Hair Transplantation is a process through a clinically trained cosmetic or a dermatological surgeon sources hair from a dense part of a patient’s body and relocates it to the balding patch of the head.
The hair is usually sourced from the back and the side of the head since those regions are extremely dense. Usually, a hair transplant treatment is carried through medical offices because they’re performed under the influence of anaesthesia.
Pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia, is guilty of causing the majority of hair loss and this factor comes down to genetics. However, there are few documented reasons that can cause hair loss and they are:
- Prolonged stress
- Hormonal imbalance
How is it performed?
Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, is considered one of the best options of male pattern baldness treatment. FUE is perceived to be an effective male pattern hair loss treatment in the way it covers up bald patches in a way that is minimalistic in invasiveness.
FUE is a lengthy procedure due to the fact that every single hair that is grafted from a donor area has to be individually grafted. The person has to be mindful of the fact that the results after FUE procedure usually show up after a period of approximately 10 months and the transplanted grafts fall off from the place of incision to make room for new hair follicles to sprout.
Our Hair Transplant Techniques
Advanced Follicular Unit Extraction
Building on the basic fundamentals of an FUE procedure, we offer an advanced version of the same, using a titanium-based hair transplant tool. It is a titanium shaft used during the Follicular Unit Extraction procedure, during its implantation stage. The advantage of using a Titanium shaft is that it minimizes the time taken for procedures since these tools can be used safely for a longer period. Moreover, since this is a hollow needle-like tool, it negates the need for incisions to be made on the scalp for implanting the follicles.
AFUE is performed under local anesthesia. However, unlike the traditional FUE method, here the bleeding is minimal.
The process of AFUE is rolled out with marking the areas that will receive the transplanted hair and the area that will give the follicles: the recipient and the donor areas, respectively. The recipient area markings are made along the lines of the look that has already been agreed on, by the client. Yet to ensure a 100% accuracy or for any last minute changes, these markings are discussed once more. The recipient area marking will be the final look after the transplant.
The procedure starts with local anesthesia being administered. The hair follicles are then extracted, quickly, without damaging the graft. Once enough follicles are extracted, the recipient area is targeted. The need here is to be skilled in implanting hair in the most natural looking pattern. With the titanium shaft, grafts are implanted precisely, without the fear of wasting any grafts. With no incisions made for the grafts, bleeding remains at its minimal.
Using a titanium graft has its own advantages:
✓ The follicles will not pop up ;
✓ No scars;
✓ There is no need for slits to be made for the implants;
✓ Makes room for better density; and
✓ Lesser recovery time
Once the transplant is over, it is crucial to understand that the process of transplant alone does not make for a successful restoration of the follicles, which will consequently become the hair on the bald patches. Postoperative care and following the doctor’s instructions to the letter is as and more important. Expect the initial hair to fall off within the first three weeks. The new hair growth would be visible within the 4th and the 6th month. By the 10th month, the newly transplanted hair will be in full bloom.
Athena Direct Hair Fusion Technique
iImplanter is an advanced hair restoration technology carried out with new age tools that ensure minimalistic invasion during the procedure. Hair transplantation has, till date, successfully proven to be the answer to balding for millions of people, across the globe. This branch of cosmetic medical procedure has given hope and confidence back to men and women alike. A procedure with the scope to restore hair aesthetically not only on the head but for eyebrows and facial hair too, hair transplant has been witnessing a constantly growing demand. However, recovery time and its minimalistic invasive nature were some of the barricades that turned people away from seeking a better quality of life, with a renewed look.
Hence efforts were being constantly made to better the methods, refine the procedures and the tools. The core of the search was to find a way to do away with the incision making an aspect of the procedure. The fact that for implanting an extracted hair follicle into a bald patch, the skin will have to be punctured cannot be denied. However, our patented iImplanter, is the perfect solution for reducing the time for the procedure along with minimal blood loss and negating the need for incision for the implants to be out in place.
This procedure ensures:
- Less extracted follicle wastage;
- More implants;
- Less blood loss;
- Better healing and recovery time; and
- Early results.
This hair restoration process starts with local anesthesia being administered. Once the medicine takes effect, follicles are extracted from the donor site. These extracted follicles are then fitted into a tool that has a hollow needle with a slit. This needle is fitted into a pen with a plunger button at the other end. This is the iImplanter.
Each follicle is individually fitted into the iImplanter. The doctor pushes the needle with a follicle, into the scalp and pushes the plunger to implant the follicle. In this process, there are no incisions made. Hence there is hardly any blood loss.
With research being constantly carried out to look for ways to make hair restoration a more acceptable and comprehensible process, breakthroughs are being constantly made. This has led to an array of options, which are suited for various case-specific cases.