What is hair transplantation? Hair transplantation means, transplanting live hair roots onto the bald area (recipient area). These transplanted hair roots behave in the same manner as the hair from the area where they have been extracted from. These transplanted hair after growth can be cut or trimmed regularly. These can be shampooed or dyed if required. These hair don't require any medicines to maintain the growth as it occurs naturally and permanently. Even after complete shaving or tonsuring, this hair will grow back and tend to do so for the rest of the life.
Transplanted hair roots should be bald resistant. And these bald resistant hair roots are usually present on the back or sides of the scalp (donor area). The density of the hair depends on the number of grafts present per sq.cm. Each sq.cm area of normal scalp contains more than 80 follicular units. Hence, in the bald area more the number of grafts transplanted the denser the appearance. More than 40 follicular units per sq. cm should be implanted to give the natural look. Transplanting around 40 FU s/sq. cm is not an easy task as it requires a lot of technical skills.
The process of transplantation is done in sessions if the area to be covered is more. Transplanting more number of grafts at a single session can be termed as 'Mega and Super Mega' sessions depending upon the number of grafts transplanted. Mega session means transplanting >2000 follicular units (3500 follicles) in a single session and super mega session comprises of transplanting > 2,800 follicular units (5000).
A session can be termed as Giga Session, if >5000 follicular units (8000 follicles) have been transplanted at one go. Follicular unit transplantation can be done by three methods. F.U.T, F.U.E. and Sure Strand Technique F.U.T involves the removal of a strip of superficial layers of hair bearing scalp from the back and sides of the head (donor area). The strip is dissected into fine follicular units with the help of stereo microscopes and is transplanted on to the bald area (recipient area). The main advantage of this method is to cover wider areas as it gives scope for obtaining more no. of grafts in a single session.
If the donor area permits, one can transplant even up to 5000 follicular units (>8000 follicles) in a single session. F.U.E.: This method involves extracting single follicular units from the back portion of the scalp (donor area) and transplanting them on to bald area (recipient area). These follicles should be extracted from the permanent hair bearing zone only. Follicles which are extracted very near to the crown or nape of neck may go into baldness if the donor area is still susceptible for balding. We follow the latest method called Power Assisted Follicular Unit Extraction.
As we use very small sized punches the wound heals without much disfigurement. Sure Strand Technique: Our clinic's special Sure Strand Technique ensures almost 100% graft survival and excellent results. The patient has lesser discomfort and procedural time is shorter. It ensures better post operative course, faster hair growth and better density.