What is hair transplant?
Hair transpant is the most effective solution against one of the most common diseases of the male and female population, hair loss and consequently alopecia. This surgical method of treating this problem promises a sure result and can meet the patient’s expectations.
What are the available hair transplantation techniques?
There are two main surgical techniques available in the hair implant procedure with the most common being the Skin and Hair Follicle Strip Transplantation (FUT-Strip) and Follicular Unit Extraction or excition (FUE). The experienced and specialized dermatologist Dr. Apostolos Karalexis recommends the FUE hair transplantation technique which gives excellent and natural results.
How the FUE method performed?
The procedure involves removing hair follicles from one part of the body (donor site) and placing them in a bald or empty place (recipient site). During the harvesting with the FUE technique, local anesthesia with xylocaine is used. Then, the surgeon, using very fine needles, ‘pierces’ the desired places, which are to ‘receive’ the grafts. The aim is to strategically place the grafts with a focus on density and to create a pattern so that the result is aesthetically beautiful and natural-looking. The main difference of the FUE method is that individual hair follicles are taken from the back of the head, in order to avoid the creation of a permanent line, which in the future will be a visible scar.