This patient sought hair loss help from Dr. Umar, one of the best Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant doctors in the world. He had lost a considerable amount of hair in his crown area. This individual had an ample supply of thriving follicles on his head. Dr. Umar was able to extract 1200 grafts from this region.
In Follicular Unit Extraction, patients do not have to worry about a large scar in the end. Each graft (a natural grouping of 1-4 follicles, known as a Follicular Unit) is derived directly from the scalp. Sometimes these extractions are performed on other donor regions on the body, such as the face and chest.
By contrast, the older method of strip surgery requires a horizontal excision of scalp tissue. This is further dissected into individual grafts that are inserted into the bald regions. A large scar will result from this type of hair transplant procedure. And patients usually wear their hair in longer styles to hide this.
With Follicular Unit Extraction, individuals can choose long or short styles since there are no scars. After the follicular grafts are extracted, there are usually small round wounds about the size of a pencil point. However these will usually heal completely in about several weeks.
Crown Hair Restoration
When it comes to crown hair restoration, the doctor must determine the natural pattern of growth for the individual patient. This includes determining the center of the whorl, and creating slits according to the right orientation and growth angle. The grafts are then inserted into these slits. By paying proper attention to these growth patterns, the results of the crown restoration will be inconspicuous compared to the rest of the hair.
Information For Patients Interested in Follicular Unit Extraction For the Crown
Prospective patients who are considering a hair transplant to restore hair loss in the crown may fill out our online consultation form or call us at 1-877-337-6424.