Permanent solutions with Micro-grafts or Follicular Units
1/ What solution can we suggest to someone who has lost their hair completely and wishes to rediscover a full head of hair?
All the methods we suggest attempt to distribute in the most aesthetic and harmonious way possible the remaining hair of the crown to the affected areas. The choice of techniques will be guided by numerous medical, surgical, biological and psychological factors, the aesthetic requirements of the specialist and the aesthetic wishes of the patient.
Without shaving any hair, long hair micro-grafts are prepared under the microscope from a strip taken from the scalp. The result is immediately visible and the hair hides small scabs that persist for a week. The length of the hair stems facilitates their orientation during implantation. Nearly 3,000 to 4,000 hairs can be implanted in one session.
Yes, but there are always unforeseen circumstances mainly related to the circulatory condition of the scalp, which varies from one person to another.
Nevertheless, the progress made in the knowledge of this negative factor and in the equipment used makes this technique perfectly reliable.
Unlike most transplants practiced on the body (heart, lung, etc …), hair transplants are done with the patient’s own hair. There is thus never rejection of the fragments implanted into the skin.
On the other hand, there may be a poor vascularization of the grafts in rare cases. We have studied these particular circulation problems to better address and solve them.
The surface to be implanted is drawn on the scalp, and the patient checks in a mirror if it corresponds to her own wishes. An anesthetic gel is applied on to the forehead and neck to make painless injections of local anesthesia. A scalp fragment, under the control of a magnifying helmet, allows the harvesting of 1000 to 2000 hairs. With a small instrument, multiple superficial perforations are made on the area to be implanted. Jeweler clamps allow the micro-grafts to be inserted one by one into each perforation. This procedure, almost painless, lasts two to three hours. Then the patient rests for an hour.
A full review of the procedure is done under the magnifying glass, before combing the hair of the patient. She can then return to home. The next morning, she can wash her hair with a suitable antiseptic shampoo, and most often resume her professional activities.