In recent years there has been an advance in the hair sector in terms of medical equipment, technology and hair grafting techniques and results in hair implants.
However, the most important factor will always be the state of the scalp and how advanced the alopecia is in order to obtain a satisfactory natural result for both the clinic and the patient.
In order to better understand the hair grafting techniques that exist, it is necessary to be clear about what hair grafting is and how it is done.
Hair grafting is a conceptually simple method, which consists of extracting follicular units from an area of the scalp where hair grows strong and with good density (donor area) and implanting them in an unpopulated or bald area (recipient area).
The transplanted hair maintains the genetic information of its area of origin, and with it the tendency not to be lost over the years.
Currently there are 3 techniques of hair grafting, FUSS - FUT, FUE - DHI, and hair grafting technique with the ARTAS robot that differ from each other by the way in which the hair follicles (UFs) are obtained from the donor area.
The FUSS - FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) technique.
The FUSS or FUT technique is the hair grafting technique by which the follicles are removed by extracting a band or strip of skin about 20 cm long and 1 cm wide.
It is one of the most traditional hair grafting techniques.
The strip that is extracted contains a sufficient number of hairs to be carefully extracted and implanted in the bald areas later. After the extraction of the strip of skin, the cut is sutured.
The hair follicles (GRAFTS) are separated one by one using stereoscopic binocular microscopes. The stitches are removed after 12 days leaving a large scar if the patient has very short hair.
That is to say, in a patient with low follicular density it would not be possible to remove more follicles, with the indicated cutting measures, for that it would be necessary to enlarge the cut, thus producing a larger and more unsightly scar.
Complications of the scar, invasive technique.
Removal of the stitches 10-12 days after transplantation.
Scar of 20-30 cm in the donor area, unsightly, you can not use very short hair or shaved.
Follicular damage: more than 30% of the follicular units in the donor area can be damaged by the scalpel at the time of extraction, and in the microscopic dissection performed by nurses or assistants.
The FUE technique is one of the most modern techniques and one that offers the best results today. It requires great experience and talent on the part of the surgeon and the team that accompanies him.
FUE = Follicular Unit Extraction or Follicular Unit Extraction
In this technique the follicles are extracted one by one, where the hair surgeon or medical team chooses the follicles according to the demand to implant (1, 2, 3 or 4 hairs).
In the FUE technique the follicles extracted are from the donor area (Occipital and/or temporal).
The results obtained with the FUE technique are natural looking, without scars and without fibrosis of the scalp as in the Strip technique.
Thanks to the implantation with the implanters used in this technique we can achieve maximum density. Implantation technique known as DHI.
Currently, between 1200 and 2000 follicular units are extracted per day depending on the density of the donor area of each patient.
The only drawbacks that cause more units are not extracted:
For hair transplants with more than 2000 units (we recommend 2 consecutive days).
Thus we can transplant from 2000 to 3600 follicular units in 2 consecutive days depending on the donor area of each patient.
During the surgery procedure no scalpels are used and no sutures are made, so there are no scars or stitches. The results obtained with the FUE technique are very good.
The FUE is one of the techniques of hair grafting that has greater advantage, this is thanks to the individual extraction process, the patient decides at all times the number of follicles or grafts to be transplanted in each session.
The FUE technique allows us to select the follicular units that provide greater density. It is possible to extract hair from a larger area, even in patients with lower density it would be possible to extract more follicular units per session than with other methods or techniques.
All modalities are possible and the patient will decide what suits him/her, depending on his/her free time, vacations, economy, or any other reason.
WHITE DOTS are micro white dots that are seen when the hair is completely shaved (with hair clippers). WHITE DOTS will only be noticeable if the patient's hair length is 1 mm or less.
In order for WHITE DOTS not to be too noticeable, the medical surgeon uses 2 strategies:
The Artas hair graft is one of the most technologically advanced hair transplant techniques. Its main value is the intelligence of a robot that collects the hair follicles from the donor area for subsequent implantation in the recipient area.
The hair surgeon or specialist doctor can supervise and perform the appropriate interventions during the surgery.
This innovative extraction technology integrates automation in the process of obtaining follicles. This allows for a reduction in procedure time and enables customized harvesting techniques to be applied over a larger area.
In addition, thanks to the hair grafting offered by the Artas robot, it can allow transplanted follicles to have a higher survival rate and minimize the impact on the donor area.
Your hair will grow naturally until the final result is achieved after twelve months, you will feel good again and you will enjoy your image as always.
Everything is guaranteed by a professional medical team you can trust, Clínica de Freitas.
The main advantages:
Shorter intervention time when extracting by Artas robot.
Hair grafting with Robot Artas is ideal for those doctors who do not have experience or knowledge to be able to perform a hair transplant with the FUE technique manually.
In the vast majority of cases and patients, the hair transplant will last forever and as long as they do not stop the medical treatment (medication).
At Clínica de Freitas we are specialists in the FUE technique, with the FUE method the hair will grow in the usual direction with its own inertia, which makes the result more natural.
The hair implanted with FUE technique will cover as much as possible the most fallen or sparsely populated areas of the scalp, keeping the healthy and donor areas in perfect condition.
Through a quality intervention, 90% of the implanted hair can be used for life. You can visit our hair transplant clinic in Barcelona and our hair clinic in Valencia, Clínica de Freitas gives you the opportunity to show off your hair as before.