Clients often ask where the hair for flocking comes from. They ask in an endless variety of unique and sometimes cheerful ways. Do you use animal hair? Do you make hair in the lab? Can I use the hair of my brother and others? The answer to all these questions is definitely no. Both the hair follicle unit transplantation (FUT) and hair follicle unit extraction (FUE) procedures utilize your natural hair from the back of the head and sides. Hair that grows, flows, looks, and feels like hair on other parts of the scalp.
Can I use body hair for flocking?
Some patients ask if we can use hair for their transplant, and the answer is yes, you can, but not without a serious shortage. The hair follicle unit on the scalp usually contains 1 to 4 hairs. On the other hand, most of the body hair is single hair, and the texture is very different from that of head hair. This is a problem (except for imperfect imperfect hair loss) as your scalp is completely imperfect in terms of natural aesthetic design. The different hairs in each unit make up the appearance of natural flow, texture and density, so trying to replace it with a graft full of single hair will not give a dense appearance. The only area where the hair peculiar to the scalp is mainly found is the most anterior part of the hairline.
Now imagine you are standing on a road looking at a deep forest and looking at the floor at the beginning of the forest. You can see the floor there, right? A deeper look at the forest blends in with different trees, shapes and sizes, creating the natural beauty of the flowing forest. Imagine looking at the same forest from the same point of view. But now the trees are all the same, with one trunk and one branch, packed as tightly as you can imagine. It looks strange and unnatural, doesn’t it? Yes, of course, and even if it’s your hair, it will look the same.
Another important consideration here is that 70-85% of the scalp and facial hair are in the 2-6 year anagen (growth) cycle and 6 weeks to 4 in the telogen (rest / fallout) cycle. I’m spending months. Conversely, 70-80% of hair is in telogen, telogen lasts 12 to 24 weeks, and the growth cycle is only 16 weeks. That means that you spend very little time on the presence of hair transplanted from your body. Therefore, it can be seen that only up to 20% of these hairs are constantly growing heads with inappropriate textures. Therefore, not only is the number of hairs significantly smaller, but also a 50-65% deduction from the visible results.
You’ll probably get a drift here, but you can’t leave this discussion without sharing our favorite rare questions and comments by men:
“I know there isn’t much donor hair behind, but what about using pubic hair? I always shave anyway.” My most scientific answer is, “What you can achieve with pubic hair is actually. Only the appearance of pubic hair. ”
Joking aside, body hair is not the same quality, texture and density as scalp hair.
Can I use the hair of others or the hair of animals?
Also, because hair is an organ, you cannot use the hair of other humans or animals. Your body recognizes it as a foreign intruder and acts to kill it in a hurry. This can cause inflammation and tissue damage and can persist further hair loss. In addition, the risk of infection is very high when using other people’s hair or artificial biofiber flocking, which can have a surprisingly high infection rate (up to 10%).
Where is the donor’s hair taken?
Now that we’ve talked about where the donor’s hair can’t be removed, let’s move on to where the donor’s area is located and why we’re pulling hair from that area.
The donor area is from the midline of the ear, around the back of the head, below the crown, and above the nape of the neck.
Using this common area, many clinicians make visual estimates based on their many years of experience, and they are often on the spot. However, there are scientific methods for determining the number of grafts and the number of units that can be safely harvested. The goal is that when the harvested area recovers, it will look almost the same as the day you first walked. Yes, it may be a little thinner depending on the no. Of the extracted graft. There are several important factors to consider when analyzing donor areas. The number of units that can be extracted for density, the number of hairs per unit, and the size of the donor area are important considerations for how much hair can be donated. In most cases, a person can afford to donate, give, or take about 6,000 grafts. This can be done with a few transplants.
Another reason these hairs are used for transplantation is due to the natural elasticity of these hair follicles. Hair in the donor area of the scalp usually does not respond to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a metabolite of the androgen testosterone. This causes androgenic alopecia (pattern alopecia). That means that the transplanted hair is essentially permanent unless there is something else that induces trauma to the follicle.
Will the hair in the donor area be restored?
in the meantime Extraction of hair follicle unitsThe entire hair follicle is removed and transplanted, commonly known as FUE (a method without stitches and no linear scars). Remove the area of 1 to 4 hairs and place it in the area where baldness is occurring. The hair is probably irreversible because the hair follicles themselves have been removed. Fortunately, this FUE procedure is very strategic and the doctor or clinician carefully removes the graft from the donor area and spreads it throughout the donor area. This method means that the extracted hair follicles are barely noticeable because they are taken from areas of dense hair.
In a hair follicle unit transplant, also known as FUT, the doctor surgically removes the hair from the donor area. The strips are so thin and long that sutures and linear scars are minimized. Hair first re-grows around the area closest to the scar, and eventually part of the scar can be covered with hair growth.
What is recovery after flocking?
The Recovery period After flocking, it depends on the technique used. In the case of hair follicle unit extraction, or FUE, you should return to normal working activity within a few days. Complete recovery, usually including showing the scalp within 7-10 days. You need to get plenty of rest after surgery and avoid intense post-surgery activity. You can resume other normal activities almost immediately. To ensure a quick recovery, doctors may prescribe certain medications, including antibiotics and, in some cases, painkillers.
After follicular unit transplantation or FUT, the recovery period may be slightly longer. It is recommended that you sleep for a few hours after the procedure, avoid exercising, and then rest so that the suture stays in place. Take the medicine according to the prescription. After surgery, you should be aware of excessive pain, swelling, bleeding from the surgical site, and fever. These may indicate an infection and prompt treatment is essential to maintain the integrity of the hair transplant.
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