Hair Transplant Types and Techniques
People suffering from hair loss have to live with a pressure on their heads and I do not mean the pressure of wigs or caps. I mean the mental pressure of having no hair or having a balding head. It is no surprise that they feel that way as hair signifies a person’s vitality, youth and health and distinguishes your appearance. Full and voluminous hair for a man or a woman is always considered a sign of attractiveness. However, not everyone is naturally endowed with ample locks, for them a hair transplantation surgery is the best option. Fortunately, for them, Hair transplant in Dubai is offered at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery with various techniques to curb multiple hair loss problems.
There are several methods and kinds of a hair transplant.
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
- Strip Hair Transplant
- Female Hair Transplant
- Body Hair Transplant
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
In this method, individual hair grafts are extracted from the donor region of the head and implanted into the balding part of the scalp using a punching instrument. The entire procedure is performed under the effect of local anesthesia so the patient does not feel any pain. The procedure can last between 6 to 12 hours. There is no strip removed in this method so there is no scarring and no need for sutures. The recovery period lasts from 5 to 6 days and hair starts growing out in 2 to 3 months time.
Strip Hair Transplant
This procedure is different from FUE in that an entire strip of hair is removed from the back of the scalp, or the donor area with the help of a blade while the patient is under the effect of local anesthesia. The removed strip is broken down into small pieces that are further divided into individual follicular units with the help of a microscope. These divided hairs are then grafted in the balding areas and the removed strip is sutured back on. The recovery time is one week but the scar takes a few months to disappear. Hair is seen growing out after 2 to 3 months.
Female Hair Transplant
Like men, females also experience loss of hair or balding patches. It could be due to genetics, tight hairstyling, or a lack of vitamin B and iron. Some may have it so severe that it could not be cured through shampoos or oral medication. Therefore, hair transplant for women is also offered which is performed in the same way as it is for men. Hair transplant for women is generally less expensive than for men, as women usually require lesser hair grafts, however that is not always the case.
Body Hair Transplant
Men do not only wish for a head full of hair but are now increasingly demanding hair on the body such as on the face, chest, arms or legs. Having ample body hair is considered manly and attractive. Hence, men who lack hair in these areas go for a body hair transplant. This process is done similarly in that hair is taken from the donor part of the head and implanted into the lacking parts of the body. These hairs are of the same texture and characteristics and grow out naturally. The best candidates for this treatment are above the age of 20 who are developing pattern baldness.