The Process

Hair loss can often be treated with medical therapy. However, in certain scenarios, surgery is a great option for hair restoration. Hair transplants are surgical procedures that involve taking hair follicles from one part of your body and grafting them into another area. Safe and effective hair transplant surgery is performed in-office using primarily local anesthesia.

Millions of men and women experience premature or disease-related hair loss, which has both physical and emotional consequences. The experts at Linkov Hair understand the debilitating effects that hair loss can have and offer solutions to help you.

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A hair transplant starts with proper planning. Part of planning involves taking high quality digital photographs. The key is to show the hair in a consistent, natural manner that can be reproduced in the after images once the new hair has grown in.



The marking process for a hair transplant involves creating a detailed plan for the placement of hair grafts. This plan is created by the surgeon and is based on a number of factors, including the patient’s hair density, hairline position, facial features, and preferences. Here are the steps involved in the marking process:

  • 01-Disinfecting the skin
  • 02-Designing the recipient area
  • 03-Introducing irregularity
  • 04-Blending with preexisting hair

The hairline is marked with a surgical pen, and the surgeon may use a ruler or other tools to ensure proper symmetry and composition.



Once marking is complete, depending on whether harvesting or recipient site making is performed next, the donor or recipient area is numbed. Numbing is performed with local anesthesia, such as lidocaine. Various distraction and injection methods may be used to reduce the potential discomfort associated with the injections.

Follicular Unit

A follicular unit is a naturally occurring group of hair follicles that grow together in the scalp. Each follicular unit typically contains 1-4 hair follicles, along with associated glands, nerves, and blood vessels. The follicular unit is the smallest anatomical and functional unit of hair growth, and it plays a key role in the natural appearance of hair.



The hair harvesting process for a hair transplant involves the removal of hair follicles from a donor area, usually the back or sides of the head, and transplanting them to the recipient area where hair loss or thinning has occurred.

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) A surgical strip of skin that contains hair follicles from the back of your head is removed. The strip is then divided into individual grafts using a microscope and the grafts are transplanted into the site where hair is needed.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Follicular unit extraction surgery involves removing individual hair follicles from the back of your head (or an alternative donor site) and transplanting them to the area where hair is needed.


Recipient site creation

Needles, blades, or implanter pens are used to create the recipient sites that will ultimately be fitted with grafts. Similar to gardening, a hole is created to fit the graft. Appropriate density, direction, angulation, depth, irregularity, and pattern are constructed to ensure a natural-looking result.



With grafts ready and sites made, the next and final step of a hair transplant is to insert the grafts, one at a time, into the sites. Gentle handling of the grafts is extremely important to ensure survival.


Post op care

After the transplant, it is critical to take proper care of the donor and recipient areas in order to maximize results.

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Before and After Gallery


1 year post 1700 FUE hair transplant (single session) to frontotemporal areas and temples. He has VERY thick hair which is partially what led to these impressive results with fewer grafts. His wedding is coming up soon and he`s excited to show off his hair!


10 months after 2200 FUE hair transplant (single session) to the frontal scalp and temples. With proper planning and execution, hair transplant surgery can truly be a life-changing experience.


9 months after 1100 FUE hair transplant (single session) with donor band trim (no shave) to the hairline. Excellent reshaping of the hairline and forehead can be seen. You can see how a natural result can be achieved when single hair grafts are used in the first few rows of the hairline and when appropriate irregularity (micro and macro) is created.


1 year post 2100 FUE hair transplant (single session) to increase hair density throughout his beard. He was very happy with the improvement and returned for another procedure of a similar size to further boost density throughout the beard.


This beautiful patient had tried microblading in the past for her eyebrows and did not like the results. We performed an FUT eyebrow hair transplant followed by a smaller touch up FUE procedure to achieve these results. She loves her new brows! She likes to say `I went from no brows to wow brows!`

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