- Having a hair transplant is a major decision so it is important to learn as much as you can and to consider the options carefully.
- You will need to think about whether the procedure is right for you and which type of hair transplant is most suitable for your needs.
Will Hair Transplant Work for You?
- Hair transplants can be used to address a variety of issues. Most transplants are performed on the scalp, but you can also have eyebrow, beard and mustache transplants.
- The procedure can increase the density of thinning hair or cover bald patches. You can have a hair transplant to tackle many different kinds of hair loss, including male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness, alopecia areata, hormonal problems, skin disorders and scarring or injuries.
Which Hair Transplant Technique is Right for You?
- If you have a problem with hair growth that can be treated by a hair transplant then you will need to consider which type of procedure is right for you.
FUE & Nano technique
- Hair follicles are extracted individually by using micro fine -instruments.The FUE involves a micro fine cylinder shaped tubular instrument attached to a hand piece which provides a fast speed rotation.
- This enters the area creating a small shaped incision allowing the graft to be extracted without damaging its delicate micro structure. This process can be completed within a few hours only, patients will be free from pain and comfortable, with minimal recovery time.
- (FUT) is a hair restoration technique, also known as the strip procedure. A strip of hair is being removed from back of head using stereo-microscopic dissection. This procedure allows more grafts to be removed in one session. This technique is best for candidates with weak donor areas, afro hair and very curly hair.
- DHI method consists of transplanting human hair shafts one by one employing the similar method as the FUE. However the difference being the grafts are implanted with a choi pen.
The difference between Choi pen and the regular method of graft planting.
- The technician/doctor will carefully load the implanter pens ( Choi pen)
- The doctor/technician will use a choi pen to insert an incision and the g raft will be inserted/planted immediately at this point.
- Benefits of this? Some doctors/surgeons work independently without a team of technicians. However, there is no proven difference other than time. With a group of experienced technicians, the grafts will be inserted into the already created incisions, this may be a quicker root.
- During your hair transplant surgery, you may notice a team of technicians or you may not! Upon completion of the harvested grafts the Doctor/surgeon will create incisions.
- The technicians will place the grafts one by one using instruments designed for this purpose.
Another factor to consider when planning a hair transplant is where the donor hair should be taken from. The best choice is usually to take the graft from the back and sides of the scalp, an area known as the donor zone because of its suitability for transplantation.
However, if this isn’t possible then your doctor may recommend a body hair transplant instead.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Hair Transplant?
- Hair transplants can be very successful, but they aren’t the right choice for everyone. It is a very personal decision so you should take some time to consider how you feel about your hair loss and the procedure.
- You will also need to be a suitable candidate for the operation. You must have suitable hair available to transplant and be well enough to undergo the procedure.
- If you have any health issues that could affect the healing process, then it may not be possible to perform a hair transplant. It can also be a good idea to consider non-surgical treatments before having a hair transplant.
The best way to find out if you are a suitable candidate for a hair transplant is to talk to an expert. You can arrange a free consultation at the BMC to learn more about the options and to get personalized advice.
The doctor will assess your hair loss and check factors such as scalp laxity in order to determine which type of hair transplant will work for you.