What is hair transplantation?
Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that transforms hair follicles into a part of the body called the donor area, known as the “recipient area” of the body. It is mainly used in the treatment of male pattern baldness. In this minimally invasive procedure, grafts containing hair follicles genetically resistant to hair loss (such as the back of the head) are transplanted to the bald head skin. Hair can be used to fill scars of eyelashes, eyebrows, bearded hair, hair of the rib cage, pubic hair and scars caused by accidents or facial lifts and previous hair transplants. Hair transplantation differs from skin grafting in many small grafts where grafts contain almost all of the epidermis and dermis around the hair follicle and are transmitted extensively from a single strip of skin.
Since the hair naturally grows as a mixture of 1 to 4 hairs, the existing techniques refresh and transport “follicular units” in their natural groupings. Thus modern hair transplantation can achieve a natural image by mimicking the original hair orientation. This hair follicle procedure is called follicular unit transplant (FUT). Donor hair can be harvested in two different ways: strip harvest and follicular unit extraction (FUE).