Today, Hair transplantation has become a serious challenge among people. Everyone knows the effect of hair on the beauty and attractiveness of the face. This is where hair loss changes the fresh looking face. These changes will eventually affect a person’s mood and self-confidence. Hair transplants are not limited to scalp hair. Different implantation methods for beard, mustache and eyebrow areas have also had positive results. In order to acquaint the audience with hair transplantation methods, we will introduce different transplantation methods and the best natural hair transplantation technique called micrograft hair transplantation.
Hair grows on the scalp in bunch shapes. These groups of hair contain one or three follicles, which hair transplant surgeons call follicular units. These follicles are maintained in a graft by units called micrografts. These micrografts are usually as big as a grain of rice. All this introduction is in order to introduce micrograft in Emirates (Dubai) as a completely advanced and well-established method. The micrograft method has many intricate details that you should be aware of all the steps before doing it. Follow us in this article to learn about all aspects of hair transplantation using the micrograft method.
Origin of Hair Transplantation by Micrograft Method
There are many hair transplant methods that are used in specialized hair clinics around the world, and according to the experience of the medical staff, the results are ranked from “ineffective” to “extraordinary effective”. Among all the clinics that perform hair implantation, those that use a particular method for the first time are often the most advanced and unrivaled in terms of the quality of the result. Helia Dermatology Clinic was the first center in UAE (Dubai) to use the micrograft hair transplant technique and became the founder of this method in our country. Dr. Hamidreza Khorasani, a valuable physician of Helia Group, using his experience in hair transplantation and using micrograft technique, caused many patients to switch to this method and get successful transplants.
Why Micrograft Hair Transplantation?
The problem of baldness in men and women in the areas of head, eyebrows and beard is treated using different methods. Medication, traditional medicine and herbal remedies are the primary treatments for hair loss. If these treatments are ineffective, modern hair transplant methods will be used. As a final step, a hair prosthesis or artificial hair is used to repair the hair. This method is in a situation where natural hair transplantation is not suitable for a person in any way. Although artificial hair transplantation solves the problem to some extent, but in some cases, there will be problems. Sometimes hair prosthesis causes hair loss and skin damage. Therefore, the only reliable way to treat baldness or thinning hair is a hair transplant or a natural hair transplantation.
The Difference Between Micrograft Hair Transplantation and other Methods
Just do a little research on the internet to get acquainted with different hair transplant methods. Each method is different from the other. For instance, in SUT hair transplantation (compared to FIT method), instead of manual holders, automatic holders are used. In fact, the difference between this method and FIT is that the hair follicles in SUT method are not extracted by surgical razor with pain and bleeding and as a result, error rate is completely low. Then, using a punch, small incisions are made in the skin to implant the desired follicles to the bald part of the head.
| || |
| || |
| || |
MicroGraft Hair Transplantation Steps
All hair transplant methods generally involve three steps, but the performance manner is different in each method:
- Hair extraction from the donor area, which is usually removed from the back side of the patient’s head. In some cases, beard hair in men or body hair can be used.
- Stage of separation and preparation of hair grafts extracted from the patient’s donor area
- Stage of implanting hair grafts in empty areas of the head
At first, with special devices, the bald area is anesthetized and it is ready for implanting hair grafts. The hair transplant is then performed with a special micrograft device in which the hair grafts are placed in the previous step. At this stage, there will be no pain and no frightening side effects. Due to the micro-sized planting in this method, up to 3 times higher density can be obtained in 1 square centimeter than the old methods.
Also, due to the delicacy of this method, no scars remain on the head and it is very natural. There is another technique that is done without touch. In this method, hair follicles are directly grafted using a pen to reduce the amount of damage to the head. Usually, the less the hair follicles are touched, the better the chances of success will be. This method uses less anesthesia, which will be useful for both the person and the doctor. In the “no-touch” method, the follicles are not damaged and do not fall when they are transplanted. This is why it is so popular among candidates.
To get better acquainted with natural hair transplant methods and choose the most suitable method, stay with us until the end of this article:
Hair transplantation methods are numerous. The most popular methods are the three: FUT hair transplantation, FIT hair transplantation and micrograft hair transplantation. Other techniques are used which, due to their complementarity with the main methods of hair transplantation, are not referred to as separate techniques. But in this article we will briefly talk about them:
Hair Transplantation by FUT or Surgery
The FUT method is the first natural hair transplant method, also known as surgical hair transplantation. As follows:
1- A layer of 2 x 30 cm is cut from the back side of scalp which is called a flap. The incision is sutured later.
2- The detached flap is then removed under a microscope during the preparation phase.
3- This narrow strip is divided into grafts and implanted into the bald areas by making millimeter incisions.
In some cases, this method is also used for beard and eyebrow implants. Currently, the FUT method is not very popular due to its high side effects, and newer methods with less side effects are used.
1- These problems include:
2- Scars and extra skin remain at the wound site
3- Inflammation and itching
4- Sometimes bleeding
High probability of infection at the site of the donor area wound and the transplant area.
Of course, medical errors also cause some complications such as scarring and infection.
For information about the cost of your hair transplant, you can contact the consultants of Helia Dermatology Clinic, completely free of charge by calling +971 56 100 3040 Also, you can share with us all your questions about hair transplantation and other beauty services via WhatsApp at +971 56 100 3040
FIT or FUE Method or Transplantation Without Surgery
Due to the many problems of FUT hair transplantation, FIT hair transplantation was used. It differs from FUT hair transplantation in the hair extraction stage. In this method, there is no need for surgery and flap removal from the donor area, and hair grafts are removed separately from the back of the head using hand holders, and it is necessary to shave the patient’s head for this purpose. Natural hair transplantation by FIT method could greatly improve the problems of FUT method. However, there were still problems with the implant stage and the use of the razor, and the possibility of necrosis and infection in the hair transplant. In the hair removal stage, the use of hand holders also causes damage to the hair grafts. Unfortunately, the damaged follicles do not grow after the implant and the hair transplant density will be reduced in this way. Patients looking for less Invasive solutions, consider FIT as an ideal technique.
The FUE method is actually a more advanced method than the FIT process. In this method, the hair follicular units are extracted using a holder with the most delicacy and precision. So far, the FUE method seems to be no different from the FIT method. But in this new method, more density of hair can be implanted. On the other hand, instead of a surgical razor, very small needles are used for hair transplantation. The resulting injury will be notably less. High delicacy during the extraction and implantation of follicles in this method will be associated with minimum damage. As a result, we will see higher efficiency compared to the FIT method. The FUE method is developing day by day. Various techniques are currently used to improve the performance of this method and eliminate its flaws.
Hair Transplantation with the Newest Method, Micrograft
With the increasing progress of medical science in the field of hair implants, we are witnessing a fundamental development, called micrograft hair transplantation. Our priority for performing a hair transplant operation is not only to survive a surgery, but to minimize injuries and difficulties while achieving the best results. In this regard, clinics and beauty centers are in fierce competition with each other.
Years ago, research into natural hair transplants marked a breakthrough. The micrograft method was invented in the early 1980s. In this period, for the first time, macrographic techniques were used to create a more natural result. Eventually, the number of hair transplant sessions was much smaller and the results became more serious and important. Prior to the introduction of the micrograft method, surgeons used to create extensive wounds for hair extraction that left scars after the hair was implanted. But in this method, there is no more of these injuries and the recovery period is shorter.
Physicians always calculate the hair strands needed to extract the follicles and transplant the graft, and then proceed to remove it. This method has been approved by the US FDA and European CE. The method was first evaluated in Germany in 2008. In hair transplantation by micrograft method, it is possible to transplant more strands. However, in order to create a natural appearance for the person in the front area of the head, fewer grafts are implanted. This technology is currently implemented in more than 20 countries around the world according to standard protocols. Turkey is the only country in the Middle East that has applied this method to patients in the Middle East over the past 4 years.
Advantages of Micrograft Hair Transplantation
1- During the micrograft procedure, the hair follicles are removed one by one, using a special electric holder; Therefore, the probability of human error is greatly reduced.
2- Increase the amount of extraction from the hair source according to the characteristics of the individual’s donor area (up to 2 times higher extraction density in the single-area method and up to 4 times higher extraction density in the multiple-area method)
3- No scar remaining at the area of extraction and hair transplantation due to the use of fine micromotors, micro implants and Scarlett trichophytic plastic surgery technique
4- Increasing the implant density to more than 3 times the old methods due to hair transplantation in micro size
5- Recovery period is much shorter than the old methods
6- Definitely solving the problem of scar and necrosis
7- Hair grows faster than other methods due to the use of stem cell technique
8- Increasing the speed of hair implant operation and as a result, implanting healthier grafts
It should be noted that hair transplantation by micrograft method is performed directly by Dr. Hamidreza Khorasani and his medical team exclusively in Helia dermatology clinic.
Hair Transplantation by Micrograft Method in UAE (Dubai)
Dr. Hamidreza Khorasani, with the help of the medical team under his supervision and after attending several training courses and seminars related to micrograft hair transplantation in Germany and Turkey, succeeded in obtaining an official and approved certificate exclusively for Helia dermatology clinic and he introduced this special method of hair transplantation in Emirates.
How is Micrograft Hair Transplantation Done?
The steps of micrograft hair transplantation are as follows:
1- Hair grafts are extracted, depending on the patient’s needs with two techniques of automatic holders in micron size for normal baldness and Scarlett Trichophytic method for severe baldness
2- Preparation and arrangement of grafts in the micro-implant device
3- Hair transplantation on the surface of baldness, without any cuts or scars, only with the device and with implant punches in micro size
It usually takes 2 to 8 hours for the transplant to take place. One of the benefits of this natural hair implant method is having a natural appearance.
Hair Extraction in Micrograft Transplantation
Automatic micromotors in micrograft hair transplantation are up to 0.4 microns thinner and more accurate than other holders in other methods. This helps to extract more and healthier grafts from the donor area. The relative pain caused by this method is different for each person, but many people who have experience with hair transplantation with micrograft method, refer to it as a painless hair transplant method. You may experience bruising and swelling after the operation. But using an ice pack, with your doctor’s approval, will alleviate the pain. Many cosmetologists, after getting acquainted with the micrograft method, have acknowledged that this method has made hair transplantation very easy.
Also, sometimes, if a combined micrograft extraction, from multiple donor areas is needed (in cases where the patient’s hair source is weak or the bald area is large), the Scarlett trichophytic plastic surgery technique is used to extract the hair flap. In this way, there will not be any of the complications of FUT hair transplantation. It leaves no scars and marks. Finally, it does not cause the slightest damage to the hair extraction area.
Hair Grafts’ Preparation in Micrograft Method
The grafts extracted in the previous step are kept in a maintenance fluid consisting of the patient’s stem cells. This strengthens the hair follicles and as a result the thickness of the hair strands increases after implantation. On the other hand, the grafts are prepared with specialized implantation techniques in a special hair transplant device.
Possible Complications and Disadvantages of Micrograft Hair Transplantation
In fact, it can be said that micrograft hair transplantation is known as the newest hair transplant technique in the world with the least complication. The need for this method to be performed by a specialist doctor and the use of the most delicate hair transplant devices has resulted in almost no complications in hair transplantation, performed by micrograft method. People who have had this natural hair transplant have felt numbness or tingling in the transplanted area. This can be felt for several weeks after the operation. This numbness or tingling is usually caused by reduced blood flow to the capillaries.
Keep in mind that your scalp is injured. As long as these arteries regenerate and strengthen the skin around the hair follicles, this process will be temporary and not a cause for concern. If you want to get the capillaries around the follicle flowing and re-entering the routine process very quickly, it is better to avoid alcohol, smoking and some steroid pills as much as possible. Also, consuming a lot of water and eating the right diet will ensure your health.
In general, the side effects listed above are normal and almost all of them go away in two weeks. Your doctor will prescribe medication to help you recover faster. But we mention some cases for our dear clients to be careful enough to execute the instructions before and after the micrograft method.
1- Possibility of itching one to two days after transplantation (you should not react to these itches at all. Usually lotions prescribed by your doctor will be helpful.)
2- The possibility of short-term bruising or swelling in parts of the forehead and around the head that completely disappear after two days.
3- Avoid all exercise and strenuous work for one month to prevent rupture of arteries and capillaries on the surface of the head and re-opening of the wound (re-bleeding from the wound site will result in a transplant failure).
4- Possibility of feeling pain until one to two days after implantation (of course, due to the use of micro size, no particular pain is usually felt.)
In general, the side effects listed above are quite minor and temporary. So do not worry about it and spend your recovery period in peace.
Preoperative care for Natural Hair Transplantation by Micrograft Method
In your consultation session with the specialist, you will be given preoperative advice that you should take seriously:
1- If you do not want the result to fail and do not waste your time and money, be sure to avoid smoking and alcohol for a month before work.
2- At the consultation, you should provide your doctor with information about your health, such as your specific illness and drug allergies.
3- You should take a shower the night before the hair transplant to get rid of skin impurities.
4- On the day of operation, be sure to wear button-down clothes so that no pressure is applied to the head for replacement.
5- Blood thinners such as aspirin are prohibited for two weeks before the hair implant.
Postoperative Care for Hair Transplantation by Micrograft Method
Naturally, after a hair transplant, your scalp will suffer minor injuries. These arteries take time to regenerate and repair the skin around the hair follicles. Therefore, the recovery period will usually be associated with these issues.
Take the following tips seriously to get a good result after hair transplant:
1- Do you know that you still do not have to go to alcohol and smoking for a month?
2- You need to eat a healthy diet, which means eating more fruits and vegetables so that your wounds heal faster and your risk of infection decreases.
3- Also, increase your water consumption to boost blood flow to the body and prevent follicles from becoming deficient in nutrients and oxygen.
4- When sleeping, be careful not to put pressure on the transplant area. You should not massage this part even during the day.
5- When sleeping, the head should be higher than the body.
6- You must ask your doctor for permission to go to the sauna, jacuzzi, exercise and do strenuous activity.
7- Take all prescribed medications.
8- You should use the shampoo prescribed by your doctor.
9- It is forbidden to dry your hair with a hair dryer, otherwise the follicle will be lost.
10- You should avoid using chemicals such as hair dye, gels, sprays, etc. for up to a month
The Costs of Micrograft Hair Transplantation
We can almost say that we do not pay for the micrograft method and it is a kind of investment. In this method, the hair transplant is a definite result and the implanted hair is completely permanent. The assurance of this method has led to the provision of written guarantees to clients around the world. You will often have hair transplants for once in your life, so it is recommended that you refer to a doctor who has a good background and experience in micrograft hair transplants.
In Emirates, natural hair transplantation with micrografts is not being performed too much, but in the future, clinics will enter this field that will not have enough experience, skills and equipment. In Helia dermatologic clinic, micrograft hair transplants are performed with the written guarantee of UAE (Dubai) Insurance and the written guarantee and direct supervision of the instructor and hair transplant specialist Dr. Khorasani.
On the other hand, the work performed by a specialist doctor, the severity of the patient’s baldness, the hair donor and the required density are the factors that determine the price of micrograft hair transplantation.
You can find out the price of your hair transplant by visiting Helia Dermatologic Clinic and consulting with the experienced specialists of this skin and hair clinic. Call +982179547 for consultation.
Also, you can benefit from online consultation through the online chat system of the website.
Hair and eyebrow transplants in this clinic are performed by the prominent doctor of the country, Dr. Hamidreza Khorasani.