Hair Transplant is getting common these days as many people are suffering from excessive hair loss and are afraid of getting bald. These problems are mainly common in men but women also go for hair implants to look better. When deciding on a hair transplant, patients are not sure which hair transplant method is best for them. Hair Transplant operations are basically performed on different types of patients, with moderate medicine and native anaesthesia. The doctor washes the scalp with a shampoo and applies an anti-bacterial item before harvesting the donor scalp.
There are a lot of unique strategies for harvesting hair follicles; every strategy has its own benefits and disadvantages. The extraction of the hair follicle requires the best harvesting method to make sure the viability of the transplanted hair.
Types of Harvesting Methods of Hair Transplant
There are 3 types of Harvesting Methods of Hair Transplant
1) Strip Harvesting Method
Strip harvesting is also called follicular unit transplantation or FUT. It’s the most typical method for removing hair and follicles from a donor site. The doctor harvests a strip of skin from the posterior scalp side, from a proper hair growth place. To remove strips of hair-bearing tissue from the donor site, the surgent use a single, double or triple-bladed scalpel. After that, the surgeon closes the ensuing wound. While working with a binocular stereo-microscope, the doctor starts to dissect patient follicular unit grafts. That is small, naturally shaped groupings of hair follicles, from the strip. The doctor then makes use of very small micro blades or high-quality needles to puncture the sites for receiving the grafts and places them according to their right pattern to promote a realistic hair pattern. After that, the surgeon puts the individual grafts in their place.
2) Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
The Follicular Unit Extraction is also called FUE harvesting. It is a separate follicular unit from which the surgeon removes four hairs at a time under local anaesthesia. This FUE treatment method takes a single lengthy session or more than one small session. The FUE method takes more time than strip surgical treatment. FUE surgical treatment times vary consistent with the surgeon’s experience, the pace of harvesting, and patient character. In the FUE Hair Transplant method, there are some regulations for the affected persons.
FUE treatment can give patients very natural and good results. FUE harvesting negates the need for large areas of scalp tissue for harvesting purposes. Because of this, there is very little chance of a line incision on the rear of the head. And also doesn’t leave a linear scar. Furthermore, the individual follicles will be removed, so, there will only be small, punctuated scars that remain which are virtually not visible, and any post-surgical pain and discomfort will be minimized. Recovery from Micro Grafting FUE can take a time of fewer than 7 days.
Follicular unit treatment has bit disadvantages such as increased surgical time. This is very expensive for the patient. It is very difficult for new surgeons because the process is physically annoying and the learning curve to collect the abilities is lengthy and tough.
3) Robotic Hair Restoration
Robotic hair recovery devices make use of cameras and robot fingers to help the doctor in the FUE procedure. In 2009, Neo Graft became the primary robotic surgical device FDA accredited for hair recovery. In developed countries, hair surgeon uses ARTAS System, approved in 2011 by FDA, for a faster and easier way to harvest hairs.