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Types of Hair Transplants In Boston MA

Hair transplantation is a procedure to cover up baldness or thin hair. The affected area receives hair follicles or grafts from another part of the scalp. Usually, the ideal location for taking out these grafts or follicles is back of the head because the hair in the back of the head is less likely to undergo progressive hair loss. Our hair transplant Boston specialists can help you get your natural look back. Not all hair loss specialists in Boston use the same methods, in this short article, we will explain the 2 most popular hair transplant methods.


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There are two types of hair transplant methods


Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS)

This procedure starts by extracting a 6-10 inch strip of scalp and hair from the back of the head. The scalp is stitched back after taking out the hair strip. One single strip can give as many as 500-2,000 follicular units/grafts. Depending on the need, this can be a single hair or a bunch of them. The total number of grafts necessary to produce a good cosmetic result can vary according to the affected area you want to get covered. It also depends on the kind of hair, color, quality, and thickness. 


Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

There is another type of hair transplant called Follicular Unit Extraction/Excision. In the FUE method, the surgeon will shave off the back of your head. The hair transplant surgeon will then extract hair follicles individually. FUE creates several tiny dots on your head, which will be easily covered with your remaining hairs.


Both the hair transplantation surgeries begin by cleaning the scalp. Injections are then used to numb the area. Once your surgeon goes ahead with the operation, they will make slits in the scalp at the recipient sites (where the hairs will be placed) with the help of instruments such as needles.  The surgical team will then place the grafts or follicles in their recipient sites on the anterior/vertex scalp or hairline


The duration of hair transplantation can vary from 6 to 12 hours depending on the transplantation size. Both methods have their pros and cons. So, it is essential to consult a competent hair transplant surgeon before you decide to go for a transplant. Ask about possible risks and recovery too.


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