Hair Transplantation is an established technique to treat hair loss (alopecia) in both genders.
It involves transferring scalp hair and follicles from a dense donor area to the recipient area with baldness or thinning hair. They are removed by a tube-like punch graft or scalpel and then transplanted into slits(small holes) in bald areas of the scalp.
Hair Loss is mainly a natural aging process and most commonly hereditary. But hair loss can also be caused by hormonal changes, certain medications, burns, illness or trauma, or severe emotional stress. In any case, it can affect a person’s appearance and self-esteem seriously.
Fortunately, hair restoration procedures are the solution for these annoying conditions.
After making the decision
The patient should meet with an expert surgeon to consult the type of surgery.
Considering the person’s general physical and emotional health, expectation, and the procedure type most appropriate for the person; the surgeon decides about the method of the hair transplantation surgery.
There are different hair transplantation techniques used in the medical field. But the most common are ;
In FUT, hair has been harvested by a donor strip and dissected into follicular units
In FUE, follicular unit grafts are removed directly from the back and side of the scalp.
DHI is kind of a modified FUE Method, with a special implanter with a hollow tube end to extract follicles and implant them back to the recipient area. Frankly speaking, DHI is not an entirely different variety. Its actually FUE itself.
In the FUT method, the surgeon cuts a strip of scalp from the back of the head with a scalpel, seperates the removed portion into small sections by a lens and surgical knife, and implants them to the recipient area. The cut on the donor area is closed with stitches.
In both FUE and DHI, follicular units are extracted from the donor area and implanted into the recipient area. Small holes are created by the surgeon with a needle on the recipient area where the follicles will be implanted, then the hair gently inserted in these holes.
Later on, a bandage or a gauze cover the scalp for a day or a couple of days.