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Hair Transplant Surgery


INTRODUCTIONHair Transplant is a surgical technique, for hair restoration and prevention of hair loss In this hair follicles moves from donor site to recipient site.Donor Site- Part of the body from where hair follicles are takenRecipient Site- Balding part of the body Hair Transplant can be done for both male and female (especially for males)

What type of candidate should go for hair TransplantGood Candidates for hair transplantMen with male-pattern baldnesswomen with thinning hairanyone who has lost some hair from a burn or scalp injuryHair replacement isnt a good option for:women with a wide-spread pattern of hair loss throughout the scalppeople who dont have enough donor hair sites from which to remove hair for transplantpeople who formkeloid scars(thick, fibrous scars) after injury or surgerypeople whose hair loss is due to medication like chemotherapy

Types of Hair Transplant

Methods of Hair Transplant

Difference Between FUT, FUE & DHTDirect Hair Transplantation (DHI)Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation (FUT)MethodImmediate TransplantationGraftingGraftingQuantity of HairMoreLess greater possibility of follicular damageLess hair growth due to the destruction of the follicle from cutting of the surgeonNatural ResultModerateNo ScarringDepends on the experience of the surgeonNo PainReturn to WorkSame day6 days10-14 daysResults TimeframePermanentPermanentPermanentCostSlightly HigherModerateRelatively High

Procedure Of Hair TransplantSTEP 1:- Donor area is trimmedPrior to surgery, the hair in donor area that will be surgically removed is trimmed.

STEP 2:- Donor tissue is removedThe donor tissue containing the bald resistant hair follicles is then surgically removed.

STEP 3:-Donor area is suturedThe donor tissue containing the bald resistant hair follicles is then surgically removed.

STEP 4:-Hair combed over suturesWhen patients hair is combed over the donor area the sutures are not visible.

STEP 5:-Donor tissue is trimmed into follicular unit grafts Surgical technicians then use microscopes to view the donor tissue in order to dissect and prepare follicular units hair grafts.

STEP 6:- Incisions are made in the balding areasTiny incisions are made in the recipient areas in irregular patterns that mimic nature. The follicular unit grafts will then be placed carefully into these tiny incisions

STEP 7:- Grafts are placed into the incisionsFollicular unit grafts are gently placed into the recipient incisions.

STEP 8:- Patient immediately after hair transplantAfter having hair transplant surgery, a patient will have hundreds of tiny incisions with short hair stubble showing from the new grafts.

Limitations of hair transplant

Limited amount of hairs genetically resistant to hair loss in the donor area.Particular to follicular unit extraction (FUE) surgery, donor hairs can be taken from outside the genetically resistant area which will continue to thin and eventually be lostLarge bald areas that patients desire to have covered cannot be transplanted to full coverageInsufficient density of transplanted hairThe need for repeat hair transplants due to continued hair loss Hair transplant does not stop hair thinning.