At present, Single Follicle Hair Transplantation is the most advanced hair transplant procedure in practice across the world. The Laser Inn Aesthetic Surgery Centre uses varying graft techniques, providing the patient with benefit of a combination of micro and mini graft procedures. This tissue is dissected under high magnification microscope by a highly trained and skilled team. All disposable micro instruments and medicines used during the procedure are imported from the USA and the UAE.
The scientific fact is that most common hair loss is normally caused by genetic reasons. In most cases, an individual’s genetic makeup determines if hair follicles are sensitive to the chemical dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which causes them to shrink. This shrinkage results in overall thinning over time.
Single Follicle Hair Transplant is one of the safest form or restorative procedures and is free from any kind of risk or complication. Although there is occurrence of mild pain in the donor area post surgery, pain and swelling subsides within three to five days; with patients managing to avoid all side effects if they follow post-operation instructions carefully.
Density of hair is usually affected by the following factors:
- Quality of hair in the donor area
- The size of the area of baldness
If the quality of tissue in the back of the patient’s scalp is excellent and the area of baldness is small, it ensures a dense packing of grafts, resulting in good density and body of hair. If the quality of the hair in the back is not good and this is augmented by an area of baldness that is extensive, the first session might not result in thick packing and there may be a need for a second session.
Patients are required to visit the clinic ten days after the procedure to remove stitches/staples in the back of the scalp. Further visits are advised after a period of three and six months respectively, to help monitor progress.
The procedure is carried out under local anesthesia; with the donor area frozen with a fine 30 gauge needle. Though most patients are apprehensive about the procedure initially, they begin to get quite comfortable about the entire process within an hour of the procedure. LIASC also arranges meetings with past patients to enable the prospective patient with a firsthand account of the procedure.
The full effects of a hair transplantation procedure are usually visible after a duration of 4 to 6 months.
Single Follicle Hair Transplant is the most advanced hair transplantation procedure available, and comes with the added advantage of providing a completely natural appearance. However, for those looking for an alternative, cost effective solution, can also benefit from the punch graft technique, which is also available at the LIASC.
Transplanted hair has the same age as hair taken from the donor areas, i.e. the back of the scalp, which is usually guaranteed to last for a lifetime. Tissue harvested from a permanent zone ensures that the new hair should stay permanently, making it less likely to fall off after surgery. The body many lose already existing hair, although this can be controlled to a large extent by using medication.
The patient must strictly adhere to the following post-operative instructions:
- Avoid direct contact with the area of transplantation
- Sleep on their back for a few nights.
- Avoid bowing forward for a couple of days.
- Avoid smoking, coffee and tea for 48 hours post surgery.
The duration of the procedure varies depending upon the size of the session. A normal session can range from anywhere between 3-4 hours to 5-6 hours for the planting of 2000 plus grafts, depending on the density of coverage required.
A mega session takes about six hours, during this time, the patient will be able to relax, watch TV, eat lunch and even talk to the surgical team during the actual procedure.
Hair pieces and wigs can provide a temporary solution to baldness and thinning hair. A transplant, on the other hand, is permanent, with your own growing hair transferred from the back of you scalp to the front. Hair pieces require constant maintenance, while a hair transplant, once performed, requires no follow- ups. In the long term, a hair transplant is cheaper than hair pieces. Confidence and good hygiene can only be achieved with a hair transplant.
The Laser Inn Aesthetic Surgery Centre (LIASC) has an established success ratio of 93-97%–compatible to the results achieved by top-ranking centres in the USA.
Regular hair growth in the area of restoration/transplantation can be observed within three months. Full results appear after six months.
There is no need for future procedural maintenance after a successful restoration/transplantation. Additional procedures may be required, on the patient’s choice, to enhance the density of the hair, or to change the hairline.
The LIASC procedure ensures that the transplanted hair grows naturally. Patients do not have to visit the Centre for maintenance; they make regular visits to a hair-cutting salon.
The LIASC offers complete hair transplantation and restoration services. In addition to hair restoration on the scalp area, the Centre offers expertise in the reconstruction of the beard, beard line, mustache, eyebrow and post-trauma scars on scalp.
Single-hair follicle transplantation has no age limit. The LIASC portfolio shows patients as young as 18 years up to 72 years old benefiting from its services.
Three to four sessions may be needed at the maximum, with 6-8 months between two consecutive sessions.
Only three visits are required for the complete hair transplantation process:
- Initial assessment
- Actual surgery
- Final session on the tenth day after the surgery
After that, there is no need to visit the Centre except for additional procedures to enhance the density of the hair, to change the hairline, reconstruction of the beard, beard line, moustache, eyebrow, post-trauma scars or for body contouring and re-sculpting.
The LIASC offers considerable discounts to patrons from Armed Forces, Doctors and those with incomes not sufficient to afford the entire costs of the procedure.