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FUE Hair Transplant: Advanced Hair Transplant Method Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Technique is the most advanced hair transplant technique. FUE method of hair transplant is one of the most popular & advanced hair loss, male or female pattern baldness treatments offered at HairMD- hair transplant clinic in Pune with best, real and amazing hair transplant….

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Are Hair Transplant Scars visible?

Dr Sachin Pawar is an expert Hair transplant surgeon, currently practising with HairMD Pune. He answers one of the most common questions related to the procedure- Is hair transplant scars visible?

When you look up online, there is a lot of confusion regarding the prominence of hair transplant scar.  The truth is that there is a scar left behind after each and every hair transplant but the depth of it depends on what method are you choosing for your hair transplant, whether it is FUT or FUE.

You can refer to an educational video by Dr Dhananjay Chavan, Hair transplant surgeon on all about hair transplant.

In the follicular unit transplant, a strip of the scalp is taken from the back of your head and the donor’s hair is harvested from the strip. The wrong procedure leads to the wrong linear scar on the back of your head.

If you grow your hair long then this scar is hardly visible but if you choose to keep your hair short, then this scar is definitely visible. On the other hand, when it comes to FUE transplant, then the individual hair follicles are removed by using very small punches. This leaves very tiny and invisible scars on the back of your head. This procedure is the most suitable procedure for patients who like to keep their hair short, but this is a standard situation whenever this procedure is done by experienced surgeons who use a very high quality of instruments as well as a high quality of punches. The very high quality of magnification is essential to do this kind of procedure and then adequate care should be taken in order to not do over-harvesting of grafts.


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A proper procedure also ensures that you do not damage the nearby follicles. If the procedure is not done properly then even the FUE scars are visible and there is thinning in the donor area. We at HairMD, Pune use curl size loops for magnification and the punches used are all made by experts in the United States. These punches are very sharp and very precise. Our team is the very experienced team with qualifications and we believe in delivering the best results to our patients by maintaining a very high standard of quality in each and every step of hair transplant so as to ensure the minimising of the left over.

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FUE Hair Transplant: Advanced Hair Transplant Method

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Technique is the most advanced hair transplant technique.

FUE method of hair transplant is one of the most popular & advanced hair loss, male or female pattern baldness treatments offered at HairMD- hair transplant clinic in Pune with best, real and amazing hair transplant results. In the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Technique of hair transplant, each hair follicle is individually harvested from the scalp, using high precision, circular punches. It is then immediately transplanted back on bald patches on the scalp. This technique leaves small linear scars and is not very painful, which used to be the case previously with the strip harvesting or FUT hair transplant Technique. FUE is a highly advanced hair transplant technique. In this technique, Follicular units of hair are harvested individually from the donor area unlike the Strip Method, where a strip of tissue with hair follicular units is excised from the back of the scalp. Here instead of taking the Strip, small, precise motorized or manual punches are used to excise each hair graft individually and then transplanted.

The hairs which are to be used for transplantation can be taken from-

  1. Donor area for hair transplant: The back & sides of the head (Occipital and Temporal Areas) - The hair in these areas remain unaffected by baldness. They are not susceptible to the action of DHT (DiHydroTestosterone), and thus don’t fall off. Hence they offer a good source of hair to be transplanted in the bald area.
  2. Beard for hair transplant - People with a good growth of beard hair have the added advantage of using the beard for hair transplant. Since the beard hairs are thicker and coarser than the scalp hair, mixing them with the scalp hair, gives us a great density and good coverage of the head. Once expertly mixed with the hair from the head, it is very difficult to distinguish them from the head hair when they start growing.
  3. Body Hairs for hair transplant - Chest, Axillary & Pubic Hair. As a last resort, when a large number of hairs are required to be transplanted, like in extreme severe baldness, we can also effectively use hair from the rest of the body to be transplanted on the head.

In order to achieve the best & real Fue hair transplant results-

And to be scientifically perfect, the bundles of hair that are harvested from the head are removed from the scalp and examined under a digital microscope before being transplanted. They are separated according to the number of hairs in each bundle.

Our hair on the head usually grows in bundles of 1’s, 2’s, 3’s & 4’s. These bundles are known as follicular units or hair grafts. It has been proved that the best & the most real looking hair transplant results are obtained when these hairs are transplanted, just as they are, in groups, without separating them. Also, the most natural & real hair transplant results are obtained, when the hairs are placed in the scalp, exactly the way they first grew on our head at birth. The front of our hairline is made up of single hair follicular units, the transition zone has a mixture of double hair and single hair follicle units and the rest of the hair behind that is a blend of all remaining hair. When this original pattern is not consciously followed by the doctor, the results are not natural & real and patients are disappointed. The success of hair transplant also depends on the angle and direction of the naturally growing hair. These are important facts that patients need to understand, before going in for a hair transplant. Normally, the hairs present in the hairline grow at a very acute angle of 15-20 degrees to the skin of the head. As we progress from the hairline to the crown, this angle subtly increases, eventually the hair becoming almost vertical in the crown. This gradual change is very subtle and for the transplant to look perfectly natural, this has to be kept in mind by the doctor.

The direction of the growing hair is also equally important. As we move from the center to the sides of the head, the direction changes from straight to sideways. The point at which this change starts happening is unique to every person and it is for the doctor to recognize this during the consultation. Following the natural direction of hair during hair transplantation, is one of the key factors which helps a doctor in giving a natural and artistically pleasing look to the hair transplanted.

In a hair transplant, the whole concept of designing the hairline & crown is based on the above two factors. When the doctor has a thorough knowledge of these rules of hair architecture, he is able to create the perfect hairlines & crowns and also add to the existing ones. HairMD India is the only one that considers all these factors, making it the most trusted name among the hair transplant clinics in Pune.

As a take- away message, there are 3 key points about FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplant to bear in mind:

  1. There is hard to see scar on back of head.
  2. There is minimal pain. The most you would feel would be that of an ant bite, during the administration of local anesthesia, after which there is minimal feeling of pain at all. During the surgery, you can read, converse with the doctor and staff, take a snack or lunch break, and return home in the evening without any problem. Also, post hair transplant pain in minimal & you can start working from next day with little precautions.
  3. Delightful and real looking results, and recovery within a very short period. You are ready for work the next day.

You can learn more about FUE hair transplant & FAQs here. If you are genuinely considering to undergo hair transplant, then you can choose hair transplant consultation with our hair transplant doctors or contact here.