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What happens during and after hair grafting?

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In hair grafting, the dermatological surgeon first removes a portion of the hair-bearing scalp from the back of the head. Then, the surgeon cuts the removed scalp into small segments with varying amounts of hair in each graft, which, when transplanted into the balding area, produce a very subtle thickening and "natural" look.

With each session, 50 or more hair-bearing segments are usually transplanted. "Donor" sites are closed with stitches, which usually are then concealed by the surrounding hair. After the grafting session is complete, the scalp will be cleaned then covered with gauze and, if necessary, a bandage. Stitches will come out approximately 10 days later.

SOURCES:

American Hair Loss Association: "Hair Loss Treatment."

emedicinehealth.com: "Hair Loss."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hair loss: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome."

Cleveland Clinic: "Hair Loss Got You Down? Platelet-Rich Plasma May Regrow It."

Khatu S.  April-June 2014. ,

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 22, 2018

SOURCES:

American Hair Loss Association: "Hair Loss Treatment."

emedicinehealth.com: "Hair Loss."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hair loss: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome."

Cleveland Clinic: "Hair Loss Got You Down? Platelet-Rich Plasma May Regrow It."

Khatu S.  April-June 2014. ,

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 22, 2018

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