1. Taking pictures and drawing of the receiving and donor sites
2. Extraction of transplants
The procedure is completely painless owing to local anaesthesia. The patient is lying on the stomach, is awake and can communicate with the team. A microsurgical knife of circular shape, of 0.8- 0.9 mm diameter, takes the whole follicular unit, which is afterwards stored in the special solution after extraction up to the moment of transplantation. This phase lasts depending on how many transplants are needed for an intervention lasting one to two hours. Upon completion of the extraction, holes are spontaneously closed and treated only with antibiotic ointment or gauze.
3. Making incisions (holes) for transplants
The patient is in the half-sitting position and can read, use the cell phone or communicate with the team so that he could have the feeling that the time passes more quickly. The patient is also administered local anaesthesia so that the whole intervention is painless.
The surgeon uses small micro blades that make holes in which transplants are inserted. Holes are made based on a particular pattern, taking care of their position and following natural hair growth. The result should be such that the transplanted hair does not differ from non-transplanted hair. This phase is short and lasts less than 30 minutes.
4. Implantation of transplants
The duration of this phase depends on the number of transplants to be implanted. After completing the procedure and detailed checks that every transplant is properly implanted, antibiotic ointment and gauze are placed in this region.
After the intervention, the patient is discharged on the same day. The package that the patient gets on discharge contains an antibiotic with instructions. The patient should sleep on his back, and/or on the donor site. The donor site is protected by gauze. In case of pain, an analgesic can be taken.
The first control examination will take place the next day. The bandage is taken off the donor site and from that moment
remains open to spontaneously heal. The patient is advised not to engage in sports and not to expose to direct sunlight in the next 10 to 14 days.
It is possible to wash the hair next day with a shampoo that is included in the package. Hair should be washed once a day until the tenth day.
The second control examination takes place on the seventh day and the third control examination takes place on the fourteenth day, after which no special care will be required.
The transplanted hair in the receiving site will grow by the end of the second week, then it will gradually fall out until complete disappearance. This process cannot be stopped. This condition of the hair rest lasts three to six months after which the hair starts to grow again. By the ninth month of intervention, most of hair has started to grow again.