Hair Transplant Surgery
Whether caused by aging, injury, or family history, hair loss can affects appearance and confidence. Hair transplant surgery uses follicles transferred from other areas of the body to restore healthier, more uniform hair coverage.
Hair transplantation is an outpatient procedure, with mild sedation, that typically lasts about 6 hours. Primarily used to treat male pattern baldness, hair transplant surgery involves advanced Micrografting, or the transfer of individual hair follicles from a donor site on one part of the body to other areas that may be bald or balding. Once transplanted, the healthy hair follicles will continue to grow naturally at the new site.
At Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery, we specialize in Strip Harvesting hair transplants, in which an extended strip of hair-bearing scalp is removed and grafted onto the thinning area of the patient’s head. By using mega session techniques (with nearly twice the number of follicle grafts), many types of balding patterns can be treated with a single transplant session, providing a healthy, natural hairline.
The results of hair transplant surgery will vary depending in the complexity of each procedure, but recovery time for strip harvesting sessions is generally about 2 weeks. Patients should avoid strenuous activity during this time. Possible side effects may include scarring, temporary hair loss after the procedure (followed by regrowth), bumps on the scalp, or a “patchy” look that may require a follow-up session.