Follicular Unit Transplantation

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2020 May;28(2):161-167. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2020.01.005.


Hair transplant is a powerful and reliable procedure that provides a natural and high-impact result. This procedure can be used to restore scalp hair, eyebrow hair, beard hair, body hair, or areas of hair loss due to scarring. The hair transplant techniques of the past (hair plugs, scalp reductions) have etched a negative impression of hair restoration surgery in the public memory. With the improved techniques of follicular unit transplantation, more natural and discreet results can be obtained with minimal downtime and preservation of patient privacy. This article focuses on follicular unit transplantation and performance of the strip technique.

Keywords: Follicular unit; Hair restoration; Hair transplantation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alopecia / surgery*
  • Hair Follicle / transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Patient Selection
  • Skin Transplantation / adverse effects
  • Skin Transplantation / methods*
  • Tissue and Organ Harvesting / methods
  • Transplant Donor Site
  • Transplantation, Autologous