How We Plan Your Hair Transplant
First of all, the planning of your hair transplant is carried out to the fullest degree. This is because we want to ensure the best hair transplant procedures.
We will go through the full planning stage with you, so you are aware all the time of exactly what is happening at every stage.
There are a number of key aspects of arranging your transplant, that you need to be aware of:
First, we look at the degree of hair loss you have and then plan out the level of transplant you will need exactly by determining the number of grafts you will personally need.
We will then discuss with you how you want the front hairline to look so that when the hair grows in, it looks natural.
The next step is to calculate the number of grafts the surgeon will need to take for the transplant. An adult male needs on average 40,000 grafts which are roughly 80,000 to 100,000 hair follicles.
How Is The Hair Transplant Surgery Carried Out?
Before your surgery, your frontal hairline and the area to be sown are drawn and planned, and the new hairline is confirmed with you before surgery begins. Next, local anesthesia is applied. the whole procedure can last between 5 to 8 hours, depending on the number of grafts transplanted. While this may sound like a long time, it can be broken up with short breaks.
Having an FUE hair transplant consists of four (4) stages :
Stage 1 – Collecting the graft from the donor area
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Stage 2 – Counting the grafts
The grafts taken from the patient are separated and counted as triple, double and single. While this is going on, you can take a break, go and have something to eat, watch a film, whatever you want to do.
Stage 3 – Micro Slit Incision
This sounds technical but basically, this is a surgical method that is able to duplicate the alignment and distribution of hair as it occurs naturally, thereby maximizing the coverage. The angle and direction of hair growth can be precisely controlled at this stage, allowing transplantation of areas previously regarded as too difficult or unsuitable for hair transplant surgery.
Stage 4 – Graft Placement
Collected grafts are then as mentioned in stage 3, placed at the correct angle and in the proper direction for the maximum effect and growth.
After you have had the operation using the FUE Technique, we will then perform PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma) therapy as a supportive therapy. The reason why this is important is that PRP therapy is very effective in improving the tissues after they have been implanted. And so any damaged tissues and stem cells are stimulated to improve growth.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
Our blood is made of two main components, red blood cells, and plasma. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets, which are rich in growth factors. The growth factors, are used in medicine to treat a range of health issues, including arthritis, signs of aging, etc. and so when it comes to being used after a hair transplant, it helps stimulate the activity of the hair follicles and promote new hair growth.