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Follicular unit transplants have ushered in a new era in surgical hair replacement. Hairs grow from the scalp in natural groups called follicular units, containing from one to four hairs. Follicular unit grafting is the transplanting or moving these units to the bald or thinning areas.

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Q & A:

Questions & Answers / Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does it hurt?

A: After the minor discomfort of a local anesthesia, there is essentially no pain during the surgery. We have found that most of our patients require nothing stronger than mild pain medication the evening of surgery. Prescriptions are provided to meet individual needs. Some minimal soreness may persist in the donor area for several days.

Q: How long before I can resume normal activities?

A: If your work is not strenuous, you can return to work the next day. Most normal activities can be resumed within four to seven days, depending upon the type of procedure you undergo. We will talk about what you want to do and we'll establish a healthful timetable.

Q: How long does it take for the scalp to heal?

A: The small grafts heal in 6-12 days depending on proper care and each individual's healing ability.

Q: How long do the stitches stay in?

A: Approximately 7-10 days.

Q: When does the transplanted hair begin growing?

A: The transplanted hair goes into a "resting stage" following surgery. It begins growing 16 - 20 weeks following surgery and grows about one inch every 2-1/2 months. (In some individuals the hair begins growing immediately).

Q. Will my transplanted hair require any special care?

A. No. It can be cut, colored or permed just like the rest of your hair.

Q: What will the donor area look like after the surgery?

A: The surrounding hair completely and easily covers the donor site.

Q: How many grafts will I need?

A: The number of grafts is determined by the size of the area to be transplanted and the desired thickness.

Q: Can I get it done all at one time?

A: Sometimes, depending on your goal, it can. A single procedure consisting of a large number of grafts satisfies some patients. But those wanting more dense coverage, or coverage over a large area, generally require more than one procedure.

Q: Can everyone benefit from hair restoration surgery?

A: This determination, in any specific case, is best made during a consultation. Generally, if you are in good health and if you have an adequate donor area, regardless of your age, you can expect to benefit.

Q. Can I wear a hairpiece after the surgery?

A. Yes, as long as it can be easily removed, is well-ventilated, and the scalp can be kept clean.

Q.: What is your patient privacy policy?

A: Our practice is dedicated to maintaining the privacy of your Private Health Information (PHI). You can view our Notice Of Privacy Practices (PDF).

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    We have been performing successful hair replacement procedures since 1974.

    We will give you an honest, expert opinion. If you are not a surgical candidate, we will tell you so.

    As pioneers in follicular unit transplantation, Drs. Tessler & Aronovitz helped open the door to a new era in hair replacement surgery. It is the foundation of our practice.

    Most doctors in our community recommend us. Ask your doctor who is the best.
»"It's nice to go to a place where everyone is professional and listens to your needs."

- S.H., age 64

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