Hair Transplant for men

Steps of hair transplant:

Hair transplantation involves removing small punch grafts from the hair-bearing scalp or a larger piece of the scalp from a donor area and cutting this into smaller pieces to use as grafts. The grafts are then moved to a bald or thinning area of the scalp. The grafts created in this manner differ in size and shape. Round-shaped punch grafts usually include about 10-15 hairs. The much smaller mini-graft contains about two to four hairs; and the micro-graft, one to two hairs. Slit grafts, which are inserted into slits created in the scalp, contain about four to 10 hairs each; strip grafts are long and thin and contain 30-40 hairs.

Just before surgery, the “donor area” will be trimmed short so that the grafts can be easily accessed and removed. For punch grafts, your doctor may use a special tube-like instrument made of sharp carbon steel that punches the round graft out of the donor sites, so it can be replaced in the area to be covered—generally the frontal hairline. For other types of grafts, your doctor will use a scalpel to remove small sections of hair-bearing scalp, which will be divided into tiny sections and transplanted into tiny holes or slits within the scalp. When grafts are taken, your doctor may periodically inject small amounts of saline solution into the scalp to maintain proper skin strength. The donor site holes may be closed with stitches—for punch grafts, a single stitch may close each punch site; for other types of grafts, a narrow, straight-line scar will result. The stitches are usually concealed in the surrounding hair.

To maintain healthy circulation in the scalp, the grafts are placed about one-eighth of an inch apart. In later sessions, the spaces between the plugs will be filled in with additional grafts. Your doctor will take the necessary care in removing and placing grafts to ensure that the transplanted hair will grow in a natural direction and that hair growth at the donor site is not adversely affected.

After the grafting session is complete, the scalp will be cleaned and covered with gauze. You may have to wear a pressure bandage for a day or two. Some doctors allow their patients to recover bandage-free.


Follicular unit transplantation (FUT, or strip method):

  • a thin strip of skin with hair is removed from the back of your head and divided into pieces, each containing 1 to 4 hairs (hair grafts)
  • the grafts are placed into tiny cuts made on the scalp.
  • the site where the hairs are taken is closed with stitches.
  • you’ll have a scar on the back of your head, but it should not be visible unless you have very short hair.

The head does not need to be shaved – only the area where the skin is removed is trimmed.

Follicular unit extraction (FUE):

  • the back of the head is shaved.
  • individual hairs are removed 1 by 1 (grafts)
  • the grafts are placed into tiny cuts made on the scalp.
  • you’ll have lots of tiny scars, but they will not be very noticeable.
  • Hair transplants usually take a day, but you should not need to stay overnight.

If a large area is being treated, you may need to have 2 or more sessions a few months apart.

Your surgeon will tell you how to look after your graft. You should be given a spray to help with recovery and hair growth.


Most people are able to return to work about 3 days after having a hair transplant.

You need to be very careful with your transplanted hair for the first 2 weeks after your operation. The grafts will not be secure.

You may be told to cut down on exercise in the first month to reduce scarring.

After 2 to 5 days: any bandages can usually be removed, but you should not touch the grafts.

Day 6: you should be able to wash your hair gently by hand.

After 10 to 14 days: any non-dissolvable stitches can usually be removed.

After a few weeks: the transplanted hair will often fall out, and later start to grow back.

After 6 months: new hair will usually start to appear.

After 12 to 18 months: the full results should be seen.

Before and After

Benefits of hair transplant for men

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Popular Question

We have answers to common questions people ask

Everyone loses their hair on a daily basis at a rate of approximately 50 to 150 individual hairs per day. Usually, the hair will grow back. If the hair follicle is thinned, however, this re-growth does not occur. All men experience some degree of gradual hair loss in their lifetime as a result of natural aging and changes in the male hormone androgen. Women may also experience hair loss.

There is no proof that male or female pattern baldness is related to tight scalp muscles, mental stress, washing frequency, type of shampoo, or skin conditions. However, certain medical conditions can cause hair loss

With the use of local anesthesia and intravenous sedation, discomfort during the procedure is eliminated.

You will be able to participate in any of the activities you enjoy within five to seven days after treatment. Your transplanted hair is permanent and may be washed, cut and dyed.

When you have hair grafted from the back and sides of your scalp to your balding areas, called an autograft, the hair will grow for the rest of your life.

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