Hair transplant is a surgery in which surgeon transplants hair from one side of the head and plants it on the bald area of the scalp. The hair is usually taken from the donor area ( back side or side of the head or chest area) to the recipient area ( the bald scalp) which is mostly in front or top of the head. Whole procedure is done under local anesthesia.
How is the hair transplant done?
Your scalp is cleaned thoroughly. The surgeon then numbs the area of your head using a small needle and local anesthesia.
There are two techniques of harvesting follicles for transplant:-
FUT( Follicular unit transplantation)
FUE( Follicular unit extraction)
FUT( Follicular Unit Transplantation)
Surgeon cuts out a several inches long strip of scalp skin from the back of the head, the cut is closed with stitches. The removed portion of the scalp is separated into small sections using a magnifying lens and sharp surgical knife.
These sections are then transplanted to the bald or targeted scalp areas. A natural growth will be achieved.
FUE( Follicular Unit Extraction)
In This procedure, hair follicles are punched out directly form the back of the head using tiny punch incisions that run in hundreds.
Then tiny holes are made with a blade or needle in the recipient area of your scalp. They gently place hairs in these holes where they grow naturally.
A surgeon may transplant hundreds or even thousands of hairs in a single sitting. One hair transplant session can take 4 hours or more. No cuts no stitches!!!
Do the transplanted hairs last?
Yes! The hair will continue to grow in the transplanted areas of the scalp.
Please be sure about everything before you go for hair transplant. Your doctor will answer all your questions.
To whom a hair transplant is recommended?
- Make pattern baldness in men
- Thinning hair in women
- People who have less quantity of “ donor “ hair sites from which hair is removed for transplant.
- Women having a widespread pattern of hairloss throughout the scalp.