Hair transplant surgery is used to treat men who are suffering from thinning and balding. In most men hair loss or alopecia is caused by dihydrotestosterone or DHT. This is a hormone that causes follicles to thin and eventually fall out. This type of alopecia is commonly seen as male pattern baldness. In those suffering from this condition, postiche is initially lost in the temples and the crown, but the age can progress to include the entire top part of the scalp. However, grafts on the back-end side of the scalp is completely resistant to this alopecia processes so hairs from these regions are surgically transplanted to the new location where the follicles is losing its growth can last a lifetime.
Male pattern baldness in doctors’ term is called androgenic alopecia, it is the only type of alopecia which is very common in men. Over the age of 50, 50% of them are suffering from this male pattern baldness. Research has found that one cause of male pattern baldness is the genetics of the patient who is affected by this. The other factors which cause these problems are like the food we eat. It plays a principal role in this problem. So be aware of what you eat. The other factor is stress, we can say that it is directly proportional to the postiche your loss the more you take stress the more hairs of yours will be lost. Basically, there are two surgical methods one is follicular unit extraction and the second is strip excision harvesting or we can say follicular unit strip surgery.
So, let’s talk about FUE or follicular unit excision technique. Follicular unit excision technique uses a circular surgical punch to cut around each hair follicle individually; this releases the hair root from surrounding skin. Each follicle is then lifted up using serious care to protect it. Incisions are made in the target area of the scalp, controlled for postiche depth, angulation, direction and density. Each postiche is then reinserted individually. The whole procedure is performed under local anaesthetic allowing you to sit back and relax. The area from where the grafts are plugged out heels with dot-like scars, less than a millimetre in size. Usually, these scars cannot be seen when the surrounding postiche grows to one or two after approximately three months the newly implemented postiche will shed before growing again in four to twelve months. This is when the full hair transplant result can be seen. Results should last for over 20 years, maybe you can say for a lifetime. Now it’s time to see which patients can apply for this FUE technique. Patients who do not want long hairs and want short hairs, those patients who can bear a little bit tight skin, and patients also have to keep in mind that after surgery a widened scar may appear. Now, let’s talk about the main thing which the patients have on their minds that is the Cost of an FUE technique. It costs between $4000 to $15000 per session, depending upon how much air is plugged out and transplanted. One factor also determines how much you have to pay and that is about your surgeon how experienced or in-demand your surgeon is.
Now it’s time to talk about follicular unit strip surgery. follicular unit strip surgery the surgeon typically removes about 6 –10-inch strips of your skin in the back side of your head. They then join the two ends which are opened and sew them. The area is hidden by the curls around it but it leaves a permanent line on the back side of the patient’s head. Next the surgeon divides the strip which he has extracted from the back side of your head and divides it into 500 to 2,000 tiny grafts, each containing individual graft or just a few hairs. The type and number of grafts where you are getting the transplant depends upon your donor area, quality, colour. The latest technique for hair transplant in Lahore Pakistan is FUE like other countries of the world.