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What is Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant is a surgical procedure that involves moving hair follicles from one part of the scalp (the donor site) to another part where hair is thinning or balding (the recipient site). The procedure is typically used to treat male pattern baldness, although it can also be used to restore hair in other areas of the body, such as the eyebrows or beard.

Hair transplant surgery is generally considered safe and effective, and can provide long-lasting results for patients with hair loss. However, it’s important to discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with your doctor to determine if it’s the right option for you.

What are Hair Transplantation Techniques?

There are two main hair transplantation techniques: Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).

  1. Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT):

In FUT, a strip of skin with hair follicles is taken from the donor area (usually the back of the head) and dissected into small follicular units under a microscope. These follicular units are then transplanted into the recipient area, where they will continue to grow hair. The donor area is closed with sutures, leaving a linear scar.

  1. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE):

In FUE, individual follicular units are harvested directly from the donor area using a small punch tool. The surgeon then makes small incisions in the recipient area and places the follicular units into them. This technique does not leave a linear scar and allows for a quicker recovery time.

Other hair transplantation techniques include:

  • Direct Hair Implantation (DHI): This is a variation of the FUE technique where hair follicles are directly implanted into the recipient area without the need for incisions.
  • Robotic Hair Restoration: This technique uses a robotic arm to extract hair follicles from the donor area and then implant them into the recipient area.
  • Scalp Micropigmentation: This is a non-surgical technique that involves tattooing the scalp to create the appearance of hair follicles.

It’s important to note that each hair transplantation technique has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the best technique for each individual will depend on factors such as the extent of hair loss, the quality of the donor area, and the patient’s personal preferences. It’s important to discuss the options with a qualified and experienced hair transplant surgeon to determine the best course of action.

How is The Hair Transplant Process?


The hair transplant process typically involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation: During the initial consultation, the surgeon will evaluate the patient’s hair loss pattern, donor hair quality and quantity, and overall health to determine if they are a good candidate for the procedure. They will also discuss the different hair transplantation techniques and help the patient choose the best option for their needs.
  2. Preparation: On the day of the procedure, the patient will be given local anesthesia to numb the donor and recipient areas of the scalp. They may also be given a mild sedative to help them relax.
  3. Harvesting: The surgeon will then harvest hair follicles from the donor area using either the FUT or FUE technique. In FUT, a strip of skin with hair follicles is removed and dissected into individual follicular units. In FUE, individual follicular units are extracted directly from the donor area using a small punch tool.
  4. Implantation: Once the hair follicles are harvested, the surgeon will create small incisions in the recipient area of the scalp and carefully place the follicles into these incisions. They will typically place the follicles in a way that mimics the natural hair growth pattern.
  5. Post-operative care: After the procedure, the patient will be given instructions on how to care for their scalp and hair. They will need to avoid strenuous activity and exposure to direct sunlight for several days. The surgeon may also prescribe pain medication and antibiotics to prevent infection.
  6. Follow-up appointments: The patient will need to attend follow-up appointments to monitor their progress and ensure that the transplanted hair is growing as expected.

It’s important to note that the hair transplant process can take several hours to complete, depending on the extent of hair loss and the number of hair follicles that need to be transplanted. Additionally, it may take several months for the transplanted hair to start growing, and full results may not be seen for up to a year after the procedure.

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