A Review of Modern Surgical Hair Restoration Techniques

Hair transplant

Hair transplantation holds a solid history when it comes to various hair restoration techniques. You might remember the days of punch grafting and you might be aware of the modern age hair restoration techniques as well. The advances in this field are quite dramatic and they are surely evident by the results.

Historical Background

The first ever hair transplant was performed in New York in the year 1950. A few years before that Japanese were also doing something quite close to the hair transplantation. By the year 1970, the technique was modified to a great deal. Punch grafting was being performed by small numbers of dedicated practitioners in many countries of the world. This method involved a 4.0-mm punch which was used until 1975. However, it did not produce natural results as desired by the doctors and their patients. Hence, the search for an even more efficient method led us to modern techniques of follicular Unit extraction and follicular unit transplant.

Modern-day Techniques of Hair Restoration

Here is a list of the most popular hair restoration techniques;

  • Follicular Unit Transplant
  • Follicular Unit Extraction
  • Stem Cell Follicular Unit Extraction

Let’s analyze all the 3 most popularly used hair transplant techniques;

FUT Hair Transplant

Follicular Unit Transplant, also known as the strip extraction method is certainly one of the best techniques used for hair restoration to this date. It provides maximum hair density in a single treatment. The treatment involves the extraction of a strip from the donor region of the scalp. The scalp is then stitched together. Afterward, the grafts are extracted from the strip and excess tissue is trimmed. Next, the surgeon creates incision sites at the recipient’s region and inserts the follicular units into these incisions. This technique minimizes graft damage and provides maximum density.


FUE Hair Transplant

Follicular Unit Extraction is a minimally invasive technique that is usually performed under local anesthesia. It makes you go from bald to beautiful in an instant. The procedure involves individual extraction of hair follicles from the donor region. Afterward, the incisions are made in the recipient’s site and grafts are inserted. The best part about this technique is that if you don’t have enough donor hair on the scalp, they can be extracted from your body as well. Moreover, this technique doesn’t cause linear scarring like FUT.

Stem Cell FUE

Stem Cell FUE takes the traditional FUE, one step further. While extracting individual hair follicles, the surgeons leave a few stem cells behind in the donor region. It stimulates hair growth in the donor area as well as the recipient’s area. This out of all the techniques provides maximum volume and of course natural-looking results.


All of these three hair restoration techniques can do wonders for people facing baldness. However, which treatment is suitable for you, can only be suggested by an expert hair transplant surgeon. Therefore, consult a doctor before choosing any treatment. A consultation allows you to discuss all your fears and concerns regarding a particular treatment. At Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, you not only get free initial consultation but you can also see how you will look after the treatment with the latest Crisalix technology. So, If you are interested in any of the above-mentioned hair transplant techniques, simply fill in the form below and one of our representatives will get back to you to confirm your appointment.