The Rotocore Instrument for FUE hair transplantation

In the method of manual Follicular Unit Extraction/FUE hair transplant, there are two ways of harvesting donor hair that routine either the 2-step technique or the 3-step technique. But in both the steps the surgeon faces an indispensable difficulty to maintain the coring path straight with the manual rotating punch. The result is a deterred alignment and transaction or damage of the hair follicular units which is of course very valuable.   In this phase, the Rotocore is a semi automated punch that covers for the limitations of the manual process.   It is a small gadget that includes the features of   •    Automated rotation •    Ergonomic handle with grip •    Debris disposal window •    Penetration depth spacers   With these features, the gadget finally assists a performing surgeon with some ease over the surgery, by sharing some stress and fatigue as a soft downward pressure is applied on the tip of the punch it automatically rotates as to core the skin around the follicular unit which allows much less transaction. There is no need to manually rotate the punch as it rotates itself with a little pressure on the handle that stops as the pressure is released. It…

Key facets of hair transplantation surgery

Hair Transplantation is a process of hair restoration for patients affected by baldness. Though baldness causes no physical hazard or pain, it’s a matter of psychological worry for many. FUT and FUE are two dominant procedures of hair transplantation implemented on patients, the latter being a little more in practice currently.   BODY:   Like health and youth we take a thick and dense hair cover on our scalp to be granted. But, it’s until those are gone. Though youth once gone cannot be brought back, the scenario is a little different in case of hair. For a lot of people hair transplantation procedures can actually bring back a denser and fuller hair. The hair transplantation was introduced long back in 1950s but has gained a major popularity only since 2000s.   Initially only the FUT or Follicular Unit Transplantation procedure was used for hair restoration. The process involves removing a narrow strip of scalp from the back of the head. This particular strip acts as the donor strip. The hairs on the strip are resistant to genetic baldness. The strip is used to fill an area having thin or no hair. For transplantation the surgeon first cleans the scalp…

Hair Transplantation- Good and Bad

Hair transplantation is being a popular method of fast revival of one’s lost hair and the growth rate of natural hair. Most of the hair transplantation techniques and methods of today’s world are well equipped and the methods generally produce the best desired result for successfully restoring the natural hair.   Hair loss problem is one of the major concerns for millions of people. The individuals are suffering from either baldness or signs of baldness or continuously receding hairline or consistent thinning of hair. Most of the methods of hair transplantation have been designed in such a way that they are likely to bring instant and successful results in bringing back the natural hair on the bald portions of the scalp.   Hair transplantation is the surgical method of transplanting hair follicles from one part of the body to other parts. The parts of the body, from where the hair follicles are taken are called donor sites and the parts, where these follicles are transplanted are called recipient sites. The surgical treatment is mainly applied to cure the baldness of men. The specific factor of the surgery is that, only the grafts of the hair in the donor site where…

Top three answers about Hair Loss and Hair Restoration

Don’t you just hate it when in reply of a question someone just says all the things that everybody knows like “there are different types of procedures and depends on suitability” or“varies person to person” added with “do your research and ask the right things” leaving the questioner thinking “I am asking the ‘right thing’ and where’s my answer”? Henceforth, Harley Hair Transplant Clinic ventures to provide the answers to immediate questions asked by seeking patients in their immediate grammar about hair loss, hair restoration and hair itself.   1. What is the best hair transplant procedure to consider?   No surgeon or the hair restoration clinic holds the significance to opine on this question, but the suggestion goes like this: if there is a large area of bald patch and still good density in the donor zone then the FUT procedure is ideal, given the patient can only use the hair on the donor zone to fulfill their desire of hair restoration. And if the baldness is limited and hair is rather thin then the FUE technique can be ideal wherein body hair might also be added it. One thing more is that FUE hair transplant is more expensive…

NeoGraft technique for FUE hair transplant

The NeoGraft is one compact set of automated devices to perform FUE hair transplantation that makes the surgery less strenuous for the surgeon as it is for manual FUE technique. NeoGraft is the most popular and common devise for motorised FUE hair restoration and have achieved standardization among many reputed surgeons.   The NeoGraft Machine comprise of an automated punch; a pneumatic vacuum device serving purpose for the forceps and recipient site preparation. These devises are all hand held that is used by the surgeon upon his/her own precision and control. It is only motorised intended to decrease the extreme stress needed for the concentration in Manual FUE.   How it Works   As the donor zone is shaved and all pre-operational preparations are undertaken the procedure is first scores the scalp tissue around each follicular unit with the hand held punch that rotates automatically and forms accurate cylindrical scoring of the scalp tissue in order to loosen the hair from the scalp. The rotation of the punch is not a continuous one; instead it rotates twice at a time maintaining accuracy and evenness with each hole it makes. The pressure and of the punch can be adjusted according to…

The Expanding Needle Concept (ENC) Hair Transplantation

The expanding needle concept (ENC) is used in Manual FUE hair transplant as it works with individual hair follicular unit grafts to be extracted directly from the scalp a hypodermic needle is used to score the scalp skin or dermis till the erector pili muscle surrounding each follicular unit, replacing the traditional technique to cutting the skin around the follicular units with a rigid punch. This technique secures the hair grafts from damaging.   Why is it called Expanding Needle Concept   The hypodermic needle supposedly expands as it cuts the epidermis and extends inside the fatty tissue with it’s tip scoring tissue around the follicular unit. Meanwhile with a fine tipped forceps the tip of the follicular unit is gripped avoiding transection. The whole step is done under microscopic view.   How it works   The hair at the donor zone is shaved at least 3days prior to the hair transplant surgery, which is to determine hair follicles at their anagen/telogen phase. Seemingly, the selected hair follicular unit grafts are individually plucked with a forceps one at a time, loosening them from the scalp tissue with the use of the hypodermic needle/ ENC technique around the top of the…

Hair Transplantation for Afro-Textured hair

The kinky curly texture as well structure of black hair in the African descent people largely differ from curly hair of Caucasian and Asian descents, and African hair or afro-textured hair has always been a challenge for hair transplant surgery. Afro Textured hair transplant makes for a widely discussed and exaggerated topic between practitioners of hair restoration and it has much to do with sense of artistry along with technicality of a talented surgeon.   Anatomy of African/African-American hair   The kinkiness in afro-textured black hair is genetic that is believed to be an evolutionary characteristic to survive the hot climates that is in Africa. African-American people share the same ancestry and hence carry the genetic sequence of the hair texture as well.   Afro-textured hair usually has good longevity and is extremely curly with an average hair density of close knit follicular units of 190follicular unit per square centimeter which is less than any other descent, but the pact curl and spring like hair shafts makes the hair look far denser with a torsion-twisted anatomy which is never circular, while curly hair of other descents can have circular follicles too.   Hair Loss of Afro-textured hair   Usually afro-textured…

Non Pattern Hair Loss syndromes

Androgenic alopecia or male pattern is most commonly treated for a hair transplant surgery. However, hair loss in men and women can be syndromes of anything other than androgenic alopecia as well. For these non-androgenic syndromes a hair restoration surgery may or may not be applicable.   Other than Androgenic Alopecia, there are other forms of Baldness as well:   Trichotillomania – is a non-pattern baldness that creates patchy hair loss from uneven areas of the scalp. Trichotilomania is often seen in psychological patients who have the habit of pulling and tearing their own hair, and continued mistreatment can lead to permanent hair loss. Trichotilomania or the patchy hair loss can happen from vigorous pulling and styling, micro braiding and cornrow hair styles much common with people with afro-textured hair. If hair restoration is sought after for trichotilomania, it is usually a small area of coverage with plenty of donor hair. It will be a waste of the hair transplant cost if the patient cannot give the styling and making cornrows with the hair transplants too. Treatment can only be considered after proper evaluation of individual patients.   Scarring alopecia – Another syndrome that can occur from cornrows and micro…

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