- Is a surgical technique that takes hair from one part of the scalp with ample and stable hair (typically back of the head) and moves it to an area of thinning or balding
- Can be used for management of pattern alopecia, traction alopecia, and in special cases burned out scarring alopecia in men and women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
- The procedure, in its more crude form, was started in the 1930s. Over the last century the procedure has been refined and now individual follicular units are transferred with less invasive incisions made on the balding scalp.
- The strip harvesting technique is the most common type of hair transplantation procedure. It involves excision of a strip of skin from the stable portion of the scalp. Individual 1-4 follicular units are then microscopically dissected from this strip and are transferred to tiny slits on the balding scalp.
- Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a newer technique that is growing in popularity. It involves removal and dissection of individual 1-4follicular units (FU) directly from the stable potion of the scalp. The FUs are transferred to tiny slits on the balding scalp. Smaller scars can be expected from this procedure. Recently automated FUE devices have been created to make the the process faster and easier.
- More than one procedure may be necessary to obtain the desired result
- It is important to make sure medical therapy is continued in order to obtain maximal results
Hair Transplant Before and After Gallery