What is a Hair Transplant?

A hair transplant is a permanent, medical solution to hair loss or hair fall problems. It is a procedure in which hair follicles are removed from the donor area and planted on the recipient site. There are two methods that surgeons use across the world to carry out a hair transplant. One is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and the other is Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). FUE is the more popular one due to the quality of the results.

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

FUT is also known as the strip method, this is one of the oldest methods of hair transplantation. In this method, the hairs are removed from the strip, i.e from the back side of the head. As the strip is removed so it leaves scars behind and due to which it looks very odd behind the head. Later then FUE hair transplant was evolved as an elegant solution to this problem.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Technique is the most advanced hair transplant technique. FUE hair transplant is one of the most popular hair transplant surgery for advanced hair loss, male or female pattern baldness treatments offered at HairMD- hair transplant clinic in Pune with amazing hair transplant results.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant is a procedure in which dermatologists extract individual hair follicles from parts of the head which have hair and implant them in regions experiencing hair loss.  FUE hair treatment is one of the most recommended and widely practised methods for people experiencing hair loss. If you are in Pune and are looking for the top hair transplant treatment centre, then HairMD would be the most recommended suggestion.

FUE hair transplant most preffered method for hair transplant

HairMD with a proven success record of 98.32% has performed some of the best hair transplants in Pune. Our expert team of dermatologists and surgeons bring a collective experience of decades that empowers them to go the extra mile to ensure that the patient receives the best possible treatment.

We are also adept at adopting the leading innovations in medicine and this enables us to use the latest leading-edge FDA approved technologies and treatment methods to ensure that we no-leave no stone unturned when it comes to our clients. Our FUE hair transplant price is also very competitive, thus enabling us to make these treatments accessible to everyone. 

FUE hair transplant: How is it done?

FUE is a hair transplant surgery that uses your existing hair cover to fill implants of hair follicles in the regions experiencing hair fall. In this minimally invasive procedure, the surgeon plants the existing hair follicles in the regions that are experiencing baldness. The hair follicles are plucked through thousands of micro punctures and planted in the desired region. 

To plant the extracted follicles, the surgeon makes small holes on your scalp with needles and plants the extracted hair follicles in them. In each session, the surgeon plants hundreds if not thousands of hair follicles. 

The region of the scalp where the follicles have been extracted from is covered with antiseptic and gauged for a short period of time depending on the extraction process. Each session takes at least 4 hours, and for a thorough job, 3-4 sessions of extraction are recommended.

The number and type of grafts will depend on:

  • Your hair type
  • Quality of the hair
  • Colour of the hair
  • The size of the area where you will be getting the transplant

The duration of the procedure may vary based on the transplant size. The procedure generally takes between 8-12 hours. At Hair MD, we divide the procedure over a period of two to three days.

Donor sites for hair transplant

The surgeon will select the donor site after analyzing the thickness of your hair, the density of the hair and the quality. Mostly the donor sites are back and sides of the head, beard area, body hairs etc.

Back and sides of the head:

The hair in the occipital and temporal areas remain unaffected by baldness. The hair in these areas is not susceptible to the action of DHT (Di Hydro Testosterone). Hence, they don’t fall and offer a good source of hair that the surgeon can transplant in the bald area.

Beard:

People with a healthy growth of beard hair have the advantage of using this hair for hair transplant. Beard hair is thick and coarse. Hence mixing them with the scalp hair, leads to increased density and coverage on the scalp.

Body hair:

In cases of severe baldness, a large number of hair grafts need to be transplanted. In this situation, the surgeon may use hair from the chest, underarms and pubic area.

Advantages of FUE:

  • FUE is minimally invasive.
  • This technique has a lower chance of complications during the procedure.
  • FUE patients experience lesser post-operative pain.
  • Hair follicles can be harvested from several areas, even the body or beard, instead of from a single site.
  • Absolutely natural looking hair.
  • Donor site heals well with small dots, which your existing hair will cover.
  • No linear scarring.
  • The patients can resume their daily activities soon after an FUE hair transplant.

FUE hair transplant post-care

The scalp is generally sore after a Follicular Unit Extraction surgery. Doctors recommend some time off and prescribe medication to deal with the swelling, soreness, and pain that follows the procedure. If you are getting a hair transplant in Pune, you should be able to get back to normal in a few days after the procedure.

What to expect after the procedure

  • Swelling
  • bleeding
  • Soreness
  • Itchiness
  • Soreness near the eye
  • Unnatural portions of hair
  • Shock
  • Some amount of hair fall.

It is perfectly normal to face some amount of hair fall two to three weeks after the procedure. This is indicative, that new hair growth is pushing out the grafts. Complete or significant hair regrowth is witnessed 8-12 months after the procedure.

Medication

After the procedure, the attending doctor will prescribe you pain killers for the pain, antibiotics to fight off any infections, and anti-inflammatory drugs to help with the swelling. If you are allergic to any specific medicines in these classes, it is advised to keep your consulting dermatologist informed about it to avoid any unnecessary complications after the procedure.

Some patients are also prescribed Minoxidil and Finasteride to help in slowing the process of hair fall and accelerate hair growth. This is prescribed on a case-to-case basis depending on how well the scalp is reacting to the graft.

Targeted areas for Fue Hair treatment

The FUE hair transplant is mostly done in the scalp where there is no hair growth or regions in the scalp where there is significant thinning. That said, the best hair transplant clinics in Pune are able to perform this surgery for arms, legs, and other regions where the hair growth is stunted. There are options to stimulate hair growth with this procedure even in the pubic regions.

Fue Hair Transplant Treatment – Before and after

Depending on the severity of the baldness and number of hair grafts that are required for transplantation, our patients have witnessed the successful reappearance of lost hair in 5 to 6 months. 

Cost of a hair transplant

The cost per graft may vary. The total cost of hair transplant differs based on various factors, such as the:

  • Recipient place or area
  • The experience & qualifications of doctor you go to,
  • The city you get it done in,
  • The infrastructure  of the clinic and of course,
  • The number of grafts you need.

Why HairMD for FUE hair transplant in Pune?

HairMD is one of the best hair transplant centres in Pune. They are known for their prowess in adopting the latest technology in the field of medicine. The expert team of dermatologists and surgeons bring in years of experience in specializing in Follicular Unit Extraction surgeries. At a stunning success rate of 98.32%, HairMD is constantly receiving praise from clients. 

HairMD is also known to offer the most competitive prices for their clients. Their affordable FUE hair transplant cost in Pune is one of the factors that help them make the treatment accessible to everyone. 

Just like all good things, the results of your Hair Transplant will take some time. It is essential that you have realistic expectations and be patient. For more information, you can call us on +91-7798022622 for further inquiries.