In men hair on head is a symbol of youth and virility. Looking good and attractive is demand of today. Hair plays important role in enhancing your face value. Nobody in this world enjoy baldness either men or women.
Baldness is a major limiting factor for getting job, soul mates and rejection of marriage.
In market there are lots of products like shampoo, oil, lotion and hair growing pills. Our media is full of advertisements for hair growth and to stop hair fall.
There are several causes of baldness (M.P.B, Alopecia Areata, Telogen effluvium, etc) but most import is male pattern baldness.
History — Male Pattern Baldness
First description of hair transplant was written by Okuda in Japan in 1930. In 1959 Norman Orientreich re-discovered the technique and used it in male pattern baldness. He is a father of hair transplant.
He also gave the concept of donor dominance where donor hair from back and sides of head can be moved to balding recipient area and which then continue to grow.
In 1980-1990’s hair restoration surgeon tried to reduce size of plugs to mini and micro hair grafts. In 1990 F.U.T became more popular for MPB. In 1995 surgeon able to replicate natural density.
F.U.T. (Follicular Unit Transplantation) is also known as strip method. Fear of knife and scar maybe lead to the innovation of F.U.E. (Follicular Unit Extraction). F.U.E. was first introduced by Dr Woods in Australia but didn’t disclose details of procedure. In 2002 Rassman and Bernstein refined the procedure and name it F.U.E. because of minimal invasiveness, no linear scar and cut. As a result, this procedure became more popular with the patients.
Motorized F.U.E was introduced by Dr Allen Feller. Robotic FUE devices were started in 2007 and now ARTAS system (latest robotic FUE machine) is used now a days. This is useful in automating the process of FUE and allows unmatched precision in performing hair transplant. Major advantages of ARTAS are:
- High accuracy for harvesting hair follicle.
- Better quality of hair follicle.
- Decrease in harvesting time.
- Increase accuracy and speed.
- Computerized detection of dense hair.
ARTAS robotic system is one of the most advanced and highly advantageous hair transplant system which handles the process of hair unit extraction as well prepare recipient site with utmost precision and accuracy in a shorter period of time than manual.
What is FUT?
FUT is also known as transaction method or strip method. In this strip was harvested from donor area (back of scalp) according to need of graft. Closure is done and slivering of strip is done under magnification to get follicle graft. Hair follicle is transplanted in bald area. Now only few centers are doing exclusively or combining with FUE for large sessions. The only advantage of FUT is you can do a large session at one sitting. Linear scar is a big disadvantage / turn off of this technique.
What is FUE?
FUE is most popular hair restoration cosmetic surgery procedure. It is one of most advanced and effective cosmetic surgery done today. This is a universally accepted method. It was first adopted by dermatologists and now by plastic surgeon all over the world.
The advantages are: No scar, no stitches, no use of knife and large session nowadays.