Hair Transplant Follicular Technique
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Texas Hair Transplants Techniques
As consumer’s appetite for surgical hair transplants procedures grows in the exploding cosmetic industry, the need for hair transplants information and education is essential.
About Follicular Hair Transplants DFW TX
For years, cosmetic surgeons obtained donor hair using a linear incision. Today, in Texas hair transplants circles, there is a buzz about follicular unit use in hair transplantation. A follicular unit is a group of 1 to 3 hair that grows naturally together, including glands, muscle, nerves, and blood vessels. Today, many use the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)method. It is a new method of obtaining donor hair for transplantation where individual hair units move from one area, the donor area, using only 1 mm circular incision size, and then inserted directly in the balding area.
*Photos shown are of non-medical hair replacement systems for men, not hair transplants.
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)
Follicular Unit Transplantation FUT uses a hair transplantation act of implanting single hair into the balding area, after it was plucked and dissected from a strip. In Texas hair transplants lingo, the name is referring to the method the follicular grafts move as a strip harvesting and dissection vs. direct extraction and implantation. Strip harvesting a piece of skin and hair approximately 10 to 20 cm long is removed from the donor area (back of the head below the ears) and is then divided and cut into follicular units under a microscope.
FUE Transplant Scaring
FUE does not leave a linear scar but instead small incisions. Therefore, patients who want to wear their hair very short and those who have a very tight scalp use this method. There is a shorter healing time since the incisions are so small. When a limited number of grafts are needed damage may occur due to the large but small incisions to extract the hair follicles. Another problem may arise when the epidermis and upper dermis may separate from the rest of the follicle during the pluck incision, called “capping.” The consequence is a second incision used for a new follicle.