With locations in Rockville and Towson and serving the residents of Alexandria, Potomac, Columbia, Bethesda, and the surrounding communities, Dr. John Kiely is helping his patients understand hair transplantation using mini-micro grafting.
What Is Mini-Micro Grafting?
As one of the oldest techniques for hair transplantation, mini-micro grafting is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon removes a strip of donor tissue containing skin and hair from the neck then cuts it into smaller pieces and places it in the recipient area.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Mini-Micro Grafting?
Typically, men with male pattern baldness, some women with female pattern baldness, and those who have had injuries or burns to the scalp that resulted in permanent hair loss are the best candidates for mini-micro grafting.
How Does Mini-Micro Grafting Work?
Using a special knife with several parallel blades, your physician cuts a strip of skin with hair from your neck area then cuts that strip into smaller pieces. The pieces of skin with three to six hairs are called mini grafts. He then takes those small pieces (grafts) and plants them on the bare scalp area where you would like hair. While the hair in the grafts may fall out once the graft is in its new position, the hair grows back just as it would in its original position.
How Long Does a Mini-Micro Grafting Procedure Take?
It is difficult to give an exact amount of time for the duration of any hair transplant procedure as it depends on the procedure and the amount of grafting needed. In general, it is not uncommon for hair transplantation to take anywhere from two to eight hours. Mini-micro grafting takes the least amount of time of all of the hair transplantation procedures.
Does Mini-Micro Grafting Hurt?
Mini-micro grafting is done under local anesthesia. You are awake throughout the entire process. Following the surgery when the anesthesia has worn off, there is some discomfort during the healing process that, for most people, is relieved with medicine such as Advil, Motrin, Tylenol, and Aleve.
How Long Is the Healing Process?
The healing process varies with every patient depending on the extent of the grafting; however, mini-micro grafting typically takes the longest to heal.
When Can I Resume My Daily Activities?
Resuming daily activities depends on the individual. While some return to work the next day, others wait until the swelling has diminished and the procedure is not as noticeable. As for exercise, it should be avoided until the incisions have healed. There may be itching and crusting at the treatment site, but that usually subsides within a week to 10 days.
What Is the Cost of Mini-Micro Grafting?
Like all other hair restoration procedures, the cost varies from patient to patient. During your consultation, we discuss all of your options for hair restoration as well the cost of each one so that you can make an informed decision regarding your procedure. Dr. Kiely accepts cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express), and checks as payment options.
Additional Hair Restoration Topics
- Hair Transplantation
- Follicular Unit Extraction
- Micro Grafting
- Laser Hair Therapy
- Prescription Drug Therapy
With more than 30 years of experience and over 14,000 procedures performed treating hair loss for men and women in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, Dr. Kiely recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires. His services have improved the lives of people from in and around Baltimore. Dr. Kiely specializes in hair loss solutions for men and women by performing hair transplantation procedures such as Follicular Unit Extraction, Mini-Micro Grafting and Micro Grafting. If you are looking for self-improvement in the form of hair restoration, Dr. Kiely and his professional team will accommodate your needs! Please call 301-468-2335 today to schedule your free initial consultation!