In those cases it is not enough using a hormone testosterone or vasodilator drugs to replace lost hair it is recommendable to do a hair transplantation.
There are 1, 2, 3 and 4 hair groupings (called follicular unit grafts) that are transplanted into a patient’s balding areas.
This is done by two different methods, Strip or FUE.
Strip is a surgical technique that moves individual hair follicles from a part of the body of the patient to the balding part of the face (or body). In this minimally invasive procedure, grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding are transplanted to the bald area. This technique allows a lot of hair transplant in one session, although it has more morbidity.
The other technique called FUE use a round punch to extract follicular units from a patient’s bald resistant donor areas one at a time so there is no need for a strip incision and subsequent transplantation into the recipient area. This technique allows the patient a rapid recovery, but however the amount of hair to be transplanted is usually lower, which is sometimes lead to more treatment sessions.