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The Preferable Hair Transplant Technique

There are two recognised techniques used by doctors today, Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE); the main variant between the techniques is the manner in which the hair is removed from the scalp

As hair loss can be hard to predict as to how advanced the pattern of hair loss will become a master plan must be made to ensure a balanced coverage can be sustained as well as a natural looking density achieved; even if this means a lower density over some areas, usually the crown

For many the option can be surgical hair restoration, a hair transplant procedure; this is the movement of genetically strong hair to areas of hair loss that will continue to permanently grow even when moved

Some candidates have the option to use either technique due to their hair characteristics and donor quality and achieve solid results; other are better suited one technique and others may benefit from combining both techniques either in a single procedure or multiple procedures over time

When calculating the quality of the donor area, hair density, hair characteristics, skin laxity and the average number of hairs per follicular unit; as well as measuring the surface area to be treated along with the potential surface area then a plan can be put together and the technique required determined

If the donor hair qualities are average or slightly below and the demand for hair is high then the likelihood is FUT will be a better option; this can remove the highest capacity of grafts in a single procedure from the area of the donor that has the highest concentration

When treating lower levels of hair loss the ultimate pattern is impossible to predict, especially with a younger individual; if the case it would be prudent to ensure the donor area can manage the demand for hair over a larger surface area due to fixing a permanent low hair line

Smaller hair loss patterns may benefit more from the FUE technique, although FUE will lower the hair density in the donor if the number of grafts required are relatively minimal the density change can be minor

With higher levels of hair loss or in some repair cases combing the techniques can be of great benefit in achieving the graft numbers and goals of the individual; as this opens the donor to achieve the maximum grafts in a single procedure

Time For Hair Meds Or Hair Transplant

It is important when researching to gain as much knowledge as possible, contact multiple clinics to gain varying opinions as to how they would approach hair restoration, short and long term

As genetic hair loss can be an emotive issue for many men and increasingly woman they can be many claims of cures, to be able to stop hair loss, regrow lost hair but if this was the case it could be assumed that no one would be bald

First, there is no miracle cure for hair loss be it a treatment, medication or surgical hair restoration; although no cure there are treatment and restoration techniques that can help to reduce hair loss and restore area of hair loss over the head; but it is important to know when and how is the best time and which product or technique best serves the individual´s needs

Choosing when to have a hair transplant is crucial to the long term success, too early and a balanced natural result may not be able to be sustained long term as the supply of hair needed will run out

Surgical hair restoration is a permanent solution to cover areas of hair loss over the head, some individuals make better candidates than others and both men and woman can undergo a hair transplant

Planning a hair transplant is different for all individuals; from technical perspective aspects such as hair characteristics, facial bone structure the pattern of hair loss will all be taken into consideration by the doctor as they make a plan how to approach hair restoration

The individual must understand the limitations of a hair transplant, the density required achieving natural fullness, and how hair characteristics can aid or hamper the results that can be achieved

A key to successful surgical hair restoration is open and honest dialogue between the individual and the doctor performing the hair transplant procedure; without this it is impossible to gauge how successful in the eyes of the individual will be

Hair retentions treatments and surgical hair restoration can be combined; this can reduce the number of grafts required from a hair transplant and keep your natural hair growing for much longer

Whichever option is chosen the decision should be taken after careful consideration and professional advice; do not allow yourself to be enticed by miracle cures or promises without qualifying with proof as to what can be achieved

Minor To Major Hair Loss

Hair loss is generally progressive and although the ultimate hair loss pattern can be guided by an individual´s genetics this is only a guide and hair restoration should not solely be planned with genetic factors in mind

Assuming treatment does work they can control hair loss for many years; they need to be used correctly and the positive results will only continue while the treatment is being used; stop and the hair loss will commence

As emotive as hair loss is at a younger age be careful not to lose common sense over emotion as we are all older for many more years than we are younger; at the time it may appear the best solution but many have made this mistake and regretted their actions

Surgical hair restoration is not always the best first option, especially on a younger age; there is no way to determine how fast or the pattern of hair loss and fixing a low hair line can create complications in the coming years, a balanced coverage and donor management issues

The hair line can take a relatively high number of follicular units for the surface area to cover; using so many and fixing the hair line low will increase the potential surface area to treat in the future as hair loss progresses

As we age the hair loss pattern matures, even a man in their mid to late 30´s and early 40´s may have only receded over the frontal area, around a Norwood 3 hair loss stage; this allows designing a new hair line much easier

It is always important to research and get the opinion of multiple hair transplantation doctors; do not always take the word you are a good hair transplant candidate just because it suits you to hear this

Advanced hair loss sufferers generally have lower expectations in terms of restoration; a natural result is priority but expectations of a low adolescent hair line is not the top significance for many

With planning it is possible to rebuild the surface area of hair loss, and on the right candidate achieve total coverage in a single procedure, even if this means a slightly lower hair density over the crown

Achieving total coverage with a natural hair density in one procedure is time efficient for the individual, only means entering the donor and recipient areas once, causing as little change to the skin and better healing

If total coverage can be achieved it is common the hair density over the crown will be reduced compared to the placement over the frontal and mid-section; few candidates can achieve total coverage and even density from hair line to crown in one procedure

Planning with any hair transplant is important as the first session the scalp is always in the best condition to maximise graft numbers; a mutually agreed plan between doctor and patient will ensure that both parties understand what can be achieved and the long term happiness of the individual

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High Norwood Scale Treated In A Single Session

Surface Area = Supply & Demand

So called Mega and Giga Hair Transplants when performed to the highest standard allows the individual to achieve the maximum aesthetic result in the shortest time frame, less down-time away from work and excuses to friends, family and colleagues

The large movement of grafts in a single session; much is dependent on the quality of the donor zone characteristics on how many grafts can be removed safely and maintain the quality of the donor area as best as possible

Technical ability and planning is required to ensure the grafts can be harvested, divided into the natural follicular units, the recipient sites made and the placement of the grafts administered efficiently

The patient must also be prepared when undergoing a large hair transplant procedure; the day will be relatively long and the individual will need the virtue of patience to allow the medical team to perform the operation with efficiency but care

Prior to any surgery the donor and recipient area will have their best properties; the donor having the best density, laxity, no scarring and the recipient has also never been touched or impaired.

For individuals with a high Norwood pattern, Nw4 and above a normal goal is to cover as much of the balding surface area as possible and ideally in a single session to achieve a result in one pass

Individuals suffering from advanced Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) will require anything from 4000 to maybe as much as 8000 grafts or follicular units to achieve total restoration; some candidates will not be able to achieve these numbers due to deficiencies in the donor hair safe zone

There are often compromises that need to be made to achieve a balanced coverage and natural looking density; most common is the hair line position and design

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Hair Loss And Donor Hair Miniaturisation

Hair loss can be slow and in the initial stages not recognised; the hair follicle goes through gradually stages before it stops producing hair. The first signs can be the hair shafts becoming finer and shorter

Hair loss is generally associated with the top of our heads, from the hair line to the mid-section and then the crown or vertex.

Certain hair loss types can make surgical hair restoration a bad option, especially when hair loss affects the traditional scalp donor area

Unlike MPB, Male Pattern Baldness or Androgenic Alopecia DUPA does not sustain a localised stable safe zone of hair to be able to harvest from via a hair transplant

MPB can be combined with DUPA hair loss sufferers, with a normal pattern of recession occurring over the top of the scalp and if the hair loss progresses to a high Norwood stage ending with the horseshoe pattern

With DUPA there is a general decrease in hair density of hair randomly but evenly over the scalp, sometimes combined with the miniaturisation of the hair shaft at the same time

Another sign of hair loss, more traditional MPB can sometimes be increased shedding of hair; it´s not uncommon for us to shed around 100 hairs per day, this is not a problem as long as 100 hairs regrow the same day, and then a balance is achieved

Because the initial changes can be subtle they can sometimes only be visible under magnification. Under magnification it is possible to compare various areas of the scalp and the hair calibre

An obvious sign of hair loss is loss of hair density, making the scalp more visible and the recession of the hair line and temples, enlarging the size and surface area of the forehead

When you have a consultation any miniaturisation can be assessed, not just over the top of the scalp but also the sides and back, known in hair transplantation as the donor area. It is usual to have a little miniaturisation in the donor

If a hair transplant is being considered too much hair miniaturisation in the donor area can make a hair transplant not credible. Miniaturised hairs should not be used as they are weaker and may not regrow when transplanted

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Hair Transplant Technique: FUT, FUE or Both?

When deciding on the technique to best use; remember:

The harvesting method is not a matter of taste but a matter of necessity. Every patient has different characteristics and these should be taken into account when deciding on the best technique that should be employed

To gain the best long term result it must be thought about from the first session, then the optimum and maximum utilisation can be made of the donor area as it is untouched and has the greatest potential. Prior to surgery the donor and recipient area will have their best properties; the donor having the best density, laxity, no scarring and the recipient has also never been touched or impaired

Achieving high numbers is not only about the characteristics of the patient. The Doctor´s & Medical Team must be able to work together efficiently and with high skill to ensure graft survival and patient care is the priority

The hair loss pattern will determine the number of grafts required to cover the surface area. Each technique has pros and cons and before deciding on the technique to first use it is important to access the long term donor management.

If hair loss has progressed to an advanced state the need for grafts is high to cover the surface area. The larger the surface area the harder it is to treat the entire area in one procedure with either technique

The options is to treat the area over multiple procedures, starting with the hair line and working back over the frontal third and mid-section and later to treat the crown; this will require maybe 2-5 procedures dependent on technique and the quality of the donor resources

There are 2 recognised hair transplant techniques in use today, the FUT and FUE techniques. They differ mainly in the donor management and the manner the follicular units are removed from the scalp

Utilising the benefits of both FUT and FUE and combine the techniques to maximise the graft numbers in a single procedure; allowing for the potential to reach total coverage and possibly a “home run” result

By combining the two there is the potential to reach in excess of 8000 grafts on a good candidate; on an average candidate that would maybe only achieve 4000 grafts increase the number to 6000

Combining the techniques can also be of great benefit to repair hair transplant candidates; when the donor area has been impaired by improper previous surgery. Being able to remove a strip and widen the extraction zone at the same time can provide the maximum graft numbers to correct the pattern of hair growth over the recipient area