WHAT IS THE TRANSPLANTATION
It is the transport of follicles from a region of constant hair growth (mainly the back of the head) to the hair loss region. Older methods that involved the transplantation of teams of follicles resulted in the so called "hair doll effect". Thus, the doctors trying to achieve a more natural transplantation look where led to a more natural procedure.
Since hair naturally grows in follicles that contain groupings of 1 to 4 hairs, today's most advanced techniques transplant these naturally occurring 1-4 hair "follicular units" in their natural groupings. Thus modern hair transplantation can achieve a natural appearance by mimicking nature hair for hair. This recent hair transplant procedure is called Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). Donor hair can be harvested in two very different ways;
1. Strip Harvesting - a strip of scalp is removed under local anesthesia, the wound is then sutured back together and this piece of scalp tissue is then cut in to small pieces of tissue called grafts which are then transplanted back in to the thinning area of the patients head.. The recovery period is around 2 weeks and will require the stitches to be removed by medical personnel
2. FUE Harvesting - (Follicular Unit Extraction) individual follicles of hair are removed under local anesthesia; this micro removal uses tiny punches of between 0.6mm and 1.25mm in diameter. Each follicle is then reinserted back in to the scalp in the thinning area using a micro blade. Because this is single follicles and no large amount of tissue is removed there is no visible scars or post-surgery pain, with no stitches to be removed. Recovery from FUE is within 7 days.
The hair that gets transplanted retains all the characteristics of the donor site and can undergo all the natural processes like washing, cutting etc.
In Anagennisi due to the qualifications of our associates and through our substantial experience in hair loss we can deliver excellent and lasting results.