Hair Transplant Techniques
Hair transplantation is a procedure in which hair from the back of the scalp is taken and transplanted in the bald area. Hair transplantation helps to treat both male and female baldness, however the number of men undergoing this procedure outnumbers women. In certain cases, hair transplantation is undertaken to improve the hairline in eyebrows and eyelashes, beard and moustache as well. Out of the many ways to transplant hair, FUE is one technique which is most patient-friendly.
Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that moves individual hair follicles from a part of the body called the ‘donor site’ to bald or balding part of the body known as the ‘recipient site’. It is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness. In this minimally invasive procedure, grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding are transplanted to the bald scalp. It can also be used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, pubic hair and to fill in scars caused by accidents or surgery such as face-lifts and previous hair transplants. Hair transplantation differs from skin grafting in that grafts contain almost all of the epidermis and dermis surrounding the hair follicle, and many tiny grafts are transplanted rather than a single strip of skin.
Since hair naturally grows in groupings of 1 to 4 hairs, today’s most advanced techniques harvest and transplant these naturally occurring 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 two different ways: strip harvesting, and follicular unit extraction (FUE).
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
FUE (follicular unit extraction) is a minimally invasive method in hair transplantation. Unlike strip harvesting, the traditional technique in which a strip of skin is removed from a donor site and cut into individual units, FUE uses an instrument to remove multiple groups of one to four hairs.
G-Factor Follicular Unit Extraction
G-Factor FUE is similar to Follicular Unit Extraction technique. The uses of growth factors which are extracted from the blood and injected into the transplanted area provide outstanding results to.