We do what's called
mini-graft of micro-grafting for the most
part. You know, gone are the days where
people would have these essentially
doll-head look after a hair restoration or
hair transplant. You know, nowadays
generally grafts are usually taken out in
strips and those strips are cut up into
anywhere from 1 to 4 mini or micro grafts,
most of them are one to two hairs thick.
And then after the hairline is designed,
little slits are made, and those grafts
are placed,
it's just like planting a little
tree, and with time
they just start to grow,
they grow like where
they came from. So if
they're taken from the back of the head,
they just continue to grow, because the
hair on the back of your head
and around by
the ears tends to remain
for the rest of your
life. So that's the whole trick with hair
restoration surgery, we're taking hair
from a donor site and it continues to act
like it's still at the donor site. So it's
from here, but it's growing
here where the
patient has lost their hair over time.
Another option also is, there are a lot of
medical options also
for hair restoration so,
in addition to surgical procedures,
a dermatologist
usually is going to recommend one or two
oral or topical medications to not only
grow hair but to hold on to the hair
that you currently have as well.
Well usually patients will go home
that day with large bandage on, and
we see them the next day, um, at that
time we take off the bandage and they
go home without a bandage. Usually
people are back to work within
a couple days, maybe wearing
a ball cap, but usually nobody's going
to see anything. For a week or two they
may develop a little bit of crusting or
scabbing on the site where the grafts
are placed, but either than that it's
pretty minimal downtime. Avoiding
exercise for approximately two weeks,
but other than that they can go back
to work within a day or so.

Micro Grafting to Treat Hair Loss

Dr. Andrew Kaufman discusses how he uses micro-grafting to treat hair loss.