Hair loss affects around 50% of men and women by age 50, with much of it being inherited. The prevalent cause of hair loss in males is "Pattern Hair Loss or Alopecia Androgenetica." It affects the front and top of the scalp in a "U" shape.
Hair transplant surgery moves hair follicles from the donor area on the back and side of the head, which has naturally robust hair, to the recipient area. The Follicular Hair Transplant procedure involves using the roots (follicles/follicular units) of this permanent hair and grafting them in the region where you have lost your hair. There are two methods for doing this: FUT and FUE.
FUT hair transplantation is taking a small strip of hair-bearing scalp from the rear of the head and transplanting it to a bald or thinning area of the scalp.
The surgeon next administers an anesthetic to numb the region where a thin piece of the scalp will be removed. The surgeon closes the scalp after removing the scalp strip with a knife. The hair around it quickly hides this spot.
The scalp strip is then separated under magnification into 500 to 2,000 tiny grafts, each carrying one solitary or a few hairs. The hair type, quality, color, and size of the transplanted region determine how many grafts are utilized.
The surgeon next cleans and numbs the region where the hair will be inserted, uses a scalpel or needle to make holes or slits, and gently places each transplant in one of the holes.
During FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction, hair follicles are extracted from the patient's donor region, transplanted to the recipient area, and put in the recipient's location using a power tool.
The benefit is that there is no linear scar, and no stitches are necessary, so the donor region is barely visible after a few days, and this treatment is helpful for men who prefer to keep their hair short.
Pain relievers and antibiotics are the highly suggested medicines after the FUE and FUT. A surgical bandage will be worn over your scalp for at least a few days after surgery. It takes most patients two to five days to return to work after surgery.
A few months after surgery, new growth should appear after the transplanted hair falls out.
Combined Hair Transplant Technique
(FUE or FUT)
The combined FUE + FUT process is the most modern hair transplant technology. Graft harvesting is employed in this combination of both. The strip method is utilized first, followed by the FUE operation. This process provides substantial graft harvesting, is ideal for bigger bald patches, and provides far better results than either of the procedures.
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