Hair has been for years an icon of beauty and youth, for this reason hair loss is a factor that worries many people who seek to stop hair loss, who do not want to reach a greater degree of baldness. According to scientific studies, one out of two men in the world may suffer from hair loss.
Our doctors are the most experienced plastic surgeons in hair restoration surgery, their new technique to renew the hair allows implanting more hair follicles in a single session, thanks to this new system is achieved in a single session to implant between 2,800 and 3,200 hair follicles, which guarantees their patients get the best possible results in a single session.
Nowadays, hair implant surgery is part of the definitive solution to stop hair loss in those people who have begun to show hair loss.
Candidates for a hair transplant or hair transplant are all those people, men or women, who have lost hair in a part of their scalp and that after treatments based on lotions, vitamins or any other medical treatment are unable to recover it. Therefore, when the person is not satisfied with baldness and, on the contrary, wants to recover his or her hair, the indicated treatment is a hair transplant.
The hair implant is performed through several methods, the best known is: “The Strip Technique”, or FUSS technique. The Strip Extraction consists of removing a strip of leather hair approximately 5 cm wide and 1 cm high from the back of the head (donor area), then a suture is performed as in plastic surgery, joining the edges of the incision. Afterwards, by means of a microscope, the technical staff starts the process of separating the strip to use it where there is hair loss. This is divided into follicular units of one, two, three or four hairs. Finally, these grafts are implanted one by one, following the same orientation, direction and position that the hair originally had. In this way, a completely natural result and a uniform distribution in the alopecic areas is achieved. In the hair implantation technique (FUE), also known as “hair by hair”, consists of extracting one by one follicles from the donor area of the same patient, which will then be relocated in the area where hair has been lost. One of the differences between both techniques is that in FUE only between 1500 and 2500 follicles can be extracted, therefore, the patient requires more sessions to completely forget about baldness.
The Trichophytic Closure technique or better known as Trichophytic Closure is used, which is used to make the scar caused by the removal of the strip practically invisible. Thanks to this technique the scar becomes thin and fine, which will allow the hair to grow through it, making it barely visible.
The procedure is not painful but it is a little uncomfortable because when performing this type of surgery the head loses a little sensitivity, it is a transitory process, for a couple of months, but it is not painful. Some patients report a little discomfort or tightness in the area of the stitches and a small hematoma may appear as a result of the punctures that were made. This minor discomfort disappears after a week or 10 days. However, it is important to take the medications prescribed by the doctor after the procedure.
Generally it is recommended to rest or incapacity for 4 or 5 days. After 2 months the first results of the surgery can be seen and after 6 months the repopulation will be obtained in the areas where hair no longer grew, recovering between 75 and 80% of the lost hair. Between the fourth and fifth day the stitches are removed and at the end of the first week the patient can resume normal activities.
For foreign patients, the surgeon must make recommendations on the recovery time that entails a stay in the city, since for the patient’s safety it is requested that the patient must be at least 2 days before the scheduled date of surgery in order to take prophylaxis or preventive measures with the plastic surgeon and the anesthesiologist. After surgery it is recommended that you stay 3 to 5 days in the country for postoperative care. It is recommended to travel for 7 to 10 days depending on postoperative evolution and pain control.
Once the intervention is finished, the postoperative or recovery process begins, the patient will have a bandage over the donor area for a minimum period of 12 hours to avoid possible bleeding. After 24 hours the hair can be washed daily as normal and three days after the procedure the patient can resume his daily routine. It is necessary to sleep semi-sitting the first days to avoid inflammation, to avoid sun exposure on the head, to take the medications rigorously, to clean the area the first week only with cold water – it helps to activate the blood circulation to the implanted follicles – and to attend punctually to the controls.
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