Male pattern baldness is an hereditary condition that can be inherited from the mother or father.Hair loss in men is progressive and irreversible throughout lifetime but it is treatable. It essentially displays receding hairline and thinning crown.
For the mild hair loss if the hair loss is recent and men are under the age of 30, hair transplantation is not recommended until shedding rate decreases or stops altogether. 6 months later transplant can be applied.
Moderate level hair loss can be treated in one session with follicular extraction (FUE). Severe loss might need several sessions of treatment in each session up to 3000 follicules can be treated.
FUE(Folliculer Unit Extraction) is the latest and most advanced technique to treat hair loss. The grafts are removed one by one from other sides of the scalp using 1.0-1.2 mm minipunch tips. Skin incision is not used that is why risk scarring is avoided. Little or no postoperative pain occurs. This technique induces the least trauma amongst all hair transplant techniques and and healing is much faster. It does not require postoperative care or dealing with stitches or bandages.
Conditions other than baldness that can be treated with FUE technique:
- Mustach and beard reconstruction
- Scar camouflage
- Eyebrow reconstruction
- For the following conditions FUE treatment may not be helpful or to apply: Chemotherapy induced excessive hair loss, transient hair loss for a systemic illness such as thyroid and blood diseases, skin diseases of the scalp