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Hair Transplant Surgery
Simply put, hair transplantation involves taking a strip of hair from where you have more than you need and putting it where you need it most.
Dominant hair follicles are essentially extracted from the back of the head, an area of permanent hair known as the “donor” area or site, and inserted into the balding or thinning areas of the scalp called the “recipient” area.
Hair transplantation is recognised as the most effective, long-term solution to male pattern baldness, the most common form of hair loss in men.
Hair transplant surgery can be carried out in the early stages of hair loss, when the hair is just starting to thin, or in the later stages when baldness is more apparent.
Either way, it is essential that the hair loss pattern is established before hair transplant surgery is undertaken. The procedure has also produced notable results for some women suffering from female pattern hair loss and for those with scars caused by facial surgery, burns, accidents, or various hair loss diseases.
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HRBR is an expert in Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Transplantation (URFUT), the internationally recognised best practice technique of hair transplantation, which yields 20% more grafts from the donor strip than FUT with minimal scarring in the donor area.
We take a unique approach in order to maximise the potential outcomes and our results speak for themselves, with patient feedback describing how, “it’s made a real and lasting difference…the outcome for me exceeded my wildest expectations…the operation and its results are an absolute miracle”.
First though, it is critical that patients fully comprehend a few very basic facts about hair transplant surgery so that expectations about this treatment for hair loss remain realistic.
Everyone has a permanent area of hair existing on the sides and back of the head. This region, known as the “donor” area or site, is immune to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and thus unaffected by the balding process.
In Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Transplantation (URFUT), a thin strip of skin containing the permanent hair is surgically removed from the donor area and the resulting incision is stitched back together.
This hair-bearing skin is then dissected and the resulting grafts, known as follicular units, are then inserted into the thinning or balding areas of the scalp.
URFUT is an intricate procedure in which HRBR is an expert. Not only that but we set the world class standard because of the unique approach we take to it and the singular set of processes we perform around it.
At Hair Restoration Blackrock (HRBR), we set the world class standard in URFUT due to the different way we approach the procedure which ensure that we consistently carry out superb quality work.
Having calculated the amount of donor hair necessary for the hair transplant surgery (using macrophotography and computer analysis) and having designed the hairline in conjunction with the patient, the hair to be transplanted is trimmed close to the scalp.
Once the donor hair-bearing skin is surgically removed in a thin strip, it is then slivered into very small pieces and the hair follicles diligently dissected by highly skilled technicians,
selected for their expert manual dexterity, using state-of-the-art stereoscopic microscopes, specifically the Nikon SMZ 800 model. Excess tissue and the collar of skin attached to the graft are removed to ensure that when the hair exits the skin from the transplanted area it looks completely natural.
If this epithelium (skin) is not removed it can lead to complications such as pitting and/or tenting, which can result in an unnatural appearance.
Due to the flexibility of the skin of the scalp, which can be greatly enhanced through scalp massage, the resulting incision can be stitched together again usually creating a fine scar which is covered by existing hair, even if it is short, and is only detectable on close inspection.
The resulting grafts, known as follicular units because their integrity in the skin is maintained, are then carefully inserted in miniscule surgical sites made in the thinning or balding (recipient) areas of the scalp, using the Zeiss head worn Loupe KS microscope.
The size, shape and angle of these incisions are key to the cosmetic outcome of the hair transplant and will have been meticulously mapped out in partnership with the patient prior to surgery.
we treat a hair transplant like any other organ transplant in that hair transplant grafts are effectively “living organs”. Therefore, the time they spend outside of the body must be kept to a minimum to ensure not only graft survival but also the healthy function of the transplanted organ, i.e. natural hair growth.
We achieve this in two ways, firstly, by taking the donor strip in two separate procedures on the same day, which granted increases the surgical operating time but ensures the viability of the grafts by decreasing the time out of the scalp.
Secondly, our transplant team consists of a total of 24 people made up of qualified hair restoration surgeons, nurses and technicians, who are rotated approximately every 30 minutes in order to ensure that the grafts are handled with extreme care and transplanted back into the patient in the most effective and time efficient manner.
Refreshing the team in this way prevents fatigue and repetitive stress (“ROS”) injuries and thus prevents any potential damage to the grafts during the transplant process.
This is key because of the limited supply of hair in the donor region which means that every single hair graft is precious and must be protected.
By looking after our technical staff and continuously training them, we not only exceed international best practice standards but also ensure the viability of the donor grafts.