Hair Transplantation- An Evolution Since The Plug Transplants To Modern Follicular Grafting

Earlier Methods

The most ancient methods of hair transplant are strip techniques or punch grafting.  It was in 2003 that the first FUE surgery was presented, but with the innumerous years passing by the three have been the emergence of multiple other procedures and techniques to help with lasting and natural looking results.

Punch grafting and strip harvesting methods are the most traditional procedures which have been trusted much before and have been replaced by the FUT an FUE procedure (minimally invasive techniques).

About Hair Growth Cycle And Hair Loss

The single shafts that grow from a follicle, which is embedded in the dermal papillae of the scalp.  The hairs fall out and grow again, which is a part of a natural hair growth cycle.

Male Pattern Baldness

The usual male pattern of baldness starts with the receding hairline solely as the hairline starts to form with the M shape. And the hair becomes finer and shorter with time along with forming the U shape.  The main reason behind male pattern baldness is a genetic pre-disposition and hormonal changes.

Female Pattern Hair Loss:

The female pattern baldness usually includes the hair to thin out from the top of the crown area. Though the proper reason behind it cannot be well understood. Hormonal changes, aging, menopause and many other alternatives are the result which can cause female pattern baldness and make your hair thin out further.

Traction Alopecia

This is a form of alopecia mainly occurring as a resultant force applied to hair. Traction alopecia is an issue which mainly affects people who opt for the trend of tying their hair up into tight braids and pony tails and pigtails for a consistently longer span of time. The Most common examples of people suffering from this problem are the African American women.

Telogen Effluvium

The second most common form of hair loss and is a disorder where the hair enters the early phase in the telogen phase.  The hair in Telogen phase can be easily tracked with the presence of a keratin bulb which remains attached to the root of the hair which falls off as a reason of Telogen Effluvium.

Factors Of An Ideal Candidate

  • Donor Dominance:  The texture, growth rate, etc of the existing hairs can determine how well they can work on the new site.
  • Donor Density: this is an important role in understanding the ideal candidate for hair transplant owing to the fact that the donor has good density of hair in the donor area to fulfill the needs.
  • Scalp Laxity: a good scalp laxity can recover faster from the surgery and a person having it can be among the ideal candidate for the hair surgery.

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