Over the past two decades, there have been a lot of hair transplant techniques that have been developed in order to make hair transplantation procedures faster, comfortable and natural. The rapid advancement of the technology industry has resulted in the use of new medical devices and combination of hair transplantation operations with aesthetic applications. The hair transplantation technique is one of the oldest techniques in hair implantation. It is also one of the cheaper cosmetic procedures available. This is why it is very important to know the different techniques of hair transplantation before they go to a hair transplant clinic for the procedure.
Technology has played a great role in the development of a wide range of hair transplant techniques. These techniques of hair transplantation have contributed to facilitating the procedures of hair transplantation and to ensure great results. These techniques have also contributed to the rise in the demand for hair transplantation as a result of the fact that they are often more comfortable, faster and natural. There are many hair transplant techniques:
Most Popular Hair Transplant Techniques
- FUE Hair Transplant Technique
This technique is often considered by a lot of people to be the best and most important technique of hair transplantation in all parts of the world (especially in Turkey). This technique is also commonly referred to as the technique of abduction because of the fact that the medical specialist performing this technique will transfer hair from places in which the hair is heavily concentrated (Donor areas) to areas where hair loss occurs. The donor area is often at the back of the head and this area often has thick hair which makes them ideal to be planted in other areas.
This technique is a conventional technique in which a drilling technique is applied to remove the scalp by making a small circular cut and leaving a small open hole. This process is often repeated until the specialist has enough follicles to cover the treatment area. The holes created in the process often heal by turning into little white wounds along the donor area. This medical procedure can take up to about three to nine hours.
- DHI (CHOI PEN)
This technique is often considered as one of the newest technique of hair transplantation. This technique has been developed from the FUE technique, but unlike the FUE technique, the DHI transplantation procedure often requires the specialist to perform site creation and graft implantation simultaneously unlike the FUE technique. In this technique, implantation and extraction are combined as a part of a one or two-step process and the extracted hair follicles are embedded directly into the treatment area without having to create channel incisions in the donor area. This is possible because of the fact that specialist often used a device called the Choi pen to perform this procedure. This technique is also commonly referred to as the Choi technique. The choi pen has a hollow needle that is connected to a tub and a plunger device. And since this procedure might result in severe pain and irritation, patients are often given sedatives. This technique does not cause too much bleeding and the hair transplanted often retains their lifespan. This procedure does not leave any known side effects or scars and this makes it possible for patients to return to their daily life after a short period of time.
- Percutan Hair Transplant Technique
This technique was initially not a hair transplant technique but a kind of pick technique that is different in its stages of the pick technology. This technique requires a pick technology that is a needle, cylindrical in shape and other micro machinery like a stylus to open channels to put the bulb. This technique involves canal opening in the recipient area to treat hair loss problem or receding hairlines.
In this procedure, the canals or holes are opened by the special sapphire blades with superfine needles instead of slits and the holes often have a round shape instead of a lateral one. By doing this, each hole will have exactly the same size as the diameter of the hair follicles and this means each hole will be very small and tiny. The extraction phase of this technique is the same as that of the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). The hair follicles are extracted from the donor area and the implantation is the same as that of FUE. Then the hair follicles are placed into round canals opened by sapphire blades with superfine needles. This procedure has a fast healing period of about 3 to 4 days and it does not leave crust at the recipient area.
- Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant
The Sapphire FUE hair transplant is a method that follows the same procedures as the ordinary FUE but it is considered to be more preferable because of its slight difference. This slight difference is simply because of the fact that this method uses a different material to make its equipment and this brings about significant effects in results. This method makes use of blades that are made of sapphire instead of the regular steel blades to create incisions on the scalp of the recipient of the hair transplant. The sapphire used to make these blades affects the shape of the blade and they have V shape instead of the regular U shape of steel blades. This results in more precise precisions which lead to smaller channels. This then eliminates the risk of irritating neighbor hair follicles and scarring.
- Ultra Slit Hair Transplant
This technique is also referred to as ultra refined follicular unit transplantation and it is considered to be one of the most advanced hair transplant techniques. It is a permanent procedure that will ensure the recovery if the recipients’ hair. This method can be used for hair transplant procedures in areas like eyelashes, scalp, and eyebrows. Although it might take about 3 to 4 months for the new hair to grow, this procedure can produce undetectable results. This technique also often requires smaller precisions as compared to the other techniques of hair transplant.