Long hair transplantation… with natural hair or artificial hair?
Baldness and hair loss remained a preoccupation for many people, whether men or women, until the eighties of the last century, when the natural hair transplant technique was invented.
Recently, a new trend has emerged in the world of hair transplantation, which is the transplantation of long hair using artificial hair as an alternative to natural hair transplantation.
Long hair transplantation with artificial hair
The basic principle of artificial hair transplantation depends on the use of filaments made of unnatural materials such as polyester. This technique is of lower cost and does not depend on the ability of the donor area to cover baldness. The artificial hair also comes in different colors and lengths according to the patient’s condition.
Stages of long hair transplantation with artificial hair:
In the first stage, the patient’s condition is studied and the appropriate hair type, color, and length are selected.
The area where the artificial hair will be implanted is numbed using local anesthesia.
The hairs are held by a special needle and then the synthetic hair is fixed superficially on the scalp.
This technique is faster than the process of natural hair transplantation, as it does not include the stage of picking the follicles from the donor area and extending for three or four hours.
As for the results, they can be previewed immediately after the operation, as the artificial hair that was implanted is what is required.
One of the advantages of this technique is that it is low in cost, in addition to that it does not require a return to the ability of the donor area until the possibility of performing it is determined.
Long hair transplant with natural hair:
This method relies on the use of the slice FUT technique and it is a kind of technique in which the natural hair of the same person is used, and the procedure begins by taking a thin slice from the patient’s donor area and then the follicles within it are sorted, and then channels are opened in the area where the hair is to be transplanted to receive Grafts, and the follicles are installed within the horrific area according to certain coordination and density.
The length of the transplanted hair is between 2 to 8 cm, depending on the area to be transplanted, and the slide technique in hair transplantation can lead to the appearance of a thin linear scar in the donor area, but it does not appear to be covered by hair.
Advantages of long hair transplantation with the slide FUT technique
This technique does not require haircuts, which makes it the preferred technique for women, as, for men, hair can be shaved with a length of two centimeters
The short recovery period, which lasts about two weeks, after which the patient can return to the daily routine
Long hair transplantation helps to hide the effects of the operation, and wigs can be used during the rest period, as the transplanted hair falls out in preparation for hair growth in its final form.
The rapid appearance of results, which begins to appear clearly after about six months of the operation, as for the final result, can take a period of one to two years after the operation.
The process of hair transplantation with the slide technique has a high success rate and it is unlikely that the transplanted hair will fall out in any case, except when an immune disease or a specific accident occurs that causes hair loss.