What is Hair transplant? Who might benefit from a hair transplant?

March 6, 2019
Hair transplant

What is Hair transplant?  Who might benefit from a hair transplant?

Hair Transplant: A hair transplant is a procedure in which a plastic or dermatological surgeon moves hair to a bald area of the head. The surgeon usually moves hair from the back or side of the head to the front or top of the head.

Hair transplants typically occur in a medical office under local anesthesia.

Pattern baldness is responsible for the majority of hair loss. This comes down to genetics. The remaining cases are due to a variety of factors, including:

  • Poor Diet
  • Lot of Stress
  • Illness
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Medications

Type of transplant:

A. Slit grafts

B. Micrografts

 Slit Grafts: A slit graft is a linear or rectangular shaped graft that can have anywhere from two to six hair follicles present and a punch graft is a circular shaped graft that can have anywhere between one and ten hair follicles depending upon the size of the punch.

There is a newer technique that is being performed by many of the hair restoration physicians called FUE which stands for Follicular Unit Excision. This is actually a very tiny punch-type graft that circles a single follicular unit either of one, two or three hair follicles.

Slit grafts are often used in patients that have very curly hair like as African Americans or in patients with white or light colored hair where there is a concern that if over dissection of the donor tissue is performed addition damage to the follicles will be caused.

Micrografts : Micrografts were larger than today’s follicular units. Minigrafts and micrografts both refer to a piece of hair-bearing tissue that has been specially prepared for a hair transplant. These grafts must be inserted directly into premade incisions, called recipient sites.

Hair transplant is required to whom?

Receiving a hair transplant can improve your appearance and self-confidence. Good candidates for a hair transplant include:

  • Men with male pattern baldness
  • Women with thinning hair
  • Anyone who has lost some hair from a burn or scalp injury

Hair replacement isn’t a good option for:

  • Women with a widespread pattern of hair loss throughout the scalp
  • People who don’t have enough “donor” hair sites from which to remove hair for transplant
  • People who form thick scars (fibrous scars) after injury or surgery
  • People whose hair loss is due to medication such as chemotherapy

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