Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that involves removing hair follicles from one area of the scalp (the “donor site”) and transplanting them to another area of the scalp (the “recipient site”) where hair growth is desired. This procedure is used to treat hair loss, including male and female pattern baldness, and scarring alopecia.
There are two main methods of hair transplantation:
1. Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT): This method involves removing a strip of hair-bearing tissue from the donor site and then dissecting it into individual hair follicular units. These units are then transplanted to the recipient site.
2. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): This method involves removing individual hair follicular units from the donor site using a small punch tool. These units are then transplanted to the recipient site.
Both methods use the patient’s own hair and the results can be very natural-looking. However, FUE is considered less invasive compared to FUT.
It’s important to note that hair transplantation is a surgical procedure, and as with any surgery, there are risks involved. Additionally, hair transplantation does not stop the progression of hair loss, and it’s important to consider the long-term hair loss pattern before undergoing the surgery. Additionally, it’s important to consult with a hair loss specialist or a dermatologist to determine the underlying cause of the hair loss and to develop an appropriate treatment plan.