Everything you need to know about hair transplants

What is a hair transplant?

A hair transplant is a procedure to move hair to an area that’s thin or bald. When a dermatological surgeon transfers hairs from one part of the body, called the ‘donor site’, to a bald or balding part of the body known as the ‘recipient site’.

This technique is used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, and pubic hair and to fill in scars caused by accidents or surgery such as face-lifts and previous hair transplants. 

It was recorded that about 60% of males and 50% of females suffer from some or the other hair problems. 

 This technique was first performed in 1939 in Japan with single scalp hairs. After the advancement in the technological field, physicians developed the “plug” technique. This basically involves transplanting large tufts of hair.

Over time, surgeons began using mini- and micro-grafts to minimize the appearance of transplanted hair on the scalp.

Hair Transplant Cost

Usually, the cost of hair transplant treatment varies from person to person. It basically depends upon the individual hair loss and consequently the number of necessary grafts.

The average cost of hair transplants in India is in the range of INR 55,000 – INR 60,000. However, this is just a lump-sum figure, many clinics offer packages as well. There are various factors that need to be considered before deciding the number of grafts required or whether to opt for surgery.

The cost also depends upon the following factors:

  • type of hair you have
  • size of the transplant site
  • quality (including thickness) of hair
  • hair colour

Hair Transplant methods

There are two main hair transplant techniques that are regularly used: 


  • FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) 
  • FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)


Both these methods are effective in restoring thicker, natural-looking hair.


FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)

In FUE hair transplantation, the surgeon transfers each individual follicular unit harvested from the scalp. The follicles of hairs are removed in a random manner, which allows the surgeon to move hair from the donor area with a less noticeable thinning of the area.  The follicular units contain 1 to 4 hairs that are removed under local anesthesia.

The surgeon uses very small micro blades or fine needles to puncture the sites for receiving the grafts, placing them in a predetermined density and pattern, and angling the wounds in a consistent fashion to promote a realistic hair pattern. The technicians generally do the final part of the procedure, inserting the individual grafts in place.

FUE gives very natural results. The FUE method is usually preferred over the FTU method because it negates the need for large areas of scalp tissue to be harvested, therefore there is no linear incision on the back of the head and it doesn’t leave a linear scar.

FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation)

Follicular Unit Transplantation Method (FUT Method) is also called Strip harvesting. It is one of the most common Hair transplantation techniques. In this procedure, the surgeon removes a piece of your scalp, usually from the back of your head. The strip size is typically about 6 to 10 inches long but can stretch from ear to ear. Each incision is planned in such a way that intact hair follicles are only removed.

The area is closed with stitches from where the scalp was removed which tends to leave a very fine linear scar. This is one of the disadvantages of this method.

Due to these reasons, FUT is sometimes preferred only for patients with long hair which will eventually cover the scar. 

A step-by-step guide to a hair Transplant Procedure

To help you make a more informed decision we have put together a step-by-step guide for hair transplant Procedure


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Preparing the scalp

As the treatment Proceeds, the scalp of the patient needs to be prepared according to the type of treatment option opted for.

Pre Checks

This step includes Completing all the paperwork and conveying the medical history if any to the surgeons.


Before your procedure starts you will have local anaesthetic injected into the scalp in order to make the extraction and grafting of the hair painless and comfortable for the patient.

Extraction of Follicular Units

The procedure starts with the extraction of hairs from one part of the body, called the ‘donor site’.

Harvesting the Grafts

Once the extraction is done, the hairs are separated into groups by thickness, size of the bulb and number of hairs to make sure that there is enough variation to provide the patient with the most natural-looking result.

Implantation of the grafts

In this process, the Surgeons Transfer the grafts to a bald or balding part of the body known as the ‘recipient site’.


Once the process is complete, your surgeon will bandage your head up and go through a full aftercare routine which you will need to follow.

Final Results

You will have noticed a difference in your hairline or hair density in the areas treated.


A good clinic is very important

Picking a good clinic is a very tough decision to make yet it is very important. You need to ensure they have an excellent team of staff and accredited physicians as well. Since the requirements and needs of Clients vary from person to person, one needs to choose wisely.

Dermatrichs provide the most popular Hair transplant procedures, the treatment has helped countless clients feel more confident and happier in their own skin. Our team works closely with each client to understand exactly what they’re looking for and ensure they get those results. For more information on this service or any of the other services, get in touch with us.

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