In recent years, the sheer variety of technologies available for use in cosmetic procedures has come on leaps and bounds. Not only have these technologies increased in efficiency, but they are introducing more treatment options now than ever before, and hair transplants certainly haven’t gone without.
In fact, the range of options available for hair transplant patients today is almost overwhelming, and this can make it difficult to know which option to choose. Here, we’re exploring the most common hair transplant techniques we can offer to help you decide which is most suitable for your requirements.
Unshaven Hair Transplant
While it is typical for hair restoration techniques to require a shaven head, Unshaven Hair Transplants, also known as U-FUE, offer a solution to those who are unable to, or are uncomfortable with, having their hair shaved. For those with longer hair, those who are in the public eye on a regular basis, or perhaps even just those who are unwilling to shave their heads, this treatment only requires minimal shaving from the donor area which is truly undetectable. Minimally invasive and impressively delicate, the U-FUE procedure sees the surgeon extract individual hairs from a strong part of the scalp with intricacy, as they have to work around the rest of the hair, but expert surgeons have the experience to ensure a successful procedure. U-FUE is perfect for women, celebrities or people with longer hair, so if you are unwilling to shave your head yourself, this treatment may be the solution.
DHI, or Direct Hair Implant, is a form of hair transplant that involves specialist equipment, including the Choi Implanter Pen for precise, effective hair implantation. The needle implanter within the pen allows for intricate delegation of grafts, and with this increased accuracy, the time the grafts are spent outside of the body is minimised considerably. This can help to promote a better cycle of activity, and of growth, with limited risk of follicle damage. DHI offers faster healing time due to the smaller incisions and accurate implantations, so for those with busy lives or limited time, this could be the right technique.
FUE & FUT
Here at Longevita, our main method of hair transplantation is FUE, and this is often the method that we will use on the majority of our patients. FUE involves removing healthy follicles from a donor area, and grafting them to the area in which hair loss is prominent and, with experienced and reputable surgeons conducting the treatment here at Longevita, the success rate is high with minimal scarring. We also provide local anaesthetic, ensuring you a pain-free process without the need to be put to sleep entirely.
FUT is another option on offer here at Longevita, which may be more suitable for patients with certain hair types – you can find out your eligibility in your initial consultation. FUT involves the harvesting of a strip of skin from the scalp, and the hair is then transported to the balding area in groups of 1-4.
While this article is designed to give you a starting point for deciding your treatment technique, a consultation with one of the knowledgeable surgeons will ensure you a personalised and accurate indication as to which method will suit your needs more. Why not get in touch today to find out more, or to organise your consultation?