Hair transplantation is done by taking hair from other parts of the body or thicker parts of the scalp, and then grafting or implanting it in the balding or thinning scalp.
Hair transplant is a daycare procedure. You can return home the same day after the surgery is over.
The surgery is usually done in a doctor’s clinic. There are two methods of doing a hair transplant – Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS) or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Let’s understand both these processes in detail now.
Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS)
This process is also known as Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).
To perform the procedure, the surgeon will first numb the back of the head with local anesthesia. The surgeon will also sterilize the area from where the hair will be taken. Using a scalpel, he will remove a section of your scalp, generally from the back of your head. With stitches, the surgeon will then close the area from where the scalp has been removed. The surgeon and his team then separates the scalp and divides it into tiny pieces using a scalpel. The scalp may be split into as many as 2,000 small pieces which are known as grafts. With the help of a needle, the surgeon makes small holes in the rest of the scalp where the hair will be transplanted. The surgeon then inserts the small grafts into the holes. This process is known as grafting. With the help of bandages, the surgeon then closes the surgical site.Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
In this process, the surgeon will first shave the back of your head. Using local anesthesia, he will numb the back of the head. He will then remove individual scalps from the shaved part. The surgeon will then make small holes in the rest of the scalp and graft the hair follicles. The surgical site will then be covered with a bandage.