General Introduction


Modern hair restoration techniques enable enhanced methods that can help restore lost hair, replace or re-shape hairlines with natural, growing hair. Hair transplantation is an advanced way of restoring the hair that hair dressers and stylists most of the time cannot tell the difference between natural growing hair and the hair grafts that have been placed. Those having the hair transplant surgery need no more care than the ordinary washing, styling and trimming that they do in their daily life.

In our surgical practice, we offer the latest hair restoration options from medical therapy, scalp micropigmentation (SMP) and advanced hair restoration surgery of the scalp - both follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit hair transplantation (FUT) as well as.eyebrow hair transplantation and laser hair therapy.

There are two predominant types of hair transplantation currently in use:
 

• Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

FUE is a type of hair transplant done by taking individual hair follicles from your skin and moving them to another part of your body where hair is thinner or absent under local anesthesia. Micropunches are used to extract single follicles and move them, leaving behind almost no signs of extraction. 
Process: 
1. Punch incision around hair follicles. 
2. Extraction of follicular units.
3. Harvesting of the grafts.
4. Implantation of the grafts.
 

• Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT): 

FUT, also known as the strip procedure, involves removing a linear strip of hair from a region of the scalp and implanting it in another. The strip containing hair follicles is dissected under a stereo-microscope and divided into grafts of 1-3 follicles grafts. These grafts are then placed into incisions made on the recipient region.
Process:
1. Strip harvesting.
2. Strip slivering.
3. Grafts dissection.
4. Grafts insertion. 
 
When a patient's primary goal is to achieve maximum fullness from the hair restoration, FUT is preferred. For patients experiencing significant balding around the crown area of the head, FUT can be a better solution than FUE for better coverage and fullness. However, FUE is more popular than FUT because it is less likely to lead to a “hair plug” look, where sections of skin or hair do not match the surrounding areas. It also will not leave a scar like FUT does.
 
Sapphire hair transplant: is a FUE hair transplantation technique where sapphire blades are used while the channels are opened. The blade that is used during the channel creation stage is what differs the sapphire hair transplant than the normal FUE transplant. These blades are sharp, smooth, and durable which help in creating micro channels.
 
Direct hair implantation (DHI) is a modification of the FUE technique. During DHI, doctors use a specialized pen-shaped tool that can both cut the channel in the scalp as well as implant the hair follicles.
Choi Implanter is a pen-like device featuring a hollow needle attached to a tube and plunger apparatus. During a hair procedure with the Choi Implanter, the hair restoration physician and/or technicians loads harvested follicular units into the implanter pen. The surgeon then inserts the needle at an appropriate angle in the scalp and implants the graft by pressing down on the plunger.
 
A "graft" is a strip of skin containing hair. Grafts can be taken from anywhere on the body, but they are typically selected from the occipital scalp. Hair follicle refers to the root of the hair, the part buried under the scalp, while a graft (follicular unit) is the collection of hairs grouped together in the scalp.
 

Why to have manuel hair transplant or by micromotor?

Manual Fue method could take more time compared to the Micro Fue method.  
 
The Manual Fue method is realized gropely. It is generally preferred when sensitive areas like the neck and face are used as donor area, and on sensitive areas where graft collection will be lower.
 As for the Micro Fue method, the punch spikes rotate by means of an air motor.

 


FAQ

  1. When can I drink alcohol/coffee?

    Usually, the day after surgery.  


  2. Can I go swimming?

    We recommend avoiding swimming for 10 days in FUE cases, or until any stitches are removed.


  3. When will the redness go away?

    This answer varies greatly with each individual patient’s skin type.  For some patients redness disappears in less than a week.  For others, a slight pink tone can persist for months (especially with lighter skin types).  In any case, the pink tone areas from either FUE or FUT surgery will slowly fade with time and is usually gone once the hair all grows in.


  4. When can I color my hair?

    If you color your hair regularly, it is best to color at least two weeks before and least two weeks after any surgery, just to avoid potential irritation of the scalp.


  5. How long does a hair transplant last?

    If you visit a reputable hair transplant surgeon and follow your aftercare procedure correctly, your hair transplant should last a lifetime. 


  6. When can I go back to work after my hair transplant?

    The standard period of time is five days post-op, but this will be discussed with your consultant when planning your tailored aftercare plan. 


  7. Will I feel pain during the hair transplantation operation?

    Feeling of pain is minimal as the hair transplantation is performed under local anesthesia, We usually offer sedation next to local anesthesia to our patients with a high level of anxiety.
  8. How long does the hair transplantation surgery take?

    The surgery takes an average of six to seven hours. General anesthesia is not required during the operation, lighter sedation methods are applied to the patient during the process.
  9. Am I a candidate for hair transplant?

    Anyone experiencing permanent hair loss is a candidate for hair restoration surgery, including (i) the men with male pattern baldness, (ii) women with female pattern hair loss, (iii) men or women who want to restore or change the shape of their hairline, (iv) people with areas of scarring from injuries or "scarring" skin diseases, and also patients who experienced some hair loss after surgery, such as face lift procedures, (v) people who want to thicken or restore eyebrows, eyelashes, and beards. (vi) men and women who want hair in an area where they have little or no hair.


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