Alopecia is an abnormal loss of hair, which leaves bald areas in the scalp. In a large part of the cases the causes have to do with genetics, age and hormonal changes.
Although there are many treatments to stabilize hair loss, they only manage to stop it for a while; so that hair grows in places were it was lost and new follicles can be generated, a hair transplant is necessary.
Hair transplantation is ideal for all cases of Androgenic alopecia (male and female). It also works for patients who have scars or trauma to the scalp.
The intervention for a hair transplant is to remove hair from the donor area, which is usually the place where there is more hair (the back of the head) and then transplant these follicles to the recipient area, which is the one that is being affected for alopecia
Age is not decisive to perform the procedure, however it is not recommended to do so before age 22, because the individual is still at a very early stage of hair loss. In any case, at CapilClinic we care about knowing in depth the particular needs of our patients and determining which is their best option.
It means: Follicular Unit Extraction.
Follicular units are the way hairs are stacked, they are made up of 1 to 4 hairs, including glands, subcutaneous fats, follicles and dermal papillae.
The FUE technique removes the follicular units from the donor area one by one and then grafts them into the recipient area, the correct application of the technique guarantees the success of the procedure, so it must be executed by specialists experienced in the field of transplants capillaries.
With the DHI technique, the follicle is carefully implanted in a hollow needle at the end of the IMPLANTER pen, which will then be inserted at a scalp of 40-45 degrees into the scalp to transplant the graft.
The intervention is estimated to last between 6 to 7 hours. Some breaks are scheduled during the procedure, so that both the patient and the specialist rest, since in a complete session with the FUE technique 3500 to 5,500 implants are performed.
The post-operative is not painful. Before starting the intervention, the patient will be given local anesthesia, so he will be aware during the procedure.
The success of the transplants that we do in CapiClinic is that we guarantee that the natural result the patients who consult us desire, this thanks to our technique of homogeneously distributing the implant in the receiving area.
Yes. The grafts store their genetic load in the area to which they have been transplanted, guaranteeing that they will last in time.
No. One of the advantages of this procedure is precisely that it leaves no scar.
Not at all, thanks to the DHI technique and the FUE, the donor area is able to recover its density, even in patients who have been removed between 5,000 to 6,000 follicles, due to severe cases of alopecia.
Hair transplantation is the only procedure that guarantees that hair is born in areas that have been lost, a product of alopecia, the technique ensures that 98% of implanted follicles manage to survive.
If the patient wishes to travel the day after his operation, they may do so without any inconvenience.
Once the intervention is performed, the patient will be able to return to their life routine, in two or three days, without any problem.
The final results will be seen one year after the intervention, the patient must cultivate patience and not be discouraged, because the waiting time is well worth it. In the first thirty days the transplanted hair will fall out, but this loss will be due not to the problem of alopecia that was presented, but to the natural life cycle of the follicle, ninety days later it will begin to grow permanently.
The type of fall, thickness of the hair, density of the donor area, head size and age, are factors that will dictate if the subject requires more than one intervention, however, practice has shown that in the vast majority of patients treated, a single hair transplant procedure is sufficient.