Hair Restoration

Hair Transplant – The Procedure and the Process?

Hair Transplantation is a procedure in which medical doctor moves hair from the back of the head, beard or chest to a balding or thinning area of the head.

Believe it or not, hair transplants have been occurring since the 1950s. Many advancements have taken place that has resulted in a much higher rate of success.

Dr. Nader Ronaghi, at Pure Hair Restoration Center will examine your hair along with your medical history and evaluate what can be done for your needs, desires, and goals. He will then customize a treatment plan specific to your areas of hair loss.

TYPES

What is FUE?
 FUE stands for “Follicular Unit Excision” and has become the most prominent trend in the hair-transplant field in the past decade.The surgical team will perform the FUE hair transplant procedure by harvesting and grafting follicles into the area of the scalp that will produce the results that you are looking for. These micrografts employ tiny incisions that only contain 2-4 hairs seperated into units.
 
We also offer New “Double Mega” FUE Procedure
 

Using a newly developed technique, the Double Mega Procedure provides transplants of 5000+ grafts – enough to cover almost all cases of baldness – in just three weeks.

Benefits of FUE technique – Restores a thicker, fuller, and natural-looking hairline

Follicular unit extraction (FUE), also known as follicular transfer (FT), is one of two primary methods of obtaining hair follicles, naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs, for hair transplantation.The other method is called strip harvesting. Follicular Unit Extraction is an outdated term and has been redefined to Follicular Unit Excision. In 2018, Mejia published the updated guidelines adopted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. This name change came about to accurately describe the procedure which involves surgically cutting or incising a full thickness hair follicle skin graft with a circular scalpel , punch or motorized drill and subsequently carefully extracting it from the scalp to be placed in the donor balding scalp. Due to the new developments of incision punches and devices and a variety of different extraction techniques, it was necessary to more accurately define the procedure. Additionally, many places were incorrectly marketing the extraction procedure as a simple plucking of hairs and deceiving the public.
The follicular units obtained by either method are the basic building blocks of follicular unit transplantation (FUT).
Follicular unit extraction was first described in 1988 by Masumi Inaba in Japan, who introduced the use of a 1-mm needle for extracting follicular units.
Follicular unit excision takes considerable time and expense to learn and to develop skills to a high standard. The first part of the procedure involves making an incision with a circular cutting punch around the hair follicle through the epidermis into the subcutaneous tissue in order to release the follicle from the underlying tissue. The hair follicle grouping or follicular unit is a full thickness skin graft containing epidermis, dermis and fat. The graft is then subsequently extracted utilizing suction, or forceps or specialized aid to extraction instruments (ATOE) and carefully preserved until it is time to reimplant into the donor scalp or recipient area. Each follicular unit is excised one at a time being very careful not to cut the underlying hair matrix cells and injure or fracture the graft with transection. Additional care must also be taken when extracting the grafts with forceps to insure the hair follicles are not crushed or manipulated too aggressively which could also affect the growth. Hence FUE requires careful attention to detail and time. Consequently many physicians are not able to excise as many grafts in one day compared to traditional FUT due to the time involved.
The survival of follicular units upon cutting around the hair follicle and then extracting from the scalp is one of the key variables of successful hair transplantation. If follicular units are transected in the incision process, there is a greater likelihood that they will not survive the transplant, and the hair transplant will fail. While FUT procedures using strip-harvesting of follicular units typically guarantees a large number of non-transected follicular units, FUE procedures can, and often do, transect grafts, rendering them useless in a transplant.

Proper Diagnosis of Hair Loss

Before one can decide if they might need medical treatment or a hair transplant, a proper diagnosis of their hair loss condition should be made by a hair loss specialist. Hair loss may be pattern hair loss (male or female) or non-pattern hair loss.

In evaluating a person for follicular unit extraction, it is necessary to make sure there is sufficient density in the donor that no change will be observed when removing 2000 to 2500 micro FUE grafts. FUE may also be used on very thick body hair when scalp hair is very limited.
 

What is FUT ?

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), also known as strip surgery, is a hair restoration procedure where a strip of hair-bearing scalp is removed from a donor area (usually the back or sides of the scalp where hair is more resistant to balding) and natural groups of 1 to 4 hairs (follicular units) are extracted from the strip and transplanted into the areas of the scalp needing treatment.

Who is a Good Candidate for A HAIR TRANSPLANT?

You are an ideal candidate for a Hair Transplant if:

Preparation for The hair transplant Procedure

The preparation for a Hair Transplant, in general, will involve the following steps:

Procedure for A Hair Transplant

A maximum of 4,000 hairs can be transplanted in one session. You may need many sessions to accomplish the look you desire depending on the amount of hair coverage you need and the type of hair loss you have.

Postoperative Care and Instructions

To ensure good results from the FUT procedure, you need to diligently follow the postoperative instructions provided by your doctor which include:

Risks and Complications of FUT

FUT is relatively a safe procedure; however, as with any surgery, there may be certain complications, such as:

Benefits of FUT

Some of the benefits of the FUT hair transplantation technique include:

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