Hair serves an important cosmetic function. Either lack or excess of hair on one’s body is a major reason of emotional stress. Patterned hair loss is the most common cause of hair loss worldwide affecting more than 50% of world’s adult population. Medical management is temporary and not useful in advanced patterned hair loss.
Androgenentic alopecia (AGA) is progressive patterned hair loss in which androgen mediated conversion of susceptible terminal hairs into vellus hairs occurs in genetically predisposed individuals. However, the occipital area is spared from baldness as the hair growth in this part of the scalp is not dependent on androgens.
Hair Transplant Surgery is the redistribution/ rearrangement of existing follicles in a particular pattern so as to cover the bald areas of alopecia giving good cosmetic camouflage.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is the new method of Hair Transplant that involves extraction of grafts using micropunches of size 0.8 mm and 1 mm. These grafts are taken from the occipital area and implanted in the frontal area.