Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that moves hair follicles from a part of the body called the ‘donor site’ to a bald or balding part of the body known as the ‘recipient site’. It is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness.
Hair transplant surgery is much less painful now, than it was in earlier times when larger sections of scalp were excised. Older methods of scalp reduction, flap transfer have mostly been replaced by ultra refined follicular unit hair transplants. The procedure itself is rendered painless by administration of local aneasthetics.
Hair transplant surgery techniques:
There are two methods of harvesting the follicles from the occipital scalp. In the first method, also called follicular unit transplantation (FUT), a strip is harvested from the occipital scalp, whereas in the second method individual follicular units are harvested. The latter is called follicular unit extraction (FUE).
Follicular Unit Extraction technique
Follicular Unit extraction or FUE is a highly popular and evolving hair transplant technique in which a small round punch is used to extract follicular units from a patient’s bald resistant donor areas one at a time. These 1, 2, 3 and 4 hair groupings (called follicular unit grafts) are then transplanted into a patient’s balding areas.
The lasting power of follicular unit extraction seems to stem from both patient demand and the dedication of talented hair restoration experts who continue perfecting the procedure and innovating more precise FUE tools.
Follicular Unit Transplant technique
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) differ in the way the hair is harvested (removed) from the donor area in the back of the scalp. In FUT, the hair is removed in a single, thin strip and then dissected into in individual follicular units using microscopes. In FUE, the follicular units are removed directly from the back and sides of the scalp using a robotic device.
if you are suffering from hair loss and thinking about Hair transplant surgery . Many hair transplant surgeon recommended FUE hair transplant procedures.