Q22. What is ‘Micrografting?’

A22. This form of hair transplantation has replaced the traditional form of surgery in which large groups of follicles – known as ‘plugs’ were removed and then inserted into the recipient area. This will involve the surgeon punching holes in the scalp before inserting these plugs.

The result was a ‘corn row’ appearance with tufts of hair and noticeable scarring.

However this has been improved with micrografting in which the surgeon removes a strip of skin, complete with hair follicles from the donor site. This is placed under a microscope and the follicles dissected from the strip. These follicles are then implanted into the recipient site (bald area of the scalp) via a series of tiny incisions.

A micrograft can consist of between 3 to 8 hairs.

FAQS Index:

FAQs Intro

  1. What is hair transplant surgery?
  2. Am I suitable candidate for hair transplant surgery?
  3. I am a woman who has some hair loss; can I have ahair transplant?
  4. What causes hair loss?
  5. What is male pattern baldness?
  6. Is there a lower age limit for a hair transplant?
  7. How long does hair transplant surgery take?
  8. Do I need to cut my hair or shave my head before surgery?
  9. Will I lose hair after a hair transplant?
  10. Which is the best procedure for me?
  11. Will I need more than one session?
  12. Will there be much scarring?
  13. Are there complications of hair transplantation?
  1. What is the recovery after hair transplant surgery?
  2. Will other people notice that I have had a hair transplant?
  3. When will my new hair grow?
  4. What is a ‘hair graft?’
  5. What is a ‘Follicular Unit?’
  6. What is ‘Follicular Unit Transplantation?’
  7. What is the ‘Fox Test?’
  8. What is ‘Follicular Unit Extraction?’
  9. What is ‘Micrografting?’
  10. Does a hair transplant hurt?
  11. What is the aftercare following hair transplant surgery?
  12. What can I expect from hair transplant surgery?
  13. How much does hair transplant surgery cost?

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