Finding the right hair transplant technique for your procedure can be difficult if you’re unsure about what your requirements are. While our patient consultants will provide you with all of the information that you require during your initial consultation, depending on the quality of your scalp, the desired results, and how much hair loss you have experienced so far, knowing what to expect prior to this can help you to ensure you gain an accurate representation of the procedure itself. Here, we’re taking a look at all of the different hair transplant techniques on offer at Longevita, and which one will best suit your requirements.
FUT Hair Transplant
This is a traditional hair transplant technique, which is only used on our patients who require larger incisions due to the hair type, or where necessary. During this technique, a thin strip of hair will be extracted from the donor region of the scalp, and implants will be devised from this strip of hair. While this leaves larger incisions, and more prominent scarring, the FUT hair transplant requires only the strip of hair which is removed to be trimmed, and many patients are able to return to everyday life without many people being aware of the transplant having taken place. Surgeons will assess your individual requirements prior to the procedure in order to determine whether or not an FUT hair transplant is the right choice for you. Nevertheless, the preferred transplant method offered by the surgeons is actually FUE.
FUE Hair Transplant
Short for follicular unit extraction, an FUE hair transplant is an innovative method which involves individual hair follicles to be removed from the scalp, and then re-grafted back into the area where hair is thinning. FUE hair transplants are an advanced hair transplant method which help to ensure scarring remains minimal, which is ideal for patients whose hair remains short. The only changes to the scalp which you are likely to see from an FUE hair transplant is the new hair growth. At Longevita, we offer high density FUE hair transplantations, which allow us to perform the procedure with the maximum number of grafts available, which are extracted from the donor area. This is usually a maximum of 4000 grafts.
Unshaven Hair Transplant
Ideally suited to women, and men with longer hair, the unshaven hair transplant allows the procedure to take place without the removal of any existing hair. This is a minimally-invasive treatment and requires a steady hand from expert surgeons, as they identify the healthiest of all hairs and graft the follicles which are the strongest. This technique is often a popular choice for those in the public eye, as many outsiders are unable to tell that the treatment has taken place. While the maximum number of grafts available with the unshaven hair transplant treatment is 2500, due to the extended amount of time this procedure takes, this particular technique is a popular choice by many. Generally, the unshaven hair transplant is best suited to those in the early stages of hair loss.
PRP therapy incorporates an innovative technique introduced recently to Longevita, and is available in London. PRP therapy treatments are highly effective despite no surgical procedure being involved, and can quickly stimulate dormant hair follicles in order to promote new growth, while helping the patient to maintain a better scalp quality. PRP procedures offer minimal risk as the patient’s own platelets are used during the procedure, while still being able to produce natural-looking results. Interestingly, PRP injections can be combined with a standard surgical option, and our patient consultants will discuss this option with you during your free consultation.
If you’re unsure about which hair transplant technique is best suited to your requirements, then get in touch with a member of our friendly team today. We offer free audio or video consultations and aftercare appointments five days a week by our expert patient consultants or aftercare specialists online at the comfort of your home.