Follicular micrografting is a hair restoration technique that has proven to be an effective solution to the problem of hair loss, especially so-called androgenic hair loss.
It involves removing hair from the crown, an area where the hair has the property of being permanent, to redistribute it to the baldest areas of the skull. This is done by using a microscope to remove “follicular units” – the natural clumps of hair that are invisible to the naked eye.
In general, the hair is taken in small tabs, which has the disadvantage of leaving a slight scar which is however easy to conceal.
There is also a new technique called follicular extraction. Rather than tabs, the hair is removed one by one from the root using a punch the microscopic diameter of the follicular unit.
This technique is more expensive, but has the advantage of not leaving any scars.
This is a minor intervention that gives long-lasting and very natural results.
A few weeks after the transplant, the implanted hair will grow back permanently. It will then be possible to style them as you see fit, including coloring them! Transplanted hair does not require special maintenance.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. A maximum session can last from four to five hours. Usually, the patient remains in a seated position and can watch a movie for entertainment.
First, the surgeon removes a thin strip of hair from the back of the patient’s head. This thin strip is then divided into hundreds of grafts which will be implanted individually in the bald area of the scalp.
The micrograft has little pain during the procedure, apart from a slight tingling during the anesthesia. The strip sample leaves a thin scar that can cause moderate pain for a few days after the procedure. Pain reliever is enough to relieve this pain.