Losing your hair is bad enough, but the old methods of hair transplants looked embarrassing with that tell-tale “plugged” look. Now, transplants have been transformed: new treatments take less time and are practically painless, and people who have had them say that they’re well worth the time and money.
There are several new treatments available today, so talk to your transplant physician about the pros and cons of each method. Finally, be sure that your doctor is fully qualified for the method you choose.
FUT: Follicular Unit Transplantation (Surgical)
FUT is known as the Strip Method because a strip of the scalp is removed from the back of the head – both the “donor” area – and the scalp is then sutured back together. Hair grows in follicular units, tiny bundles of one to four hairs per follicle. These bundles are extracted from the donor strip, and individually transplanted. This is a big change from the old method, which used four-millimeter cylindrical bundles to produce that hair-plug effect. The drawback to FUT is the scar where the donor area was removed. If men choose very close-cropped hair styles, the scar may show. FUT takes about three to eight hours, and you’re back to work in two to six days.
FUE: Follicular Unit Extraction (No Surgery)
FUE doesn’t involve surgery. Instead, follicular units are individually extracted from the donor area and transplanted. This avoids surgery and a linear scar. The tiny circular scars are invisible and covered by hair. This procedure takes longer, about eight hours, and you’re back to work in one to three days, although larger transplants may take an additional session.
NeoGraft FUE (No Surgery)
NeoGraft is the newest, most advanced method of transplantation. It’s also the least invasive. Follicular units are removed from the donor area using a tiny punch to make a round incision, and removed with forceps. Then the units are separated and implanted. The fascinating thing about NeoGraft is that the punch can be done by hand or by a “robotic” method. It takes about the same time as a regular FUE procedure.
The MUHG Procedure: What is it?
The Following Explains How Multi-Unit Hair Grafting Works!
Multi-Unit Hair Grafting’s biggest benefit is that it always provides its patients with the most comfort, greatest density and most natural appearance while permanently restoring their hair. With proper planning, this medical procedure works to limit the visual signs of progressive, long-term hair loss all in-office.
This is done by utilizing a combination of many different-sized grafts and surgical technologies, all to best fit the individual needs of the patient. This combination works to create the natural appearance and desired density that patients expect in the least amount of visits possible. This limits cost and inconvenience.
Macro and micro multi-unit grafting transfers’ hairs in natural groupings, just as they are found. Using these multi-unit groupings, a natural hairline is created consistent with the patient’s realistic desires and age. The only constraints of this procedure are the quality and density of the hair in the donor region, limited curl, fine hair texture, and extremes in contrast between scalp and hair color. The grafts are then inserted into micro and mini slits that are pre-cut and designed to aesthetically fill in balding areas, improve the density of existing hair, and lower the hair line.
If you are thinking about Hair Transplants, then we invite you for a free consultation with one of our hair replacement specialists. We can discuss the best option for your situation. To schedule your free consultation, click here and visit us at Van Scoy Hair Clinics.