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Do hair transplants really work?

do hair transplants work

Do hair transplants really work? Most men, and probably all women. If given the chance. Would want a good head of hair. Hair restoration and hair care in general. Is only becoming more popular. With surgical hair restoration gaining more popularity. But, do hair transplants really work? There have been many hair restoration guarantees. For example, wonder cures and treatments. So many promising to reverse hair loss. With hair loss causing stress and loss of confidence. It is important you receive genuine help and advice.

Male pattern baldness (MPB) is a genetic form of hair loss. Also called androgenic alopecia. Affecting the vast majority of men by the age of 50. Although not every man suffers advanced hair loss. As a result the pattern can be from minor hairline or crown thinning. To leaving only a band of hair around the back and sides of the head. hair loss. Often following the general hair loss pattern of other male family members. The basic cause to MPB is an active enzyme known as DHT. Created by the fusing of testosterone and 5-alpha reductase. DHT attaches to the hair follicles. If the hair follicles are genetically immune from hair loss they are not affected. But, those susptible to hair loss. The male pattern baldness gene will be activated.

What´s the Norwood Scale and donor hair?

The Norwood scale (NW) depicts the stages of male pattern baldness. Starting at NW. Minor hair loss to NW7. Advanced hair loss pattern. The majority of hair restoration specialists. Will use the scale as a guide. Helping to categorise the current hair loss stage. As well as giving a guide to any potential hair restoration pattern. The question, do hair transplants work. Can depend on the quality of the hair used. Genetically strong hair follicles are known as “donor hair”. Traditionally around the back and sides of the head. Although, more recently body hair is being used also. For example, an article on Business Wire, “According to the survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHR) in 2017. The scalp was the most common donor harvest site (93.7%), followed by the beard (6.4%) and chest (3.2%).”


Dr Nikos hair transplant specialist FUE and FUT surgery
Dr Nikos – Specialist in FUE, FYT and BHT

When consulting a new hair transplant candidate. There are many aspects to consider. I start with the donor hair quality. Because if this is weak a hair transplant cannot be considered.

But, also age, if using hair loss treatments and family hair history. Working with my clients to ensure we underdstand each other. I find this results in a successful hair transplant and a happy patient.

Dr. Nikolaos Zakynthinakis Kyriakou

Natural looking hair restoration

Although hair loss affects so many people. The problem is very personal. As a result, expectations from hair restoration can vary. Often age and hair loss pattern play a role. With younger men wanting more aggressive hairlines. Whereas older men with advancing hair loss. Often prefer a more conservative approach. Regardless, it must look natural. This is achieved using the hairs natural qualities.

A hair transplant should use natural follicular units. Bunches or groups of hairs. Normally from one to four in a group. Follicular unit grafting is the most refined form of hair transplant today. Regardless whether FUE or FUT techniques are used. As the technique simply harvests the hair from the donor. As a result of using these intact, natural groups of hairs. Mimics natural hair growth. For instance, single hair units used along the hairline. With larger units behind. Adding the look of density and fullness.

Do hair transplants look natural?

Refined surgical skills can include custom-made recipient sites. The Dr makes tiny incisions. These incisions take into consideration many factors. For instance, the density required, the depth of the incision. The angle and orientation the hair should grow. As a result, the technicians that place the hairs. Must follow the pre-planned insions from the Dr. An artistic eye complemented with surgical skills. Results in a natural looking hair transplant when grown out. Not withstanding the importance of making the most of the natural hair characteristics.

Achieiving the final hair transplant result

Ultimately there are a number of reasons to answer. Do hair transplants really work? Some surgical, others artistically. Importantly, the individual´s goals and expectations. Therefore it is important to research your hair restoration. Ensure the Dr and yourself understand what´s expected. Be it hairline design, or hair coverage. At the same time, be honest with yourself. Understand that your expectations maybe not be realistic. If the case, be ready to alter your expectations. Or, maybe decide a hair transplant is not for you. A good start is to request an online consultation.

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