Are Hair Transplants Reliable?

July 21, 2021 | By admin

Are Hair Transplants Reliable?

Hair transplants are aesthetic procedures that are done to add more hairs to an area of the body where the hair might be thinning. People who are suffering from excessive hair loss or balding often opt for this procedure to get a head full of hair.

The hairs that are transplanted during a long hair transplant are often taken from another area of the body where one might have a larger volume of hair follicles. The hair follicles are grafted to the thinning or balding sections of the scalp after that.

You might find it interesting to note that according to several trusted sources, almost 60% of men and 50% of women suffer from one form of hair loss or another. Because of this reason, one can find several over-the-counter and ‘natural’ medications that claim to help. However, most of those products are nothing but scams.

This is why if you want to solve your problem of balding, excessive hair loss, or thinning of hair, then it is best to get a hair transplant done. But before you get a hair transplant, it is important for you to learn more about this procedure. In this article, we will help you do just the same.



Do Hair Transplants Work?

The first thing that you need to know about hair transplants is if these procedures really work. A good place to start to arrive at the answer to this question is to look at some online customer reviews of people who have got hair transplants done.

If you go through some of those reviews, then you will see that for most people hair transplants do work. In fact, hair transplants work far better than most trusted over-the-counter hair restoration products that you can find in the market.

However, it should be noted that with time just like natural hair, the transplanted hair will also thin. People who have dormant hair follicles, which are sacs that usually contain hair beneath the skin but are not able to grow hairs, can also have less effective hair transplant results.

There is also a hair transplant plasma therapy method that claims to help individuals get 75% or more of their hairs fully back. Furthermore, hair transplants do not work for everyone. This is why it is important for an individual to make sure that he or she is a good candidate for a hair transplant before getting the procedure done.

Other people for whom hair transplant might not bring miraculous results are:

  • People with thick scalp scars from previous injuries
  • People who experienced hair loss due to chemotherapy and other medications
  • People with widespread thinning and baldness

How Does a Hair Transplant Work?

In simple language, it can be said that during a hair transplant, hair follicles from one part of the body are transferred to another part of the body where one might not have hair. Usually, the hair follicles can be taken from the back of the head.

Before performing the surgery, the plastic surgeon will also sterilize the area from where the hair follicles have to be removed. This area is also numbed with a local anesthetic. One can also request sedation if he or she wants to sleep throughout the procedure.

Hair transplants are usually performed by following two techniques. Both of these techniques are discussed in the table below.

Hair Transplant Types


Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Other NamesIt is also known as Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS)
Surgical ProcedureIn this surgery, the surgeon will remove a strip of your scalp, which is from 6 inches to 10 inches long. After that, the area is stitched and the scalp strip is cut into smaller pieces. These smaller fragments are known as grafts. These grafts are transplanted after making small holes in the scale and inserting the hair grafts in those holes. In this surgery, individual hair follicles are removed from the scalp skin. After that, small holes are made in the targeted area and hair follicles are inserted in those holes.
Coverage of Surgical Site


The surgical site is covered with gauze or bandagesThe surgical site is covered with gauze or bandages
Number of GraftsThe total number of grafts depends on:

Type of hair you have

Size of transplanted site

Quality of hair

Hair color

The total number of grafts depends on:

Type of hair the patient has

Size of transplanted size

Hair quality

Final results desired


Why Choose Divine Cosmetic Surgery to Get a Hair Transplant?

Divine Cosmetic Surgery is the most trusted cosmetic surgery clinic in India. The medical team at Divine Cosmetic Surgery is led by the talented, skilled, and experienced Dr. Amit Gupta. Dr. Amit Gupta and his team have performed thousands of hair transplants on men and women all across the globe!

The team at Divine Cosmetic Surgery prides itself on being extremely customer-centric and providing all patients with the highest quality treatments. Contact us today if you want to get a hair transplant done by the best medical team in India!

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