About hair transplant in Pakistan basic information like cost, techniques, comparison of different hair restoration methods reviews.The permanent and lifelong treatments of baldness are hairs transplants. These methods help in resorting hair back after a few sessions of treatment unlike non surgical methods that are required to be used for many years. These surgeries are expensive and costly. Hair transplant bring back the healthy and dense hairs back on the scalp. In these methods, hair follicles are removed from the portion where there are a lot of hair and transferred to that part having no or less hair. Transplants are considered the only permanent solution of hair fall and hair restoration. Unlike non surgical medicines, transplanted hairs re grow on the scalp for the lifetime. Transplantation has its roots in Japan where in 1930s; the Japanese surgeons successfully transplant eyebrows of a patient. Due to world war two, no further research was carried out on this treatment. After twenty years, in 1950s, an American dermatologist successfully transplant hairs of a patient through strip surgery. The patient was affected by the genetic disease known as Androgenic Alopecia.
Hair transplant surgeries are performed through two methods. Hair follicular unit transplant is the oldest and conventional method of transplant. This method became popular in 1990s when surgeons successfully started restoring hair through a strip. In this surgical treatment, hair follicles are extracted from the donor area of the patient. Donor area is the area of the scalp that consists of dense hair such as back of the scalp in men because it is not affected by male pattern baldness. A thin metal strip, four to five inch in length is used to remove hair follicles. These follicles are later dissected under a binocular microscope by some expert member of surgeon’s team. A hollow needle is used to create tiny hole on recipient area or that area of the scalp that is bald or suffering from hair thinning. Dissected hair follicles are transplanted into these holes. The wound on the donor area is stapled with help of stitches or stainless steel staples especially designed for cosmetic surgeries. Follicular unit extraction is the newly emerged method of hair transplant. In this method, hair follicles are harvested from the donor area of the scalp with help of an instrument. This instrument makes small circular incisions on the scalp and separate follicles from their surroundings. Follicles are pulled out by the surgeon and placed under a microscope to separate them from fatty tissues. Recipient sites are created by following the same process as in follicular unit transplants. This method involves no wounds, less pain and minimum scarring as compared to the strip method.