Hair transplant surgery is the popular remedy for baldness. Patients can get their own hair transplanted in the regions where they have less or no hair. According to the amount of baldness surgeons design and execute cosmetic surgery to remove hairs from back of patient’s head where hair grow as usual and transplant them in terms of grafts or hair follicles in the affected area.
There are two different procedures that cosmetic surgeons adapt for hair transplant surgery.
In the first kind of procedure, initially surgeons inject medicines in the back area of head from where the hairs are supposed to be taken or removed to be transplanted. They remove the upper layer skin of scalp and sew the area from where the skin is removed. This area is covered immediately by adjacent hairs. Then along with their team of assistant surgeons they divide or dissect the skin strip that usually measures between 6 to 10 inches in length depending on the area for transplant, into 500 to 2000 small grafts. Later they transfer these grafts on bald part of patient’s head making holes with a needle or scalpel. This procedure is known as Follicular Unit Transplant or FUT hair transplant.
In the other process, after numbing the back of head portion that is patient’s donor area for hair restorations, surgeons shave some part of this area and remove hair follicles from the area ideally one at a time. The next part is quite similar with the first procedure. Surgeons numb the bald area of patient’s head and make holes in it using a needle or scalpel. They place one hair follicle in each hole that is made on equal distance for better density as a result. Thus patient would get a fuller look of head with equal density of hair in every part. This procedure is known as Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE hair transplant.