Hair Transplantation Some Facts

There are around 1 lac hair follicles in our scalp. Baldness occurs when temporary roots on the frontal part of scalp are lost. Baldness becomes perceptible when 50% of hair is shed

Hair transplantation is a minor delicate surgery done by highly experienced, qualified doctors. The permanent hairs from back of scalp are transplanted to the frontal bald area. These permanent root are never shed and grow normally like natural hair. Though, procedure is undertaken in males mostly, females can also get hair transplantation with successful results.

We perform hair transplantation by three methods: FUT, FUE and the most advanced DHT® .

FUT: Follicular Unit Trasnplantation
This is the oldest technique where a strip of skin is taken from the back of scalp and grafts are microscopically harvested from this strip. Its major drawback is a long linear scar which is left behind.

FUE: Follicular Unit Extraction
Individual grafts are harvested in this technique. There are no scalpel incisions and no scarring.

DHT® : Direct Hair Transplantation
over the years, while performing hair restoration surgery, we have been constantly striving to make some modifications in the existing techniques which would improve the eventual outcome.

In Direct hair transplantation (DHT)® , which is a refined version of the popular FUE technique, we reduce the time spent by grafts outside the body by simultaneously performing extraction and implantation. This reduces the chances of dessication of grafts and increases their survival. The outcome of transplantation is better with higher patient satisfaction. We also imply a “no root touch” technique, where the most delicate part of the follicle is not unnecessarily handled or damaged. This procedure is predominantly carried out by doctors and not left to technicians. WE termed this technique as Direct hair transplantation as we directly implant the grafts following extraction.

Many doctors across the world are switching to this DHT® technique to achieve better results.

Percentage of time during which the doctor operates 30% 50% 100%
Graft handling by the doctor 30% 50% 100%
Transit time, time period during which the graft remains outside the body 2-5 hours 3-5 hours Within minutes
Chances of graft survival 70-85 % 80-90 % 98-100 %
Storage solution required required Not required
Mechanical handling more less least
Chances of graft dessication more less least
Chances of graft infection more less least

The storage solution may add on to the infection and chemical damage to the grafts.

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