Hair loss could have a devastating effect on the affected person’s life. Men are usually more tolerant and adaptable to hair loss than woman. Hair has a unique function. It reflects many features such as beauty, age, personal hygiene and personality.
Hair restoration in Dubai is one of the most rapidly evolving procedures in aesthetic surgery, accompanied by regular improvement in techniques. The recent advances in technology and the concept of using< follicular unit grafts have made this procedure reach a new height. The ability to provide very natural-looking results has encouraged larger number of balding men and women to opt for this surgical solution.
Hair Transplant (FUE & FUT)
Hair transplant involves two techniques. The gold standard one is the strip technique which is also called FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) or FUSS. This involves harvesting a strip of skin from the back or the sides of the head with tapered ends. The strip is cut under magnifiers or microscope to small grafts (Follicular Units) containing 1 – 3 hairs. These grafts are then implanted into the recipient area after making small slits of (1 mm) each. This is a fast and efficient method. However it leaves a thin line of scar at the donor site, only visible if the donor area is shaved or trimmed.
The other technique is called FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). Instead of cutting a strip of skin, follicular units are extracted (removed) by punching. The punches are very small (0.8 mm – 1.2 mm in diameter). The advantage of this technique is that it does not leave a scar at the donor area. However, it is slower than the strip technique and requires the whole donor area to be shaved.
It is a surgical hair restoration procedure that involves cutting out the bald scalp and lifting the hairy scalp to cover the gap. It is a relatively simple procedure. We can eliminate an area of 30-40 sq. cm. at a time. The procedure can be repeated 4 -5 times until the whole bald scalp is removed. The period between one stage and other is 1-2 months.
Scalp reduction surgery is performed on the crown or vertex area of the head and never the frontal area. As its name implies, a portion of the bald scalp area is removed then the edges of the hairy scalp on the two sides of the head are pulled together and sutured – thereby decreasing the amount of bald area to be covered with hair grafts. The best candidates are men with a clear bald spot on the vertex or crown and a flexible scalp.
An area four to five centimeters wide can be removed during a single scalp reduction procedure. Scalp reduction surgery can be repeated after a couple of months when the skin has regained some of it’s elasticity from the initial procedure. A simple procedure known as scalp extension can reduce the number of surgeries. This is by inserting the Frechet scalp extender which is a device designed to stretch the hairy scalp. The extender is implanted under the scalp during the first reduction procedure and removed during the second.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
PRP therapy is used in hair restoration for natural looking result. Our blood plasma (PRP) contains active growth factors which can promote hair growth. Helping to restore one’s confidence, the end result is a fuller, healthier looking head of hair.
With a thin needle, your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp. Then the growth factors in your blood cells do their job and hair growth is naturally stimulated.
PRP Hair Restoration is suitable for both men and women. It is a state of the art, non surgical, totally natural, alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning. It is an injectable treatment which uses the patient’s own blood.