What is Fue hair Transplant?


Blog, Hair Transplant | Dr. Dhananjay Chavan | September 4, 2023

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Are you facing hair loss and have been hiding it behind a cap? Hair loss not only alters your appearance but also takes away your self-confidence. Have you decided to get a hair transplant done but do not know about the procedure? 

Let’s find out if this blog clears your doubts and makes you more confident in undergoing the latest FUE hair transplant.

Hair transplants are the most desirable treatment to get rid of the balding and hair thinning problems. This treatment gives you natural-looking hair as your hair follicles are extracted from the permanent hair zone area or donor area and then transplanted to the affected site of the scalp. This site is medically termed the recipient area. In most men, hair loss is caused by Dihydrotestosterone or DHT. This is a hormone that causes the hair to thin and eventually fall out from the temple area and crown, but the hair behind the scalp and side of the crown are unaffected by DHT and therefore the grafts are taken from this area and become the donor zone for hair transplant.

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Is FUE hair transplant safe?

Let’s understand the hair transplant procedure: 

Is FUE hair transplant painful?

What is the cost of FUE hair transplants in India? 

Is FUE hair transplant safe?

The FUE hair transplant is safe with minor side effects like in every surgical procedure. Some common side effects can be tiny white scars or scabs where follicles were extracted which fall off on their own and one should not scratch them. Patients may experience temporary side effects like swelling, bruising, and sensitivity at the transplanted site which go away within a few days. 

Let’s understand the hair transplant procedure:

FUE or follicular unit hair transplant is one of the latest techniques where the transplant is done by extracting individual hair follicles from the donor area and then implanting or re-distributing them to another area. This procedure will make hair in the new area look natural and similar to the donor area. The look of the hair in the recipient area after the transplant depends on the texture, quality, colour, number and length of the hair in the donor area. In the procedure, donor hair can be extracted from any part of the body, which will be decided by your hair transplant surgeon. In FUE hair transplant, before starting the procedure the patient’s head is shaven and then the grafts are individually extracted one by one using specialised punch needles to ensure minimal damage to the scalp skin and existing hair follicles. Extracted hair follicles are planted in the desired region. Before extraction of grafts from the donor area, surgeons sterilise the scalp to minimise any infection and then inject anaesthetic agent to numb the scalp. 

The FUE hair transplant in India is a minimally invasive procedure. Here, the FUE hair transplant doctor with the help of high-quality needles makes tiny incisions on the scalp’s balding or thinning area and then individual grafts are implanted in each incision point. Each graft has about 1-4 hairs. How long this procedure will take depends on the size of the transplant area. The number of grafts required and density are dependent on the recipient area. Generally, from 1000-5000 follicular units of grafts are required, but can vary depending on the transplant site. It can take about 8 hours (depending upon the transplant site) to complete the procedure. After the FUE hair transplant, it is important to follow the post-operative instructions to reduce the pain and avoid the grafts from getting damaged and other complications to happen.

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Is FUE hair transplant painful?

Like any surgery, the FUE hair transplant can be a little painful. Before the surgery, the scalp area is cleaned and anaesthetised, in order to make it numb. After the surgery, as the anaesthetic starts to wear off, the patient might experience some pain. Therefore the FUE hair transplant doctor might recommend painkiller drugs. 

The extraction and implantation happens in sessions with breaks so that the patient can relax and enjoy the procedure. In each session, the FUE hair transplant doctor implants hundreds of hair follicles in the recipient area. Within 3 weeks of being transplanted, hair starts to shed, which is part of the healing process and new hair begins to grow within 6-9 months. The scarring in this procedure is unnoticeable, in the form of tiny circular holes of 0.8mm to 1 mm. The pain and swelling post-FUE hair transplant is minimal. There are no stitches required in this procedure therefore, the healing period in this procedure is much faster and patients can start their daily routine within 24 hours. 

What is the cost of FUE hair transplants in India?

The cost of a FUE hair transplant varies from clinic to clinic and depends on the extensive experience and knowledge of the FUE hair transplant doctor and his clinical team. The OT infrastructure and modern instruments used in the FUE hair transplant also play an important role in impacting the cost of hair transplants. The procedure chosen, size of transplant, complexity and number of grafts required for the transplant are all added to the total cost of the surgery. The cost of FUE hair transplant in Pune’s Hair MD may differ from a few of the other hair transplant clinics in India as the HairMD surgeons use the U.S made single-use extremely sharp and precision-based punches and other highly specialised advanced instruments for the FUE hair transplant procedure

At HairMD Pune, doctors post-examination of the scalp and donor area and after understanding the grade of baldness, suggest the required procedure of hair transplant. If required surgeons can also perform a combination of hair transplant procedures. 


Are you looking for hair fall solution? Get in touch with the best of our hair doctors in Pune to cure your hair loss. To book an appointment for a hair treatment or hair transplantation, contact our dermatologists near you, call +919584584111.

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