What Steps are Involved in the Bosley Hair Transplant Procedure?

September 4, 2012
What Steps are Involved in the Bosley Hair Transplant Procedure?


Bosley hair transplantation is available at Regional Surgical Offices located throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Japan, Shanghai and Singapore.  Including Consultation Offices there are more than 80 Bosley Locations where free, private consultations are offered.

During your consultation a Bosley Senior Counselor will answer general questions related to the topics of hair loss for men and women, FDA approved hair loss treatments and the typical cost associated with the available hair restoration treatments.  Subsequently a Bosley physician will meet with you to determine candidacy for hair transplant surgery and to provide you with a definitive answer on cost of the procedure.

Bosley hair transplantation is a relatively simple procedure that is performed on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia.

The general steps involved in the hair restoration procedure are:

Step 1: The Procedure Plan

Confirm specific goals and plan for the hair transplant procedure.

Step 2:  Anesthesia and Removal of the Donor Hair

Receive local anesthesia at the sides and back of the head.  This is where the Bosley physician will remove the donor strip.  After removing the donor strip the Bosley physician sutures the donor area, which usually leaves a very fine, thin scar which is easily concealed by the remaining hair.

Step 3: Separation of Follicular Units

After removal of the donor strip the surgical staff begins dividing the follicular units. These follicular units contain groupings of 1-4 hairs, which will later be skillfully placed in the recipient sites.

*Read about the differences between the FUT and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedures.

Step 4: Preparation of the Recipient Sites

Local anesthesia is given in the recipient area where the grafts will eventually be placed. The Bosley physician will create each recipient site by hand with specific depth, angle and location. Grafts are placed in a random fashion (mimicking nature’s own placement) with thinner, smaller groupings in the front and larger, thicker groupings toward the back.

Step 5:  Placement of Grafts

The surgical team with the doctor’s direction will begin placement of the grafts one at a time. The thinner, smaller hair groupings of 1-2 hairs will be placed in the front while the thicker groupings of 3-4 hairs will be placed in the top and back.

To learn more about Bosley permanent hair restoration, schedule a free consultation and order your free DVD and Information Kit.