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Types of hair transplant

Hair implantation techniques

Hair transplantation is the best treatment that helps to recover lost hair in areas affected by male or female alopecia. There are different hair transplant techniques, not all techniques are the same and do not offer the same results.

Below, we are going to explain the best types of hair transplant techniques that exist. But first, let's briefly explain what a hair transplant is. 

Hair transplantation is a very simple treatment, it consists of extracting follicular units from the donor area of the scalp, in this area the hair grows strong and with good density (donor area). 

Once the follicular units have been extracted, they must be implanted in the alopecic area to be covered with hair (recipient area). 

The transplanted hair maintains the genetic information of its area of origin, and thus the tendency not to be lost over the years being a very effective treatment against alopecia.

Types of hair transplant techniques

In recent years there has been an advance in the hair sector in terms of medical equipment, technology and hair transplant techniques and results in hair implants. 

However, the most important factor will always be the state of the scalp and how advanced the alopecia is in order to obtain a satisfactory natural result for both the clinic and the patient.

Currently the 3 best techniques of hair transplantation, FUSS - FUT, FUE - DHI, and hair grafting technique with the ARTAS robot that differ from each other by the way in which the hair follicles (UFs) are obtained from the donor area. 

FUSS hair transplant technique

The FUSS - FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) technique. 

The FUSS or FUT technique is the hair grafting technique by which the follicles are removed by extracting a band or strip of skin about 20 cm long and 1 cm wide. 

It is one of the most traditional hair grafting techniques. 

The strip that is extracted contains a sufficient number of hairs to be carefully extracted and implanted in the bald areas later. After the extraction of the strip of skin, the cut is sutured.

The hair follicles (GRAFTS) are separated one by one using stereoscopic binocular microscopes. The stitches are removed after 12 days leaving a large scar if the patient has very short hair.


Results obtained with the FUSS - FUT technique

If we take into account that the average density ranges between 55 to 60 follicular units per cm2, between 1000 and 1200 follicular units will be extracted.  

That is to say, in a patient with low follicular density it would not be possible to remove more follicles, with the indicated cutting measures, for that it would be necessary to enlarge the cut, thus producing a larger and more unsightly scar.

FUE hair transplant technique

The FUE technique is one of the most modern techniques and one that offers the best results today. It requires great experience and talent on the part of the surgeon and the team that accompanies him.

FUE = Follicular Unit Extraction or Follicular Unit Extraction 

In this technique the follicles are extracted one by one, where the hair surgeon or medical team chooses the follicles according to the demand to implant (1, 2, 3 or 4 hairs).

In the FUE technique the follicles extracted are from the donor area (Occipital and/or temporal). 


Results obtained with the FUE technique

The results obtained with the FUE technique are natural looking, without scars and without fibrosis of the scalp as in the Strip technique.

Thanks to the implantation with the implanters used in this technique we can achieve maximum density. Implantation technique known as DHI.

Currently, between 1200 and 2000 follicular units are extracted per day depending on the density of the donor area of each patient.  

The only drawbacks that cause more units are not extracted: 

  • patient fatigue 
  • availability of hair from the donor areas of the head and body.

For hair transplants with more than 2000 units (we recommend 2 consecutive days).
Thus we can transplant from 2000 to 3600 follicular units in 2 consecutive days depending on the donor area of each patient. 

During the surgery procedure no scalpels are used and no sutures are made, so there are no scars or stitches. The results obtained with the FUE technique are very good.

Artas hair transplant technique

The Artas hair graft is one of the most technologically advanced hair transplant techniques.  Its main value is the intelligence of a robot that collects the hair follicles from the donor area for subsequent implantation in the recipient area. 

The hair surgeon or specialist doctor can supervise and perform the appropriate interventions during the surgery. 

This innovative extraction technology integrates automation in the process of obtaining follicles. This allows for a reduction in procedure time and enables customized harvesting techniques to be applied over a larger area. 

In addition, thanks to the hair grafting offered by the Artas robot, it can allow transplanted follicles to have a higher survival rate and minimize the impact on the donor area.


Results obtained with the Artas robot

Your hair will grow naturally until the final result is achieved after twelve months, you will feel good again and you will enjoy your image as always. 

Everything is guaranteed by a professional medical team you can trust, Clínica de Freitas.

Advantages offered by the Artas robot in hair grafting

The main advantages: 

  • Shorter intervention time when extracting by Artas robot.

  • Suitable to cover medium to large areas.
  • Does not leave linear scars
  • Shorter postoperative period
  • Suitable for people who want to shave their hair.
  • Suitable for women

Hair grafting with Robot Artas is ideal for those doctors who do not have experience or knowledge to be able to perform a hair transplant with the FUE technique manually.

Final conclusion

In the vast majority of cases and patients, the hair transplant will last forever and as long as they do not stop the medical treatment (medication). 

At Clínica de Freitas we are specialists in the FUE technique, with the FUE method the hair will grow in the usual direction with its own inertia, which makes the result more natural.

The hair implanted with FUE technique will cover as much as possible the most fallen or sparsely populated areas of the scalp, keeping the healthy and donor areas in perfect condition. 
Through a quality intervention, 90% of the implanted hair can be used for life. You can visit our hair transplant clinic in Barcelona and our hair clinic in Valencia, Clínica de Freitas gives you the opportunity to show off your hair as before.