Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that moves individual hair follicles from a part of your head “donor site”, to other part of you head “recipient site”. It is mainly used to treat male pattern baldness . A minimally invasive procedure, the grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to baldness transplanted into the bald scalp . It can also be used to restore eyelashes , eyebrows, beard hair or surgery such as facelifts and previous hair transplants.
Hair transplants contain the epidermis and the dermis surrounding the hair follicle, and many tiny grafts are transplanted in place of a single strip of skin.
Naturally, hair grows in groups of 1-4 hairs. The advanced techniques harvested and transplanted these natural 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 different ways: strip harvesting and follicular unit extraction (FUE).
FUT technique description
Both techniques, this and FUE, are done with local anesthesia and take a 3 or 4 hours session. We design and shave a horizontal strip of hair on the area of permanent hair growth, that is, on the sides or on the back of the head. The size of the strip will be from 2 cm to 15 cm wide and long respectively. Then we close the incision with stitches and the resultant scar.
FUE technique description
Involves removing an individual´s follicles from the donor area without stitches without leaving scars. These follicular units of 1, 2, 3 or 4 hairs extracted accompanied by perifollicular structures (capillaries, sebaceous gland, erector pili muscle , etc.).
At the level of the almost total donor area shaved head is necessary because it is the appropriate measure for the extraction of the follicular units. In those patients who do not want candidates wishing to be shaved but FUE technique, shaving it will camouflage with curtain of hair.
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