A More Natural-Looking Hair Transplant
Follicular unit transplantation is one of the most advanced hair transplant procedures available. This procedure involves transplanting follicular units, which consist of groupings of one to four hair groups that naturally occur on the scalp. The follicular unit also contains sebaceous glands, nerves, and a small muscle. This procedure allows most natural-looking results.
The follicular unit surgery is performed similarly to standard hair transplant surgery, taking the follicular units from a donor area and placing them on the treatment area. The difference is that by using follicular units instead of individual hairs, Dr. Jeffrey Marvel is able to transplant the most amount of hair with the least amount of non-hair bearing skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Follicular Unit Transplant?
The best candidates for follicular unit transplant surgery are those in good health and who have sufficient hair in a donor site to use for transplantation. It’s also important to have realistic expectations of your results. Dr. Marvel will go through your medical history during your initial consultation to make sure that you are a good candidate. If you have any bleeding or healing disorders, this may present a complication in the surgery.
What are the Typical Results of a Follicular Unit Transplant?
After your follicular unit transplant, Dr. Marvel will provide you with complete post-op instructions. Healing generally lasts about a week, but you’ll be able to return to normal daily activities after one to two days.