Hair transplants – what does the future hold?

Hair transplants have been around in one form or another for about 60 years. The first transplants were primitive and the results never met the patient’s expectations. It ranged from the normal man on the street to Hollywood stars – many men were disfigured by botched transplants. My older brother had an old punch transplant in the late 1970s and the results were terrible. The grafts were huge and the donor area was torn. Not only that, but also the shock trauma in the transplanted area caused more hair to fall out. But I’m going on a tangent – the point is, the first hair transplants were pretty bad and no one was happy.

In the early 90s, the idea of ​​micro-transplantation emerged. This meant that a strip of donor skin hair was still removed from the scalp, but the hair transplants were in much smaller units of 3-4 hairs instead of 20-30 hairs in the old style of hair transplant. cut hair. This meant that the transplants looked much more natural – the old “doll hair” transplant was slowly fading and was only used by the worst types of transplant surgeons.

The next step was the ultra-micro hair transplant, which meant that only one hair could finally be transplanted. Also, the transplant method could use follicular unit extraction techniques, which for the first time in the history of transplantation meant that hair could be removed directly from the donor area and transplanted directly into bald areas of a patient’s head. This meant that the expected type of scar hair transplant with a normal “smiley face” was a thing of the past. There were still scars in the donor area, but these scars are absolutely tiny compared to the old scar style with striped hair transplant.

FUE had just become popular and the idea of ​​body hair transplant came in the news. For years, people have wondered that hair from other parts of the body should be transplanted to their thinning or bald scalp. Until the early 1990s, there was no medical expertise or medical equipment to make this possible. This has changed. If you wish, you can now have beard, neck, back, chest and leg hair transplanted to your head. Strangely enough, the hair usually grows like normal scalp hair, so no one can see it. So if you are told that you don’t have enough donor hair for a transplant and you have a hairy chest, hairy back or legs, you will immediately have more donor hair!

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