Hair grows everywhere on the human skin except on the palms of our hands and the soles of our feet. The hair you can see is actually a string of dead keratin (a protein) cells. The average adult head has about 100,000 to 150,000 hairs and loses up to 100 of them a day. Hair grows in follicular units meaning groups of 1-4 hairs, majority of which have 2 hairs. In hair transplant a graft is an extracted follicular unit consisting of a group of hairs. At any one time, about 90% of the hair on a person's scalp is growing. Each follicle has its own life cycle which is divided into three phases.
Why Choose Hair Transplant Treatment?
Hair transplant Treatment has of late gained a lot of popularity due to improved results consequent to recent advances in hair restoration surgery techniques and success stories of many celebrities who have had this procedure. Whether it is for receding hairline or for severe balding new procedures like body hair transplant can help achieve realistic goals and also make it very difficult to tell that you have had hair transplant surgery. Balding occurs when the scalp becomes visible because hair thinning can no longer hide the skin. Most people realise their hair is thinning after losing about 40% of their hair density. Hair transplant is most commonly performed for male pattern baldness but can also be performed for hair loss in women, brows, beard-hair loss and for scarring following surgery or burns. Hair transplant surgery is safe and performed under local anaesthesia by Dr Nurein (a member of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons) who specialises in the latest FUE technique but also uses UR-FUT (Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Transplantation) strip method where indicated. With this approach we can offer different techniques for different individual needs.
FUE v FUT
The main difference between FUE and FUT is the extraction technique used to harvest follicular units. In FUT or strip method, you are given local anaesthesia in the donor area of your scalp (usually the back) where the hair never undergoes balding and a strip of scalp skin with hair is cut. The donor area is then sutured. This typically leaves a fine scar that's easily hidden by your remaining hair. The follicular units are then removed from the donor strip under microscopic control and divided into natural groupings of one, two and three hair follicular units. In FUE, we still use the follicular unit approach to hair restoration, but instead of removing a donor strip, we remove one individual follicular unit at a time. The instrumentation (0.8-1.0 mm punch) we use is so small that the donor area is left with tiny, almost invisible dot marks.