Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that removes hair follicles from one part of the body, called the ‘donor’, to a bald or balding part of the body known as the ‘recipient’. In this minimally invasive procedure, grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding (like the back of the head) are transplanted to the bald scalp. Hair transplantation can also be used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, and to fill in scars caused by accidents or surgery such as face-lifts and previous hair transplants.
Since hair naturally grows in groupings of 1 to 4 hairs, current techniques harvest and transplant hair “follicular units” in their natural groupings. Thus modern hair transplantation can achieve a natural appearance by mimicking original hair orientation.