Hair implants or grafts consist in taking micro-grafts from a donor area to redensify a bald spot. The implanted hair grows at first for about ten days before falling to leave only the bulb’s germinal cells, which will produce new hair. If the transplant is successful, the news grows is final and does not fall out. The regrowth results are seen from 6 months, but the final results are not visible until one year.
In men, healthy hair is taken from the crown and re-implanted in the forehead’s bald areas and tonsure (the top of the head). The chances of success are variable and depend on the type of alopecia (disease, hormonal, alopecia areata)
In female androgenic alopecia, the chances of success are slimmer: the fall is often diffuse, the hair removed usually does not hold. Indeed, it is challenging to collect healthy hair since it is sensitized over the entire scalp. Unless the cloning technique on a healthy bulb is more expensive, the transplant is often doomed to failure: the hair falls out, and the bulb does not produce new growth.
Before embarking on a surgical intervention, which should be remembered is expensive, without any authentic guarantee. The risks of rejection and various inflammation are frequent; consult the Center Du Cheveu. We will assist you in offering you a suitable and sustainable solution. Effective, less costly, and surgical-free techniques exist and are available at our Center.
WHY DO WE LOSE OUR HAIR?
The most frequent hair loss is of hormonal origin; it is androgenic alopecia.
It is particularly active in men between 17 and 35 years old and affects women who take the pill or those who follow hormonal treatment.
The reason for this drop is as follows: the testosterone produced by the kidneys and the adrenal glands is modified by the adverse action of an enzyme called “5-alpha reductase,” which will weaken the follicular cells making them die prematurely.
The blood capillaries intended to nourish these cells (arterial blood) are no longer able to reach them, given their state of deterioration. The blood is then bypassed to the little stale blood coming out of the cells (venous blood). The cell no longer receiving a blood supply dies and miniaturizes more and more the hair that it produces. It is baldness.
The critical area to be treated is then the heart of the cell, which must be stimulated to return to its original diameter to be fed again with fresh blood and to reform a follicle.
If the fall phenomenon is well known, it is essential to understand its mechanism to orient the treatment effectively. Indeed, thinning the blood by the vasodilator effect of lotions containing an anti-hypertensive molecule will have little impact against an atrophied cell. The more liquid blood will penetrate more quickly into the cells, of course, but when sick, these cells will no longer assimilate it.
To simplify, it is imperative to treat the cells and not the blood because they are the ones that produce the hair. A practical solution to combating this mechanism now exists, do not hesitate to make an appointment to find out more.
INTERNET AND HAIR LOSS? WATCH OUT FOR TRAPS
When you start to lose your hair, several solutions are offered on the internet. From miracle lotion to hair boosters, many people boast that they can make you regain abundant hair. Food supplements & vitamins, drugs, implants, wigs. Everything is possible, but in the end: miracle or scam?
Food supplements & vitamins
This category of remedy will have minimal impact on hair regrowth once genetic alopecia (the most common) is detected. Indeed, the complexity of the hair loss process could not be entirely eradicated by these dietary supplements. Unfortunately, whatever the type and quantity of vitamins absorbed and despite their attractive marketing, none of them will be able to stabilize hair loss and even less make it grow back.
First of all, you should be wary of drugs bought without a prescription on the internet. As the components are sometimes complicated to identify, your health could be endangered. If your approach is more oriented towards drugs, a visit to a doctor and the purchase of these treatments in a pharmacy is essential. Indeed, taking medications such as “Minoxidil” or “Finasteride” throughout your life can cause bothersome side effects (nausea, pain, impotence, etc.).
Turning against a foreign company on the internet would be more laborious, if not impossible, in the event of serious complications. Also, copies of drugs are prevalent on the internet; some “online pharmacies” are temporary and do not stop at dishonesty … In short, a lot of money is wasted with health risks that are not worth it!
However, regardless of the treatment chosen, it is always strongly advised to learn about the side effects of these drugs, which require to be taken for life.
For several years now, some doctors have used Internet advertising media to make themselves known. This more or less ethical practice has revealed a multitude of practitioners from all over the world (Turkey, Thailand, Maghreb countries, Eastern countries, etc.) extolling the advantages of intervention abroad: costs, equipment, luxurious stays. If some clinics specializing in aesthetics are renowned, caution is required when paying a deposit. Make sure you have seen the results of one or more interventions, and do not hesitate to go there first to see the hygienic conditions. Have clear information on your recourse in the event of “failure” because the laws in force differ from one country to another. In some cases, an appeal is not possible, leaving transplant patients mutilated for life! The preoperative releases to be signed are often written in English or another local language; it is necessary or even essential to understand the terms.
Many disappointed witnesses describe shocking conditions: assembly line work, a nurse who does not speak French, sometimes catastrophic accommodation and hygiene conditions, convalescent stays that do not conform to the photos.
Of course, in France and Belgium, Not all practitioners are created equal, and there are excellent centers in all of the above countries, but hair implants are still a surgical procedure; it is an important act, so find out enough.
Hair replacement without surgery
In this area, the net is full of companies specializing in this new generation of hair replacement without surgery. When practiced seriously, it is a “system” for living quite normally. But, for some time now, many companies have sold pseudo-wigs made from synthetic hair at discounted prices. Of course, no service is provided; the customer must take his measurements in his bathroom and order a piece of hair to be taped on his head using adhesive strips. Some companies also offer to carry out the haircut in the factory and send the part already capped! In the end, these solutions are costly for those who are trapped!
Replacement hair is an expert’s business; a hair replacement system is artfully done; it must be undetectable, the cut perfect. During your visit to a center specializing in this field, make sure to see high-definition video productions to judge the quality of the interventions, obtain complete information then find out about the practitioner’s experience on these references.