Hair transplantation is done under local anaesthetic and involves removal of a strip of hair-bearing skin from the back of your head. This scar is usually well hidden. The next step involves dissection of individual hair or small follicular units to give the best results. These units are then transferred to the area of hair loss where they are placed into minute cut holes. There will be some swelling and crusting within the first 10 days and there will be a temporary period of additional hair loss (Effluvium Telogen). After about 3 months the results will be visible.