The Best Of Hair Transplants 2022
This article contains a wealth of information on hair transplant surgery, photographic examples of hair transplant results, and practical guidance on how to make the right decisions when considering a hair transplant surgeon.
Hair Transplant Surgery – 2022
Hair transplants have become an increasingly popular topic over the past several years as multiple celebrities, sports athletes, and internet personalities have opted for the procedures – many have even documented their restoration journeys on social media. Hair transplant surgery is a fairly simple concept which requires a high degree of skill and artistry in order to create a successful outcome. Hair surgery involves surgically removing hair follicles from an area on the scalp where hair is more abundant, known as the donor area, to an area where hair growth has become thin or bald, known as the recipient area. While hair transplants are being marketed like never before through the internet, it is important for potential patients to do extensive research and make well informed decisions before opting for a procedure.
There are two main extraction methods used in hair transplant surgery today, FUT and FUE, and sometimes clinics will use their own acronyms representing these procedures. FUT, also known as “strip surgery”, involves removing a strip of skin containing hair follicles from the back of one’s head and then separating the individual hair follicles for re-implantation into the recipient area. FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction involves removing hair follicles from the donor area one-by-one using tiny circular scalpels and then re-implanting them into recipient sites. The individualized hair follicles which are extracted and implanted are also referred to as “grafts”. In recent years, as the success rates of FUE procedures done by skilled surgeons have become similar to success rate of FUT procedures, the FUE technique has risen in popularity. Notable benefits of FUE include decreased trauma to the scalp and lack of a linear scar in the donor area.
The above result displays a stellar hairline/frontal scalp FUE reconstruction by theClinica de Freitasin Spain. Only 2083 FUE grafts were necessary to create this impressive result.
下一个案例从Eugenix是往下的一个例子cessful hair transplant on a NW6/7 man. Note, this is not a typical hair restoration case. I’m including this result because it is one of the best restorations ever accomplished, and shows what is possible in the upper limits of hair restoration surgery. The patient in the photos, Karl, utilized 11,600 FUE grafts, which included beard grafts, to complete his restoration. Essentially, no hair restoration patient will have 11,000 donor grafts available in their donor scalp. The average donor capacity is around 5,000-6,000 grafts, so results like this will require sourcing grafts from other areas on the body. Karl’s restoration was performed byEugenix Hair Sciencesin India over the course of two sessions. A video recap of this case and much more content is available onEugenix’s Youtube channel.
Female Hair Transplant Surgery
Hair transplant surgery is also an option for women, however, it is less prevalent due to the differences in male and female pattern hair loss. Male pattern hair loss leaves an area of DHT-resistant hair around the back of the head in a horseshoe pattern. The male donor area essentially covers ear to ear around the back of one’s head. Female pattern hair loss, however, is more diffuse and widespread by nature, and sometimes creates complications for sourcing a good donor area. Nonetheless, many women are eligible candidates for hair restoration surgery and only a qualified and ethical hair transplant surgeon can determine a female patient’s eligibility.
Below are two examples of female surgical hair restoration. The first set of images is from McGrath Medical of Austin, Texas.
The second example is from Charles Medical Group of Florida, US. Both female cases are presumably FUT procedures and graft counts were unavailable.
Reputable Hair Transplant Surgeons & Clinics
By far, the most important aspect when determining 1) whether a hair transplant is right for you, and 2) where to go, is finding a reputable and ethical surgeon who puts patients first, before business and profits. To repeat, hair transplant surgery is a life-changing decision and should be given careful and thorough consideration. In order to get opinions in the direction of objectivity I suggest that you visit open online communities and/or speak to professional hair transplant mentors. The key is to not rely solely on the marketing information and personnel coming directly from the clinic itself. The communities and mentors that I suggest anyone considering a transplant to start with are:Spencer Kobren,Hair Restoration Network,Joe Tillman, andSpencer Stephenson. These are professionals with dedicated practices for informing would-be hair transplant patients and a few of these mentors have had multiple hair transplants themselves.
Latest Research In Hair Transplant Surgery
正在写这篇文章的时候,头发transplant surgery is the most consistent method of restoring dense hair growth in advanced balding areas and, in particular, in patients who have been experiencing hair loss for a long period of time. If the donor hair capacity of an average patient was enough to restore a fully bald scalp, hair loss would essentially be solved by now. Hair transplant surgery would be “enough” for virtually everyone to regain their full head of hair, and consequently, there would not be much of a purpose for this website. However, we know this is not the case. The main limitation of hair transplant surgery lays in the finite nature of donor hair. One method currently under investigation to prevent scarring in the donor area following extraction, and topotentiallycreate donor hair regeneration is the injection of verteporfin into donor wounds.
Dr. Taleb Barghouthi of theVertex HairClinic located in Jordan has begun an experimental pilot study injecting verteporfin into FUE donor extraction sites to observe the potential of decreased scarring and donor regeneration (though regeneration is more of a long shot at this point). To clarify, this is not within the typical standards of care offered by Dr. Barghouthi and is not currently offered as a service. All patients involved have been ethically informed and consented to the study design.Verteporfinis an FDA-approved medication being investigated for an off-label use. Below are a few images from the first patient treated in the study.
The top left image displays four of the six 2x2cm areas of the donor scalp where Dr. Barghouthi performed FUE extractions and injected either 0.4 mg, 0.32mg, 0.24mg of verteporfin or control solution into the wounds. There are three test areas marked by a “T” and three corresponding control areas marked with a “C.” The top right image displays a comparison of the 0.4mg test area (left) and the 0.4mg control area (right). Note the higher prevalence of scabbing in the control area. The central image displays up-close and further zoomed images of extraction sites in the 0.4mg and 0.4mg control areas taken 14 days after surgery. Dr. Barghouthi comments that there is hyperpigmentation representing vascularization in the test areas which received verteporfin, compared to the control which is beginning to scar. I will continue to share data from Dr. Barghouthi’s office as this subject returns for follow-up evaluations in the coming weeks, please seethis pagefor study updates. While it appears there is some “activity” created by the administration of verteporfin, it is too soon to tell. These are just the initial phases of this endearing research undertaken by Dr. Barghouthi.
In conclusion, hair transplant surgery is a widely utilized procedure to restore one’s head of hair or hairline, yet, it has limitations. Hair surgery is still evolving to this day. Be sure to do your homework beforehand and thoroughly investigate any clinic you are considering, using multiple credible sources. It is my hope that this article will help many people be better informed about hair transplant ethics and make informed decisions when considering the procedure. Note, all of this information was sourced organically and this site has no affiliations with any of the businesses mentioned in this article. Thank you.