Losing one’s hair can be stressful affecting gender, colour or creed, rich or poor, from the average Joe in the street to a celebrity, rich and famous.
Finding the correct solution can be difficult and time consuming, but choosing the correct option is vital for your long term happiness. A hair transplant is a permanent solution, but not a cure for hair loss; it relies on healthy genetically strong hair, immune from the male pattern baldness gene being removed from what is termed as the donor area, around the sides and back of the scalp, and placed into areas of hair loss.
A hair transplant relies as much on high medical standards as it does on artistic skills, the combination of the two skills can, on the right candidate; restore an individual’s hair even one suffering from advanced hair loss.
Hair line placement and design is considered to be the most important aspect of a hair transplant, it frames the face and the first point people see when you meet. A good hair line will mimic nature and be undetectable as if you had never lost a hair.
Surgical hair restoration has greatly improved in the last decade or so, gone is the old plug grafts, leaving a dolls hair look of hair growth and large scarring around the scalp. The techniques applied today can place natural groupings of hair, as they sit naturally in the scalp. These groups known as follicular units range from a single hair to four hairs and are used strategically around the area of hair loss for maximum effect; for example only single hairs are used to rebuild the hair line with larger multiple hair groups behind to build up the look and feel of hair density.
The Strip or Follicular Unit Transplant technique is widely considered to superior at harvesting large numbers of hair in a one day procedure. FUE, or Follicular Unit Extraction was always much slower due to each graft being removed individually, although in recent years with the introduction of motorised devices the technique has become faster.
With more and more celebrities admitting to having had a hair transplant the procedure is becoming more and more common, and with the results that can be achieved with today’s techniques it is no surprise why year on year surgical hair restoration is becoming more popular with those wanting to have a better head of hair.