Hair loss (alopecia) is one of the most common aesthetic problems men (70%) and women (30%) face. The androgenic alopecia is due to the inheritance of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) sensitivity in the hair follicles. This causes the death of the separate hairs and their untimely loss.Over time patients lose more and more hairs until in some cases they become completely bald-headed.
The only solution to this common problem is hair transplantation.
What is the actual process?
A highly qualified plastic surgeon takes hair follicles from other parts of the body, which are genetically healthy. The healthy follicles are then "planted" in the areas where alopecia is observed. This method virtually guarantees that the patient will not suffer from alopecia again. Plus, there are no ugly scars left. The result is totally natural hair. Hair transplantation is the most used method for battling hair loss in the whole aesthetic industry. FUE(Follicular Unit Extraction) is an extraction method, which uses tiny needles in order to take hair follicles in the form of follicular units (FU). The extraction might reach up to 50-60 FU (100-120 hairs) per square centimeter. By doing so, we achieve the maximum number of FU possible. Each FU is categorized and kept in special conditions. At a later stage, FUs are planted where needed. The whole procedure is automated, thus reducing the risk of human errors. Usually, procedures take 5-6 hours during which time we apply local anesthesia. Patients have to wear a bandage at least 24h hour after the surgery. The small wounds will crust over and the crusts will fall over time. Hairs have a short lifespan and the implanted hairs might fall off after 3 to 12 weeks. However, new hair should grow in the next 6 to 9 months.
Who can benefit from hair transplantation?
- both men and women suffering from androgenic alopecia
- every individual regardless of their age