Frontal Hair Transplant
A frontal hair transplant procedure is the transfer of hair grafts from a donor region to the frontal region affected by hair loss.
The surgery is done by removing a tiny area of scalp from the back or sides of the head where hair growth is permanent and not affected by Dihydrotestosterone(DHT).
After it is removed, the doctor will suture the donor area back together. These stitches will need to be removed in approximately 7 days. In most cases, the hair transplant scar that is left behind will be very thin. If you wear your hair 1/2 inch or more in the back, you will have no problem in covering it up.
The hair bearing scalp piece is then split into hair grafts. Hair implant professionals will dissect these grafts into follicular units with the aid of powerful microscopes.
Once divided into follicular units or larger hair grafts, the next step is to prepare the frontal area of your head for graft implantation. Tiny incisions are made with a gauged needle in area where your scalp will receive the grafts taken earlier in the procedure. This is not as easy to do as it sounds. Great care and artistic approach must go into choosing to where to make these apertures (tiny holes which will receive the new hair grafts). The hair line must be recreated to appear naturally with grafts staggared so as not to appear to form a uniform line. Enough space must be left between apertures to allow enough blood to flow to each and allow room for future hair implantations that will give your hair more "density."
Once your frontal hair transplant procedure is finished, your doctor will advise you on how to care for your newly implanted grafts over the next few days. Please see our frontal hair transplant recovery and healing page for more information. Don't be alarmed, but the newly transplanted hair will fall out. However, in about 3-6 and sometimes up to a year later, new and permanent hair will grow in it's place.