- June 4, 2017
- Posted by: dr.diaa
- Category: hair restoration
Believe in science…? If so, We will talk science and how it revolute hair transplant with micro-grafts.
Modern science may not yet recognize any way to restore natural hair to humans other than those performed by hair transplantation. Where the hair is grown very natural and growth does not take much time to adapt to the new environment. No doubt that micro-grafts technique is one of the most advanced techniques in the field of hair transplant.
So how does micro-grafting work to undergo a hair transplant?
Hair transplantation depends on the transfer of hair follicles from areas of permanent growth. They are mostly the areas of the sides of the scalp and the back of them. Then, the doctor will transplant these follicles in the recipient area, mostly the crown area or the front and center of the head.
The permanent hair in a temporary area…!
Hair growth depends on the ability of permanent hair in the donor area to stay and not fall. After transplanting this permanent hair from the donor region, it carries with it all genetic characteristics. These characteristics are numerous, including the unique characteristic of hair transplantation. The non-subordination of this type of hair to the hormones and factors that make hair fall causing genetic baldness is another characteristic.
The methods of hair transplant are different and vary from each other. Each method with its characteristics that make it unique from other technologies. Perhaps the most common technique of this time is the hair transplantation technique (FUE). It began a revolution in the world of hair transplant thanks to its new characteristics and abilities. Is there any recent development that makes hair transplant more effective? What are the developments in FUE technology?
Evolution of hair transplant techniques up to date
A hair transplant with follicular unit extraction technique is the most common and perhaps the most advanced technology. However, it has undergone many modifications and developments that try to make the process more effective and suitable. Scientists have evolved the technique of hair transplantation greatly since its beginnings. It starting long ago back to the beginning of the twentieth century.
Old technique was the best and now still that old
One of the most important stages of the development of hair transplantation was the discovery of Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), which was a revolution in the field at the time. The strip harvesting rested upon removing a longitudinal strip of the scalp loaded with the hair. Then, the doctor will transplant this strip to the receiving area. The doctor then will join the scalp with traditional medical stitches, leaving a clear wound in the donor area. The doctor then extracts the hair from that longitudinal segment and transplant it in the receiving area of the hair. Despite the quality of the process and its remarkable results in time, however, the technique leaves a wound in the donor area does. This wound still does not have the ability to germinate, because the doctor had removed their bulbs from that area.
Micro-grafts technology First steps to invade the field
Since the eighties of the last century, scientists directed to hair growth and towards the development of its techniques. This development tends to reach efficiency and accuracy that they could reach these days.
- Preparing the hair donor area: The donor area is a region of the back of the head or its sides. We treat it with special solutions such as 2% chlorhexidine solution. The doctor will anesthetize it by a local anesthetic such as lidocaine and adrenaline.
- Extracting micro units from the follicles: The doctor will collect extracted units by means of a three-sided 0.6 mm internal tip needle under a high-quality micro-zoom of 2X. The doctor will place the needle around the hair and to rotate around until detaching the bulb from the scalp skin. The doctor will extract the follicles by microscopic forceps. The aim of extraction is not to extract the whole unit, but to extract a longitudinal part of it. The doctor will measure these units accurately and leave the rest of the unit in place.
- The extracted micro units in special solutions, and then the doctor will save them until transplanting in the receiving area. We must know that these solutions are not a trend in the process of hair transplantation by traditional extraction due to the sensitivity of the units.
Micro-grafts technology Later steps: It becomes a miracle
Preparation of the recipient area to receive the new hair
The doctor will clean the receiving area with the same solutions used in the donor area. These solutions such as chlorhexidine and anesthetized by 30 mg/ml of Prilocaine Hydrochloride and fibrin. The doctor will make very precise holes with a 0.5 mm scale that is not noticeable after the operation. Then he will transplant the extracted units in these areas.
Transplanting of extracted units in their new environment
After preparing the recipient area, the doctor will transplant the units that are by high-precision microscopic forceps. The doctor then will transplant these units, which contain stem cells, on the same properties as the extracted bulbs. The incisions are so small that we do not need any medical stitches or other materials to help heal them.
Do not fear micro-grafting anymore, it is now approved
Micro-grafts technology is the first approved technique to produce the same number of hair follicles from a single bulb. It provides stable and reliable results. It preserves the donor area and achieves perhaps more than 90% of the expected results. Imagine that hair cloning is not entirely possible. This unique technology is the only technique that succeeds in growing the number of hair follicles that are picked up. It has succeeded in achieving what failed to clone scientists.
Why is micro-grafts technology typical?
Hair transplantation depends on a very simple principle. Hair that grows in the back of the head and which is not subject to any type of genetic hair loss that is constantly growing by these genotypes. The sides and the back of the head, which are in the shape of a horseshoe are not subject to baldness. Therefore, there is no influence on the area of the sides and the back of the head by the genetic factors of baldness. Precipitation catalysts such as testosterone may affect them, which resist to this effect.
The sides and the back of the head, which are in the shape of a horseshoe are not subject to baldness. Therefore, there is no influence on the area of the sides and the back of the head by the genetic factors of baldness. Precipitation catalysts such as testosterone may affect them, which resist to this effect.
Your hair will resist what makes it bald before…
On the other hand, the sensitivity and resistance of hair follicles to the factors of genetic baldness. Even if the doctor transferred the follicular units from one place to another in the scalp. Therefore, when transplanting hair from areas that are not subject to the pattern of genetic baldness are the areas of the sides and the back of the head. The hair still bearing his resistant to baldness, despite changing the place of germination. We call this area “dominance of the donor area”, which is the predominance of hair properties and its permanence after hair transplantation in the receiving area.
Does micro-grafts technology achieve the required density?
After undergoing a hair transplantation by conventional hair extraction, the doctor will remove hair from one place to another. However, in micro-grafts technology, the doctor will undergo this procedure with the possibility of maintaining the hair of the donor area. Moreover, its great ability to rapidly grow the hair in the area where the transplantation took place.
Micro-grafting will multiply the number of transplanted hair in the new area after a period of stability. Imagine that you planted 1000 hairs, and after 6-9 months, you will notice a greater density than you expected, this is due to the numbers of hair transplanted with micro-grafts technology.
How successful is micro-grafts technology?
Results can not be hidden
Hair transplantation techniques have achieved remarkable success in all cases. Nevertheless, there is no limit to this success only by the ability of doctors to use the technique to extract the follicles. However, this complex process requires special care for the patient. For example, the doctor must perform the anesthesia process accurately and follow-up and the incisions.
This is the case in the period between extraction and transplanting. You should be aware that all the cases in which our micro-grafts technology perform the operation, it have been extremely successful and the initial proportions are 100% without exaggeration.