Hair Transplant Surgery is on the rise from past few years. Hair loss is one of the prime concerns of the society these days. It can lead to distress and anxiety as well as embarrassment in people. Earlier, hair loss was considered a mark of aging. However, today with changes in the lifestyle pattern people under the age groups of 25-30 are also suffering from prominent hair loss symptoms.
Hair loss can be caused by myriad reasons including pollution, genetics or lack of proper healthy diet. The pattern of hair loss may vary from person to person depending on the gender, age and diet routine but the psychological issues caused by it are likely the same. With number of treatment options and faux branding of hair growth products people try and explore different ways of regrowing their body hair. Body hair transplant is one of those effective procedures to give a life back to the hair follicles on the body. Body hair transplant is different from the common hair transplant in which the hair from other parts of the body including beard, eyebrows are extracted and transplanted onto the scalp. Generally, hair from the scalp is used to serve the purpose. However, sometimes the patients may not have sufficient donor area to carry out the procedure. Hence, it calls for excision of hair from other parts of the body. The procedure is carried out using almost always by FUE (Follicular Unit Excision) methods;
In the FUE procedure, follicular unit grafts are removed from the donor area of the skin with the aid of a specialized tool and inserted into the minute cuts on the recipient area. The cuts are angled in a way to mimic the natural direction of hair growth. The hair follicles thus grow strong in the affected area. On the other hand in the FUT procedure, instead of removing follicular unit grafts a strip of hair is removed from the donor area which is further divided into single follicles or groups and then inserted in the same way as the FUE procedure. The type of procedure used for hair transplant depends on person to person.