A hair graft refers to hair follicles that are harvested from a donor area (usually the back of the scalp) and transplanted to the recipient area (where hair loss has occurred).
A hair graft typically consists of one to four hair follicles bundled together and surrounded by a thin layer of tissue. The appearance of a hair graft will depend on the technique used for harvesting and transplanting the hair follicles.
In the FUT (follicular unit transplantation) method, hair grafts are harvested from a long, thin strip of tissue taken from the donor area. Each strip is dissected under a microscope, and individual hair grafts are separated and prepared for transplantation. These hair grafts may appear as small, white, bulb-like structures.
In the FUE (follicular unit extraction) method, individual hair grafts are harvested directly from the donor area using a small, hollow needle. These hair grafts may appear as small, cylindrical structures with a small amount of tissue attached.
Overall, hair grafts are typically small and can vary in appearance depending on the technique used for harvesting and transplantation.
The number of hair grafts required for a hair transplant depends on the extent of the hair loss and the hair restoration goals of the patient. In general, hair transplantation is a safe, effective, and long-lasting solution to treat hair loss and achieve natural-looking hair. It’s essential to choose a skilled and qualified hair transplant surgeon to achieve the best results.