Where can hair be transplanted?
- Posted on: Jul 10 2020
Hair transplant surgery isn’t just for thin and balding scalps. There are multiple areas of the face where hair from the back of the head (donor area) can be successfully transplanted. So where can hair be transplanted?
When considering hair transplant surgery, either the FUE (follicular unit extraction) or FUT (follicular unit transplantation) methods are used. No matter what area is receiving the transplanted hair follicles (grafts), the grafts are always taken from the back to mid scalp. The hair follicles in this area are typically resilient to hair loss, making them long lasting once transplanted. The result is incredibly natural no matter which technique is used.
The scalp is the most popular area to receive transplanted hair follicles. Someone concerned with thinning, balding, receding in hairline or a combination of all three would benefit from hair transplant surgery. This procedure provides patients with full, dense hair which looks completely natural and is long lasting.
Not every man is blessed with a full, thick beard. Someone with a thin or patchy beard would benefit greatly from a beard transplant. Grafts are placed in a natural pattern that blends with the surrounding beard hair for an incredibly natural result.
Eyebrows frame the eyes, which are typically one of the first facial features others notice upon meeting. If you’re someone who went too far with the tweezers for too long, this surgery is for you. An eyebrow transplant is a simple procedure that improves the aesthetic appearance of the eyebrows. With this surgery, patients are able to achieve fuller, thicker, natural looking eyebrows.
How is hair transplant surgery performed?
Hair can be transplanted to all of the above areas with either the FUE or FUT method in-office under a local anesthetic. The amount of grafts will vary depending on the areas needing to be filled. This will determine how long the procedure will take. The more grafts, the longer the procedure.
Once the area is numb and the outline for where the grafts will go has been drawn, the procedure will begin. The FUT (follicular unit transplantation) method involves removing a strip of scalp from the back of the head. The grafts from the strip are then cleaned and separated in preparation for transplantation. FUE (follicular unit extraction) is the second method which involves removing each follicle one at a time from the scalp with the NeoGraft device. They are cleaned, counted and then transplanted to the desired area(s). During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss which method is right for you.
For more information on hair transplant surgery in SLC, Draper, Layton and surrounding areas, please call our office at (385) 344-4247 or contact us HERE.