As you might suspect the fundamental part of the procedure involves transferring hair from an area that currently has no issues with hair loss or thinning, and then moving it to an area that does, typically the scalp. There are two ways this is generally done; one is called follicular unit transplantation (FUT), the other is follicular unit extraction or FUE for short. FUT involves removing a strip of tissue from the area the transplant is coming from and once removed are then cut into strips. Following this, tiny cuts are made in the scalp for these grafts to be placed into, FUT hair transplants can result in some scarring due to this. These days the FUE hair transplant method is more common and considered to be more modern. During a FUE hair transplant, individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor region, commonly the back of the neck, and then moved to the target area for transplant and applied using a tiny needle. The main reason the FUE approach is becoming more popular as it results in less scarring and is less invasive.
The amount of pain experienced will depend partially on the type of hair transplant you have, but both can be somewhat uncomfortable. However, during a hair transplant, areas being worked on will be numbed with a local anaesthetic to make this process as comfortable as possible. The biggest problem is the sheer scale that can offer be required for a moderate or larger-scale hair transplant; this could involve thousands of follicles being moved, which can take hours. There is also a mental part of this process that some find unpleasant as many people find they can hear the piercing of the skin, this is why it is often recommended people wear headphones during this to help distract them.
Yes, while a hair transplant is a commonly sought out treatment, it isn’t the only option, or even the one best suited to your needs. Before deciding on an approach to treating your hair loss, it’s vital to seek out professional advice and assessment of your situation. Hair loss has a lot of potential causes, and there are various types of hair loss as well, making different treatments better suited to certain people. You may find medication, platelet-rich plasma injections, scalp micro-pigmentation, and many other treatments may be best suited to what your goals are alongside what your circumstances are surrounding your hair loss situation.
A modern approach to treating several aesthetic concerns, platelet-rich plasma treatments (PRP) are growing in popularity. A lot of people are finding these treatments provide them with thicker hair and improved hair growth. PRP injections are, surprisingly to many people, made from a sample of your own blood. Don’t let this requirement scare you though, the sample required is quite small. The sample of blood is processed into sections, one containing an extremely high concentration of platelets; this portion is removed and prepared as an injectable treatment. Platelets play a vital roll in the body when it comes to stimulating healing and when applied to the scalp with a series of tiny precision injections it can result in sometimes significant improvement in those suffering from hair loss.
In Melbourne, finding the best services can be difficult, with so much choice around you it can be overwhelming. However, Skin Club in Melbourne provide exceptional service for all their patients, thanks to their experienced Cosmetic Doctors and the attention to detail they provide starting from your initial consultation. Contact Skin Club today and book an in-depth consultation and have your hair and scalp assessed by their experienced staff and see what you can do to enhance or rejuvenate your hair.