Hair Implant Surgery
Androgenic alopecia, better known as baldness, is not considered a disease and occurs mainly from two causes:
- Excess male hormones (androgens)
There have been many investigations that have tried to address alopecia from a non-surgical perspective, despite this, currently, there is only one really effective solution: hair transplantation using mini-grafts and micro-grafts: It consists of making grafts of follicular units (from 1 to 3 hair follicles) selected from the donor area (lateral and back of the head) that are placed in the micro-holes of the bald area.
As they are extracted from the area with the genetic code that makes them grow for life, the transplanted hair will not fall.
1. FUSS (Follicular Unit Strip Surgery):
- You get a strip of 1-1.5 cm wide and the length according to the need of the posterolateral area of the scalp. Will withdraw the points in 10-12 days.
- The Strip will work under a microscope to make the grafts follicular units. (some 10.000 hairs)
- As a result it is a thin scar in this area which aesthetically is invisible, the only limit is in those patients who are rasurin to 0, then may register a change of tonality of the skin.
- Prior to transplantation (1 month – 15 days) you will need to do exercises in the scalp, to improve the elasticity, thus reducing the scar in the future, it will be virtually nil.
2. FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction):
- By using a small punch (cylindrical scalpel) less than 1 mm in diameter, you get one by one the grafting of follicular units.
- Leave a scar, which is not significant although the patient is rasurés.
- The disadvantage of this technique gives to the FUSS technique, is that in this we get a lesser amount of folículs. (3,500 hairs)
The transplant involves the realization of microincisions with bisturins to contain the woolly folícul, determining the density, direction and very high.