Male pattern baldness is the common type of hair loss and it effects most men at some stage or the other.
Typically, at first the hair begins to recede (thin) at the front. At the same time, the hair usually becomes thin on the top of the head. A bald patch gradually develops in the middle of the scalp. The receding front and the bald patch on the top gradually enlarge and join together. A rim of hair is often left around the back and sides of the scalp. In some men, this rim of hair also thins and goes to leave a completely bald scalp.
Hair Transplantation is an outpatient procedure done under local anesthesia. Postoperative overnight bandage is used. Patient can go home the same day.
Follicular unit hair transplant is being widely practiced today. in this technique of hair transplant, individual follicular units are harvested either for scalp strip or through individual follicular unit extraction. each follicular unit may contain one , two or three hair follicles. so in, follicular unit hair transplant, a graft unit or transplant unit can be mono-follicular, bi-follicular or tri-follicular.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT Hair Transplantation is performed by using Strip Method)
In this technique, Rather than harvesting a strip and slicing them into individual follicles, we harvest individual follicles separately and then they are transplanted.
you may call it Follicular Unit Extraction or Separate Follicular Unit Extraction. this technique is actually modification of older punch technique, the punches now are very fine and they don’t leave scar behind at donor area. A broad area develops diffuse scar but invisible.
Follicular unit extraction (in FUE Hairs are Transplanted individually through small circular incision over scalp)