Hair transplantation, a solution for alopecia

Written by: Dr. José Córdoba Campos
Published: | Updated: 23/05/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

There are several causes or diseases that cause hair loss on the head. The most common cause is androgenic alopecia, which affects 90% of the population. It is so named because it is related to hormones and / or genes.

Depending on whether it is a man or a woman, this "disease" manifests itself differently. For women, hair loss may be diffuse, affecting almost equally all parts of the head. Sometimes the hair on the back remains strong, which causes it can be a good donor site for transplantation. In the case of male hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia almost always respects the sides and the region of the neck (donor zone). The secret of hair transplantation is to take hair from the donor area, which is not affected by androgenic alopecia, and take it to the less populated areas (recipient site).

The hair transplant technique, used in plastic surgery , is itself little aggressive but is very laborious, because you have to cut half of 2000 grafts (follicular units) and then place.

Follicular Unit

Hair Transplantation

The hair transplant technique is divided into three distinct phases: hair removal, making the incisions and placing the grafts.

Phase 1: Removing the hair (grafts from the donor area)

Depending on the technique that we use (technical FUSS or FUE), how to extract the grafts will be different.

Phase 2: Making the Incisions

Needle from 0.9 to 1 mm, depending on the size of the grafts, placed in a knife handle designed exclusively for hair transplantation I make the incisions where they shall be placed. The number of incisions may vary from 2000 to 3000 depending on the number of grafts and spread out the area to be covered.

Phase 3: Placing the grafts

With magnifying glasses and microsurgical forceps, one by one the grafts are being placed in each of the incisions.

hair transplantation

Once hair transplantation completed, the patient leaves the hospital in a cap, as there is no bandage.

Do not confuse the number of grafts with the number of hairs grafted. Each graft has an average of 2.5 hairs. If we multiply the number of grafts placed by 2.5 hairs, have the number of hairs transplanted.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. José Córdoba Campos
Plastic surgery

Dr. Córdoba Campos is a premier specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery with over 25 years of professional experience in Cosmetic Surgery, especially in hair transplantation. His first hair transplants, performed with the help of a single nurse, were from 200 to 300 grafts. Technique used sticks and microscope for cutting the grafts. At present, an average of 2,500 placed grafts (6250 hairs) in 4 hours. In the city of Valencia he had a team of six nurses. Years later, he formed a second team in Granada hair transplant. Since 2005, Dr. Cordoba Campos maintains a single computer to perform transplants in either of the two cities; since according to him the hands should be well trained and that can only be achieved based on making many hair transplants. Currently, this prestigious doctor has performed over 2,000 hair transplants.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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