Hair Distribution & Hair Transplant Planning

Planning a hair transplant should be seen as long term and the timing of a hair transplant is vital to your long term happiness; starting too early and too aggressively can lead to problems in the future if hair loss continues

Hair Transplantation is as much a medical procedure as it is an artistic procedure, being able to complete a medical procedure to a high standard but also understand the physiology of the skin and facial structure

Before deciding to undergo a hair transplant procedure it is important to understand that a hair transplant does not create more hair, it simply moves hair from one area to another area of your head. When choosing your hair transplant doctor it is important you research their patient results, especially the results that have similar characteristics to your pattern of hair loss and hair types

A high degree of artistic understanding is vital to the quality of the hair transplant result and a satisfied patient, especially areas such as hair line placement and design, graft angles and direction. This illusion of density is created by planning the distribution of the multiple hair follicular units and the angle and direction of the placement of the grafts

There are considered to be 2 hair transplant techniques that bring the best results; known as Follicular Unit Transplant “FUT” and Follicular Unit Extraction or “FUE”. With educated donor management and planning for the future the best results can be achieved long term

FUT relies on the FU´s being removed in a single strip from the donor area; the strip is then dissected and the individual FU´s are cleaned under microscopes, and then placed into their natural hair groupings

FUE relies on a cylindrical punch surrounding an individual FU, making a punch incision and then the graft is removed, normally manually with forceps; the grafts are cleaned and placed in their relevant hair grouping

Each technique has pros and cons and it important to understand why one maybe the better option over the other. Correct donor management is important to ensure the most FU´s can be removed safely and with minimum change to the area

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