Hair transplantation today involves minimal downtime after surgery and results in significant aesthetic improvement.
Of course, the scalp is the area of hair loss most commonly treated in both men and women, but many men are now also looking for fuller beard growth. That’s why at The D’Souza clinic we expertly treat both.
Hair loss in both men and women is usually treated through hair transplantation. Beards seldom suffer from actual hair loss, but instead can be thinner than one might like.
In both cases the process is much the same. Mr D’Souza will carry out a full consultation, examining the areas affected and noting your history.
His diagnosis will determine whether the challenge is male or female pattern hair loss or whether there is an underlying problem that requires further investigation.
The two main methods of surgical hair restoration are FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular Unit Excision). Each technique has its advantages and disadvantages and during your consultation with Mr D’Souza you’ll be pointed in the right direction.
FUT vs. FUE
Both methods will be discussed by Mr D’Souza at your initial consultation
Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) is a technique which involves taking follicles out from the permanent zone at the back of the head one by one, most often in their natural groupings.
The main advantage with FUE is that there is no linear scar at the back of the head and this allows patients to wear their hair shorter.
A disadvantage of FUE is that often less area can be covered. It all depends on the density and surface area of the donor area, which varies from person to person.
Many clinics use technicians without any medical training to carry out the FUE extractions but Mr D’Souza always carries out all FUE extractions himself. He will also always give you a realistic estimation of what can be achieved and tell you the final numbers.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) involves taking a strip of skin along with the hair follicles from the permanent zone at the back of the head.
The main advantage of FUT over FUE is that a larger number of grafts can usually be obtained in one sitting and this translates in to a larger recipient area being covered.
The disadvantage is that you will be left with a linear scar at the back of your head, this is usually not more than a few mm in width, however it may limit your hair length in the future.