The procedure begins with individual follicular units (grafts) containing 1 to 4 hairs being extracted. The extraction is done in micro basis and uses tiny punches of 0.6mm to 1.0mm in diameter. The surgeon then uses a fine needle or micro blade to puncture the area receiving the grafts, placing them in a predetermined angle and density to reflect realistic hair pattern.
The procedure can typically take a couple of hours, depending on the number of grafts needed. The actual number of grafts needed is subject to the severity of your condition.
A successful hair transplant goes through a few healing stages. Scabs will from from the small dots created by micropunch and they will start coming off approximately 1 week after the procedure, along with the hair shafts. Please do not mistaken this as "hair loss" as your hair follicles are still intact. Hair will regrow around 3 to 6 months after the procedure.