2nd stage - Preparing beds for new hair

After a break, during which the patient enjoys a bagel or fruit, we come to pick them up in the patient room and deliver them to the operating theatre. The patient sits down into the operating chair. Subsequently, we repeat the framing of lines or areas where new hair should grow. Then the application of local anesthesia is accomplished in the recepient area.

To mitigate the pain of single punctures, a synthetic ice spray is used to make the perception very mild and short. The anaesthesia gets efficient within three minutes then the patient does not feel any pain, they only feel touch or pressure. Then a subsequent preparation of beds the openings for the newly implanted hair grafts- can start. Total preparation of the openings depending on the number of grafts usually takes 20 to 30 minutes.

Implantation openings are the same diameter as the sampling needle, which means that the grafts copy the shape and size of the openings in which they are implanted. This way, they fit exactly into the prepared openings. This has a crucial impact on the healing process and the resulting aesthetic effect.

There are some very important parameters of this process which have to be followed: opening inclination, rotation, depth and thickness of the injection. We must care for anything what may affect the final and continuing growth of new hair. Each puncture is checked and counted, which means we have multiple controls on the number of grafts.

Grafts are, from their extraction until their planting back into the skin placed in a special fluid protecting them from external influences, mainly from drying and loss of vitality. The solution contains vitamin C as an antioxidant and other protective chemicals, including plasma. These are important to support healing and subsequent engraftment.

Clients compare this part with the sound of peeling oranges. After creating the last opening the recipient area is cleaned with tweezers to prevent the retention of the so-called epidermis (surface of the skin) in the openings. If it were pushed inside with the new graft, it could cause an inflammatory reaction in the recipient area. The second phase of the procedure is always finished by photographing of the newly planted area.