What causes hair loss?
Hair loss is very common here in the UAE as well as around the world. As the age progresses, hair tend to become weaker. The causes of hair loss vary, from stress, hormonal deficiencies, hereditary issues, lack of necessary nutrients in diet. The main factor behind hair loss is presence of Dihydro-testosterone (DHT) which is a male hormone present both men and women. To counter this problem, hair transplant surgery is an ideal solution. Nano Graft ® is perhaps the finest option for this purpose. Let’s take a closer look at it.
Planning and preparation
The transplant surgeon first examines the person seeking hair transplant to plan the procedure. In this meeting, you will also be guided on the precautions that you must undertake before the transplant. Expected outcomes and the likely time frame will also be discussed. The general precautions needed include stopping the consumption of alcohol, abstaining from smoking, stopping the use of blood thinning medications. Certain prescription drugs may also need to be avoided for a few days. Caffeine should not be consumed for 24 hours before the procedure
ProcedureFollowing steps will be taken carefully to administer the procedure in a well-mannered way.
Administration of anesthesia
Local anesthesia is administered to the donor and the recipient site prior to the start of the treatment. This numbs down both areas and the procedure is pain free.
Extraction of Follicles
The follicles for transplant are taken form the back and side of the scalp since the hair in these regions are not affected by dihydrotestosterone. The follicles are extracted with the help of a pneumatic punch that extracts one follicle at a time from the donor site. The size of the follicle is approximately 1mm which is ideal for the transplant. Since there is no dissection required after the extraction, it improves the success rate with follicles are not lost due to transection.
Preparation of the donor site
The donor’s site is prepared by the surgeon in order to graft the follicles. A specialized needle is used for the purpose of making incisions so that the follicles can be placed in them. This is an important procedure since it determines the direction of the hair as well.
Nano Graft Transplant® technique is used for placing the hair in the incisions made at the donor site with a very fine customized instrument. Each follicle is individually grafted. The hairline is built with finer follicles with single or double hair in them. Follicles with 3-4 hair in them are placed in the mid-section of the scalp to build up the volume. The density at the hairline varies depending upon the needs and preferences of the hair transplant seeker.
Growth of Hair
The process of hair growth is not instant and takes time. The transplanted hair shed within a few weeks which is completely normal. Some shock loss of existing hair can also take place since the scalp undergoes a trauma with all the work that is done during the transplant. Transplanted hair starts growing in about three months’ time and reaches full length in a year or a little more than that. On an average Caucasian male that has a density of more than 1 hair per millimeter, we can assume that the density of hair is 1250 hairs per square inch. Figuring at an average of more than 1 hair per follicular unit, per square inch would take more than 600 follicular.
Hair Follicle rate on a healthy scalp
As a person ages the number of hair follicle per square centimeter on the scalp decreases. Below are the SFR of a healthy scalp. (Average healthy scalp Follicle ratio)
|Aged 20-30 Years||Approximately 615 Follicles cm2|
|Aged 30-50 Years||Approximately 485 Follicles cm2|
|Aged 50-80 Years||Approximately 435 Follicles cm2|
Post-op CareIt is important to do proper care after getting nano graft hair transplant to achieve better results. Hence, following instructions are to help you in this regard.
You should take rest for some days.
You should avoid to perform any kind of exercise for some days after treatment.
You should avoid lifting heavy weight.
You should quit smoking for at least 7-14 days after treatment.
You should take off from your workplace for some days.
The usual downtime after the procedure is 2 days, however doctors recommend that the patient should avoid exertion for at least 4 days.