Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that moves individual hair follicles from a part of the body
called the ‘donor site’ to bald or balding part of the body known as the ‘recipient site’. It is primarily
used to treat male pattern baldness. In this condition, grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically
resistant to balding are transplanted to bald scalp.
It is also used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, and pubic hair and to fill in scars
caused by accidents or surgery such as face-lifts and previous hair transplants. Hair transplantation differs
from skin grafting in that grafts contain almost all of theepidermis and dermis surrounding the hair follicle,
and many tiny grafts are transplanted rather than a single strip of skin.
Since hair naturally grows in follicles that contain groupings of 1 to 4 hairs, today’s most advanced techniques
transplant these naturally occurring 1–4 hair “follicular units” in their natural groupings. Thus modern hair
transplantation can achieve a natural appearance by mimicking nature hair for hair. This hair transplant procedure
is called Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). Donor hair can be harvested two different ways.