At some point, it is clearly visible to most men and many women: the hair becomes thinner and hair loss occurs. In many cases, a genetic predisposition is a cause, sometimes the hormones are responsible. If you do not want to accept the hair loss, you can change it with the help of a hair transplant. This uses your own hair. Here you will find out exactly what happens during a Hair restoration, for whom it is suitable.
The hair is redistributed
On average, every person has between 80,000 and 140,000 hairs on their heads. But of these many hairs, only a very small part is perceived optically. Only when the number of hair has decreased by around half will the hair be perceived as light. However, the hair around the back of the head, on the so-called hair ring, in most cases remains thick even when the top of the head becomes completely bald. This hair is relatively insensitive to the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which causes hair loss. These two phenomena are used by hair transplantation.
How does hair transplant work?
During the transplant, the hair follicles are transplanted, these structures from which the hair sprouts from the scalp. First, the hair follicles are removed from the hair ring with a small piece of skin and then used in the place provided. This can either be done with individual follicles or as follicular islands. In Germany, the follicles are removed from fine strips of skin, then divided into follicle islands with around five follicles (so-called grafts) and transplanted to the bald areas. In the meantime, even single follicles can be used. Hair transplantation is most complex when the follicles are not only transplanted individually but are also individually removed from the hair ring. Since the hair from the hair ring is so insensitive to DHT, they remain in good condition after the transplant at the top of the head and do not fall out. The cost of a hair transplant depends on the chosen transplant method and the amount of hair to be transplanted.
Is the treatment suitable for everyone?
A hair transplant is suitable for all those who suffer from genetic hair loss. Since men are affected more often, hair transplantation is one of the aesthetic treatments for men. However, the treatment is also suitable for people whose eyebrows or hair have been damaged by a fire. Hair transplantation can also be performed on people who suffer from hair loss due to illness. Before a transplant, the patient is thoroughly examined: the doctor not only checks the cause of the hair loss but also analyzes the hair in the hair ring to determine whether it is actually suitable for the transplant. Basically, it can be said that a hair transplant is possible for everyone who is healthy.
What are the requirements for a successful hair transplant?
Since the patient’s own hair is first removed and then transplanted to the bald areas during the patient’s own hair transplantation, the patient must have sufficient hair of their own. Only then can the hair transplant be successful.