1.) Personal consultation with Dr. Baxa prior to the procedure to answer any additional questions. Dr. Baxa will go over all the steps before and after transplantation.
2.) Dr. Baxa will mark the area to receive follicular transplant units for patient approval.
3.) A sedative will be offered to relax the patient. Depending on the patient, some could be asleep or awake. The patient will have the option to watch a movie of their preference, if available.
4.) A nurse will administer anesthesia to the donor and recipient areas.
5.) The donor areas will be removed and sutured, then divided into follicular transplant units.
6.) Dr. Baxa will make small recipient openings in the transplant area.
7.) Follicular transplant units will be placed by the medical team.
8.) Upon completion of the procedure, the patient will be shampooed and cleaned up.
9.) The patient will review the post-operative instructions with the medical staff to assure proper care of the FTUs and will be given a 24-hour nurse on-call phone number.
10.) The patient will receive a post-op package that includes medication, shampoo, and other supplies.
11.) The patient will have sutures removed within 10-14 days.
12.) Patients are encouraged to be examined after 4-6 weeks in order to monitor progress.
13.) The patient will begin to see significant results in 3-6 months. This will vary from individual to individual, depending on how fast one’s hair grows.