For men, hair transplants are now among the most common surgical procedures.
Almost 80 percent of men suffer from hair that is becoming lighter. Cause is a decreasing density of hair follicles. Through the rubbing of the follicles, the hair loses its thickness and length. For men, hair transplants are now among the most common surgical procedures. In doing so, light hair is filled up at the top head, or bald spots are newly populated. The most common form of hair loss is the so-called "androgenetic alopecia". The genetically determined hair loss is based on an insensitivity to dehydrotestosterone (DHT), which is formed by the body hormone testosterone. This reduces the hair follicle, which causes the hair to fall out. In principle, however, it is normal to lose 100 to 200 hairs a day from a total of 120,000 hair on the head. Nevertheless, many men feel restricted by their own self-awareness. Anyone who decides for a hair transplant should first consult with the dermatologist the cause of hair loss. In addition, there are various types of treatment as well as methods of hair transplantation.
SwissBeautyMed introduces two proven procedures.
Hair transplantation: two-way methods in comparison
In the hair transplant, there are different types of treatment, which differ by the removal technique.
In the case of the Follicular Unit Transplant, also known as the F.U.T method or strip technique, a narrow hairline is removed from the patient's back for transplant purposes. Individual so-called hair root groups are removed. They are prepared by means of special microscopes and sorted according to growth phases. The advantage of this technique is a higher density since the removed follicles have a good quality. The treatment takes three to seven hours, while you are fully conscious. The period from the removal to the transplantation of the hair follicles is effectively used. In this period, the hair is immunized against growth disorders and inserted into a nutrient solution.
Another method is the Follicular Unit Extraction, also called F.U.E method or individual sampling. Here individual hair root groups are removed with a special instrument at the back of the head. The transplantation technique of the hair is identical with the strip method. The difference is based solely on the method of removal. Compared with the F.U.T. The donor area is up to five times smaller for the F.U.E method. During the treatment, small holes are formed on the scalp, which heal after a short time.
The gentle F.U.E method has the advantage that even with very short hair no visible scar remains at the hind head.
Overall, the hair transplant can minimize the psychological pressure. The result is a natural appearance with a new hairline and dense hair. The risks of a hair transplant Like every surgical procedure, an individual hair transplant involves certain risks. There may be inflammation in the area of the scalp. The possibility of a problematic wound healing is however small, since only small wounds in the scalp skin arise. However, excessive scarring may occur. This means that the scarring can be more intense and larger than expected. A higher risk of scarring is found in F.U.T. Method, since a narrow strip is removed at the back of this technique. The greatest danger, however, is that the patient is not satisfied with the outcome of the hair transplant. Thus, the end result can look different from what is expected or complications occur in the hair transplant, for example around the hairline. Re-intervention can be necessary to correct the unsatisfactory result.
Cost of a hair transplant
The cost of surgery depends on the number of grafts or hair follicles and the clinic. The prices start from 3500, - CHF and can only be agreed after a detailed consultation.