Hair transplantation is accomplished by taking normal hair from the back of the head as a thin strip. Once the strip is taken, it is divided (under magnification) into grafts containing one or more hair follicles. Small microscopic slits are made in the area to be grafted and the grafts are inserted one at a time.
How do I know whether I am a good candidate for hair replacement surgery?
The majority of men suffering from male pattern baldness would benefit from this procedure. In addition, some women with thinning hair and people who have experienced hair loss as a result of injuries may be candidates. But only after a thorough evaluation by a doctor can surgery be considered an option. Areas of normal hair growth must be present to provide a source for the grafts.