When hair transplant restoration surgery was first seen it was pretty primitive. To be fair to the early surgeons not much was known about things like follicular transection and donor supply. A lot of these guys were going on guesswork and often their clients were celebrities who, as we know, can be damned demanding when they start kicking up a fuss.
The earliest types of hair transplants were what they call strip incision transplants. This is where a strip of skin is removed from the back of your head and the hair on that skin is cut into grafts. These grafts used to have 10 – 30 hairs in each one (back in the old days). This meant that when the grafts were transplanted you had these small clumps of hair that looked totally unnatural.
After decades of mistakes the hair transplant process was finally refined with the follicular unit hair transplant technique or follicular unit extraction. Haartransplantation Frankfurt This type of transplant works in two ways.
1. The hair grafts that are transplanted are far smaller – often only 1 or 2 hairs in size. This gives the transplant client a far, far more natural look at the end of the procedure.
2. The hair can be taken directly from the donor area and transplanted (almost) directly to the bald or thinning areas of the patients scalp. There’s no longer a need for that strip of skin to be cut from the back of your head. This means a lot less scarring.
A follicular unit transplant won’t work for everybody though. You still need to have a certain amount of donor hair. Also an FUE style transplant will mean that you’ll have hundreds/thousands of tiny microscopic scars instead of one large scar at the back (or sides) of your head. Despite this most people are happier with the idea of lots of tiny scars than one big one.
Another major advantage of FUE style transplants is that you can use body hair (if you have enough of it) to add to the amount of donor hair you have. Hair can be transplanted to your head from the following areas:
Now if you have lots and lots of body hair your chances of getting 100% coverage just improved dramatically. But even if you only have some body hair on your chest, back and legs this can be used too. And when you see what a modern hair transplant surgeon (I’d go as far as saying artist for some of these guys) is capable of doing with body hair you’re just going to be amazed to be honest.