The donor area is carefully studied, both in density and in hair quality, which will depend on the characteristics of each patient. The follicles are extracted with ‘forceps’, one by one, before proceeding to the implant. It is very important to follow an appropriate extraction pattern to avoid over-extraction, which may affect the donor area in the future. The follicular units are implanted in the area to be repopulated through thin individual incisions, respecting the natural direction of the patient’s hair.
The surgeon physician removes a strip of scalp from the donor area, which is immediately sutured with a special scalp suture.
It leaves a scar almost invisible and through which hair grows. Once the donor area is removed, it is dissected to obtain the follicular units that will be implanted in the receiving area.
The follicular units are implanted in the recipient area through very thin individual incisions respecting the natural hair direction in each patient and, in turn, designing a frontal line of implantation with an irregular outline, thus giving a natural appearance to the transplant.
The increase in the number of patients using capillary grafts means that there is also a higher incidence of surgeries that were not successful or poorly performed. The causes can be very varied: the use of inadequate technique, unsatisfactory or insufficient results, lack of naturalness, the unpleasant effect is known as “hair on the wrist”, loss of hair initially recovered, sequelae or scarring in the treated areas, and even the lack of aesthetics.
But the result is always the same: a patient who feels frustrated and left illusions, expectations, money and in some cases with consequences for his health.
There is a solution for most surgeries that have not been successful, which allows the patient to obtain the results that have always been expected, with restorative treatment.
REPLACEMENT OF EYEBROWS
Although the most common micro-grafts are performed on the scalp, the good results of this technique have extended its use to other areas, such as eyebrows, which can be repopulated when they cease to be born.
Filling the eyebrows is one of the most requested surgeries. The eyebrow is one of the essential elements of our image, both in men and women, because they are those that contribute much of the expression to a face: it is the frame of the face. Excessive hair removal, hair loss due to age or other diseases can be resolved with a micro-graft. Also here we can correct a previous unsuccessful intervention.
It is a complex area and a delicate surgery, in which we prioritize the design, previously studying the image and face of the patient, and taking the utmost care with the direction of the curvature to obtain a natural effect. The treatment is definitive.
This technique can also be applied to cover scars or repopulate the hair on any part of the body.
Although rare diseases were considered a few years ago, in recent years autoimmune alopecias have increased significantly. It is a set of diseases that affects the scalp and makes losing all hair, leaving a permanent scar.
Early detection is essential to reduce its effects on patients. Scarring alopecia requires medical treatment, but can also be relieved with proper surgery and prosthesis.