For those who are at an advanced stage of hair loss progression, non-surgical methods may not be sufficient to treat their loss and they need to consider a surgical solution for their hair loss.
Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure which transplants healthy hair follicles to areas of thinning and is an option for some with healthy donor areas. There are two main surgical methods: strip donor transplant and follicular unit extraction.
Strip Donor Transplant: During a strip donor transplant, a surgeon removes a strip of donor hair follicles, usually from the occipital region of the scalp, then subdivides into hair follicles which are then transplanted to the affected scalp area of hair loss.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): During this procedure, the surgeon removes the donor hairs with a special punch-like instrument. The hair grafts are extracted in one cluster at a time.