The follicular hair transplant process is considered to be the most effective among the hair restoration methods. In follicular hair transplantation, the surgeon transplants hair from the permanent area on the back of the scalp to the affected areas.
The donor tissue is taken in one piece. This helps ensure that the follicular units that move from the back of the scalp are not damaged. Single strip collection is an essential part of hair follicle transplant because the follicular units are preserved. It also ensures that the individual hair follicles are not damaged.
The follicular hair transplant technique follows a well-designed pattern. Follicular hair transplants allow the surgeon to use a small recipient site. During the operation, the follicular units that are removed from the donor’s tissue are carefully examined under a microscope. This stereomicroscopic dissection increases the yield of the absolute number of follicular units as well as the total amount of hair.
Follicular hair transplant procedure
In follicular hair transplantation, the surgeon uses a microscope to scan for follicular units that need to be removed from the donor tissue. This stereomicroscopic dissection helps protect the follicular units. It also ensures a rich yield of both follicular units and the total amount of restored hair.
Donor Band – In follicular hair transplants, the donor band is the band of hair that is removed from a part of the body and transplanted into the bald area of the scalp. With this technique, the donor tissue is removed in one piece. This ensures that the follicular units removed from the back of the scalp do not suffer any damage.
Removal of the donor strip – The donor strip is first removed from the permanent area on the back of the scalp. Then it is transplanted to the areas of the scalp where there is no hair growth.
The single band harvesting in follicular hair transplants ensures the maintenance of follicular units and the protection of individual hair follicles from possible damage.
Follicular units – Follicular units are a bundle of hair that grows together. A follicular unit usually consists of one to four end hairs. Each follicular unit is surrounded by one or two fine hairs of vellus, sebaceous glands, a small muscle, and a thin band of collagen. The follicular unit is the hair structure of the skin, which ensures maximum growth. It looks like a well-formed structure under the microscope.
In the case of genetic baldness, the transplanted hair has a smaller diameter and shorter length than the replaced hair. It is very beneficial to use individual follicular units. It facilitates the use of very small units. At the same time, the number of transplanted units is proportionately very large. Therefore, a surgeon can place up to four strands of hair on a tiny recipient site. This has a huge impact on plastic surgery in general.
This gives follicular hair transplant a huge advantage over micro-transplant. transplantation
individual follicular units also give transplanted hair a natural look.
Removal of follicular grafts
During hair follicle transplantation, individual follicular units are removed directly from the donor area. This means that this method is independent of the linear incision. The surgeon makes a small circular incision in the skin around the top of the follicular unit with a stroke of 1 mm. It is then extracted directly from the scalp.
Very often, follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT) are treated as two different things. It is wrong. FUE is basically a type of FUT in which follicular units are taken directly from the scalp instead of being prepared under a microscope from a strip that has already been removed. In follicular hair transplantation, individual follicular units can be obtained either by taking a single strip and stereomicroscopic dissection or by FUE.
Maintenance of follicular transplantation
For follicular hair transplants, it is important not to alter the single follicular unit. The unit must not be divided into smaller units or combined with larger units. This is a revolutionary development in the history of cosmetic surgery.