There are two effective techniques that are used when performing transplants, and both have various advantages and disadvantages
FUT Hair Transplant, or Strip Hair Replacement Transplant
This technique is the most commonly used hair implantation method, and accounts for more than two thirds of all procedures performed. It is highly popular with both patients and professionals because it is the most efficient way to make use of donor hair.
This is a surgical procedure where extremely small and thin strips of hair are taken for implantation at a site that is impacted by balding. Local anaesthetic is used to reduce any pain and discomfort that might occur during the procedure. The best places to take donations is from areas where there is plenty of growth. Usually, this is from the back and sides of the head. The area is shaved so that the hair is close to the scalp, and then the thin strip is surgically cut and the small area of scalp is removed. The area is stitched and healing takes around 10 days.
Under a microscope, the small section of removed scalp has individual follicular units removed, after which they are ready for transplant. Reinsertion into a balding area is performed. The surgeon inly needs to make small incisions (roughly the size of a pin head), into which the follicular units can be grafted.