Use of Mini and Micro Grafts in Hair Transplant Surgery

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For most men, one of the greatest personality nightmares is the hair loss. It is a natural process that affects them during different times in life. Some are spared or affected little by it while others can go full bald at a young age. This can really down the confidence of a person and damage the overall personality.

People try all kinds of home remedies but they usually are unable to go beyond the support role. Medications too only provide relief if they are used permanently and they do have side effects. Hair toupees generally look very unnatural. Then what’s the solution?

A hair transplant surgery is the only solution which gives permanent results. However, there are many factors that affect the overall outcome of a hair transplant. One of these factors is the size of the graft used for transplantation purpose. It is a crucial factor that most people do not known about. Based on their size, donor grafts are divided into three categories, micro grafts, mini grafts and nano grafts. Among these, nano graft technology is considered as the best and the latest hair restoration technique.

Let’s learn more about the grafts and their size to better understand.

What is a graft?

A graft is a follicle that is taken from the donor site and transplanted into the recipient site, into specially made incisions by the surgeon. It can carry different number of hair in it and its placement is usually dependent on the number of hair it has.

Finer grafts give better results and look more natural. They are, therefore, preferred by the surgeons. The thinner grafts are used for hairline building while grafts with more hair are placed in the mid-region of the scalp for volume building. Very thick grafts give an unnatural appearance.

Difference between mini and micro grafts

The size of the graft and the hair it carries is the main difference between the two. A mini graft typically has 4-8 hair in it and is quite thick. In this day and age, the technique is hardly used. It was the most modern option in the 1980s but now it is obsolete.

“Micro grafts” is the commonly used option of this era. Typically a micro graft or follicle has 1-4 hair. The size of the graft varies with the technique of extraction used. In case of a strip method hair transplant, the graft size is bigger than 1mm. However, if you use the FUE method, a graft is approximately 1mm.

In case of Stem Cell FUE, the state of the art hair transplant procedure, the size is between 0.5mm to 0.7mm. Needless to say that the smaller the grafts the more natural appearance they will give. The more advanced the technology is used, the better the results will be.

What is a nano-graft technology?

Nano grafts are the latest technology which offers the finest grafts and the most natural look. It is a very recent phenomenon and can be used for the more modern transplants in this day and age. It has an edge over the typical mini and micro graft techniques.

If you are seeking a hair transplant in Dubai with nano graft technology contact us now.

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