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What is a Hair Transplant?

What is a Hair Transplant

A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of hair follicles from one area of the scalp (known as the “donor site”) and transplanting them to another area (the “recipient site”). This can be done to restore hair growth in areas that have thinned or become bald due to genetics, injury, or medical conditions.

The most common technique used for hair transplants is called “follicular unit transplantation” (FUT), We Grow Hair Indy offers a more advanced and effective version called Multi-Unit Hair Grafting™. This involves removing hair from the back of the client’s head (donor site) and dividing it into individual follicular units (which are groups of 1-4 hair follicles). These units are then transplanted to the recipient site. Another technique called “follicular unit extraction” (FUE) involves removing individual hair follicles directly from the scalp, which are then transplanted to the recipient site. We Grow Hair Indy proudly offers the ARTAS Robotic FUE Hair Transplant, the most advanced FUE technology available.

The procedure itself can take several hours, depending on the number of grafts being transplanted. You will be given a mild anesthetic, so the procedure should not be painful at all. After the procedure, you will need to take care of the transplanted area to ensure proper healing. This includes avoiding strenuous activity, avoiding sun exposure and keeping the scalp clean.

After the procedure, you will likely experience some swelling and redness around the transplanted area. You should also expect some scabbing and possibly some itching. These are normal post-operative symptoms and should resolve within a few days. You will need to wait several months for the transplanted hair to grow. The hair will grow at a rate of about 1/4 inch per month, so it may take several months before you see significant growth. However, this hair growth is permanent.


After the procedure, it’s also important to maintain a healthy scalp with a proper hair care routine, including other modalities to maintain non-transplanted hair. Overall, a hair transplant can be a great solution for those who want to restore hair growth in areas that have thinned or become bald. With proper care, you can achieve a natural-looking head of hair.

A hair transplant is a safe and effective way to restore hair growth in areas that have thinned or become bald. However, it is important to have realistic expectations and to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon.

If you have more in-depth questions about the hair transplant process, check out our page to learn more here.

We Grow Hair Indy has specialized in hair transplantation for over two decades, offering the most advanced technology available to give our clients the best results. If you are experiencing hair loss or hair thinning, and want to review your options, feel free to schedule a FREE consultation or give us a call to speak with one of our Hair Loss Specialists.

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