Hair restoration is a type of surgery that moves the hair you already have to fill another area with thin or no hair. Hair grafting which is also called a hair transplant is an outpatient hair replacement procedure performed in the dermatological surgeon's office. Another hair loss treatment that has found limited success is laser therapy. This is not a balding cure that works for everyone, but some people have found success using this treatment in medical offices or at home. Micro grafts contain only one to two hairs per graft, while slit grafts contain between four and ten, and punch grafts hold 10-15 hairs. Also available are mini-grafts (containing two to four hairs) and strip grafts (long thin grafts containing 30 to 40 hairs). Local anesthetic is injected into the scalp and sedation is available if needed for relaxation and comfort. Depending on the size of the transplant you're getting, the process will take about 4 to 8 hours. You might need another procedure later on if you continue to lose hair or decide you want thicker hair. Within 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out, but you should start to notice new growth within a few months. Most people will see 60% of new hair growth after 6 to 9 months.