As an effective alternative to traditional hair transplantation techniques, Biofibre hair transplants offer a new method for tackling hair loss concerns in both men and women. While FUE and FUT hair transplant methods are the most commonly utilised technique in hair transplant procedures, Biofibre offers an alternative for those who may be bald, or with a level of hair loss that makes harvesting from donor areas impossible, or ineffective.
Biofibre hair implants are an entirely synthetic alternative to human hair that is both compatible with the human body and fully certified for use within hair transplant procedures. Crafted from non-toxic materials, they are designed to mimic the structure and behaviour of normal hair, with a soft, yet resistant nature. Despite being fine and flexible, each fibre is surprisingly strong, offering a long-lasting solution to hair loss where traditional hair transplant methods may not be feasible. Each fibre is created with a different hair type in mind, so patients can benefit from a wide variety of colours that can be blended to create a personalised look, and a range of styles including naturally wavy, straight or curled hairs.
Through precise implantation, these fibres will blend in with the remaining hair on the scalp, or provide a synthetic solution where hair may not be present at all as follicles are not needed. Typical candidates for Biofibre hair transplants include:
- All men and women with hair loss issues
- Best for those who do not have sufficient donor hair on their scalp
- Suitable for those who are completely bald
- Those who want immediate results or a higher hair density
A surgeon will likely conduct a patch test prior to the procedure and those who react adversely will not be permitted to undergo the full surgery. Similarly, those who are suffering from hair loss due to scalp diseases may be advised against opting for this method.
How Does A Biofibre Hair Transplant Work?
In a similar manner to FUE transplants, Biofibre hair transplants offer a minimally invasive solution to loss of hair or overall hair thickness. However, as the fibres aren’t a naturally-occurring substance, you will need to undergo a patch test prior to the main procedure. This typically consists of around 100-300 hairs being implanted into your scalp in an inconspicuous area. If no reaction occurs in the following weeks, you will be able to undergo the full treatment or series of sessions.
Throughout the main procedure, the Biofibres will be implanted at a 45° angle, following the natural growth of human hair on the scalp. 2mm will be left between each implant to ensure room for the scalp to heal and fix the implant in place. The fibres are fired into the scalp as deep as the galea capitis, where the formation of fibrosis occurs, by an automatic implant machine. It is usually painless due to the use of the local anaesthetic and any discomfort or pain after the procedure can be managed with common painkillers like paracetamol and ibuprofen.
The scalp will be cleaned with an antiseptic post-procedure to ensure that risk of infection is minimised and that any traction on the implanted Biofibres is avoided. Patients may also place an icepack on their scalp to reduce any potential swelling prior to leaving the clinic of choice.
What Are The Benefits?
For those seeking instant results, Biofibre hair transplants don’t require the same growing time as a traditional hair transplant. As the fibres are fully formed from the offset, you will likely have the length, style and colour you want immediately after the procedure. Similarly, you do not need a donor area for Biofibre hair transplants, which reduces the need for removing hairs from healthy areas of growth on your scalp using FUE or FUT methods – the latter of which can leave a thin scar.
The ability to offer psychological comfort for the patient in a short space of time is a valuable benefit, though for those who are still eligible for FUE or FUT transplants, an unshaven hair transplant may be a more natural alternative to consider.
What Are The Risks?
While Biofibre hair transplants are typically a safe procedure that produces good results as standard, there are risks to consider. As with any cosmetic procedure, there is a chance of infection, particularly as the fibres take between 3-4 weeks to fully implant into the scalp. During this time, you’ll need to take care of your scalp, following full aftercare instructions. As with an FUE transplant, you can return to your everyday life straight away, but the hygiene required for your scalp is arguably higher, as you are relying on your body to accept a foreign body.
When transplanting your own hair, the risk of rejection is lowered as you are utilising your own cells as a transplant, however, with Biofibre alternatives, your body may not agree with the materials. While a patch test will always be used before the implants are placed over the entire scalp, those who may usually be sensitive to these kinds of procedures could benefit from an FUE transplant instead.
What Can Longevita Offer?
While we are unable to offer Biofibre hair transplants at Longevita, we do utilise our expertise to determine the best method of hair transplant to suit your scalp and your hair loss journey. We will discuss the different hair transplant methods we offer here, including FUE, FUT and PRP procedures, to give you a better overview of what you may expect when opting for a hair transplant. If you aren’t a viable candidate for FUE or FUT, we will discuss alternatives with you in order to ensure you gain the results you desire.
Additionally, while Biofibre hair transplants are a more affordable alternative in the UK, we offer competitive rates on hair transplants in Turkey and a free consultation before you are asked to pay a deposit to book your procedure.
For further information about hair transplants in Turkey, or for other alternatives to Biofibre hair transplants, contact our call centre team on 0845 5198 948, today.