Category(s): Stem Cell Therapy
Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that moves hair follicles from a part of the body called the 'donor site' to a bald or balding part of the body known as the 'recipient site'. It is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness. In this minimally invasive procedure, grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding, (like the back of the head) are transplanted to the bald scalp. Hair transplantation can also be used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, pubic hair and to fill in scars caused by accidents or surgery such as face-lifts and previous hair transplants. Hair transplantation differs from skin grafting in that grafts contain almost all of the epidermis and dermis surrounding the hair follicle, and many tiny grafts are transplanted rather than a single strip of skin.
Since hair naturally grows in groupings of 1 to 4 hairs, current techniques harvest and transplant hair "follicular units" in their natural groupings. Thus modern hair transplantation can achieve a natural appearance by mimicking original hair orientation. This hair transplant procedure is called follicular unit transplantation (FUT). Donor hair can be harvested in two different ways: strip harvesting, and follicular unit extraction (FUE).
The micro-grafts are parts of the scalp containing one, two or three follicular units. Micro-grafts have four to eight follicles. These small units allow obtaining hair a natural look, replacing the look of doll hair or toothbrush that has always been associated with hair transplant surgery.
Dr. Alba Reyes micro-grafts placed 1 or 2 small incisions receptor hairs (0.5 mm-0.9 mm) throughout the scalp, generally in line with the birth of hair to give an attractive and naturally.
Then apply 2 or 3 micro-grafts behind the hairline hair for better density. With this technique, experience and unique artistic strategy of Dr. Alba Reyes, a natural look is achieved.