Dr. Darling will start off spending 45 minutes removing the donor strip. The one to four hair groupings are taken from the donor strip.Before the surgery, the doctor will review the goals and expectations of the hair transplant. The area will be trimmed, so it is easier to take out grafts. Both the donor and reception hair areas will be injected with local anesthetic.
The hair recipient sites are then made by making small incisions to make sure the hair is aligned naturally. Then the groupings of hair are grafted in. Stitches seal the scalp. There might be a small straight scar, concealed by hair. More sessions every several months occur to fill out more spaces.