What is Hair Transplantation?
Experiencing Hair Loss?
If you’re experiencing hair loss, it’s perfectly understandable that you may be looking for the ideal hair restoration solutions, be it hair surgery or non-surgical options. We offer a hair loss solution that works. We’ve helped many men and women restore fuller, thicker heads of their own naturally growing hair through our hair transplant procedure. Hair transplantation is really about relocating (transplanting) the bald resistant hair follicles from the back of the head to the balding areas on the top of the head. This process works for a lifetime because the hair follicles taken from the back of the head are genetically resistant to baldness, regardless of where they are relocated to.
We at our centre follows both the techniques ,i.e strip method and FUE method, to give best results by individualising the approach.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a hair transplant technique in which follicular units are removed directly from the donor area. The grafts are then transplanted into areas where the patient desires more hair to create a natural looking hair line and/or add density to areas of thinning.Follicular Unit Extraction is different from the traditional FUT hair replacement procedures in one key way: follicular units are extracted directly from the scalp in FUE whereas follicles are microscopically dissected from a strip that has already been removed in FUT.
How Follicular Unit Extraction is Performed?
During the Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE hair transplant procedure, individual follicular unit grafts are excised one at a time using a tiny one millimeter in diameter (or less) instrument. The device is used to make a small circular incision in the skin around the follicular unit. The graft is then extracted directly from the scalp.Typically the patient’s hair in the donor area where these grafts are being removed is clipped, cut short or almost shaved so that the physician is able to optimally visualize the patient’s scalp.The small opening left behind after the follicle unit is extracted heals in a few days. The tiny aperture contracts as it heals, making the resulting round scar less noticeable. The FUE patient typically ends up with many small light colored scars, which are normally not detectable to the naked eye once the patient’s hair grows out.
The strip technique
(Also known as FUT – Follicular Unit Transplant ) is a method of treating hair loss in which hair grafts are extracted and then implanted in the patient’s balding areas. This technique uses a blade to cut out a strip of scalp tissue from the back and/or sides of the head; this strip is then “slivered” into small pieces which are further divided into the individual follicular units (natural groupings of hairs) using a microscope. The surgeon then carefully sews or staples the wound, aiming to achieve the smallest possible linear scar.
When do you need to consult a Surgeon for hair transplant?
Take a look at some of the common reasons when men and women need to consult for hair loss or restoration treatment.
- If their hairline is receding
- If they have suffered from permanent hair loss
- If they suffer from hair thinning, male pattern baldness, or female pattern baldness
- If they don’t want to wear a wig or a hairpiece
- If they wish to have a permanent solution for their problem of hair loss
- If their hair loss is due to medication, stress or medical treatment
- If they have healthy, adequate hair growth at the back and sides of the scalp that can serve as donor sites.