Hair transplantation is a type of surgical procedure used to treat baldness or hair loss. There are several different options for hair transplants today, however, each have their limitations. The most important limitation has to do with the source of hair grafts, referred to as the “donor area”. This area in both men and women is genetically resistant to male and female pattern hair loss.
Traditionally, hair transplantation was done by harvesting a strip of hair bearing skin from the back of the scalp and microscopically separating hair grafts for implantation to the areas which need hair. Unfortunately, this ‘strip technique” resulted in many people having undesirable scars. This prompted the advancement of other techniques such as follicular unit extraction or “FUE”. Unfortunately, FUE procedures depend on the donor area which is limited. Furthermore, many FUE procedures end up harvesting hair outside of the genetically resistant area which means a significant percentage of the hairs being transplanted will actually be lost later on.
Types of Hair Transplants
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)
In FUE, individual follicular units are extracted and transplanted directly on the patient’s recipient sites where balding is apparent. This makes the procedure much more time-consuming and labor intensive, which in turn makes it more expensive.
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FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation)
FUT is performed by harvesting an entire strip of hair from the donor area. Such procedures often leave linear scars on the scalp of the patient
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Although hair transplantation is a fairly common procedure, it is important to keep in mind that there are always some risks associated with any surgery. It is important to inform the physician about any medications currently being used and about any previous allergic reactions to drugs or anesthetic agents. Patients with blood clotting disorders also need to inform their physician about this before the procedure is performed.
Hair Regeneration and Hair Transplantation
Hair restoration specialist Dr. Amiya Prasad says that his Hair Regeneration treatment may be used alongside a regular hair transplant such as FUE or FUT. The wound-healing capabilites of the Hair Regeneration treatment helps increase the healing rate of the donor area, increases the survival rate of newly transplanted hairs, and can even stop further loss of existing, non-transplanted hair.
14 days after surgery Regenerative Technology improves healing in the donor area
LITE IV : Sedation During Hair Transplant Process
As a hair restoration specialist, Dr Prasad prefers to use his own version of sedation during hair transplant procedures. Dr. Prasad’s LITE IV Sedation, when used during hair transplantation, helps to relax the hair transplant patient and regulate the patients’ blood pressure which reduces an effect known as “popping”. In some cases, when a patient has high blood pressure, the pressure of the blood causes transplanted grafts to pop out, hence the term “popping”. This is an unfortunate occurrence because the patient is unable to retain a lot of the grafts.
In order to prevent this, LITE IV Sedation is used to reduce bleeding during the hair transplant, which allows the grafts to be placed easier. Thus, the donor hairs are out of the body for less time, thus increasing the effectiveness of the hair transplant results. This safe method of hair transplant using LITE IV sedation yields greater hair density because there are less complications and is more comfortable for the patient as well. The more hair grafts that take, the more successful the hair restoration.
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