Experiments by the hair transplant surgeon Dr. Seager placed great emphasis on the surgical technique of follicular hair transplantation. Since these experiments had shown that the survival rate of the intact follicular unit was better than that of single-hair micro grafts, the use of micro grafts for hair transplants was more or less stopped.
Although the results of surgical hair restoration using follicular grafts were strong and aesthetically pleasing, this form of hair transplant suffered from the disadvantage that it took a long time (6-8 hours) to perform. a transplant session. These were teams of highly qualified assistants for the hair transplant procedure to separate the follicular units. Since the procedure required a lot of time and skill, the procedure proved to be very expensive for the patient. Surgical damage to the follicle when two extremely close follicular units were prepared also affected the results of the hair restoration surgery.
The decrease in the success of a follicle transplant was more common in hair restoration surgery performed by hair transplant surgeons who rarely performed a follicle transplant. The fact was of great importance to the professional hair transplant surgeon. The main reason for the reduced success rate was that the hair transplant surgeon’s assistants did not have the expertise or experience to properly isolate and quickly dissect individual follicular units.
In order to increase the likelihood that hair follicles will survive and develop the process, it is important to ensure that the follicular unit remains intact and is prepared and implanted in the scalp as soon as possible. However, if an assistant couldn’t handle this important aspect, it affected the results.
For the above reasons, innovative hair transplant surgeons have developed a technique that leaves the follicular unit intact, but at the same time advocates the use of groups of three and four hair follicles for surgical hair restoration. . This procedure has been found to have many advantages over follicular unit transplantation.
A single hair follicle unit does not necessarily contain a single hair and can contain 2-4 hairs in a single hole. If the follicular units of the donor’s skin sample are very close together, it is not advisable to separate them, as this can lead to iatrogenic damage. The advantage of this fact is used to form groups of three and four hairs when two follicular units with two hairs or a unit with three hairs and a unit with one hair are naturally very close together. A cluster (of 1 to 4 follicular units, which are of course placed in close proximity to each other) that has been transplanted as a single graft results in superior hair growth and reduces surgical damage and trauma at the recipient site.
The hair transplant procedure using natural groups for hair transplantation has many advantages:
- This leads to a much faster hair transplant procedure since it saves time for the separation of individual follicular units and less time is required for their placement.
- The hair transplant procedure prevents iatrogenic damage to the follicular units during the dissection phase.
- It reduces iatrogenic damage during the placement phase because the follicular groups are not as fragile as the follicular units because more tissue adheres to them.
- Because this hair transplant procedure is faster, the grafts can be removed from the body for a shorter period of time and increase their survival rate.
- The last, but not the least, benefit of this hair transplant procedure is that it lowers the cost of a hair transplant and is affordable for the patient.
In addition to the advantages mentioned above, the hair follicle grouping technique can serve as a crucial tool in the hands of an experienced hair transplant surgeon to work wonders in hair restoration! Success and a natural looking hair transplant require strategic planning! The bundling technique does not affect the importance of a uniform funicular hair transplant, but rather