Hair Transplant Procedure
We take every step to ensure that you have a successful hair restoration procedure to give you the head of hair that you want. Dr. Shakov is specialty trained and will give you a hair transplant that caters to your specific needs and wants. Our five-step restoration process ensures that you’re taken care of at every step of the way.
Doctor Maps Out Treatment Area on Head
Everyone’s hair loss pattern is unique. So the procedure starts by evaluating the organic hair growth pattern and determining where to transplant the follicles to create the most natural-looking hair. Dr. Shakov will work with you to make sure he is addressing the specific areas you are most concerned about. Once the treatment is mapped, he will apply a local anesthetic.
Follicles Are Removed from Existing Hair (FUE)
Using a highly specialized, one-millimeter diameter tools, Dr. Shakov will remove individual follicles from your existing hair. This unique tool makes a tiny circular incision around the follicle that is barely noticeable after the procedure. The incision leaves no scars, stitches, and is pain-free during the process. The donor area appears mostly unchanged after the procedure and the transplanted hair grows back naturally.
Hair Follicles Are Inserted in Balding Areas (FUT)
Once the follicle area is cut, the graft begins. Using a tweezer-like instrument, the follicle is then prepped for transfer to ensure the follicle remains in a healthy condition. The follicles are then arranged in groups depending on the number of hairs from each follicle. Then Dr. Shakov will make a small incision into the transplant area and the follicle is inserted.
7-Day Recovery Time
The tiny incisions made during the process will heal within just a few days. Patients have reported mild discomfort to no pain in transplant areas after the surgery. The area will be slightly red and you may have some small scabs that will wash off in a few days. In many cases, people return to work the day after the procedure is completed. For patients who want complete discretion, we recommend returning to work after the 7 day healing period.
Full Growth in 6-9 Months
Over the next 6-9 months, your newly transplanted hair will start growing in. We usually notice that our patients have full growth between the 6 and 9 month period. Hair growth rates depend on the patient’s unique biology. The hair will grow in a very organic pattern, in your natural color, and no one will know that you have gotten the surgery.