There is significant evidence that the experience of baldness and hair loss can have a few psychological effects, which includes stress, emotional suffering, personal and social issues. People with severe baldness are more likely to suffer mental health problems. Studies show that about 60% of men and 50% of women experience some form of hair loss in their lives, especially men more prone to baldness due to hormonal changes and male pattern baldness. Over-the-counter medicines that are available on the market do not offer satisfactory hair recovery solutions for most patients, and patients usually want permanent hair loss solutions.
For many people, hair transplants can help restore what looks like full or at least fuller hair. If you are bothered by thinning or baldness of hair, hair transplantationcan be done to make you feel more confident with your appearance. However, talk with a doctor first about what to expect during and after surgery.
Hair transplant is a popular choice for hair restoration because it permanently covers baldness. Nobody knows that you had this procedure because the results are very natural! But as this is a surgical procedure, many have doubts whether they should do a hair transplant at all, or how to deal with it, where to do it, methods used for hair transplantation and many more.
Our blog can answer questions about methods used for hair transplant. Now let’s find out more!
What is a hair transplant?
Hair transplant is a long-lasting and reliable treatment option for treating hair loss and baldness. The process involves removing hair follicles from areas where there is a lot of hair like the scalp or other body parts. Such areas are known as “donor sites”. Then the donor hair follicle is implanted in the bald area, which is known as the recipient site.
However, much progress has been made in recent years, hence safe, reliable, permanent and minimally invasive hair transplantation methods are now available. Thanks to these doctors, implantation can be done on the beard, moustache, and even eyebrows.
Hair transplant – Types:
Today, the doctor uses various techniques for this process. The most common methods are:
- FUT ( Follicular Unit Transplantation)
- FUE ( Follicular Unit Extraction)
The main difference between the two methods is the way hair follicles are extracted from the donor area.
It was the first established and standardized hair transplant method in the world. In this procedure, the following steps are followed:
- Follicular extraction: From the patient’s scalp, the doctor removes a strip containing hair follicles, about 6 to 10 inches. This strip is usually taken from behind the scalp.
- Fragmentation of the graft: After that, the donor strip area is stitched surgically. Later doctors divide the donor follicular strip into several smaller fragments called grafts. They can divide a donor’s scalp into 2,000 grafts, some of which may only contain single hair.
- Preparation of a recipient site: The doctor makes a small incision in the recipient area using a scalpel or needle.
- Grafting: Smaller pieces of follicles are then carefully inserted into the incision. Once, the donor hair follicle is fully implanted or transplanted; the surgical sites are closed with bandage or gauze.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE):
There is a significant difference in the extraction or harvest of hair follicles as compared to FUT.
Extraction: In this method, the doctor first shaves the donor section and separately extracts the hair follicles outside the donor scalp. In FUE, the extraction process includes a circular section with a diameter of 0.7 mm to 0.8 mm.
Grafting: Like the FUT procedure, the doctor prepares a recipient site with a small round hole and implants the donor hair follicles. Then the doctor closes the operating area with a bandage or gauze.
Advantages of the FUE method are :
- A much smaller incision remains in the donor area and allows doctors to extract individual follicular units.
- It ensures minimal scalp damage at the donor site.
- It is less invasive than FUT.
FUE can mimic natural hair growth when transplanted hair follicles grow into groups of 1 to 4 naturally formed hair follicles. When highly qualified doctors do this method, FUE can give the hair a finer, undetectable, and natural aesthetic effect, which helps patients restore hairlines, temples, sides, and even eyebrows.
The best hair transplant method for you depends greatly on your current hair situation. All methods restore your full hair and confidence. The old FUT approach showed that surgeons took strips from donor skin and then extract hair follicles from it. With the FUE method, hair follicles are extracted separately with specific needles. Therefore, FUE is a smoother and more effective option without scarring and shorter recovery time.
For this reason, Hairsure Clinic strongly recommends that you choose FUE treatment. But we mostly offer FUE to give you better results. Which hair transplant is best for you? You can find out by contacting Hairsure clinic at 094940 20202.
The most important consideration when considering hair transplantation methods is the experience and expertise of the surgeons involved in hair restoration operations. Our doctors at Hairsure Clinic will carry out sophisticated hair transplants while maintaining strict quality control at each stage of the hair transplant process. Call us at 094940 20202 to make an appointment with our doctors.