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Transplant: Old vs. New

All hair transplant procedures, including Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), and Robotic Follicular Unit Extraction, are primarily based on the principle concept of “Donor Dominance”.

The concept was primarily described in Dr. Norman Orenteich’s paper on donor dominance (1959) in which he declared that since genetic predisposition of hair loss resides in the follicle, hair retains the characteristics of the donor area, regardless of where in the scalp it is placed.

Hair transplant procedures have undergone major evolutions over the years. Earlier, larger grafts were used in the transplantation procedures that provided an unnatural look to patients.

However, grafts became smaller and procedures further became effective with the advent of time.

This technologically advanced 21st century has experienced major developments in the field of hair transplantation. Hairs are now transplanted as individual follicular units with efficiently designed procedures that provide a comprehensive, natural looking hairline to the patients.

At MedLinks, our surgeons have attained expertise in the Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) procedure. Originally developed on the basis of the work done by Dr. Bobby Limmer, the procedure includes harvesting of hair from a donor strip with stereo-microscopic techniques. Though the procedure may leave a barely visible fine linear scar (after surgery), it still remains one of the best and cost efficient hair restoration surgeries.

Since FUT shared a scar setback for patients, Dr. Ray Woods from Australia invented a hair transplant procedure that involved the extraction of individual follicular units directly from the scalp. Dr. Bernstein and Rassman further plodded away on the technique and introduced the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure in their publication.

Our surgeons at MedLinks are experts in performing the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure and have conducted almost 240 surgeries successfully. We have also pioneered the Perfect-i FUE hair transplant technique which is an extremely precise and advanced procedure that involves instant implantation of extracted follicles.


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