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Hair Transplant Surgery During Coronavirus Pandemic

Sep 10, 2020
Hair transplantation has become very popular within the last few years. In the last few months, many people are considering hair transplant surgery but they are afraid to do the procedure during the coronavirus.

Hair transplantation has become very popular within the last few years. In the last few months, many people are considering hair transplant surgery but they are afraid to do the procedure during the coronavirus. If all the precautions are taken at the hair transplant clinic, the hair restoration procedure is an outpatient procedure which is usually performed under local anesthesia and it has a very easy recovery. Many people are working remotely at home due to Coronavirus, which makes it a very good time to have any cosmetic procedure specially hair transplant to be performed. An experienced hair restoration physician and his staff should follow all the CDC guidelines and make sure the hair restoration is done in a safe environment. The recovery period is only a few days and does not require taking time off from work if one is working remotely from home.

At this time, hair restoration clinics offer both virtual and in person consultation as well as follow ups. For the safety of clients, masks and social distancing are mandatory during in person office visits. Once a patient decides on a hair restoration procedure, all precautions are taken to make the hair transplant procedure comfortable and safe. The procedure is done under IV sedation for the comfort of the patient with rarely any complications and the post op is very easy.

Hair restoration surgery first involves the removal or harvesting the hair from the donor area. Following the removal of the donor hair, the harvested hair is dissected into 1-3 hair units under high powered microscopes. As the units are being prepared, hair restoration surgeon will make small incisions using customized needles into the recipient area following the orientation and direction of one's native hair. The possibility of future hair loss has to be considered when making the incisions. The recipient area incisions should be made following clients own hair directions and hair orientation for a natural looking hair. Once the incisions are made, follicular units are implanted into the recipient areas. At the end of the procedure, a light dressing may be applied which can be removed the next day.

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Following the procedure, one can expect to have small crusts formed on the grafted area. A postoperative cleaning regiment is given to the client to help dissolve the scabs. These crusts will flake off by 7-10 days after the surgery. The client can usually return to normal activity in about two weeks. If they are working at home, they can do their work starting the next day and it is not necessary to take time off from work. The transplanted hair growing from the scalp may initially shed, however the roots will remain and new hair will start to grow in after three months to four months, it may take up to a year for all the hair to grow in. During this waiting period, Dr. Meshkin follows up with his patients regularly.

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Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist based in Los Angeles and Orange County offers many advice to his clients for hair transplant in Los Angeles and Newport beach hair loss center. With more than 30 years of experience in hair restoration surgery exclusively, he achieves the most natural results. To find out more about the precautions taken at this time for coronavirus and also for hair restoration inquiries, contact one of Dr. Meshkin's Los Angeles hair transplant and hair restoration clinics or his Newport Beach hair restoration location for in person or virtual consultation. Dr. Meshkin follows all the guidelines recommended by the CDC for the safety of his clients. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to give the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns. He will also give you an estimate for hair restoration cost. You can also visit to find out about different options that may help with your concerns.

If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at

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