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A Comprehensive Look at What You Must Know About Hair Transplants

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A Comprehensive Look at What You Must Know About Hair Transplants

Dermatology | by Dr. Poonam Jalan | Published on 01/04/2024


Millions of hair transplants are done annually over the world, as the treatment has grown in popularity. Hair transplants are becoming more commonplace and are now more efficient, natural-looking procedures. Furthermore, the acceptability of hair restoration procedures by society and the increasing significance placed on one's looks are factors in their popularity. 

The need for hair transplants is influenced by aging, genetics, and lifestyle decisions, as both men and women look for treatments for hair loss or thinning. Consequently, hair transplants have become a popular and well-received cosmetic operation all around the world.

If you intend for a hair transplant, book your appointment with healthcare experts at The Calcutta Medical Research Institute in Kolkata. You will find the best consultation and solution for your needs here. For your better understanding, we will discuss in detail all related to hair transplantation. However, please note that it is for learning purposes only and we do not interfere with the doctor’s consultation.

What is a Hair Transplant?

A hair transplant is a surgical technique used to replace missing or thinning hair in specific parts of the body. Hair follicles are taken from a donor site, usually the sides or back of the scalp, and transplanted into areas that are thinning or balding during the process. The two main methods are follicular unit extraction (FUE), which involves removing individual follicular units directly from the donor area, and follicular unit transplantation (FUT), which entails removing a strip of scalp and splitting it into grafts. Hair transplants offer a permanent cure for hair loss with results that look natural and boost confidence.

What are the types of Hair Transplantation?

Various types of hair transplantation include the following:

  • Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT): This procedure includes removing a strip of scalp that contains hair follicles and transplanting them into the desired location.
  • FUE: The process of transplanting individual hair follicles into the recipient area after they have been directly removed from the donor site.
  • Direct Hair Implantation (DHI): This technique is comparable to FUE, but it involves exact follicle placement through the use of specialized devices during the transplantation process.
  • Robotic hair transplantation: This technique makes precise hair follicle harvesting and transplantation easier by using robotic technology.

What are the benefits of Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplants offer various benefits to individuals dealing with certain hair-related issues. Here are some of these benefits: 

  • Results that look natural: Transplanted hair looks natural since it blends in perfectly with native hair.
  • Permanent solution: Offers results that last a lifetime because transplanted hair grows back regularly.
  • Better self-esteem: Getting a fuller head of hair back might make you feel more confident and good about yourself.
  • Minimal downtime: Most patients can quickly return to their regular activities following the operation.
  • Low maintenance: You may live a hassle-free existence with transplanted hair because it doesn't need any extra care.
  • Economical: In the long run, hair transplantation may prove to be more cost-effective than continuous therapies for hair loss.

How is the Hair Transplantation Procedure performed?

The first step in a hair transplant process is for the surgeon to apply local anesthetic to the donor and recipient areas. A surgically excised strip of scalp from the donor area is used in Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) when the follicles are divided into grafts. Through the use of specialized equipment, individual follicular units are retrieved directly from the donor area in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). To ensure natural-looking outcomes, the surgeon carefully inserts the grafts into tiny incisions made in the recipient area.

How to take care of Hair Transplantation once it is done?

To get the best results from a hair transplant procedure, it's important to adhere to the recommended care instructions. Firstly, make sure to keep the grafts in place, and refrain from touching or scratching the transplanted area. As instructed by your surgeon, use mild shampoos without any medication and wash your hair as often as recommended. When you're outside, wear a hat to shield your scalp from the sun. Stay away from smoking and alcohol, as well as any physically demanding activities that could make you sweat. Lastly, as directed by your surgeon, show up for follow-up visits to receive monitoring and additional guidance.


Having a hair transplant can significantly improve appearance and boost confidence. Nonetheless, diligent post-operative care is necessary to achieve long-lasting results. To optimize the outcome of your transplant, make sure you adhere to the instructions given by your surgeon regarding gentle washing, sun protection, and follow-up appointments. Remember that it may take several months to notice the full effects, so patience is essential. The benefits of your new hair can last for years if you take good care of it and follow the post-op instructions.

Faq -


Is hair transplant safe?

Yes, hair transplants that are performed by an experienced surgeon are generally safe. However, it is recommended to understand the benefits and risks before choosing it.

Is hair transplant permanent?

Yes, hair transplants are identified to last for a lifetime usually.

Is a hair transplant painful?

Yes, like any other surgical procedure, a hair transplant can be a little discomforting, however, it is managed with anesthesia.

Can a hair transplant cause cancer?

Research is still ongoing as there is no evidence yet indicating that hair transplants cause cancer.

Does hair transplant hair grow?

Yes, transplanted hair also grows like your natural hair.

What is the success rate of hair transplants?

The success rate of hair transplants is usually high as most patients achieve the desired outcomes.