Hair Transplant Surgery
Hair Transplant Treatment is the milestone of the advancement in medicine and is a very popular method used extensively in order to get back one’s lost hair. Hair Transplant Treatment has gone through a number of developmental stages and now considered to be a very reliable and helpful way of getting rid of inherited or acquired baldness. The latest techniques and highly effective methods of Hair Transplant Treatments are available in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and other Middle East Countries as well as in other parts of the world and now is the time that you do not have to wait hopelessly for your hair to grow on their own.
Hair transplant is a surgery in which the doctor takes hair follicles from the back of the head and transplants them at the targeted area. Sometimes the surgeon might use follicles from another part of the body which is then called the Body Hair Transplantation. Generally this surgical procedure is used in case of baldness but nowadays hair transplantation is also used for the re-growth of eyelashes, eyebrows, beards, and moustaches.
Hair Transplant Surgical Techniques
FUT / Follicular Unit Transplantation is a precise technique used to transplant hair grafts .This technique requires a skilful and experienced surgeon to achieve the natural look and pattern of the patient’s hair. The surgeon moves follicles from the donor area (mostly at the back of head ) and transplant it into recipient area .When these follicles are moved ,they remain DHT resistant, as if they are still at donor area ,and this is called Donor Dominance which is the base of hair transplantation.
In Follicular Unit Transplantation the surgeon moves a strip of hair follicles, separates the grafts from the tissue, makes an incision at the required area, and then place the grafts into it.
FUT strip method is widely used and it achieves great results.
Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant.
In this procedure the surgeon uses a small round punch to extract follicular units from the donor area and then transplant them into bald areas.
Follicular Unit Extraction Performance
This surgery is performed after cutting patient`s hair in donor area so that the surgeon can see the scalp clearly,he uses a small punch to extract follicular unit grafts one at a time. The small holes (scars) that remains after follicles extraction is healed and becomes invisible after a few days and once the patient`s hair grow up it covers these scars.
Comparing Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to the Standard Strip Procedure.
In spite of the fact that FUE has an increased popularity, but the standard strip excision remains the most popular procedure for hair transplantation.
In standard strip procedure the surgeon removes a strip of scalp from the donor area, then it is sutured together. Ten days later the stitches are removed unless the surgeon used dissolvable sutures .The sutures is healed later leaving a thin scar which becomes invisible after hair growth.
FUE or Strip Excision, what is the right choice for patients?
Both these procedures have advantages and disadvantages:
The strip excision surgery costs half the price of FUE, but the donor area here needs longer time to be fully healed whereas the tiny scars caused by FUE are barely visible. So if our patient is interested to have a more scar less procedure and prefers the minimal scar visibility then he can rely on FUE technique.