Hair transplantation is a surgical modality of treatment in which, hair follicles in the occipital scalp are extracted and then implanted on to the recipient area of scalp. There are different methods of harvesting the follicles from the occipital scalp. The survival rate of the extracted hair graft depends upon multiple exogenous factors. The most important ones are graft hydration, cold temperature, prevention of infection and mechanical trauma.
The transit time between graft harvesting and implantation is also an important determinant of the survival rate.Increased transit time increases the chances of desiccation, infection, mechanical trauma, and grafts getting heated up. Considering this factor, we are practising direct hair transplantation (DHT) at AMISTA skin and hair clinics, in which we implanted the graft as soon as it was harvested, so that survival rate of graft increases and results would be favourable.