Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that moves individual hair follicles from back of the scalp called the ‘donor site’ to a bald or balding part of the scalp known as the ‘recipient site’. It is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness.
Hair transplantation is a hair restoration procedure performed on men and on women who have significant hair loss, thinning hair, or bald spots where hair no longer grows. In men, hair loss and baldness are most commonly due to genetic factors and hormone DHT.
It is one of the hair restoration procedure that involves transplantation of your own hair taken out from back of the scalp. It grows naturally. The color of the hair is same as your original hair. Hair growth normally starts after 2 to 3 months. It completes its recovery within 8 to 10 months.
Hair transplant technique has advanced significantly. There are different techniques for performing transplant. One method is follicular unit transplant (FUT) in which strip of skin is taken out from back of the scalp, then follicular unit is divided and replantation is done in designated area. Linear scar is always seen on back of the scalp. Good surgeon will always try to minimize the scar from the Donor area.
Other advanced surgical technique is Follicular unit extraction (FUE).This is a meticulous method in which single hair is extracted and replanted in designated area. The results are permanent and excellent. Small tiny dots are seen on back of the scalp in spite of linear scar which is seen in FUT.