Hair transplants are a common procedure that is used to combat hair thinning and eventual hair loss. A hair transplant is a particular type of surgery that actually moves hair from other parts of the body onto bald or thinning areas. The surgery generally takes 4-8 hours, and is done using local anesthesia. If you are heading into a hair transplant procedure, it would be helpful to know a few key facts about the procedure.
Hair transplants are usually conducted to treat male pattern baldness. These procedures are not just used to treat hair on the head, though. Other uses involve eyelashes, eyebrows, beards, and for scar treatment. There are two main transplant procedures to know: FUT and FUE.
FUT stands for follicular unit transplantation. FUE stands for follicular unit extraction. In a FUT procedure, a strip of skin is removed from the back of the patient’s head, where the hair follicles become transplanted to the balding or thinning area. In a FUE procedure, individual hair follicles are removed from the back of the head and similarly transplanted to the bald or thinning area.
If you want to learn more about the hair transplant surgical process, be sure to check out the video we have linked above.