FUT/FUS Hair Transplant Surgery procedure
Hair transplantation is a minor surgical procedure, which is performed on an outpatient basis in our fully equipped theatres: At the start of each hair loss treatment, you are given a mild tranquilliser that minimises anxiety and reduces discomfort.
Your donor and recipient areas are anaesthetised by injecting a local anaesthetic using a very small-gauge needle.
A strip of hair-bearing skin is then removed from the back and sides of your head where there is permanent hair. This site is then sutured closed.
The donor’s hair is dissected into tiny grafts containing two to three hairs. These are placed into tiny slits in your recipient area. Your body’s natural “glue” will anchor the grafts in place within minutes.
Your scalp (hairy or bald) has an excellent blood supply, so a minimal amount of bleeding during the transplant procedure is expected. This is easily controlled by applying pressure.
Your hair surrounding the donor area camouflages the stitches in the donor site. To ensure better coverage, leave the hair in this area at least 1.5cm long.
Sutures are removed 10 to 12 days after the procedure.
Your transplanted hair will fall out over the next few weeks, leaving the viable hair follicles in a dormant state. Approximately 3 to 4 months after the hair restoration surgery, this hair will slowly start to grow back, and it will then continue to grow for the remainder of your life. Be patient, as full results will be apparent only eight months to one year later.
Your hair restoration surgeon will supply you with full written instructions explaining the pre-and postoperative routines before undergoing hair replacement treatment.
Bear in mind that hair loss is a lifelong process and further procedures may be necessary to fill in ongoing hair loss. The transplanted hair, however, will never fall out.