April 12, 2021
Facts About Hair Transplantation Solutions
There’s no doubt about it – hair loss can be distressing, even though millions of Americans are affected by it today. When it’s happening to you, it can have a significant impact on your confidence and even your lifestyle. Thankfully, there are plenty of effective hair replacement treatments available, so you can take control with a little help from the professionals at the Hair Replacement Institute. Hair transplantation is one solution that’s appropriate for some people, and today we’ll talk about the different types of hair transplantation procedures and how they work. What is hair transplantation? Hair transplantation is a medical procedure that takes hair follicles from areas where your hair is thicker and transplants them into the thinning areas. It’s effective because these are your own natural hair follicles, not something from a donor that might be rejected by your body. Once transplanted, these follicles grow hair in the thinning area, so you’re left with a fuller-looking head of your own natural hair. How does hair transplantation work? All hair grows from follicles in the scalp. These follicles are nourished by blood vessels to give them the nutrients they need to grow hair. Hair is grown by cells that are pushed out of the follicle until they form a strand of hair above the skin, and they continue to grow from these follicles. All follicles have various stages of growth, including resting periods where hair does not grow temporarily, and every follicle is in a different stage of the cycle, so normally hair appears thick. When too many follicles are in a resting stage, whether permanently or temporarily, thinning occurs. The transplantation process takes follicles that are growing normally and placing them into thinning areas, where too many follicles are no longer producing hair. Once placed, they continue to behave as they did in the thicker area, growing hairs to replace those in thinning areas. What are the types of hair transplantation? There are two types of hair transplantation procedures: FUE and FUT. FUT means Follicular Unit Transplantation. In this procedure, thin strips of follicles are taken from the donor area and placed in thinning areas to even out the growth for a fuller-looking head of hair. A FUT transplantation procedure is highly effective, but for those who like to wear their hair extremely short, it does leave a slight scar in the donor area. These are not noticeable for those who wear their hair longer. NeoGraft FUE transplantation does not leave a scar, so it’s suitable for those who love to wear buzz cuts. In a NeoGraft FUE, or Follicular Unit Extraction, transplantation procedure, the follicles are extracted in tiny groups of just a few follicles and strategically transplanted into thinning areas. The result is a scar-free look with your own naturally growing hair appearing fuller and covering the previously thinning areas. Both types are minimally invasive and have brief recovery periods. With NeoGraft FUE, you can return to your normal routine the next day. Both types of procedures require both medical expertise and an exceptional artistic ability because the placement of the transplanted follicles is crucial, especially in instances where the hairline is to be reconstructed. At the Hair Replacement Institute here in Minnesota, we’re fortunate to have Francisco Sanchez-Navarro, MD, and Gary Petrus, MD, to work with our patients, two of the best hair transplantation surgeons in the country. Drs. Sanchez-Navarro and Petrus and their expert medical teams use their skillful artistry to give you the most natural-looking hair with the highest density possible for the best results from hair transplantation. Hair transplantation is just one solution for hair loss, so it’s important to schedule a consultation to determine if it’s the right solution for you. The first step is a free, discreet consultation with our hair loss professionals at the Hair Restoration Institute. Make an appointment today and our hair loss experts will take a full assessment of your needs and your overall health to determine the best hair restoration options for you so that you can make an informed decision and take control of your hair loss. You can find us at 8030 Old Cedar Ave S Ste 202 in Bloomington, MN, or call 612-588-HAIR (4247) for a private, complimentary consultation.