3 Common Hair Transplant Techniques for Women.
Today's state of the art hair transplant procedure is called follicular unit grafting and is so natural even a hairstylist cannot detect it. This procedure involves harvesting follicular units (hair groupings of 1 to 4 hairs as they occur naturally in the scalp) from the sides and back of the scalp (called the donor area) and implanting them into tiny recipient sites made by a skilled hair transplant surgeon in the balding areas.
There are several popular donor harvesting techniques and devices used today that are associated with follicular unit grafting. Some of them are listed below.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).
This process involves removing tissue from the sides and back of the scalp from which hair follicles are extracted. The extracted follicles are harvested by skilled professionals and transplanted to the balding recipient area. This donor harvesting technique in the hands of a skilled surgeon and experienced staff makes large hair transplant mega sessions and dense packing possible.
Follicular Unit Excision (FUE).
Formerly known as follicular unit extraction, this hair transplant technique is recommended for restoring hair in small areas or for those who want to wear their hair exceptionally short or cropped on the sides and back of their scalp. During this donor harvesting technique, follicular units are extracted from the donor one by one and transferred to the recipient. The hair follicles are usually implanted in groups of 1-4 hairs.
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Direct Hair Transplant Technique.
This technique is one of the many variations of the follicular unit excision (FUE) procedure. The donor harvesting technique is essentially the same but how follicular units are implanted into the recipient site varies. In this case, a tool or device is used that prevents the need to touch the follicular unit. This is sometimes referred to as the "no touch" technique. Whether or not this particular technique is superior or inferior is debatable amongst hair restoration physicians. What matters most however, is the skill and experience of the surgeon, which implantation and excision device he or she uses.