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Click here to stop hair loss.Hair Transplants

Although an abundance of hair restoration "cures" are available, there truly is only one way to cure hair loss and that is to seek out the services of a certified physician. As the industry continues to venture into the latest advances, hair transplants are becoming more and more a successful solution to hair loss. Advances including smaller hair grafts, high tech lasers and pain reduced surgeries are assuring the public of fast, easy and efficient hair restoration methods.

Two Hair Transplant Methods Explained

1. Strip Incision - A strip of skin containing many hair follicles is removed from the donor area using a scalpel. Then groups of follicles are separated from the strip and transplanted.
2. Follicular Unit Extraction - Hair follicles are extracted from a donor area in their naturally occurring groupings of 1-4 hairs. A special tool is used to create about a 1mm incision and the hairs are removed with forceps. Then the follicular unit is transplanted.

Hair loss is genetic and nothing more than that. Having long hair or wearing a cap doesn't make you bald, these are just myths. The hair follicles that live or die on your scalp are due to the hormone derivatives, such as dihydrotesttosterone, more commonly known as DHT. DHT combined with your own genetic make-up is the basis for male pattern baldness.

Even though large parts of the scalp may be affected by balding, often there is a region around the sides and back of the head that remains unaffected by male pattern baldness. The hairs on the sides and the back of the head do not carry the same genes as those on the top and the front. That is why we do not lose hair on the sides and back and do lose hair on the front and top. In those side regions, the hair follicles are not affected by the reaction between DHT and 5-alpha reductase. This important discovery is the idea behind hair transplantation.

In the 1950's, doctor's discovered that it would be possible to relocate the hairs on the back and sides that do not fall out, and place them on the top and front where hair loss occurs. What the doctors did was take 15 to 25 hair grafts from the back or side and surgically place them on the front or top. The transplants were successful. The only problem was that it did not look natural. Its appearance looked very much like that of a doll's hair.

Over the years, hair transplants have greatly improved to the point of perfection. A hair transplant today, if done properly, looks completely natural. Doctors can now implant one or two hair grafts as opposed to 15 to 25 hair grafts as it was done in the 50's. Thanks to hair transplants, men can now live fuller, less embarrassing lives.

 


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