We all know that hair transplantation is a great way to get rid of the stress and anxiety associated with hair loss. What if your doctor starts using terms that are completely different to you during your hair transplant consultation? Medical professionals try to simplify these terms as much as possible, but sometimes complex terms are needed to describe a medical procedure.
This article aims to help you understand commonly used flocking terms and better understand the information provided so that you can make a reservation.
Also called androgenetic alopecia, androgenetic alopecia is the most common reason for male hair loss. This condition is hereditary and the main reason behind it is the genetic vulnerability of hair follicles. The parietal, central, and frontal regions of the scalp are affected by androgenetic alopecia, causing a U-shaped hair loss pattern.
Miniaturization of hair means that the hair follicles become thinner, bald, and the hairline recedes. DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is a hormone that affects hair follicles  Causes a steady decrease in hair shaft diameter and length. Densitometry is used to detect the early stages of miniaturization. To ensure that the donor area is permanent, it is important to analyze the degree of miniaturization of the back and sides of the scalp when assessing patients for hair transplant surgery.
Autologous hair transplantation involves hair transplantation that uses the tissues of one’s body to transfer to another body. Follicular unit transplantation is an autologous transplant to take a piece of tissue from the back of the head and plant it in a foreign area of the lost area, or in the eyebrows and beard.
Grafts obtained from one person and transplanted to another are known as allogeneic grafts, similar to kidney transplants. After the allogeneic transplant is transplanted, an immune-suppressing drug is given to encourage the body to accept the transplant. It is not used during porting due to suppression requirements.
Androgenetic alopecia and female pattern baldness
Androgenetic and female pattern baldness are genetic alopecia defined by widespread patterned alopecia and / or thinning of the scalp. This condition appears differently in men and women. This is an amateur term for androgenetic alopecia.
Club hair or telogen hair
Club hair means hair that has reached the end of the growth cycle or is in telogen (telogen). Its club-like roots fix it to the skin. However, each club hair will eventually fall out and be replaced with new developed hair.
In hair transplant surgery, camouflage is achieved by placing a small graft (micrograft or hair follicle unit) in front of the large graft to make it look more natural. 
Reduction of alopecia
Alopecia mitigation surgery removes bald scalp tissue and replaces it with hair-covered scalp tissue. This treatment has been used to treat androgenetic alopecia (androgenic alopecia) since the mid-1970s and is also used to treat scarring hair loss, which is hair loss due to scarring of the scalp. Alopecia relief can be done alone or in combination with other hair transplant procedures. Due to advances in surgical techniques during FUE and FUT, this procedure is less common.
Hair follicle unit transplant
Hair follicle unit anatomy is a type of hair transplant in which a single naturally occurring hair follicle unit is completely removed from the strip of donor tissue. The transplant process is done by surgery. An anatomical stereomicroscope at least 5-10x magnification is used to separate the follicular unit grafts.
Hair follicle unit extraction (FUE) is a process that involves removing a single hair follicle unit from the donor area. This procedure is a great option for those who are less invasive, heal faster and want to wear short hairstyles such as fades.
In hair growth, a graft is a follicular unit that is transplanted from the nape of the neck and the subcutaneous part of the scalp near the midline ear, known as the donor area, to the area of thinning hair or baldness. Micrografts (1-2) and minigrafts (3-5 hairs) are the most common types. 
Hair economics is a theory that claims that the amount of hair is finite or diminished, but the emergence of hair loss patterns increases the demand for hair. 
Alopecia old man
Senile alopecia is a type of hair loss that begins with age. It generally begins after the age of 50. Both the time of hair growth and the diameter of the hair follicles decrease with age, resulting in thinner and shorter hair. This process occurs throughout the scalp and is more uniform than the miniaturization changes associated with the hormonal effects of DHT. Certain causes of senile hair loss are due to several different body dynamics and healing priorities that change with age.
The tissue extender is a device for stretching the tissue of the scalp. Stretching the sides of the skull, including the hair, to facilitate rapid removal of the bald area is a common way to accelerate the process of scalp shrinkage. The tissue extender is temporarily placed under the scalp and left in place for 3 weeks.
Incision slit graft
Incision slit graft is an upgraded hair transplant procedure. Classic punch transplants use fewer grafts, while incision slit transplants use more smaller grafts. This procedure maintains the blood supply and increases the yield of the graft. It gives a more natural forehead hairline. 
So you have it. We hope that breaking these medical terms will make you more comfortable and ready when discussing treatment options with your doctor. Now you won’t skip the beat the next time you hear one of them, whether you’re consulting or elsewhere.
On the other hand, if you have questions about hair or are considering hair transplant treatment options, go ahead and schedule a free consultation with MAXIM’s professional medical team. We are ready to support all of your flocking needs.
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