Kicked off in the 1950s, hair transplant or hair restoration is one the technique that can change your life, give you confidence and tons of opportunities.
Our entire bodies are covered with hair. The majority of body parts have the ability to grow hair, with the exception of our lips, the palms of our hands, and the soles of our feet. That hair differs all over the body, but the way it grows is pretty much the same.
As part of their natural cycle, hairs stop growing and fall out of the follicles, to be replaced with new ones. When someone plucks their eyebrows, it’s only a short-term solution because the follicle can simply grow a new hair. The problem comes when, for some reason or another, the hairs stop coming. And this can be caused by a number of things, like a major trauma to the skin leaving scar tissue without any follicles. In another very common case, the follicles simply stop. They’re still there, like the perfect hair-making machines they are, but a hormone called di-hydro-testosterone comes along to interfere and switch them off.
Both men and women can suffer from this type of hair loss, it's most often visible in men, where the follicles around the hairline, the top of the head, and right back to the crown, have the receptors for that particular switch-off hormone, and gradually just stop producing hair. In both of these cases, hair transplants offer a solution, by transplanting not just the hair, but also healthy follicles, into the areas that need them. Medical science has developed and hair transplanting is now an almost unthinkably delicate and thorough procedure. Most modern transplants move just one or two at a time, in a procedure called "follicular units", instead of transferring around twenty follicles together.
The effects as new hair grows in can be seen in at least 18 months. However, sometimes, the healthy follicles in the safe zone aren’t enough to cover the area needing attention. Some surgeons are creating new techniques to take follicles not only from the head, but from other parts of the body as well. However, we all know that hair grows differently in different parts of the body, it can also grow at strange angles which, the procedure may be more trouble than it’s worth.