Hair Transplant Overview

Overview

Background

The first hair transplantation for male pattern baldness was realized by Dr .N. Orentreich in the United States as he started using punch graft technique. But hair transplantation did not receive much interest in public for many years because the treatment resulted in unnatural looks because of punch graft of 7-8 hair look like bunch of bushes.A turning point in hair transplantation procedure was the discovery of the follicular units. The 1990’s were the golden ages of the FUT method, when micrografts were produced and were dissected into mini-micrografts via stereomicroscobic dissecting techniques. The technique was in fact much older than this and Japanese dermatologists Sasagawa, Okuda, Tamura  and Fujita were using small autografts containing hair follicles for the correction of scars and cicatricial alopecias. It is not known whether they used these techniques for the correction of androgenic alopecia, but if they did, they certainly did not mention it in their medical papers. In any case their publications, written in Japanese did not reach Western eyes for decades.

Soceity today has changed.A persons outward appearance plays an important role in his/her professional life.A bald person always feels uncomfortable when he moves in society social functions etc.But gone are those days.Technological advancement has given modern techniques which takes care of baldness and implants natural growing hairs.Just like you are shifting your hairs from one side to other side of head.

Both men and women may be candidates for hair transplantation as long as their donor area in both present and expected is capable to give in a enough quantity of hair follicles to effectively deal with the recipient area (a calculation termed “donor to recipient area ratio”). A family history of hair loss in both the maternal and paternal sides should be investigated and compared with uniform guidelines of hair loss in women and men (Norwood Pattern, Ludwig Pattern, etc.). Young patients (in their 20s) with a limited hair density in their donor area coupled with a expected Norwood Type VII or greater hair loss, for example, will almost certainly not have an adequate number of permanent “fringe” hair follicle reserve to address the future recipient area and often cannot be considered candidates for the procedure.

In male pattern baldness (MPB), hair recedes or sheds at an excessive rate, much faster than the average person’s hair loss cycle. This process appears to be genetic. Hair transplantation is the transfer of strong and permanent hair roots which were removed from the back side of head special techniques and these roots are grafted in the skin on the bald area or in between the hair where the density has to be increased. Many advances were proceeded throughout the evolution of hair transplantation and with the possibilities of the modern medicine, baldness is almost about to extinguish.

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