What is hair transplantation?
Hair transplantation is the process of moving hair follicles from one area (Donor area) to another area (Recipient area), primarily using hair from the back of the head that is not affected by the hormone DHT, which is a major contributor to hair loss as mentioned in previous articles. Currently, there are two methods of hair transplantation:
FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation)
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a surgical procedure in which a strip of scalp from the back of the head, which contains strong hair follicles, is dissected and divided into grafts under a microscope. These grafts are then transplanted into the desired area. This technique, considered traditional, may result in a linear scar of approximately 15-30 centimeters in length and is suitable for cases requiring a large number of grafts.
FUE (Follicular Unit Excision)
FUE (Follicular Unit Excision) hair transplant is a modern technique that involves transferring hair grafts from the Donor area. However, unlike FUT, there is no need for the removal of a strip of scalp. Instead, individual grafts are extracted one by one and transplanted into the desired area. One of the key advantages of this method is that the extraction sites are very small and barely noticeable, resulting in minimal discomfort and a quicker recovery time.