What is a Hair Transplant?
A hair transplant is the process of redistributing healthy hairs from the back of the head to areas suffering from hair loss.
Hair transplantation is a unique hair restoration technology, and the only technology available today capable of successfully combating androgenic hair loss.
In cases of androgenic hair loss, certain parts of the head have no remaining normal follicles capable of producing healthy hairs. At the same time, in the occipital and temporal areas of head, there is almost always a large number of follicles that remain resistant to hair loss factors.
Follicular unit is a hair structure containing 1-4 hair bulbs, each of which is able to produce hair. In some clinics they divide grafts, which can lead to graft damage or bad survival rate of hairs. We transplant hairs only in the form of multi-hair grafts.
Hairs in the donor zones are generally always healthy and retain normal characteristics throughout a person’s life. Most persons suffering hair loss keep hair in the occipital and lateral regions of head.
The availability of healthy hair in these areas enables surgeons to perform hair transplant surgery using the patient’s own hair; this is a process called auto transplantation, in which follicles are moved from follicle-rich areas to areas with less follicular density.
Hair transplantation provides the most natural-looking results possible, as all of the hair used is the patient’s own. This method eliminates the risk of rejection during surgery and is currently recognized as the “gold standard” for hair transplantation.
However, the transplantation of follicular units requires a great amount of skill and state of the art equipment in order to effectively collect, process, and transplant the follicles. Typically, the process requires advanced stereo-microscopes, as well as the participation of 6–12 qualified assistants, and often, this can be a very expensive and labor-intensive process.
Transplanted hairs will grow throughout your life and will not fall out. Moreover, transplanted hairs grow from any part of the skin, even from the palm (although this is not where we would want to transplant them).
Other processes, including the pharmaceutical treatment of hair loss, are inefficient, costly, and temporary, as they are only able to slow down the hair loss.
Other alternatives include the transplant of synthetic hairs made from microfibers. However, this process is limited due to the large number of problems experienced by patients. Synthetic hairs do not grow, and many patients experience painful itching, hardening of the synthetic hair, scarring and other complications, and eventually, the transplanted synthetic hairs fall out.
Therefore, we do not use artificial hairs in our transplants, and rather use only auto-transplantation techniques for long lasting, healthy, and complication-free results.
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