What to expect during and after hair transplant procedure?

. Hair transplants are very safe and a relatively minor surgical procedure
. Hair transplants are usually performed under local anesthesia while the patient is watching TV
. On the day of the surgery, the doctor will spend time addressing questions/concerns and take the necessary measurements in order to plan the transplantation
. The doctor will first harvest hair from the donor area at the back of the head
. The harvested hair is dissected into 1-3 hair units under a powerful microscope
. As the hair is being dissected, the physician will prepare the recipient area by making small incisions using customized needles
. Following the procedure, patients can expect to have small crusts to form on the grafted area
. A cleaning regiment is given to help dissolve these scabs, crusts will flake off 7-10 days after surgery
. Clients can return to normal activity after about two weeks, and while the transplanted hair might shed by then, the roots will grow hair after about three months
. Patients should always consider the possibility of future hair loss


If you have questions about hair transplant, feel free to contact our friendly Meshkin Medical staff. For appointments please call 949-478-5787. We have offices in Beverly Hills, Encino, Orange County, and Glendale. Click here to view our Office Contact information.