The Dra. Bouret, specialist in Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine, explains in this article what are the main treatments that are used to combat alopecia.
An implant or hair transplant is a surgical procedure in which hair follicles are moved from the nape of the patient's neck to areas of localized hair loss, such as the forehead or pate. In addition, the intervention is final.
It is important to resort to treatment with growth factors after the transplant since the implanted hair from the nape of the neck is genetically programmed to never fall. However, this hair does age, like the rest of the hair, which is why post-transplant treatment is crucial.
Treatment with growth factors
Growth factors are proteins that are generated by cells in the body and act as communication elements between skin cells. Its benefits are multiple.
FUE technique for hair transplant
This technique only requires local anesthesia and does not require points. It is a technique with a great detailed work of individual extraction of follicles, with a punch (microtube of 0.8 mm sharp) and the wound that causes healthy in a natural way, without visible posterior scar. These extracted follicles are implanted in the recipient area as well as the hair-by-hair extraction.
Technique non shaven FUE for hair transplant
This technique is performed without shaving the donor area of the neck, so that the patient can continue after transplant their daily life with total naturalness. In this way the follicles are extracted with a hair-to-hair punch from the donor area. The wound that causes healed naturally and without visible posterior scar.
These extracted follicles are implanted in the recipient area as well as the hair-by-hair extraction. This technique only requires local anesthesia and does not carry sutures.
Duration of a hair transplant
The transplant is long due to the meticulous work of extraction and implantation follicle to follicle. Depending on the area of baldness, the transplant can last between 5 and 8 hours.
Results of a hair transplant
One week after the transplant, the hair naturally begins to fall and the transplanted bulb begins to grow. At two months this new hair is already long and it is visible, but it is at 6 or 7 months when the area is regenerated.