WHAT IS SURGICAL HAIR REPLACEMENT?
Surgical hair restoration, or surgical hair transplant procedures works essentially by extracting hair from a hair-loss resistant area and planting them on the recipient’s balding area. Thus, the surgical hair transplant treatment can also be appropriately termed as hair implants.
Conventional surgical hair transplant procedures for hair restoration, which are still highly practised, involve cutting off a strip comprising of the upper layer of the skin from the back and sides of the scalp. This method of hair transplant is called the FUT method. During this procedure, individual hair units are then removed, and hair implants are done. This type of hair transplant is highly invasive, painful and leaves ugly scars behind.
Later, hair transplant techniques comprising of the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), were developed. It allowed individual hair to be extracted directly out of the donor area, which can then be implanted in the donor site, thus changing the way hair transplant procedures or surgeries were performed till then.
Soon, the healthcare fraternity realised that the hair transplant techniques through extracting follicular units, one-by-one, needed improvement especially in the context of reducing the visible scarring from hair implants punch. In simple words, it meant there was a need to switch to better hair transplant procedures since it required surgical expertise and technological advancements.
Reasons for Hair Loss
There are many explanations as to why we lose our hair and these include:
- Male balding pattern
- Inherited or genetic traits
- Hormonal issues
- Female pattern hair loss
- Alopecia areata
- Thyroid disorders
- Chronic illness
- Poor diet
Surgical hair replacement advantages
– Guaranteed results
– Natural appearance
– No specialized treatment necessary
* Surgical procedure
* Recovery time