In the past, people often had not much options but to be content with and accept their bodies and the changes that occur to them. Today, thanks to advances made in health science, we are allowed to change the way we look and feel if we choose to, instead of helplessly accepting the changes. Hair transplantation, rare even a decade ago, has been gaining in popularity and continues to do so ; thanks in large part to sophisticated methods and techniques that have recently become available.
Bosley Medical, the world’s most experienced hair restoration expert, began their work in the in the field in 1974. Bosley’s hair transplantation procedure, employing the exclusive Micrograft® process, is able to offer patients natural looking results. A thorough consultation should precede any hair transplantation procedure – this is where the patient reviews basic information about the procedure, such as the techniques involved, and if the procedure is right for their particular circumstance. It is necessary for a patient to fully understand about the hair transplantation procedure.
An overview of hair transplantation:
Donor: You are your own hair’s donor, since the body will not accept a hair transplant from another person without the intake of immune–suppressant drugs. However, an identical twin with the same genetic make-up can donate to their own twin. However, twins are likely to experience hair loss together, so each might want to keep their donor hair for their individual hair transplant procedure.
Donor areas: Hair loss follows a pattern in both men and women. This is why it is common to see hair on the sides and back of the head despite large bald spots in the front and crown areas. The areas containing hair are considered donor areas, where follicles are harvested and selected surrounding tissues are removed.
Let’s talk a bit about hair quality and its impact on the quality of hair transplantation. Hair density has a large impact on the quality of hair transplants. Higher density translates to results that are more satisfactory. However, regardless of hair density, hair transplantation can be done on anyone with enough donor hair.
A number of factors determine the number of procedures that may be required, and these factors will often differ from person to person. Factors include the extent of a patient’s hair loss, the amount of donor hair available, patient expectations, and more. Most cases require one or two hair transplants.
Texture is another important consideration. Coarse hair is bulkier and can be transplanted in larger quantities, making for an easier procedure. However, fine hair has the advantage of offering a more natural looking result. Wavy and curly hair has the advantage of covering more area compared with straight hair.
We hope we’ve answered some common questions about hair transplantation. Patients should always seek a doctor’s consultation regarding the hair transplantation procedure, and the techniques involved.
For more questions, you can contact Bosley at 1-888-820-4247 or email Bosley@Bosley.com