Hair transplant is a quite old procedure; however, it has started being explored successfully in the last several years when modern medicine has put its accent on various branches of transplant procedures.
Ever since people started gaining the courage to undergo hair transplants, and the successful results which were measured through the patients’ satisfaction levels, many doctors and scientists have worked towards coming up with advanced hair transplantation techniques.
Nowadays, there are several modern hair transplant techniques, however we will only present 3 of the newest and most successful ones.
The Follicular Unit Transplantation hair transplant method
The Follicular Unit Transplantation – FUT – is currently one of the most employed hair transplant procedures thanks to the great and natural-looking results and to the fact that it can be used on different parts of the body. Follicular Unit Transplantation is made up of the Follicular Unit Extraction followed by the implantation of the hairs.
The Follicular Unit Extraction implies extracting individual follicular units from the donor area and implanting them into the recipient area. The advantage of the FUE method consists in the precision related to the extraction of the hair follicles, the minimum scarring after the procedure and the results which indicate no sign of an artificial procedure.
The Direct Hair Transplant method
The Direct Hair Transplant (DHT) technique is based on the FUE method, the only difference being the immediate implantation of the hair follicles. Usually, after the FUE, the recipient area needs to be prepared which requires for the harvested hair follicles to be stored in appropriate conditions for a few hours. However, through the DHT method, the hair follicles can be implanted directly, as both the donor and recipient areas are prepared simultaneously.
Robotic hair transplants
Robots are used in major procedures, such as heart surgeries, however they can also be used in other types of medical procedures, such as hair transplants. The ARTAS Robotic System is one of the most successful system through which high-precision hair transplants are performed in our days.
The success of this procedure resides in using digital imaging to offer natural results and a minimal invasion process. The robotic system, however, will imply higher costs on the hair transplant procedure.
There are many modern hair transplants available for those seeking to undergo such procedure, and research will probably offer even more solutions in the near future. Among these, hair cloning is expected to be a huge success. Until then, the existing procedures offer very good results, if we are to consider hair transplant patients’ experiences.