Hair transplantation - how it works

Hair transplantation

Hair transplant - what is it and how does it work?

A hair transplant is a cosmetic procedure performed to prevent hair thinning or baldness. It is a popular solution for men and women suffering from androgenetic alopecia, the most common form of hair loss.

The procedure is usually carried out using two main techniques - FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). Both methods involve extracting healthy hair follicles from the donor area and transplanting them into the affected areas of the recipient.

The FUT method involves excising hair follicles from the donor area, which is usually at the back or side of the head. The surgeon then swings the cells to extract the individual hair follicles. An incision is then made on the affected area and the resulting follicles are inserted.

The FUE method involves pulling individual hair follicles from the donor area using a special instrument that distinguishes the follicles from the surrounding skin. The follicles are then transplanted to the affected areas.

Both methods require time, recovery and careful post-operative care. The results of hair transplantation are usually long-lasting, with new hair follicles starting to grow after a few months and regaining their maximum density and length after a year or two.

To ensure a successful hair transplant, it is important to consult an experienced surgeon who will be able to assess the extent of your hair loss and recommend the most appropriate method and treatment plan.