During the initial visit with one of our surgeons, you will have his undivided attention. He will first want to know what your
concerns are, and what you are seeking to improve. After a thorough discussion, Dr. Agarwal or Dr. Maloney will examine your hair.
It is helpful to the surgeon to bring in earlier pictures of yourself, prior to significant hair loss. Finally, the doctor will
give you his opinion of what the optimal solution is. Our patient coordinator will then review the surgeon's recommendations,
including number of follicular unit grafts to be used, and give you information on cost, logistics, and schedule availability.|
Once you have decided to proceed, you will have a pre-operative visit to review pre- and post-operative instructions, medications,
and consents. Any questions which you may not have previously asked will be addressed. Standardized Photographs will be taken.|
You will be given an oral sedative 1 hour prior to your procedure. Your surgeon will then mark your scalp with a blue marking pen.
Initially, local anesthetic will be given to the donor site (back of your head), and the donor hairs will be harvested. This site will
then be closed with sutures.|
You will then be allowed to rest briefly, while the microscopic follicular unit grafting will begin. After local anesthetic is given to
numb the scalp, recipient microscopic openings will be created by the surgeon. After doing so, he will begin the art of insertion of the
follicular unit grafts with the appropriate angulation. Once the insertion process is completed, a light pressure dressing will be
applied and you return to your home. A nurse will call you in the evening to see how you are doing.
Your dressing will be removed in the office the day after the procedure and the areas inspected. You will slowly be advanced from
washing your hair with a cup of water with shampoo and conditioner, to full showering, as directed. On day 9-10, the stitches in
the back of your head will be removed.|
The majority of hair growth takes place starting at about 3 months post-operatively, and continues at one year post-operatively and beyond.
Many times, a second hair transplantation session is required to improve density, and this can be performed one year or more after
the original procedure.|
The true skill and artistry in the field of hair transplantation lies in anticipating lifelong changes in your hairline and hair density.
Drs. Agarwal and Maloney recommend Propecia to virtually all of their male patients to slow future hair loss of native hairs. However,
hair loss still continues, and our surgeons pride themselves on following their patients over the long term, in order to help them fight
this distressing problem.|
|The Hair Transplant Center of Naples
11181 Health Park Blvd
Naples, Florida 34110