The first thing to consider is that when you say hair transplantation, you should say hair transplant, because you take hair or hair from a part of the patient’s body, to implant them in the same patient where hair is missing, so there must be a balance between the area that from the hair, donor area, usually the back area of the head over the nape and the area that receives the hair, usually the upper part of the head that has remained without hair or other areas of the body.
Hair removal can take place with two different techniques, the FUT technique (better known as strip technique) or the FUE technique (monobulbar sampling).
Hair removal with FUT technique
Commonly called the strip technique. It is carried out under local anesthesia plus sedation and consists in the removal of a strip of scalp from the back of the head, at the back the strip is divided under the microscope into the individual hair to be implanted in the thinning area. The FUT technique is the one recommended in cases where the donor area is small or its hair density is low. This is a technique that is widely used in women’s hair transplantation because it does not require changes in the hairstyle of the hair (it is not necessary to shave the hair). This technique leaves a scar in the posterior area of the head, which will be more or less evident in the future depending on wound healing.
Hair removal with FUE technique
This is the monobulbar sampling technique that can be made manually by means of a small punch (punch) or by the assistance of a robot that automates the entire picking phase. This technique can be performed under local anesthesia. The removal leaves tiny tiny scars that are almost imperceptible after a few months. This technique is recommended in people with a high density of hair in the donor area or in people who do not have so much density in this area or if there is a imbalance between the donor area and the peeled area they want to undergo a transplant. from the chest, arms, legs or beard to fill the bald area as much as possible.
Anatomical regions where you can make a transplant:
Prior technical scars FUT
Scars that have left a peeled area in any part of the body