Hair Transplant Techniques

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Hair Transplant

Hair transplant is a surgical procedure where in hairs are regenerated on the bald areas. The hairs are transferred from the back of the head also known as donor area to the top or front of the head. There can be many reasons for hair baldness like age, improper diet, stress, illness etc.

There are different procedures for conducting hair transplant. Your doctor will advise you the most appropriate procedure suitable for your requirements.

Follicular unit extraction

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a method of “harvesting,” donor hair in a follicular unit hair transplant procedure. In FUE Hair transplant surgery, a small, circular incision is made in the skin around a follicular unit, separating it from the surrounding tissue using an instrument called ‘Punch’.

The unit is then extracted (pulled) directly from the scalp, leaving a small open hole. Using this method Follicular Units, naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs are obtained for hair transplantation. This process is repeated until the hair transplant surgeon has harvested enough follicular units for the planned hair restoration.

This process may take one or more hours and in large sessions and may be accomplished over two consecutive days. The donor wounds, approximately 1-mm in size, completely heal over the course of seven to ten days, leaving tiny white scars buried in the hair in the back and sides of the scalp.


In FUE harvesting, individual follicular units are extracted directly from the hair restoration patient's donor area, ideally one at a time. This differentiates FUE technique from traditional Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), where the donor hair is removed from the scalp in one thin, long strip and then subsequently dissected into individual follicular units using a stereo-microscope.

Follicular Unit Transplantation

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is an alternative method of taking hair from the donor site on a patient’s scalp for implantation in the recipient site to restore hair loss. In contrast to FUE technique, Follicular Units are harvested from a strip of scalp taken from donor area in FUT.

After anaesthetizing patient’s scalp the strip of tissue is taken from the donor area at the back of the head (safe donor area), where the hair grows abundantly.

The doctor and his team will dissect individual follicular units using microscopic techniques. The procedure of implantation of follicular unit grafts is essentially the same as FUE technique.

The transplanted hair will grow the way hair grows naturally, and is indistinguishable from the patient’s previously existing hair in the recipient area once it has grown out.


Platelet rich plasm

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma which contains approximately three to five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood.

In addition, it contains platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor (TGF) and other bioactive proteins that aid in wound healing and possibly hair growth The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) commonly used in hair restoration is “autologous,” meaning that it is derived from the patient's own blood.