About the procedure
A patient who would like to undergo the treatment must first be qualified by the surgeon who will perform the procedure or a specially trained specialist trichologist cooperating with the surgeon.
At the beginning, a trichoscopic examination should be carried out to confirm that we are actually dealing with androgenetic alopecia, and not with another type of alopecia, e.g. alopecia areata, which at first glance may often be difficult to diagnose or may be mistaken for androgenetic alopecia. In the case of alopecia areata, the patient is not eligible for a transplant. The degree of alopecia and the condition of the scalp should also be assessed in terms of possible inflammation. And, of course, the hair density should be assessed in the donor zone, which is usually the back of the head. It is from there that hair follicles (grafts) are taken for transplantation.
After qualifying the patient, he or she receives a special protocol of preparation for the procedure, where all the recommendations are described in sections. In general, these recommendations relate to dietary guidelines, how to handle the scalp in the donor and recipient area before surgery, taking certain medications, etc.
See what the hair transplant procedure looks like
The treatment, step by step
The transplant procedure usually takes 5 to 10 hours and consists of 3 stages. The first step is harvesting, which consists in manually removing individual grafts from the donor zone. The grafts are properly sorted and prepared to be placed back into the scalp.
The second stage is perforation, i.e. piercing the scalp in the recipient area and marking the places where we will later place the previously collected grafts. The last step is graft insertion. At this stage, previously collected and prepared grafts are placed in specific places on the patient’s head.
Every hour or at the patient’s request, we take breaks of several minutes. Between the 2nd and 3rd stages we have a longer break, around 30-40 minutes for lunch. During breaks, the patient in our clinic has a relaxation room, a retreat and comfort zone at their disposal, where they can rest, eat, and spend time with relatives who accompany the patient during the procedure. The procedure takes place under local anesthesia, the patient feels very comfortable, sits or lies on a comfortable treatment chair and has a large TV set with an available film platform in front of him. Some patients fall asleep during a large part of the procedure.
Due to the high professionalism of our specialists, the transplanted hair cannot be distinguished from the native hair. We select the hair according to the thickness, distribute the thickness and choose the natural direction of hair growth, thanks to which it looks absolutely natural.
She has over 10 years of experience in diagnosing and treating scalp and hair diseases. She is great at using the technique of trichoscopic diagnostics.
At the Hairmitage clinic, the hair transplant procedure is performed by a surgeon Małgorzata Legocka Ph. together with a team of experienced nurses.
Transplant team at Hairmitage
Małgorzata Legocka, Ph.D.
Małgorzata Legocka, Ph.D., a surgeon, member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).
A graduate of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine with the English-speaking Branch of the Medical University of Lublin. Doctor at the Department of General and Endocrine Surgery at SPCSK in Warsaw. She also gained her experience at the Universidad de Granada. She completed numerous apprenticeships, incl. at Hospital Universitario de Granada Servicio de Cirugia General, de Pediatria, de Ginecologia and at Hospital Torrecardenas in Spain. During her studies, she was active in the International Association of Medical Students IFMSA. Participant of numerous congresses and courses in the field of surgery, vascular surgery, phlebology, plastic medicine, aesthetic and anti-aging medicine. In her opinion aesthetic medicine combines her professional passions and interests.
She is a supporter of a healthy lifestyle and taking care of natural beauty. She approaches the patient assessing the problem from both medical and aesthetic view.
She is constantly expanding her knowledge taking part in international conferences and trainings in the field of surgery, phenology of aesthetic medicine and anti-aging.