When baldness is made or it becomes uncomfortable hair transplant appears as a solution, albeit a little expensive, but mostly aesthetic, durable and discreet. Today, two major techniques are used by practitioners: the method called the “strip” and FUE. The Amar doctor, dermatologist specializing in hair transplantation, we said all the hair transplant to make his selection with confidence.
If baldness is a typically male problem, some women also put up with from hair loss. In recent years, surgery has advanced allowing painless interventions under local anesthesia and without significant downtime.
But we opted for one or the other technique, in both cases the plan is to implant placement. “What makes the difference is how to remove the bulbs,” explained Dr. Amar. Samples that are always in the same place, at the back of the skull in the occipital area, where the hair is the richest, most provided. “In this area, the hair is programmed to last. They have a longer life expectation than the rest of the skull.”
The method of strip
Surgery adjacent to the calvitieLe principle: A horizontal strip of 1 cm wide is removed under local anesthesia over a length which is from 12 up to 23 cm that is to say a maximum of one ear to the other. Then, the micro-strip is cut to get the bulbs that are implanted and thus redistributed to the bald areas. The dermatologist closes the sampling area using sutures which will depart a thin horizontal linear scar of a millimeter wide at the back of the head. “This method is used by 90% of practitioners because it provides a large amount of good quality implants,” says the professional.
For who? This technique is designed at both men and women. The coverage capacity is larger than the FUE and the strip is particularly suitable for large balding.
The duration of the operation: It lasts 2 to 3 hours during these people, 1 200 to 1500 implants were detached and reimplanted into the bald areas or hair an amount ranging from 3 000 to 5 000 hairs (each implant carries 1 4 natural hair according to the anatomical distribution of the human being).
Post-operative pain and suites: No pain during the operation which is performed under local anesthesia. By cons, after the operation of tightness can be felt and forehead may swell a few days because of the anesthesia. Furthermore, scabs will shape at the point of impact of the implants and will disappear on average within 8 to 10 days.
Result: The result becomes final eight months to a year after surgery. If an innovative session is needed, it can only be done after an interval of 1 year compared to the first session.
The cost: about 5000 to 6000 € per session (TTC). Some practitioners offer packages, other rates depending on the number of grafts.
Advantages: For the dermatologist, “this method can take a large amount of implants and quality Regrowth one year is very good.”.
Disadvantages: The main drawback of the technique of the strip is the scar it leaves the back of the head. However, new techniques permit closure of narrow and above all, it is always possible to hide with the hair.
The principle: The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a method just take the bulbs out of the back of the donor scalp directly using a small surgical drill of 1 to 0.7 millimeters in diameter. The bulbs are then reimplanted in the areas to cover. This method is not theoretically aimed at large baldness, but rather is suitable for small surfaces. In most cases the sampling zone must be completely shaved, which can be problematic.
For who? FUE is especially suggested for people who will have a less efficient healing (and thus paradoxically a less visible scar). For this reason, in men, the reserve is primarily to age 35. This technique is less suggested for women because it requires in most cases to shave the donor area and they spontaneously heal better than men.
The duration of the operation: 5 to 10:00, depending on the area to be covered, during which the patient is sitting or lying down.
Post-operative pain and suites: Like the strip, the FUE is performed under local anesthesia and no pain is felt during the process. The suites for FUE are shorter and less painful. No tightness. The crusts and redness will not very last on average 5 days.
Cost: From € 6,000 and up to € 10,000. Again, each dermatologist or plastic surgeon fixed its rates to fixed or sliding scale depending on the number of grafts.
Advantages: This method uses no scalpel or sutures point and therefore leaves no scar, “but only for the first intervention, warns Dr. Amar If one asks the same area several times, the tissue will become hard. and sclerotic and will be more tricky to heal. ” FUE is very well suited for small areas such as the gulfs where one needs 500 to 600 implants, in addition, it is necessary to use the technique of the strip.
Disadvantages: “We work a little blind so that from time to time we miss the bulb and a hole is made for nothing Furthermore, implants are thinner than the strip and as the duration of the operation is. long, there is a risk of cell death in higher bulbs. ” Moreover, if we multiply FUE sessions, small holes made to sample the implants will be closer and will provide a paradoxical capillary depletion rear areas that will be the time to regrowth. FUE is not suitable for large areas to cover.
FUE thus appears as an option to the strip for young men who have a small area to cover and who do not wish to have a scar on the back of the skull.
But in both cases, Dr. Amar recalled that it creates an optical illusion of coverage because the sampling area is minor than the area covered, “But like the hair taken from the back are thicker they are So more covering, positioning them so give an impression of dense area. ”
Finally, keep in mind that hair transplant or hair transplant is a surgical procedure performed under local anesthesia. It is therefore strongly recommended to consult a specialist dermatologist or hair transplants to a plastic surgeon. “However, Dr. Amar shade, a first-class reputation practitioner accustomed to this surgery can easily perform it. And not many doctors dermatologists or plastic not comprehend that hair transplant effectively.” The key is to learn about the results and the satisfaction of other patients.
Tips for a hair transplant unsurprisingly
- For a suitable result that matches the patient’s expectations, the dermatologist must be completely transparent. It does not promise unrealistic things. To not have unpleasant surprises, here are the questions to inquire your dermatologist to know exactly what lies ahead.
- Only the doctor who will carry out the process and who received you in consultation is empowered to establish the estimate. Refuse any consultation with a non-physician.
- Ask to observe pictures of many cases similar to yours.
- Inquire what the final result, if the bald area is well covered, if the donor area is not too thin …
- Do not vacillate to consult several doctors to have a comparative view
- Demand that they provide you your photos interventions if there is.
- Feel good trust with the practitioner to transparency, good monitoring and thus plan to be satisfied with this hair transplant