Follicular unit transfer, also known as follicular transfer is a method to obtain hair follicles, belonging to different hair types, to be used for hair transplants. It involves taking hairs from a particular part of the head, and then transferring them onto the scalp. Hairs from one area are removed while all the hairs remaining in the head remain. Follicular units or FUE, are hairs which are derived from the opposite part of scalp. Strip harvesting, on other hand, involves the removal of hairs from the head and its surrounding parts and keeping them intact. In the standard FUE procedure surgeons make an incision that runs along the hairline, from one temple to the other in the direction of the hairline. After making the incision the surgeon pulls a strip of skin in between scalp hair and dermis. The procedure for follicular unit transplantation depends upon a variety of factors that include the health and age that the person is in, as well as the health of the donor region and the level of the patient's hair loss. After the strip is removed then the scalp is swaddled in a dressing , and antibiotics are given to the whole patient. A tiny cut is left behind, allowing fresh blood to flow into the scalp. The donor's area is meticulously cleaned to prevent infection, and the operation can begin. There are times where the transplanted follicle is not able to grow hairs in the desired areas. In these situations the doctor could decide to use follicular unit as well as cutting the skin of the patient. It will require another round of antibiotics to eliminate any bacteria, and a local anesthetic for the operation , and closing thinning. Following the procedure your scalp might feel uncomfortably. There may be a brief decrease in the amount hairs growing on the scalp, but they should return to normality after about one week. In all instances, a visit to the doctor is recommended to be monitored as the wound might result in infection. In any case, no surgical scars will be left behind and there is no discomfort during the treatment. In fact, you will be able resume your routine as quickly as possible. After you have finished a successful process of restoration there may be slight discomfort. When you begin growing your hair again your burning pain will fade completely. The results can differ from one person to the next. This is due to differences in body type skin color, hair type and loss pattern. The next stage in the recovery period is the application of a specific dressing. Most often, it is constructed from cotton and is meant to protect the scalp after harvesting. You'll also have to rest frequently (blood sucking) to flush out any blood that is not needed and medications is prescribed to prevent an infection. In addition, the harvesting process itself is conducted under anesthesia. You cannot operate a vehicle or other device during this time. The final stage is the process of healing. The scalp will be covered with the form of a dressing. This dressing protects the scalp as well as slow down the loss of hair. After the procedure, can expect longer-term relief from receding hairlines and other visible inflicted scars. A hair transplantation procedure does not happen overnight. It begins with the harvesting of Follicular units. The harvesting process takes place while the follicles still grow and haven't fallen out. Following harvesting, the follicular unit is placed into a plastic bag and is covered in a new dressing. The bag is designed to allow hair to grow into the bag while the hair from the bag falls out. The next step in the procedure will be the actual transplant. The scalp will be covered in a thin scar that will form the hairline. This scar will be unnoticeable to the naked eye and it is this invisble scar that creates the hairline. After the extraction of the follicular unit scalp is treated with an antibiotic. The antibiotic is administered orally and helps maintain the expansion of the follicular area that was removed from patient's scalp. This may take several weeks until the treatment is complete. The patient should not undergo any kind treatment to reduce hair loss. The final few days following the first visit to the clinic at which you received your transplant will also be used to prepare the hair follicles for the future fue procedures.