“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”— Richard James Molloy
Best Body Hair Transplant: Changing stereotypes
Hair transplantation therapies have gained widespread acceptance in the recent years. These therapies have helped patients over come not just hair loss in general but also escape its associated trauma and stigmatization. Most people who know of hair transplantation through experience or general know-how have limited information on the same; being limited to transplantation therapies for the treatment of baldness. But, a very few are aware of other transplantation therapies for body parts other than the scalp: the face, chest, etc.
There is still a majority of men out there in the world who aren’t a big fan of the metro-sexual look and still appreciate some extra hair doing a peek-a-boo out of their unbuttoned shirts, but are sometimes disappointed as they can’t do so as chest hair are purely a genetic blessing, not bestowed on many.
After the advancements in technology, finally a solution is available for such men in the form of body hair transplantation. With the advancement in science, it is now possible to enjoy the extra foliage in all the regions of your body that you wish for, and that too without any kind of scars or marks. Hairs are taken from the body parts where they are available in abundance, and then they are transported to the area affected with baldness.
Two techniques have been adopted for hair transplantation, namely FUM, or Follicular Unit micro grafting, and FUE, Follicular Unit Extraction. The FUM technique involves transplantation of a strip of 3 to 4 inch width to the bald area, and often leads to unwanted scars. On the other hand, the FUE technique is more sophisticated and involves transportation of individual follicles to the affected area leaving no undesired marks, giving a much better natural look. There are a few other techniques involved in hair restoration procedure like flap surgery, forehead reduction or hairline advancement, scalp reduction, hair transplant scar repair, etc.
A surgeon clearly needs to understand that there are a few differences between body hair, and scalp hair in terms of their orientation, skin tissue, depth of follicle in the skin and thickness, as well as curl. So body hair transplantation procedures need to be done with extra care as these hairs are small, and even a slight scar can ruin the appeal of the skin. No one would ever want to have these unwanted scars on his skin, as they not only look unpleasant, but also disturb the natural appearances of hairs.
For successful body hair transplantation, the experts need to carefully extract the follicular unit, and address issues like differentiating the body and scalp hair cycles, and check compatibility of scalp and body hair. A hair grows in three phases, namely: Anagen, Catagen, and Telogen. Anagen involves growth phase of hair, Catagen involves the stage when it is completely matured and steady, while Telogen marks the senescence of the hair. Every phase has its own time period, and varies as per the location of hair on the body. To check the compatibility of hair, the professional would check the color, texture, and curl of the hair that is if the hair is straight, or involves a curve. After analyzing all these aspects, he proceeds on with the transplantation process. The experienced professionals at Dermaclinix understand the criticality of every process, and perform those time consuming critical procedures with utmost precision and complete devotion.
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