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The Top 5 Main Benefits of Follicular Unit Extraction

The science of hair restoration has come a long way, from its days of scalp flap surgery in the 19th century and 4 mm punch grafts in the 1950s, to the advanced, present-day techniques of strip excision and follicular unit extraction. It was long thought that scalp hair grows in individual hair strands, but recently it was discovered that it actually grows in tiny groups called follicular units. One adult follicular unit consists of 1-4 terminal (fully grown) hair follicles. Under sufficient magnification, these tiny bundles can be easily noticed. On the average, there are about 1.8 to 2.3...



Is Surgical Hair Restoration Permanent?

According to statistics, roughly 11% of the world population is seeking professional treatment for hair loss. Modern-day treatment options are versatile, ranging from topical and oral pharmaceuticals to surgical hair restoration techniques. Generally speaking, surgical hair restoration involves relocation of hair-bearing sections of scalp from a donor area, where hair is resistant to balding, to a thinning or balding area. It is used for the treatment of both male and female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia), characterized by permanent loss of hair follicles. The beginnings of hair...



Follicular Unit Extraction vs Strip Excision – Which is Right for You?

The prospect of losing one’s hair is a frightening and emotionally disturbing experience for most people facing hair loss. Luckily, in today’s world of scientific and technological advances, you don’t have to suffer in silence and accept your condition as inevitable. Modern medicine offers a variety of hair restoration options for both genders, including the advanced methods of follicular unit extraction and strip excision. Hair growth occurs in the living portion of your hair – the follicle, which anchors each hair into the skin. The hair bulb forms the base of the...