One in two men is affected by baldness, after the age of 50. The amount of hair loss and the area affected by the balding is highly variable from one patient to another. However, in most cases, hair loss begins on the frontal hairline, or with the thinning of hair on the scalp tonsure area. There are solutions for each states of baldness. The best grafting technique will be found in accordance with the patient specific criteria (age, hair style, family history, evolution of baldness...)
Surgical treatment is the best long-term strategy to reduce or cover a bald area or adding more density to the hair.
Hair loss is a genetic programmed phenomenon following rules and each area of the scalp has a genetic program to its fall. Protected areas of the skull, as the occipital, are the last ones affected. On the opposite, the front hair line and the temporal line are the first to be independently affected. Consequently, the most accurate micro-transplant process must be chosen (micro-grafting or mini-grafting), as well as accurately determine the best position for the new frontal and temporal line, taking into account the quantity of available grafts in the donor area.
The consultation allows for a comprehensive evaluation of the patient profile in three steps:
1- An comprehensive capillary medical exam must be set-up before procedure.
2- A full examination will highlight:
3- A study of the covering possibility of the hair according to:
The surgical platform should be fully and well equipped in accordance with the rules of specialised surgery. However, the atmosphere must be reassuring and should feel comfortable. The patient rests in semi sitting position. The surgeon removes a strip of hair of varying size in the occipital region, in accordance with the number of grafts required. One, or a couple of assistants, will prepare the grafts which are made of one to three hair. The surgeon prepares the recipient site which has been carefully determined, then place implants grafts.
This procedure is compatible with the immediate resumption of social life. However, in the case of the coverage of a fully bald area, small scars are visible on the scalp for about eight days. In the context of a fully rational request, the results are appropriates. One must wait four to six months, the cycle time of hair growth, to judge the final outcome.