Hair Loss Treatment / Hair Restoration Treatment
Hair restoration includes the medical and surgical treatment of various forms of hair loss.
Hair restoration surgery (hair transplant) offers a permanent solution to lost scalp hair.
Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure by which permanent hair from regions of the scalp that normally never go bald, such as the sides and lower back of the head, is transferred or redistributed on to areas of permanent hair loss or thinning.
Hair transplant procedures generally take 3-6 hours and are performed under local anesthesia on an out patient basis. There is little or no pain during the surgical procedure.
Hair is being a part of overall identity: especially for women, representing femininity and attractiveness and for men typically associate a full head of hair with youth and vigor.
Male pattern baldness is characterized by hair receding from the lateral sides of the forehead (receding hairline) and/or a thinning crown balding to the area known as the ‘vertex’.
Hair thinning and baldness causes stress for sufferers, a fact which can be attributed to the psychology of appearance. People experiencing hair thinning often find themselves in a situation where their physical appearance is at odds with their own self-image, and commonly worry that they appear older than they are or less attractive to others. Psychological problems due to baldness, if present, are typically most severe at the onset of symptoms.
Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that involves moving individual hair follicles from one part of the body (the donor site) to bald or balding parts (the recipient site). It is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness. It this case, grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding are transplanted to bald scalp. Likewise, it is also used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, and pubic hair and to fill in scars caused by accidents or surgery such as face-lifts and previous hair transplants. Since hair naturally grows in follicles that contain groupings of 1 to 4 hairs, today’s most advanced techniques transplant these naturally occurring 1–4 hair “follicular units” in their natural groupings. Thus modern hair transplantation can achieve a natural appearance by mimicking nature hair for hair. This hair transplant procedure is called Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). Donor hair can be harvested in two very different ways;
A strip of scalp is removed under local anesthesia, the wound is then sutured back together and this piece of scalp tissue is then cut in to small pieces of tissue called grafts which are then transplanted back in to the thinning area of the patient’s head. This method will leave a linear scar in the donor area, which should be covered by a patient’s hair (if long). The recovery period is around 2 weeks and will require the stitches to be removed by doctor.
Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE Harvesting
Individual follicles of hair are removed under local anesthesia; this micro removal uses tiny punches of between 0.6mm and 1.25mm in diameter. Each follicle is then reinserted back in to the scalp in the thinning area using a micro blade. Because individual follicles are removed, only small, punctate scars remain and any post-surgical pain is minimized. As no suture removal is required, recovery from FUE is within 7 days.
Transplant operations are performed on an outpatient basis, with mild sedation (optional) and injected local anesthesia, which typically last about six hours. The scalp is shampooed and then treated with an antibacterial agent prior to the donor scalp being harvested.
In the usual follicular unit procedure, the surgeon harvests a strip of skin from the posterior scalp, in an area of good hair growth. The excised strip is about 1–1.5 inches x 15–30 cm in size. While closing the resulting wound, team of trained assistants begin to dissect individual follicular unit grafts from the strip. Working with binocular Stereo-microscopes and high power loupes , they carefully remove excess fibrous and fatty tissue while trying to avoid damage to the follicular cells that will be used for grafting. FUE harvesting negates the need for large areas of scalp tissue to be harvested and can give very natural results with little or no scarring.
The surgeon then uses very small needles needles to puncture the sites for receiving the grafts, placing them in a predetermined density and pattern, and angling the wounds in a consistent fashion to promote a realistic hair pattern.
FUE Hair Transplant Treatment
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a method of extracting, or “harvesting,” donor hair in a follicular unit hair transplant procedure.
In FUE Hair Transplant surgery, an instrument is used to make a small, circular incision in the skin around a follicular unit, separating it from the surrounding tissue. The unit is then extracted (pulled) directly from the scalp, leaving a small open hole.
This process – FUE Hair Transplant is repeated until the hair transplant surgeon has harvested enough follicular units for the planned hair restoration. This process can take one or more hours and in large sessions, may be accomplished over two consecutive days. The donor wounds, approximately 1-mm in size, completely heal over the course of seven to ten days, leaving tiny white scars buried in the hair in the back and sides of the scalp.
This method of donor harvesting, removing follicular units one-by-one directly from the scalp, is what differentiates the FUE hair transplant from a traditional Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), where the donor hair is removed from the scalp in one thin, long strip and then subsequently dissected into individual follicular units using a stereo-microscope.
Before the grafts are harvested, tiny “recipient sites” are made in the balding area of the scalp using a fine needle-point instrument. The follicular units are then placed into the recipient sites where they will grow into healthy hair-producing follicles. The creation of recipient sites and the placing of follicular unit grafts are essentially the same in both FUE and FUT procedures. The difference lies in the appearance of the donor area and in the quality and quantity of grafts obtained with each technique.
Indications for FUE Hair Transplants
FUE Hair Transplant does not leave a linear scar, it may be appropriate for patients who want to wear their hair very short. It is also an advantage for those involved in very strenuous activities, such as professional athletes, who must resume these activities very soon after their procedure.
The technique is also useful for those who have healed poorly from traditional strip harvesting or who have a very tight scalp. FUE transplants also allow the surgeon to potentially remove hair from parts of the body other than the donor scalp, such as the beard or trunk, although there are many limitations with this process.
Possibly the most straight-forward application of this technique is to camouflage a linear donor scar from a prior hair transplant procedure. In this technique, a small amount of hair is extracted from the area around a linear donor scar and then placed directly into it.
Some patients desire FUE Hair Transplant simply because they heard that it is less invasive than FUT or is non-surgical. The reality is that both procedures involve surgery and in both cases the depth of the incisions (i.e. into the fat layer right below the hair follicles) is the same. The difference is in the type of incision made. In FUE there are multiple round incisions scattered diffusely through the donor area and in FUT there is one single, long incision in the middle of the donor area. FUE should be chosen if the multiple round incisions are preferred and not because the technique is “non-surgical.”
The FUE Hair Transplant system, by and large, is regarded to be commonly used procedure globally, since it does yield plenty of unions that do serve in blanketing further extensive uncovered range, in a particular session. Development strategies in hair restoration are being drilled at Go Cosmetic Clinic to avail the benefits derived from FUE techniques.
With the continuous improvement made in this extensive surgery, the overall interest for hair transplant is said to have increase manifolds in the last few years.
But, FUE Hair Transplant is undoubtedly a time consuming technique, when compared to the FUT technique. But with experience, time taken for this procedure can be diminished to a greater extent.
Go Cosmetic Clinic have a good amount of experience in the FUE procedure for the last few years.
The positive aspect about hair transplantation is the fact that with the planting of new hairs, they would not fall again.
Why Go Cosmetic Clinic?
Specialised in :
- Hair Transplantation
- Hair Restoration
- Follicular unit transplantation(FUT)
- Follicular unit extraction(FUE)
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
- Hair Transplant by Suction Technic
- Long Hair Transplant
We are known to take complete precaution in avoiding the above mentioned factors and this is done by utilizing tissue holding solutions that contains of the following:
Tissue holding solutions, Which contains
- Buffers: For settling at the necessary pH value
- Antioxidants: For reducing Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury.