Hair Transplant Basics
The number of follicles per square centimeter of scalp is called the hair density. The flexibility of the scalp or looseness of the skin is called Scalp laxity. For the "Strip technique" the more scalp laxity and density make it easier to harvest donor follicles. Conversely, the tighter the scalp and the lower the density the more difficult it is to harvest donor hair and to close the donor area after surgery. For NeoGraft the laxity and density are not major issues.
No two patients are the same and each patient needs a custom designed hair transplant procedure that suits their face, hair loss pattern, age, hair type, and skin tone.
Follicular Unit extraction (FUE) is a hair transplant technique in which a small round punch is used to extract follicular units from a patient's donor areas one at a time. These 1, 2, 3 and 4 hair groupings (called follicular unit grafts) are then transplanted into a patient's balding areas. While in principle follicular unit hair transplantation is very simple, its implementation requires meticulous micro-surgical skills, attention to detail, and artistry.Hair Basics
Hair grows in many different directions on the scalp. It is imperative to try to maintain a natural look. Coarse, curly and wavy hair has naturally greater bulk so it covers more surface area and can be transplanted with fewer grafts. Fine straight hair has less bulk so more grafts will be required to create a fuller appearance.
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) is a method by which follicular units are transplanted into a donor area. Patients often confuse FUE and FUT. FUE is actually a sub-type of FUT. The difference is in how the grafts are obtained. The traditional strip technique removes a strip from the back of the head and then the follicles are cut into smaller units. The newer FUE extracts the follicles unit by unit without any cutting of a strip of tissue.Megasessions
Patients with advanced patterns of hair loss usually desire more dramatic results with fewer hair transplant procedures with the maximum number of hair grafts transplanted. These procedures usually require 3000 or more grafts and are called megasessions.