Hair loss is a natural process the human body experiences in order to rejuvenate and maintain the health of the hair as well as its great appearance. This is something common to both men and women who on a daily basis lose between 50 and 100 hairs during a routine of combing or washing their hair. That’s a pretty impressive number that may be seen as worrying, but it shouldn’t scare you. It’s a different matter when you’re left with a bunch of hair in a hairbrush or sparse hair on your head.
Naturally one should pay attention to what is normal hair rejuvenation and what might be seen as a worrying sign and consult a doctor. In this case, hair loss can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition that can lead to baldness or alopecia. This is quite a serious aesthetic problem for all people who are tackled by it and can find its roots in several causes.
When talking about hair loss, it can occur for a variety of reasons among which the most common is hormonal imbalance. Stress, taking medications, scars, and burns on the head, vitamin, and micronutrient deficiencies, as well as other chronic diseases, can also be the cause of hair thinning.
On the other note, baldness can be a genetic condition inherited by both sides of the family and transferred from generation to generation.
In any case, regardless of what causes baldness, this symptom can and should be dealt with. With the development of plastic surgery, medicine was able to solve the problem of premature alopecia. With the ability to transplant one’s own hair, the field of aesthetic medicine associated with the treatment of baldness quickly became one of the leading ones.
How is Hair Transplantation Done?
As mentioned above, hair doesn’t just fall out. For this reason, before you decide to get a hair transplant, you should try to determine the cause of your hair loss. After all, if hair loss is caused by a serious illness, transplantation will only give short-term results.
Boris Cosmetic has a hair transplant specialist specifically for these purposes. Our leading team of experts will examine to rule out the above-mentioned symptoms and discuss the possible diagnosis. One of the offered can be hair transplants. This can be offered only after conducted full medical check-up and the baldness cause has been determined. and only then will he offer a transplant operation.
The hair transplant method is determined by a number of factors:
Hair growth density and skin elasticity in the donor area.
Absolute and relative contraindications.
Boris Cosmetics specializes in two hair transplant methods: Follicular Units Extraction and STRIP.
FUE (Follicular Units Extraction)
FUE is a recently developed medical technique created to treat hair loss. This is a gentle, minimally invasive method of hair transplantation. Areas of skin approximately 0.1 inches in diameter are removed from the donor area with a follicular unit in its entirety using the harvesting technique. After that, they are transferred to grafts – special transplants for implantation.
In the next step, the extracted hair is transplanted to the balding area. The surgeon uses a scalpel or curved needles to excise the skin and then inserts the grafts into the resulting punctures.
The procedure does not take long and is done under local anesthesia. The recovery period takes 2 to 4 weeks. The Successfulness of the procedure is dependent on age, the amount of hair being grafted as well as the overall health condition of the patient.
This procedure is usually a choice of younger patients who like to wear their hair short as well as those who don’t mind having a scar more visible.
STRIP Surgical Technique
This is one of the most often used procedures among patients that have issues with the density of hair which can in the donor area be very low. The essence of the technique consists in the transplantation of skin flaps with hair follicles from the donor area to the areas of baldness.
The flap is pre-divided into grafts of individual follicles, which are implanted into the problem area. They are used to seal the wounds from two sides by pulling the skin together without contacting the wound itself. This is the best way to avoid bacteria and avoid similar problems.
Since this technique is surgical, it involves preparation and rehabilitation. Like FUE, it is performed under local anesthesia. A scar is left in the donor area, which is easily concealed with strands from neighboring areas of the head, but the hair should not be too short.
The recovery period is from 4 weeks to 3 months.
If all the steps are done correctly, the transplanted hair will quickly take root and begin to grow. Their appearance is no different from that of the rest of the hair.
Both of these methods maximize the density of hair in the problem area of the head while maintaining its original texture, color, structure, and growth rate. The first results of hair transplant surgery become visible after about six months. After 12 months the transplanted hair reaches its maximum volume and density.