When we talk about hair implants we mean exactly about the head hair in general like the beard, eyebrow and head hair.
Hair implants have gone through several stages until it reaches what it is today.
What we see today in terms of competition among the medical community has become incredibly frightening because many people have become dependent on their external appearance and we can not deny it because it is really very important today to pay attention to it.
A Hair implants procedure involves taking healthy, loss-resistant hair from the donor region of your head scalp and carefully implanting it into areas best utilized where you have experienced hair fall.
The donor region is usually at the back and sides of your head where the hair growth is naturally resistant to hair fall. The implanted hair continues to grow naturally and is firmly and permanently implanted.
Human hair grows in little packages which called “grafts” and it containing one to four hairs. There are two different ways to extract the donor hair grafts:
First one called the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method and the second method called FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant).
While the names of these procedures are not particularly helpful, it is important to understand the difference between them. FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is performed with a specialized punch-like surgical device that extracts one graft at a time. FUE doesn’t leave a linear scar but does leave tiny scars at each puncture point. These scars are not obvious to see. Thousands of punctures are performed over a wide area to extract the required number of grafts. The previous experience with FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) would suggest that the successful growth rate is lower than the FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) method. However, with the modern technology today, FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method growth rates are as good as the FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) method.
FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) procedure is more aptly known as the (Strip Excision) method, procedure or technique and is accomplished by removing a strip that contains hundreds or thousands of hair grafts from the donor region. After the layer is removed from the donor region, it is further processed and Individual grafts are then separated under a microscope in preparation for hair implant. A small scar will be dropped where the layer was removed. Advanced and modern techniques (trichophytic closure) contribute to a minimal scar and proper planning ensures it isn’t an issue.
The procedures for hair implants FUT (Strip) removal are different than the procedures for hair implants FUE (punch) removal.
FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) Removal.
Once the area is frozen, your doctor/surgeon will begin removing the donor layer, which usually takes about one hour. During this part of the procedure, you will be lying face-down on a comfortable medical chair similar to a massage table.
Once the layer removal is completed, your doctor/surgeon will close the donor area with surgical grade stainless steel staples designed especially for cosmetic surgery. While your surgeon/doctor is closing the donor region, technicians will begin separating follicular units from the donor area.
Next, the removed layer is processed with the aid of stereoscopic dissecting microscopes. Skilled professionals operate follicular units 1 to 4 hair groupings from sections of the donor layer and ready them for hair implants.
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Removal.
In the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method, the donor region is shaved down to the scalp to allow the infrared sensors to accurately map your donor follicles. The doctor/ surgeon will then work with the collected data to determine precisely which follicles will be extracted. The machine works to position the punch device and score the skin to depart the follicular units. Each unit is then individually extracted by hand. The number of holes created depends on how many grafts are available and are required for your hair implants procedure.
The grafts of the hair are then examined through using stereoscopic dissecting microscopes stored and cleaned as needed in preparation for hair implant.
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What will be done after hair implants?
Once the hair implants procedure is completed you will be able to walk around to take a fresh air or use the bathroom. One of the technicians will bring cold drinks as you wish for you while other staff members prepare the procedure room for the second stage of your hair implants procedure.
For this section of the hair implants procedure, you will be seated in a comfortable, reclining procedure chair. You will be offered a viewing DVD movie. As the hair implants, the doctor/surgeon creates recipient sites small incisions that will receive the donor’s hair you can watch TV or movies.
Recipient sites are created using the lateral-slit technique, pioneered by doctor/surgeon. The doctor/surgeon will do Lateral-Slit Technique which is the only surgical technique that mimics the alignment and distribution of hair as it occurs in nature.
After the hair implants recipient site incisions are made, the couple of technicians will begin to place the first wave of grafts. All professionals that place grafts have undergone a vigorous training program to ensure accuracy and consistency.
After that level, the hair implants surgery will continue: professionals will place more grafts and the doctor/surgeon will create more recipient sites. anytime during the day, you can request a break to use the bathroom or stand up and stretch your legs.
Once the hair implants procedure is finished you will be presented with an aftercare post-operative bag. This bag consists of many medications such as anti-biotic, mild painkillers and other assorted items to make your post-operative healing time go as smoothly as possible.