It is one of the hair restoration procedure that involves transplantation of your own hair taken out from back of the scalp. It grows naturally. The colour of the hair is same as your original hair. Hair growth normally starts after 2 to 3 months. It completes its recovery within 8 to 10 months.
Hair transplant technique has become advanced significantly. There are different techniques for performing transplant. One method is follicular unit transplant (FUT) in which strip of skin is taken out from back of the scalp, then follicular unit is divided and re-plantation is done in designated area. Linear scar is always seen on back of the scalp. Good surgeon will always try to minimize the scar from the Donor area.
Other advanced surgical technique is Follicular unit extraction (FUE). This is a meticulous method in which single hair is extracted and replanted in designated area. The results are permanent and excellent. Small tiny dots are seen on back of the scalp in spite of linear scar which is seen in FUT.
Biggest benefit of transplant is that the person gets back his confidence. There is no hassle in handling the transplanted hair. The person can maintain it as per his wish. He can colour it, oil it, wash it and can do hair style as well.
Candidates often report life-transforming results; one’s appearance can look younger and individuals feel positive and open about new social experiences. Hair transplant candidates can resume their normal, active lives quickly.
It is very important that the candidate who undergoes transplant should have good general health. It is mostly recommended in Androgenetic alopecia (which is a progressive, irreversible disorder). It is important that the person should be aware of it. If hair loss is genetic and person undergo a hair transplant at an early age e.g. 20 to 30 yrs., hair loss still continue after surgery which needs preventive treatment.
It is an invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia .The success of a transplant is largely depend on quality of existing donor area.
Furthermore, recovery time and re-growth is not overnight and can take a few weeks/months.
Looking at the brighter side, transplant helps to cover up bald area with own hair which does not need any maintenance.