How Do Hair Transplant Procedures Work?
seeing signs of balding or hair thinning, then you are far from alone. Male pattern baldness the most common form of baldness and affects the vast majority of men. It will affect up to 30% of all men by the time they are 30 years of age and up to 50% by the time they are 50.
Some men start noticing the first signs of thinning hair in their teens or even their 20s.
Naturally, there are numerous hair loss treatments you can turn to, however they are certainly not all equal. While you can purchase and wear a hairpiece of course, but that’s hardly a proper substitute for your own naturally growing hair. Some men find limited success with topical solutions such as finestaride/minoxidil. However, the most effective way to restore a man’s thinning hair is a hair transplant.
What Happens During a Hair Transplant?
If you are considering a hair transplant, it is natural to want to know more about the procedure. Here is a closer look at what to expect.
If you are experiencing hair loss, you may be noticing thinning at the front of your hairline, as well as at your temples. Many men who are losing their hair also experience hair loss on the top of their head. Even though the hair on the back and sides of the head continues to grow at the same rate, the hair on top of the head may not. This is because the hair follicles on the top of the head are more sensitive to DHT. This hair is known as donor dominant hair.
Hair transplants are a surgical procedure that involves taking donor hair from areas of the head where hair is dense and transferring it to areas where balding and thinning has occurred. The procedure is typically performed under local anaesthesia. The advanced technical equipment and anaesthesia used during the procedure means that patients should feel very little to no pain.
The hair has the ability to grow just as well once transplanted as it did in its original placement, allowing the balding man to restore the look and feel of his once full head of hair.
Types of Hair Transplant Procedures
There are, of course, several different types of hair transplant procedures you can choose. Which one is right for you will depend on your unique situation, as well as the recommendations of your our specialists.
FUE: This method is one of the simplest and most popular when it comes to hair transplants. FUE involves transferring living donor dominant hair in groups of two or three strands at a time. Normal, healthy human hair naturally grows in patterns that are very similar to this, so FUE allows for a natural, lifelike look. FUE is also widely preferred because the surgical cuts involved are minor, resulting in shorter recovery times and minimal scarring. (We HIGHLY Recommend this)
FUT: This method is most often used to treat more advanced or extreme cases of balding. It involves removing sections of the donor dominant hair in strips and transferring these strips to the balding areas via grafting. Cuts are then closed with sutures. Naturally, the FUT method is going to call for a longer healing time, especially if the procedure involves the performance of several grafts at one time.
DHI: The DHI technique is one of the newer, more innovative hair transplant methods prevalent today. It is also considered the most advanced option by many modern healthcare professionals. It involves extracting living hair follicles one by one and redistributing them immediately via a patented DHI implantation tool. DHI tools typically have a diameter of 1 mm or less and provide a high degree of control when it comes to redistribution.
Which of the above methods ultimately represents the right one for you will depend on how bald you are, what you’re hoping to achieve with your results, and what your budget is. To better determine which would be the best possible option for your unique situation, fill out our form to get a FREE consultation with a hair implantation specialist today.
We will also provide you with a competitive quote on the treatment you need. From there, we can move forward together and determine a course of action.