What is a Graft?

A graft is a collection of hair follicles. During a hair transplant procedure, Dr. Sharma redistributes the follicles which can contain single or multiple hairs. During your hair transplant, we use a motorized micro punch to loosen and relocate each graft the desired area.


The Donor Area

When harvesting hair for your procedure we transfer hair from the donor area. This section is located at the back of the head, above the neck. Although it is possible to transplant hair from the body or face this is not recommended. For hair transplants to the top or front of your head it is important to match the grafts as closely to the original hair as possible.


Does it Work?

The reason hair transplants from this area are successful is because the hair from the donor site are resistant to DHT (Dihydrotestosterone – a byproduct of testosterone). DHT is the primary cause for male pattern hair loss. When hair is transplanted from the back and sides to the bald area on the front or top of the scalp, the hair follicles maintain their original characteristics and will, continue to grow.

How to Disguise Your Hair Transplant

Female F.U.E. Concealment


Long hair can assist to hide the donor site. Some women tie their hair into a bun to further conceal the area.

Male F.U.E. Concealment


Even with short hair you can disguise the donor site. This patient is one-month post F.U.E. transplant of almost 2,000 grafts.


Once Transplanted, Do Grafts Grow Back?

Hair transplanted to the top or front of the head is permanent. The extracted hairs do not grow back. The redistributed hair continues to grow in the new area to make sure the donor site is not visibly affected by the loss of grafts, Dr. Sharma spreads out his selection over a large area. The appearance of hair at the back is almost completely undetectable after a few weeks post procedure. Most men continue wearing their hair short after the recovery period.


Graft Pricing

The cost of a hair transplant is calculated per graft. This means that you are charged for the amount of grafts we relocate from the donor site to the desired area. How many grafts do you need? This is something Dr. Sharma can determine for you during your consultation.


Designing Your Hairline

During your consultation, Dr. Sharma will assess your hair restoration goals. Once Dr. Sharma has determined your eligibility for the procedure, he will create a customised hairline design plan with the appropriate amount of grafts

What is used to make each incision?

Each patient will require a different sized blade for their incisions based on a few factors. Graft thickness, quality, spacing, and straightness. To promote the best healing Dr. Sharma will attempt to use the smallest blade possible. This also creates a tight channel that allows each graft to sit securely throughout the surgery.

The blade shown in this image is an SP 89 Spear Blade. The diameter of the tip is only 1.25mm.

Learn more about the incision process.


Hair Transplant FAQ's

This primarily depends on the quality of hair on your donor site. You are required to have a certain amount of hair density at the back of your head so we can transfer it to the desired area. If you have a large demand for density or coverage at the front of your head, then you need a large amount of eligible donor grafts in the back.

Hair transplants are commonly charged per graft. More grafts does not always mean a better result. Placement, skill, and precision are huge factors in your end result. Our Hair Transplants start at $6,000. You can view our handy pricing guide here.

Yes, we have two options for financing your procedure. Please ask for more details during your hair transplant consultation.

This depends on the patients desired hair line and density. A lot of our patients only ever need one surgery but other will come back for a second one within their lifetime.

They are placed into a solution called HypoThermosol. This is formulated specifically to support tissue samples during hypothermic storage. Learn more about HypoThermosol

We will need the donor and recipient site shaved down to a zero for the surgery. You may have this done prior to the procedure date or we can shave it on the day of surgery.


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Dr. Sharma's Patient Reviews

Julian V
Julian V
Hair Transplant Patient 2018
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Immediately I felt welcomed by his staff and knew I was going to receive the highest quality of service! The operation went very well, the staff and Dr. Sharma made sure I felt comfortable every step of the way. 8 months in and 4 follow up appointments later, the quality of service hasn’t changed! 10/10 would recommend the Sharma Clinic to anyone looking to feel more positive and confident.
Muhammad Abdullah
Muhammad Abdullah
Hair Transplant Patient 2020
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So I just got my hair transplant done, at the Sharma clinic. I must say I was really impressed by the whole team. The experience was great we had initially planned for 2500 hair but dr Sharma was able to extract 2882 hair and he implanted them all. The surgery went great and dr Sharma was there the whole time 16 hrs!!! Checking on time on from time on. The staff was excellent, I really had a pleasant time taking with Cindy and Nastaran they gave me a really good company and I haven't seen someone so passionate as them. Alex was great as well and really made sure all of my concerns were addressed. Overall, the experience went great and can't wait to see post results.
Spencer C
Spencer C
Hair Transplant Patient 2019
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Dr. Sharma is a professional in his field and is second to none, Dr. Sharma is a professional in his field and is second to none, his passion for quality shows in his results and his caring personality show why he and his team are successful. The environment is warm and welcoming with staff being friendly, courteous, caring and very genuine. Follow up appointments with the Clinic was simple and easy which made the experience even better as I am not from Edmonton. 10/10 would recommend this Clinic for any treatment you are looking for as Dr. Sharma and his team will provide you with the best service and results in the industry.
Larry B
Larry B
Hair Transplant 2019
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It’s been a week since my hair transplant surgery at the Sharma clinic. There are so many glowing reviews here that there’s really nothing more that I can add except for the fact that I can confirm that all of these positive reviews are very accurate and reflect my own experience there. It was a very long 12 hour day for Dr. Sharma and his assistants Cindy and Tauran. I was really impressed that even after all of that time they were able to remain completely focussed on attention to detail. I have salt and pepper hair and even though it was very late in the day, they were still taking the time to discuss which colours should go where, they weren’t rushing to complete the procedure. Of course I can’t attest to the other procedures offered here but if you are considering a hair transplant, I find it hard to believe that there is another clinic that is going to beat this one out for quality and service. Personally, if I were to consider some other procedure, this would be the place that I would be going based on the experience with my own hair transplant. L.

No two hair transplants are the same​

Each hair loss case is unique. Understanding the expectations and goals of our patients allows us to give a realistic idea of your hair restoration possibilities. Using either the F.U.E. or F.U.T. Hair Transplant technique gives us the flexibility to give you the best treatment possible.