From wigs to therapies, and now to the most advanced hair transplant approaches, the world of hair loss treatment is expanding than earlier expected. Thanks to the technology that helps introduce profound hair loss solutions that are as well as safe and effective.
Wigs As A Hair Loss Solution
Wigs are generally common among women who may not desire to undergo a hair transplant. The wig technology is also a customized hair loss solution as the hair prosthetics are designed and made according to the patient’s desires.
The hair prosthetics are also made to suit the patient’s cosmetic requirements, total comfort, and also offer absolute protection from undesired elements. The hair prosthetics are hypo-allergenic and soft to the touch to appear and look like natural hair.
Commonly, patients who are totally bald opt for this solution since there is no hope for hair transplantation.
The Modern Era Of Hair Transplants
Modern hair transplant approaches are minimally invasive and the trending approaches include U-FUE, FUE, 3D printing technologies, and DHI. Almost all the latest hair transplant technologies rely on the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique. Basically, the FUE technique allows the surgeon to transfer individual hair follicles from the donor region.
The healthy grafts are then relocated to the bald or thinning region and correcting the hairline is one of the procedure’s main goals. The FUE approach is almost painless and comfortable as it is conducted under anesthesia.
With this technique, the extent of scarring is less and not noticeable which promotes natural results. Since the technique allows single follicular extraction, the chance of follicular damage is reduced when compared to the FUT technique. However, there are limitations to the FUE technique as a hair loss solution. Patients with thinning across the scalp can’t undergo the procedure. The surgeon may recommend other hair loss solutions such as 3D printing technologies, DHI, and U-FUE.
The DHI approach requires a surgeon to utilize a Choi Implanter Pen to directly harvest hair follicles. The technique helps to minimize trauma, increase the chances of a successful graft, with minimal pain.
On the other hand, the U-FUE technique follows the basic FUE hair transplant approach, but it requires absolute expertise. The procedure can also be conducted without shaving the scalp entirely.
When it comes to 3D printing technology, the hair loss solution is ideal for patients with limited donor hair or those who can’t undergo any other form of hair transplant.
The 3D printing technology primarily requires a surgeon to have a digital map of a patient’s scalp to know whether the cells and the components require a replacement. Via precision printing, the follicles are printed for implantation with the help of bio-ink.