Know about Hair transplantation
Hair transplantation is a surgical technique primarily used to treat male pattern baldness. Hair transplantation is the process that moves hair follicles from a part of the body called the ‘donor site’ to a bald or balding part of the body known as the ‘recipient site’.
There are a number of applications for hair transplant surgery, including:
- Androgenetic alopecia
- Eyebrow transplant
- Frontal hair line lowering or reconstruction (naturally high hairlines without an existing hair loss condition)
- Hair thinning, known as “shock loss”, is a common side effect that is usually temporary.
- Bald patches are also common, as fifty to a hundred hairs can be lost each day.
- Post-operative hiccups have also been seen in around 5% of transplant patients
Process and procedure of hair transplantation
Pre-operative assessment and planning.
At an initial consultation, the surgeon analyzes the patient’s scalp, discusses their preferences and expectations, and advises them on the best approach
There are several different techniques for harvesting hair follicles, each with their own advantages and disadvantageshere are two main ways in which donor grafts are extracted today: strip excision harvesting, and follicular unit extraction.
Follicular unit transplant
Follicular unit transplant (FUT) is the traditional hair transplant method which involves extracting a linear strip of hair bearing skin from the back or the side of the scalp. The strip is then dissected to separate individual grafts.
Robotic hair restoration
Robotic hair restoration devices utilize cameras and robotic arms to assist the surgeon with the FUE procedure.
Before: Hair transplant candidates should have some noticeable hair loss with healthy hair growth at the back and sides of the head to serve as donor areas.
Step 1: A tube-like instrument punches round grafts from the donor site to be placed in the area where hair replacement is desired.
Step 2: A tube-like instrument punches round grafts from the donor site to be placed in the area where hair replacement is desired.
Step 3: When the skin beneath the hair has stretched enough, it is surgically placed over the bald area.
Step 4: During flap surgery, a section of bald scalp is cut out and a flap of hair-bearing skin is sewn into its place.
Step 5: The patterns used in scalp reduction vary widely, yet all meet the goal of bringing hair and scalp together to cover bald areas.
After: The results of hair transplant surgery can enhance your appearance and self-confidence.
In the following video you can see full process and procedure of hair transplantation