The hair at the back of the head and along the sides is considered permanent hair because these follicles continue to grow throughout a person's lifetime, even if they have been transplanted. Hair transplantation is the relocation of these hair follicles to any other desired area, including the top of the head and even the eyebrows. The transplanted hairs, once established, will grow normally in their new location after a brief resting period of 4-6 months. The "new" hair will live and grow throughout the person's lifetime just as if it were growing in its original position. It can be cut, styled, colored, or permed because it is real hair!

For an individual with sufficient donor hair, surgical hair restoration is the most effective and carefree answer to hair loss. In the past thirty years over two million men and women have undergone surgical hair restoration.

At the Groot DermaSurgery Centre, Dr. Nakatsui uses the latest technique of hair transplantation, which is known as Follicular Unit Transplantation. This recent revolution is the result of using high power microscopes to dissect out very large
numbers of small grafts each containing one to three hairs. These follicular units are

 
removed from the back and sides of the scalp in a strip (where they genetically have a longer life than those that were lost in the thinning or bald areas).