Hair transplants have been around for many years. Over this time the techniques have developed and evolved. Until today, the public can and should expect refined surgical hair restoration. With surgical skills and state of the art instruments. Along with understanding the facial bone structure and natural flair for artistic design. Natural hair restoration is possible with today’s hair transplant techniques. So, What makes a hair transplant work?
For a hair transplant to be successful the candidate must tick a number of boxes. Unfortunately this does mean not everyone is a good candidate. While this can come as bad news for someone. it is better to understand and know prior to undergoing a hair restoration. always take the opinion of a number of Doctors before making your decision. Often the adage “if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is”. Very often is correct when dealing with a hair transplant. So, What makes a hair transplant work?
That said, a good hair transplant candidate can achieve results that mimic nature. With refined donor hair management and planning to hair placement. Following the angles of the natural hair to allow for proper hair styling and grooming. Hair placement that even on close scrutiny is undetectable from natural hair growth. As a result of refined donor hair planning. It is possible to treat even advanced hair loss stages.
How strong is your donor hair?
The first area a doctor will look at when consulting a hair restoration candidate is the back and sides of the head. Commonly called the donor area or zone. This hair is genetically strong. Therefore, not affected by the male or female pattern baldness gene. Consequently, some of these genetically strong hair can be removed. To repopulate areas of hair loss. Although the hair is genetically strong. That is not enough. The donor hair must also tick other criteria to be a good hair transplant candidate.
The hair density in the donor zone varies. For example, hair around the side is a lower density compared to the back. Also, hairs grow in natural bunches. Called follicular units. These bunches or groups range in size between 1 to 4 hairs normally. There is a higher percentage one and two hair groups around the sides of the head. With a greater number of three and four hair bunches found at the back of the head. The hair density and hair groups vary per genre of the candidate. Along with hair colour, curl and coarseness of the hair shaft. But there must be a minimum follicular unit density and hair count to perform a successful hair transplant. That can support hair restoration if hair loss progresses over time.
What makes a hair transplant work? Very good hair characteristics can support restoring even advanced stages of hair loss. Known as “home-run” hair.
Donor hair management and beyond
The first step is to carefully remove hair from the donor zone. Using the latest surgical technique. Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE. The FUE technique removes individual follicular units. One-by one from around the donor zone. Using a refined surgical punch to isolate each natural hair group. As a result of an educated extraction pattern. Minimal changes are left to the hair and sin in the donor zone.
Maintaining high standards requires advanced protocols. This includes using advanced magnification. To check and clean the hair units. As well as to separate the units into their natural groupings. Throughout, a holding solution hydrates the hair units. Advanced protocols continue with hair placement. For example, following the laws of nature to create a natural hairline. With the educated distribution of the different size hair units. Single hairs create a soft frontal hairline and multiple hair units used to build the fullness and density behind.
When will the hair grow?
A hair transplant may be permanent. But it takes time to fully grow and mature. After the initial haling in the first weeks the newly placed hair follicles rest. Often meaning the hairs fall out before regrowing. Over the following 12-18 months, the hair grows stronger and thicker. Eventually to full maturity. At this point, it is your natural hair growth.
An FUE hair transplant is a refined surgical procedure. Performed by a Doctor. There are many aspects for the Doctor to consider. From the area of hair loss to the donor zone. All aspects must meet certain demands when considering the candidate’s goals and expectations. A consultation with a licenced Doctor and hair restoration specialist should cover all these aspects. A free, no-obligation consultation can help you start your FUE hair restoration journey.