and skill at recognizing these differences is important for appropriate placement. Throughout this time you will be resting comfortably.
Patients are usually able to perform their normal daily activities the following day and may begin their exercise routine within a few days. Salt Lake City UT hair transplants usually begins to grow in approximately three months and will continue to grow over the course of a lifetime. And, during this time, you can take part in any activity desired without worry. After all, you’ve got your own natural hair growing again.