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Types and techniques of hair transplantation

The most frequently practised techniques of hair transplantation at presentare the Strip and the FUE methods. 

Units of 1 to 3 hairs which grow in a natural way in the donor area

Hair transplant is one of the most advertised alternatives for the treatment of baldness.

There are many different techniques ranging from micrografts and the hair-to-hair technique to the transplant of follicular units (units of 1 to 3 hairs which grow in a natural way in the donor area).

In the transplant of follicular units, two techniques are highlighted:

  • The Strip technique.
  • The FUE technique.

The Strip technique:

It is more traditional and economical. It is a type of hair transplant surgery in which a strip of skin is extracted: a strip of the scalp is removed (between 20 to 25 cm of length and 1 to 2.5 cm of width) from the donor area using a scalpel. The incision is closed, which results in a scar.

The FUE technique:

The Extraction of Follicular Units (FUE) is a technique to exciseget grafts in the donor area. The follicles are extracted one by one using micro-surgical tools less than 1 mm in diameter.

In order to do this, the donor area, the part below the nape and the temporal area are shaved off one by one. Cuts are not made as the extraction is assisted by millimetre-sized grafts. In each procedure, around 1.500-2.000 follicular units are transplanted. The areas heal in days, though some white marks can stay, which are visible if you would like to have a shaved look.