Hair Plug Surgery Have you seen hair plugs? Or do you know the ones that look like rows of corn or the head of a doll? That form of hair transplant is the consequence of a very outdated method that was developed when hair surgery was first being popularized. With a circular punch unit, hair was harvested and each graft contained as many as 20 hairs. Because each graft was so wide, in order to provide enough blood supply to sustain the hair, they had to be spaced out. This resulted in a “pluggy” hairline that was very unnatural.
Hair Transplants of Today is not Pluggy
Hair transplantation today is entirely invisible. No longer do surgeons use large unsightly grafts that are unnaturally spaced apart. Smaller grafts allow physicians to tightly pack grafts, so potential hair loss will not result in permanent plugs that are sparsely positioned.
How Effective are Different Hair Transplant Methods?
Hair transplants aim to restore hair development to areas with limited or absent growth of the scalp. For several hair loss styles, they are successful therapies. People can need follow-up transplants to achieve permanent outcomes.
Hair Loss and the Techniques of Hair Transplant
A common part of aging is hair loss and thinning hair, but they can also occur due to a medical condition or scalp trauma. For cosmetic or reconstructive purposes, some individuals who experience hair loss may decide to have a hair transplant. In this article, we examine the effective rates of various hair transplant types;
At our company, our surgeon extracts follicles from a dense region of hair during a hair transplant, such as the back of the head, which they will point to as the donor area. In the affected area of the scalp, our doctor then places the follicles into tiny slits.
There are two important methods of hair transplant:
- Follicular device extraction (FUE); our doctor uses a tiny punch tool to extract follicles from the donor region. Although this procedure may always lead to some scarring, it may be less visible, and stitches will typically not be needed.
- DHI Pro; in order to assess the possible number of grafts to be taken and to ensure that it is necessary for the bald area to be fully protected, it all begins with our doctor’s inspecting the donor area. Local anesthesia is administered before the graft extraction procedure, avoiding any kind of discomfort during the process. The grafts are carefully preserved in Hypothermosol solution using the micro-motor for the extracting of grafts by our surgeon, holding the cells of the graft as healthy as possible, DHI then takes place, using the Choi pens to carefully insert the grafts into the specified area one by one.
What is Hair Replacement Surgery / Hair Transplant?
Hair transplant (implant) surgery is a cosmetic operation performed on males and females with extreme hair loss, thinning hair, or bald spots where hair does not grow anymore. Via hair replacement therapies that use your existing hair, the procedure will boost your look and your personality.
In male and female pattern baldness, DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) is a natural metabolite of the human body and the primary cause for hair loss. In male-pattern baldness, hair normally only develops around the head in a horseshoe shape. However, baldness of the female pattern is identified by diffuse thinning of the hair on the whole scalp, although some women have hair loss that imitates the baldness of the male pattern.
Am I a Candidate for Hair Transplant / Hair Replacement Surgery?
For transplantation procedures, all hair replacement techniques use the current hair from donor sites. Hair transplantation relies on the notion of “donor dominance” of hair follicles for male pattern baldness. That is, biologically, hair taken from the head below the top of the ears is conditioned by our doctor to never fall out. It is possible to transplant those hairs to the frontal hairline, never to be lost because of further balding.
A certain percentage of females are good candidates for hair transplantation because of the diffuse impact DHT has on female hair. This community comprises:
- Females that have experienced hair loss due to mechanical alopecia or traction (non-hormonal)
- Females who had previous aesthetic or plastic surgery and are thinking about hair loss around the sites of the incision
- Women who have a different baldness pattern, similar to that of the male baldness pattern
- Women suffering from hair loss due to trauma, including burn victims, accident scarring, and chemical burns
- Females with alopecia marginalis, a disorder that appears very close to alopecia with traction.
A consultation with our dermatologist or our plastic surgeon at our company is the best way to decide whether you are a decent candidate for hair replacement surgery.
What Should Be Followed Before the Hair Replacement Surgery?
At our business, planning for hair replacement surgery involves discussing with our dermatologist or plastic surgeon a number of questions about your health, preferences, and lifestyle, including:
- Why you want the process, your hopes, and the desired result
- Your medical problems, reactions to chemicals, and medical procedures
- Your use of modern medicines, alcohol, tobacco and narcotics, vitamins, herbal supplements.
Even, our dermatologist or plastic surgeon might:
- Assess your general health and any pre-existing conditions or risk factors for health
- Take your hair loss pictures for your medical record.
- Discuss the choice for hair transplant surgery
- Discuss the possible expected results or future complications of hair replacement surgery
How is a Hair Replacement Surgery / Hair Transplant Performed?
Hair replacement (implant) surgery at our company, our doctor usually conducts the process by using local anesthesia or local anesthesia and conscious sedation as an outpatient procedure. There are several different forms of hair graft methods, usually including the actual process:
- Selecting hair from the donor region and extracting it
This will be from towards the back area of the head for most individuals. Your unique hair loss level plays a crucial role. You might not be an ideal candidate for hair replacement (transplant) surgery if you don’t have enough natural hair growing on your head. Removing small pieces of hair-bearing scalp grafts from a donor site and transferring them to a bald or thinning area are processes of harvesting hair from the donor region.
- Closing the donor area
The incision is then stitched up until an appropriately-sized strip of donor’s hair is removed by our doctor. (Usually, these stitches are eliminated around 10 days after surgery.
- Transplanting grafts of hair
After our doctor removes the donor strip, small hair grafts are then prepared for your balding areas for hair transplant surgery. The hair grafts at the front hairline will most frequently include from one to three hairs each. Our specialist transplants the grafts further back from your hairline, which will boost the number of hairs per graft.
At our company, our dermatologist or plastic surgeon will select a method of hair replacement surgery that will best fit your needs.
Our dermatologist or plastic doctor will space the grafts so that each graft is covered by healthy skin to ensure healthy circulation in the scalp. In later sessions, supplementary grafts will fill in the gaps between the plugs. Our dermatologists or plastic surgeons at our company are highly skilled in the removal and positioning of grafts to ensure that the transplanted hair can grow in a natural direction and that hair development at the donor site is not negatively impacted. Your scalp will be cleansed and wrapped with gauze after our doctor completes the hair replacement (implant) operation. To assist with recovery, you may have to wear a pressure bandage for a day or two.
What Outcomes Should I Expect?
Hair replacement surgery (implant) does not create an instantaneous head of hair. In most cases, shortly after hair transplantation, hair falls out of the grafts and does not regrow for approximately three months. The donor sites eventually recover, but this is hidden by “lifetime” hair developing around the site. Typically, to achieve adequate fullness, several surgical sessions may be necessary and a healing period of several months is typically recommended between each session.
The amount of coverage that you will need depends on your hair’s color and texture, as well as the amount of bald area to be covered. With each person, the number of large plugs relocated in the first session changes. The number can be up to 700 or more per session for mini-grafts or micro-grafts.
At our company, we make use of the most advanced and also the newest methods to cure all types of hair loss conditions. If you are willing to learn more about treatments and others, please do not hesitate to phone us.