To get hair transplant in Pakistan from Pakistan’s best clinic is a desire of every patient. Millions of men and women around the world are suffering from hair loss. This is due to many factors such as hereditary, hormones, psychological or other health factors. The most common cause of partial or complete baldness is androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness. Non surgical medications are recommended in the early stages of baldness, but if they are not effecting than surgical treatments are the last left options. It is the process of restoring natural hairline with help of surgery and to prevent further hair fall. This method used to remove follicles (consisting of one to four strands of hair) from baldness resistant parts of scalp and insert them to recipient areas.
History of hair restoration dated back to early 1930s in Japan where surgeons used to transplant eyebrows and eyelashes of burnt and affected patients. This treatment could not get further recognition due to world war two. After two decades, a New York dermatologist successfully performed surgical hair replacement on one of his patient. These early transplant gives very artificial and unnatural results. Medical experts spent two more decades on further advancement in the treatment. In 1980s, small strip is introduced and being used by surgeons. FUT method was much popular in 1990s. FUE treatments are introduced in early 2000s and experts are still working on it. Two transplantation methods are available to perform hair transplant in Pakistan or abroad. Both of these methods have different pros and cons. Follicular unit transplantation is the traditional method of transplant and it is also known as strip surgery. In this method, a strip is used to remove follicles from the donor area of the scalp. Follicles are separated from each other and surrounding tissue under a binocular microscope by an expert member of surgeon’s team. Recipient’s sites are created in baldness area of the scalp. Separated follicles are transplanted into these recipient sites. Stitches, stainless staples and sutures are used to close the wounds of donor area. Recovery is quick and usually it takes 24 to 72 hours.
Follicular unit extraction is the latest and newly emerge procedure of hair transplant in Pakistan as well as abroad. In this treatment, follicles are harvested by surgeon individually. Tiny round punch less than one millimeter is used to extract follicles by making small incisions on the scalp. Harvested follicles are later transplanted into recipient area through same process followed in follicular unit transplant. This method is gaining popularity because it does not leave any linear scar on the skin. Hundred of tiny white wounds remain on skin after the surgery, but they are not visible. As compared to other treatments of baldness, surgical hair replacement is an affordable treatment to get confidence back. Average cost required for transplant ranges from 75000 Rs to 150,000 Pak Rupee. FUT is conventional, but low cost method. FUE costs as twice as FUT surgery. Despite heavy costs, people are getting these procedures commonly. The procedure is not covered under health insurance like other transplant surgeons.