is the traditional method of hair transplantation used by most hair transplant surgeons. Hair grows from openings on the scalp either singly or in groups of 2, 3 or 4 hairs. These hair groups are known as “follicular units”. Under local anesthesia, a strip of scalp is removed with a scalpel from the back of the head (donor area). The strip is sectioned and the follicular units are removed under a microscope. The bald scalp (recipient area) is anesthetized, small holes are made with very fine needles and the follicular units (follicular micro-grafts) are inserted.