Pollution is at an all-time high, stress levels are sky rocketing, travelling has become a requisite, and with all this hair fall and baldness come as a painful side-effect. Oils, massages, therapeutic remedies, none seem to work as a long term solution. The introduction of Hair Transplant got some rave reviews. Though shunned earlier, now, hair transplant has been accepted as a safe and permanent solution to hair loss.

Hair Transplant also called as hair restoration or hair implantation, is a procedure that permanently restores hair by transplanting new follicles into balding or thinning areas. Hair Transplantation can be done by taking a single strip of hair or by removing follicles individually. The number of grafts needed depends on the patient and the size of the area being treated. Hair Transplantation is mainly used to treat male pattern baldness and can also be used to restore eye-brows, eye lashes, beard etc. The technique of hair transplant and hair restoration vary widely and so do the results. Most of the techniques used in the process are painless and cause very little or no discomfort and requires no maintenance.

The two main methods of Hair Transplantation are Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) & Follicular unit transplant (FUT).

  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive transplantation technique. Here, follicular unit grafts (hair follicles) are singularly removed from the patient’s donor area and then individually transplanted into the thinning area or the recipient area. This method leaves o scar and requires no stitches. This method of hair transplantation gives a natural look and is in line with the original hair growth pattern. This method of hair transplant does not require any recovery time.

  • Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) is also a minimally invasive transplantation technique. However, here follicular unit grafts (hair follicles) are removed from the donor area in a strip and inserted into the recipient area. These are naturally occurring units which will replicate this natural growth. These grafts are very small and can be inserted into tiny recipient areas. This method of hair transplant will require minimal amount of recovery time.