Hair transplant is a kind of surgery where hair is permanently restored by transplanting new follicles into balding or thinning areas. It’s also referred to as hair restoration or implantation. The process has been performed since the 1950s, and due to technological advancements, it has significantly improved currently.
Healthy follicles of hair are taken from other body regions such as back or side of the head where hair is plenty to the part where implantation is to be done. Two techniques of this operation are practiced: Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS) or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).In FUSS, simultaneous transplantation of a greater number of grafts is done from the donor area while in FUE, small grafts of hair follicles are individually removed from the genetically stronger areas of the donor regions.
The process takes about 4 to 8 hours, but it depends mostly on the size in the transplant being done.2 to 3 weeks after the operation, transplanted hair fall out but new growth occurs a few months later. The cost of this process ranges between USD 4000 to USD 15000. The success or failure of hair transplant depends on you. If you visit an experienced surgeon, who has advanced tools and medically trained staff, you not only receive a successful hair transplant but more information about the treatment.