What Happens During a Hair Transplant?

Having a robotic hair transplant in Palo Alto is something that has started to happen more and more in the recent years, not just for those who have lost it because of it falling far too early, but also for those who are unhappy with their current hairlines. However, one may wonder just how good of an idea is to have the procedure. The biggest fears are usually felt by individuals who don’t really know much about the steps in this sort of thing. First and foremost, during the procedure, follicles located in the back of the individual’s head are taken away, and placed in the areas where one is starting to lose their locks.


Trim and Anesthetize


Before the start of the process, the hair found in the area that will be donating to the balding one, is trimmed, so as to not stand in the way of the rest of the process. After this step is finished, the area is given anesthesia.




Following this, the tissue found in the area that was chosen to donate is surgically taken away. This area is then sutured, to help with the healing process.




After the suturing of the area doing the donation is done, the sutured are covered by combing natural strands over them. This is just an aesthetic step, to keep the area from the eyes of the world for the 10 days while it will be sutured.


Trimming of Tissue


The tissue that was removed from the donor area is trimmed, using microscopes. The whole point of this process is to have follicular units ready for implantation.


Recipient Area Ready


After the patient received a local anesthetic, the area that is balding is prepared, after which incisions are made, where the follicular unit grafts are then placed in a pattern that is not regular. Grafts that are small are placed in front, while denser ones, in the back.




The incisions heal on their own, without needing any sort of outside help. The process usually takes about a week, after which the area is no longer red. Since this procedure is not an invasive one, it is most often done as an outpatient procedure, and patients are allowed to wash with shampoo after only a few days. They are usually given antibiotics in order to ensure that an infection doesn’t take place. 


Disclaimer: We are unable to guarantee any result, even though most of our patients do see success. The results of our services will vary greatly to each patient’s level of commitment and compliance with the program.

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