There Are Two Basic Types of Hair Transplant Procedures


Hair loss is one of the most natural things the body will undergo.  In fact, the human body will shed roughly 100 hairs a day, on average.  So, with that in mind, we should consider that hair loss is perfectly healthy.  Even after the body is not able to replenish hair as quickly as it sheds them, there is no reason to believe, necessarily that there is anything abnormal or unhealthy about this perfectly natural process.

However, genetics and certain environmental factors can lead to premature hair loss.  Furthermore, hair loss can sometimes result in an irregular hair line or odd-looking baldness that is not as attractive.  For that reason, many people consider Capilia hair transplant surgery.

Hair transplant surgery is a minimally invasive process which involves the simple extraction of hair from part of the scalp where hair is abundant and then implanting it in a part of the scalp where the hair is not growing so well.  The hope is not only that it will cover the bald spot, but that it might encourage more hair growth again.

The hair transplant procedure involves only a few steps. First, the surgeon will clean the scalp and then inject medicine into the primary layer to numb the back of your head. This is when the doctor will use either Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS) or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to retrieve the hairs to be implanted.


What is Follicular Unit Strip Surgery?

FUSS is a procedure that involves the removal of a strip of skin between 6 to 10 inches in length from the back of the head and sews the scalp closed again, with the existing hair hiding the seam.  The removed section of skin, then, is divided into 2,000 tiny hair grafts, each with as few as a single hair, which will then begin regrowing hair.  At this time, then, the newly grown hair can be grafted into the desired section of the scalp.

What is Follicular Unit Extraction?

FUE is a procedure which involves shaving the back of the head and removing just the hair follicles, one at a time.  The area, of course, will then heal and grow more hair. However, the extracted hair will be implanted someplace else.