Graft Preservation | Keeping Hair Grafts Safe and Healthy

picture of hair grafts being placed

-By Kawkler Moo, Hair Technician

How do we preserve your hair grafts so they remain intact before transplantation? Many patients ask us this question, as it’s an important part of the process. You want the grafts that are extracted to remain as healthy as possible for transplantation. We have determined the best product to use is called HypoThermosol®.

While there are many factors that contribute to the quality of a hair restoration procedure, surgeons aim to control factors such as hydration, temperature, time out of body, and gentle handling of transplanted grafts (BioLife Solutions, 2023). Factors such as storage solutions and other additives may further contribute to optimizing patient results. After much research and consideration, the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration firmly stands by the use of HypoThermosol for graft preservation.

What’s in HypoThermosol?  

  • pH buffers which prevent the solution from becoming too acidic
  • Energy substrates
  • Free radical scavengers
  • Osmotic/oncotic stabilizers

How Does HypoThermosol Work?

  • HypoThermosol lessens temperature-induced cellular stress responses that occur during chilling and re-warming of cells and tissues (BioLife Solutions, 2023)

Why HypoThermosol?

  • HypoThermosol is said to be the best solution for the viability of hair grafts
  • Studies shows that when comparing HypoThermosol with other products such as PlasmaLyte or normal saline, HypoThermosol increases graft survivability by nearly 40% (Rose, 2015)
  • It deceases graft apoptosis and necrosis (cell death)

At the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration every detail matters, including graft preservation. We strive to provide our patients with the best results possible and utilize proven products and procedures in order to achieve them. For more information on hair restoration, please contact our office at 585.244.0323.


Rose P. T. (2015). Hair restoration surgery: challenges and solutions. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology8, 361–370.

Biolife Solutions. 2023.

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