Hair Transplant Fundamentals

What is Hair Transplantation?

A hair transplant is a surgical method of transplanting hair from the permanent zones i.e. back and sides (donor area) of the scalp to the balding areas – crown, top, front of the scalp (recipient area). It is a permanent solution to all the hair loss problems of patients, and once the procedure has been performed, a patient’s hair will continue to grow naturally lifelong.

At MedLinks, our qualified surgeons have rich expertise in performing both Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), along with our innovative Perfect-i technique which is a precise, advanced, and relatively painless procedure that involves permanent and real-time follicular extraction and implantation.

What is Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)?

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), or the strip method, is a hair restoration procedure wherein a surgeon removes a streak of skin from the donor area, separates the hair grafts from it using the stereo-microscopic dissection techniques, and then transplants the hair to the recipient area. The area from where the hair were originally extracted from are stitched with the help of sutures.

MedLinks has a team of highly-skilled surgeons who have rich experience in performing the FUT procedure and providing patients with completely natural looking results. The only drawback of this procedure is that it leaves a linear scar behind which can be visible if a patient plans to get his head shaved.

What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)?

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a surgical method of extracting or harvesting follicular units directly from the areas of the scalp where hairs are still present, one by one. In this procedure, the surgeon makes a small, circular incision within the skin so as to separate the follicular units from the surrounding tissue. The follicular hair is then extracted from the scalp directly with the help of an instrument, leaving a small open hole in the skin. The follicular units are then stored for a while before they are transplanted over the bald areas of a patient’s scalp.

Although the placing of the follicular unit grafts and creation of recipient sites are similar in both FUE and FUT procedures, the tiny scars that result after FUE are generally not visible even if patients keep their hair short.

What is a Robotic Hair Transplant?

The robotic FUE hair transplant is a surgical procedure wherein the follicular units are isolated with the help of the ARTAS robotic system, which is a computerized, image-guided robot that automates the tedious task of extracting a large number of grafts in a session in an efficient manner.

At MedLinks, our qualified surgeons have great expertise in performing the robotic FUE hair transplant procedure and ensuring the precision and consistency in graft extraction in order to provide patients with best results.

Am I the Right Candidate for a Hair Restoration Surgery?

The best way to find out if you’re the right candidate for a hair restoration surgery or not is by consulting the world-renowned doctors at the top hair transplant clinics in India. In general, your candidature for any hair transplant surgery depends upon your age, cause of hair loss, stability of the donor area, severity of hair loss, etc. Check our candidacy for a treatment section to know more about whether you’re an ideal hair restoration surgery candidate or not.

FUT or FUE: Which Hair Restoration Treatment is better for me?

As the FUT procedure yields maximum donor area, it is ideally suited for patients who are suffering from severe hair loss or those who want to ensure maximum utilization of their donor area. In this procedure, the hair growth is maximized partly due to the precise nature of the stereo-microscopic dissection and partly because the hairs are harvested from the middle region of the permanent zone where they are most stable and dense. However, the biggest limitation of this procedure is that it leaves a linear scar behind in the donor area. So, the surgery restrains patients from keeping their hair too short.

On the other hand, FUE can be an ideal choice for young patients who are not suffering from extensive hair loss and wish to try different styling options post-surgery. Also, this surgical procedure is suitable for patients who cannot limit strenuous activities for a long time after the surgery. Besides, the FUE procedure only leaves tiny scars which are usually not visible even if patients keep their hair short. So, it is an ideal option for patients who fear the appearance of visible scars post-operation.

What is the Perfect-i Technique?

The innovative Perfect-i technique is the latest offering by MedLinks which basically stands for permanent & real-time follicular extraction and implantation. It is an extremely precise, advanced and relatively painless method of hair transplantation and involves damage free extraction of hair follicles from a permanent zone.

The hair follicles are obtained from the rear portion of the scalp, beard or other areas (donor areas) one by one (as in FUE hair transplant technique) using automated machinery and instruments. These hair follicles are then immediately implanted over the bald areas of the scalp within a time duration of 3-5 minutes with the help of the Feather Touch Implant Technique. No follicles are stored unlike in the conventional FUE or strip hair transplantation techniques. This method is less time consuming, offers faster and 100% results, and guarantees no visible scars after the procedure.

Why should you visit a hair transplantation clinic which performs all kinds of hair loss treatments?

In hair transplantation, there is no one treatment that is suitable for all patients. Hence, it is important for patients to visit a center which has qualified doctors with hands-on experience in all kinds of hair transplant techniques. Also, hair transplant centers which specialize in offering all hair loss treatments usually have more experienced and world-renowned doctors who can guide patients at every stage and deliver desired results.

Neograft VS ARTAS System?

Neograft is a hand-held device that assists surgeons during the FUE procedure. It uses a sharp punch to isolate the grafts and a suction mechanism for the purpose of extracting the grafts from the scalp. However, many hair transplant surgeons believe that the harvesting of follicles with this device can dehydrate the graft and cause injury to the hair follicles, thereby affecting the graft’s hair growth.

On the other hand, ARTAS is an image-guided robotic system which is used by many doctors during the FUE procedure. While it is a futuristic procedure and more precise than the Neograft device, it is still not able to match the art of a qualified human hand.

What is the cost of a hair restoration surgery?

The cost of any hair restoration surgery varies depending upon the type of procedure performed (FUE or FUT or Perfect-i) and the number of grafts to be transplanted. You can visit our calculate cost page to get more details.

How long does the procedure last?

The time required to complete any hair transplant surgery depends upon the number of grafts that are to be transplanted. For instance, smaller FUT sessions where less than 800 grafts are to be transplanted can take around 4 hours, while larger sessions involving 800 or more grafts can take one full day. At MedLinks, our surgeons are trained at performing giga sessions with over 4000 grafts in a single session while keeping the safety of patients at top priority.

How do I schedule a consultation?

To schedule a one on one consultation with one of our expert surgeons, you can either call us at +91-9560500888/+91-7042962888/011-41520888, or fill the book an appointment form. If you wish to have an online consultation with one of our doctors, you can fill the online consultation form and our team will coordinate with you at the earliest.

Do I meet with the surgeon during consultation?

At MedLinks, you will directly be meeting one of our expert hair transplant surgeons whenever you book a consultation with us. After diagnosing your condition, our surgeons will recommend you the most appropriate treatment plan and guide you at every stage in order to help you achieve desired results.

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Disclaimer: The content published on this website (hairtransplantdelhi.org) is meant to spread awareness and educate the concerned patients regarding baldness and hair transplant as well as the treatments options available for the same. Any information on the website shall not be regarded as a prescription from a professional dermatologist. We recommend visiting a dermatologist in person for the right diagnosis and the treatment for any hair issues. We do not guarantee of specific results as the treatments and the results vary from person to person.

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