Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation relocates hair naturally.
Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation is worlds ahead of the standard hair
transplant procedure performed by the many of today’s surgeons.
To understand why the results of this hair transplant procedure look so
natural, you must first understand how hair actually grows.
How hair grows naturally on the scalp.
If you look closely at naturally growing hair using magnification you
will see that hair actually grows in groupings of one, two, three, and four
These naturally occurring hair groupings grow in irregular patterns on
the scalp similar to how grass grows on a lawn. These groupings are technically
referred to as “follicular units”.
Natural hair transplantation results come from copying
nature, hair for hair.
By relocating these carefully prepared bald-resistant follicular units
from the back and sides of the scalp, physicians doing “follicular
unit hair transplantation” recreate a natural pattern of hair in the
To do this properly is a very time consuming process. It requires a team
of skilled and meticulous medical technicians working closely with the hair
Advantages of a Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation
over standard procedures:
Smaller grafts with minimal incisions.
Carefully prepared follicular unit grafts contain a minimum of excess
scalp tissue and are very tiny, compact structures. As a result, the grafts
fit into very small incisions that produce very little trauma to the scalp.
The use of smaller grafts, with less invasive incisions, permits a larger
number grafts to be transplanted in one session. In addition, the small grafts
can be placed closer together.
Careful trimming of the donor tissue using microscopes produces more grafts.
By carefully trimming donor tissue into the naturally occurring follicular
units under magnification (using high powered microscopes) the maximum number
of intact and undamaged grafts are produced from a given amount of donor
tissue. And since a patient’s donor tissue is limited, this enables
the balding patient to ultimately achieve the fullest coverage possible.
A Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation looks natural,
even on close examination.
Because the follicular unit hair transplant procedure replicates, hair for
hair, the way hair grows naturally, it produces results that look natural
– even under close inspection.
The follicular unit hair transplant also looks natural after only one
surgical session. Additional procedures are only needed to increase the
density of the hair transplant or to address additional areas of balding
if the hair loss progressed.
This is in stark contrast to mini-micrograft procedures, where one session
will generally not “stand on its own” and where additional surgical
sessions are required in order to refine or soften the appearance of the
previous hair transplants.
While the standard micro “follicular unit” hair transplant
does produce natural looking results, its ability to achieve high density
in only one surgical session is limited. Thus patients may have to do subsequent
surgical sessions in a transplanted area to achieve a full look.
Recently leading hair transplant surgeons have evolved this follicular
unit procedure into a highly refined procedure that is minimally invasive
and enables the follicular unit grafts to be placed very close together.
This new "ultra refined" procedure enables patients to achieve
cosmetic density in a given area in one surgical session, while experiencing
Learn more about "Ultra Refined
Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation" and the surgeons who provide
Respecting the Follicular Unit
Each follicular unit is surrounded by small glands, blood vessels, nerves, and a connective tissue sac making it a tiny self contained unit.
If these follicular units are damaged during removal or dissection, the hair may grow poorly.
Therefore it is important to cut only in the loose tissue between the follicular units to keep each follicular unit intact and avoid damaging it.
While follicular unit hair transplantation can yield optimal results for
a patient it must be performed by an experienced and skilled staff.
Locate a prescreened
hair transplant physician in your area who is dedicated to performing follicular
unit hair transplantation.