Hair Transplantation

Hair Transplantation

Androgenetic alopecia is a common type of hair loss that affects both men and women. It is also known as male or female pattern baldness. This condition is caused by a genetic predisposition, hormonal changes, and aging.

In androgenetic alopecia, hair follicles gradually shrink, leading to shorter and thinner hair strands. Eventually, the follicles may stop producing hair altogether, resulting in baldness.

Androgenetic alopecia progresses through several stages, which are classified according to the extent of hair loss and the pattern of baldness. The Hamilton-Norwood scale is used to describe the stages of baldness in men, while the Ludwig scale is used for women.

In men, the stages of androgenetic alopecia are as follows:

  • Stage 1: No significant hair loss or recession of the hairline.
  • Stage 2: A slight recession of the hairline around the temples.
  • Stage 3: Further recession of the hairline around the temples, forming an “M” shape.
  • Stage 4: Receding hairline and thinning of the hair on the crown.
  • Stage 5: Significant hair loss on the crown, with only a narrow band of hair remaining between the crown and the hairline.
  • Stage 6: The narrow band of hair on the crown is lost, leaving a horseshoe-shaped pattern of hair around the back and sides of the head.
  • Stage 7: The most advanced stage of baldness, with only a small amount of hair remaining on the sides and back of the head.

In women, the stages of androgenetic alopecia are as follows:

  • Stage 1: Mild thinning of the hair on the crown.
  • Stage 2: Noticeable widening of the part and thinning of the hair on the crown.
  • Stage 3: Significant thinning of the hair on the crown, with the scalp becoming more visible.
  • Stage 4: Advanced thinning of the hair on the crown, with a “Christmas tree” pattern of hair loss.
  • Stage 5: Severe hair loss on the crown, with only a thin band of hair remaining around the back and sides of the head.

Treatment options for androgenetic alopecia include medications, prp, mesotherapy, hair transplantation, and cosmetic options.

Medications such as minoxidil and finasteride are commonly used to slow down the progression of hair loss and promote hair growth. Minoxidil is a topical solution that is applied directly to the scalp, while finasteride is a pill that is taken orally.

Hair transplantation involves taking hair follicles from areas of the scalp that are resistant to hair loss and transplanting them to areas where hair has been lost. This procedure can be performed using various techniques, including follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE).

Cosmetic options such as wigs, hairpieces, and hair extensions can also be used to improve the appearance of thinning hair.

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FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplantation is a popular and effective surgical technique for treating hair loss in both men and women. It involves removing healthy hair follicles from the scalp and transplanting them into the areas of the scalp where hair growth is sparse or absent.

The FUE procedure is minimally invasive and is typically performed under local anesthesia. The surgeon uses a small, circular tool called a punch to remove individual hair follicles from the scalp. These follicles are then transplanted into the recipient site, where they are carefully placed in small incisions made in the scalp.

FUE hair transplantation is different from other hair transplant techniques, such as FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), which involves removing a strip of skin from the scalp and harvesting hair follicles from it. FUE does not leave a linear scar, making it a more desirable option for individuals who prefer to wear shorter hairstyles.

The FUE procedure is typically performed over the course of several hours, and patients are usually able to return home the same day. After the procedure, patients can expect some mild discomfort and swelling, which can be managed with pain medication and ice packs. Most patients can resume their normal activities within a few days.

The results of FUE hair transplantation are generally very good. However, it’s important to note that the success of the procedure largely depends on the skill and experience of the surgeon. In the hands of a skilled surgeon, FUE hair transplantation can result in natural-looking hair growth that blends seamlessly with the surrounding hair.

In terms of cost, FUE hair transplantation is generally more expensive than other hair transplant techniques. However, many patients find that the natural-looking results are well worth the investment.

In conclusion, FUE hair transplantation is a highly effective and minimally invasive surgical technique for treating hair loss. With proper technique and a skilled surgeon, FUE can result in natural-looking hair growth that can significantly improve a patient’s confidence and self-esteem.

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Body hair transplantation to the scalp is a hair restoration procedure that involves taking hair from different parts of the body, such as the chest, back, or legs, and transplanting it to the scalp where hair growth is thinning or absent. This procedure is typically used for patients who do not have enough hair on their scalp to undergo a traditional hair transplant procedure, or those who have already undergone multiple hair transplants and have exhausted their scalp donor supply.


  • Patients with a limited donor supply on their scalp due to multiple previous hair transplants.
  • Patients with diffuse hair loss across the scalp that cannot be treated with traditional hair transplant methods.
  • Patients with scars on their scalp from previous surgeries, burns, or injuries.
  • Patients who have a poor-quality scalp donor supply due to poor hair characteristics, scarring or other medical conditions.


  • Patients who have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring.
  • Patients with an active skin infection or autoimmune disease.
  • Patients who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
  • Patients with unrealistic expectations or mental health concerns.

Results: The results of body hair transplantation to the scalp can vary depending on a patient’s individual hair characteristics, the amount of hair transplanted, and the surgical technique used. In general, the success rate of body hair transplantation to the scalp is lower than that of traditional hair transplant procedures. However, studies have shown that the procedure can result in significant improvements in hair density and overall appearance, particularly when combined with other hair restoration techniques.

Steps of surgery:

  1. The donor area is identified and prepared for harvesting. This typically involves shaving the area and administering local anesthesia.
  2. Follicular units are extracted from the donor area using either FUE or strip harvesting techniques.
  3. The extracted follicular units are sorted and prepared for implantation.
  4. Recipient sites are created on the scalp using a needle or blade.
  5. The extracted follicular units are implanted into the recipient sites on the scalp.
  6. The implanted hair follicles are monitored for signs of successful graft take.

Complications: Like all surgical procedures, body hair transplantation to the scalp carries some risk of complications. These may include:

  • Infection: Like any surgical procedure, body hair transplantation carries a risk of infection. Patients may be given antibiotics before and after the surgery to help prevent infections, but there is still a risk.
  • Scarring: Body hair transplantation can cause scarring at both the donor and recipient sites. The scars may be visible and affect the overall appearance of the patient.
  • Poor hair growth: Not all transplanted hair may grow as expected. In some cases, the transplanted hair may not grow at all, leaving the patient with patchy or uneven results.
  • Itching and discomfort: Itching and discomfort may occur at both the donor and recipient sites. These symptoms usually subside within a few days, but in some cases, they may persist for longer periods.
  • Bleeding: Body hair transplantation involves making incisions in the skin, which can cause bleeding. While bleeding is usually minimal and stops on its own, in some cases, it may require medical attention.
  • Numbness: Patients may experience temporary or permanent numbness at the donor and recipient sites.
  • Swelling: Swelling is a common side effect of body hair transplantation, and it usually subsides within a few days.

It’s essential to discuss these potential complications with a qualified healthcare professional before undergoing body hair transplantation. The healthcare professional can assess the patient’s individual situation and provide guidance on how to minimize the risks associated with the procedure.

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