Types of Hair Transplant

Hair Transplant Surgical Procedures, the popular options

Hair Transplant Procedure Types

Hair transplant is a reliable process for permanent hair restoration. Depending on the patient’s profile, donor availability and the area of baldness, the type of the procedure is charted out. It can be
»» FUT (Follicular unit Transplant)
»» FUE (Follicular unit Extraction)
»» Combination of both FUE and FUT

Suitability of hair transplant procedures depends on the decision of the surgeon and the nature of the bald patches of the patient. However, the two methods are distinctly different in method of extraction but the method of implanting the follicles is same in both the methods.


Hair Transplant Types

FUT Harvesting or Follicular Unit transplantation; procedure one

In this method a strip of skin with the hair follicle is removed from the back of the scalp, the size of which depends on the number of grafts required. The strip is then dissected into the individual hair follicle under the microscope. These hair follicles are then implanted in the bald area which is called the recipient area.

Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE harvesting: procedure two

This method has gained popularity in recent time. In this technique of extraction small size punches are used to extract the follicle one by one and then they are implanted in the recipient area.


The recipient area in both the techniques are prepared in the same way by making slits using micro blades or needle. The recipient slits are ade keeping in mind the density and the orientation of the hair.

The post operative events and sequelae is same in both the techniques. The follicle takes around 10-12 days to take up. There may be initial period of shedding for 1-3 months. Thereafter the follicles start to grow from fourth month onward and the desired result is achieved in 8 -10 months.

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