What Is It?
Hair transplantation is re-growing the hair that is fallen on the scalp. The treatment helps to resolve the issue of balding and the hair starts growing naturally. Balding is classified as 1 to 7 Hamilton-Norwood range for men and 1 to 3 Ludwig range for women and the severity is assessed accordingly.
Balding is resulted from several causes. The most common cause is androgenetic alopecia that indicates the genetically pre-programmed. Some more causes are hormonal, nutritional and environmental factors, etc. DHT or Dihyrotestosterone action result in balding in androgenetic alopecia and balding. DHT is the active testosterone hormone form on the receptors in the follicles of the hair.
How It Is Done?
The treatment of hair transplantation surgery is developed on the basis of Donor Dominance principle. Hair always grow side and back throughout the life, even with severe loss of hair, as these hairs are more resistant to the influence of the hormones. And when the hair transplantation of hair is done in the bald area, it grows naturally and is trimmed, washed and styled as wished. This is called donar area and it allows permitting graft from 4000 to 5000 in many people in multiple or even in a single session. Sometimes more sessions are needed if the balding is severe and age grows more. Further hair loss is likely and actual hair loss pattern is difficult to expect or predict.
Hair transplantation can be done in various methods and treatments and each one has its own pros and cons, selection of the treatment is done on the basis of various factors, like quickness, cost, effectiveness, etc.
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction )
This treatment involves extracting of follicular units one after another for 0.8 to 1 mm micro punches from the back part of the scalp. It helps to re-grow the hair and it does not need any stitches, because scar is healed automatically after a few days and no scar will be visible. Most of the candidates will get back to the daily routine in just 2 days after the procedure.
Bio – Stimulated FUE or Advanced FUE
The treatment comprises of FUE hair transplantation procedure along with the therapy called Platelet Rich Plasma that enhances both transplanted as well as the residual hairs, simultaneously, by injecting the intense growth factors concentration to roots of the hair, in order to stimulate the stem cells. The growth factors are directly taken from the blood of the patients.
BHT (Body Hair Transplant)
In the BHT procedure, hair is extracted from limbs, chest back and beard and then transplanted over the scalp. This procedure is preferred for the conditions of limited donor hair existing on the scalp.
These procedures are very simple and the patient can go home on the same day after small dressing over the area of donor and a cap. New hair can be started growing in just a few weeks like 10 to 12 weeks. About 1 cm of hair can be grown every month.