Clinical Dermatology Review

SYMPOSIUM ON ANDROGENIC ALOPECIA - REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 80--87

Hair transplantation: A brief review


T Muhammed Razmi1, Kiruthika Subburaj2 
1 Department of Dermatology, IQRAA Aesthetics, IQRAA International Hospital and Research Centre, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
2 Department of Dermatology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
T Muhammed Razmi
Department of Dermatology, IQRAA Aesthetics, IQRAA International Hospital and Research Centre, Kozhikode - 673 001, Kerala
India

Hair transplantation is a safe and effective treatment option in patients with male and female pattern hair loss. Alopecia leads to a lack of self-confidence and social withdrawal in young patients when compared to their peers with good hair density. Patient selection, counseling, and planning the procedure have equal importance as that of the hair transplantation surgery itself. Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE) are the two commonly used techniques of hair restoration. In FUT, a strip of tissue is excised from the occipital donor area resulting in a linear scar. Whereas in FUE, the scarring can be avoided as small individual follicular units are harvested and transplanted in the recipient area. FUE is emerging as a most opted hair restoration procedure in patients with patterned hair loss. This review elaborates on the procedure of FUE in brief and gives a detailed step-by-step guide for performing the procedure.


How to cite this article:
Razmi T M, Subburaj K. Hair transplantation: A brief review.Clin Dermatol Rev 2022;6:80-87


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Razmi T M, Subburaj K. Hair transplantation: A brief review. Clin Dermatol Rev [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Sep 28 ];6:80-87
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