In the past, when someone would start to lose their hair, not much could be done besides attempting a few different hairstyles to cover up the thinner areas, and wearing hats or hair pieces. Starting in the late 1950s, advances in medicine allowed for the first hair transplants to help cover bald spots. Since then, the process has gotten better for not only patients but the doctors as well, making it less risky. This has been a major driver for the overall increase in popularity of these procedures. Here are a few important things to know regarding hair transplants in their most modern form.
What Are The Main Types of Hair Transplant Procedures?
If you notice that your hair is thinning or you have bald spots on your head, you’re probably wondering what your options are in terms of keeping a full head of hair. For both men and women there are two categories of procedures: follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). While both have been proven to be safe for patients, there are clear advantages when choosing the FUE procedure known as ‘NeoGraft’.
In a traditional FUT, doctors cut a skin graft from an area of the patient’s scalp that has an abundance of healthy growing hair. This is considered an invasive method, since it requires a doctor to cut into the scalp in more than one location.
The skin graft cut from the scalp in the FUT method ends up leaving a linear scar at the site of the extraction. With NeoGraft, there is no need for a strip to be cut, and therefore no linear scar. Instead, the NeoGraft automated system utilizes pneumatic surgical equipment to extract hair follicles individually. These are then implanted to the target area, again without risking additional scarring.
Another reason why patients prefer an FUE method like NeoGraft to traditional strip extraction is because the recovery time is faster. Laser-point accuracy ensures that every incision point is as small as a pinprick, which means it will heal much quicker. If you’re involved in sports or other physical activities, you can resume your activities much quicker and not disrupt your day to day routine for long.
Are You A Good Candidate?
Male or female, it’s never too early to start exploring your options for getting a hair transplant. At NuBody Concepts, we take a lot of pride in our aesthetic NeoGraft procedures as well as the quality of service our highly skilled team provides to our patients. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our FUE hair transplants, or to schedule a consultation with our medical consultant. Take the first step to change your look and perhaps your life!