Hair Transplant Facts & More
Yves Miranda is a popular playwright. Once she compared women with hair saying that if women are intended to leave, they leave no matter what happens. Just like the hair falling out for no evident reason. Looks like you can’t stop it. Doctors from all over the planet do their best to beat the baldness, but their hair just keeps falling out. Beating alopecia is worse than dealing with an irrevocable love.
Hair Transplantation: First Steps
It all started in the period of World War II. The soldiers experienced horrible injuries. Burns and scars destroyed the follicles so deep, that the hair never grew up again. Fortunately, one of the most successful Japanese doctors named Soyi Okuda had managed to perform a true magic. According to his opinion, hairs from the occipital and temporal zones are not susceptible to alopecia. He extracted the healthy follicles further transplanting them into the target areas. He had to craft a very specific tool for this operation not to harm the follicle.
That was a brand new promising method. Unfortunately, doctor Okuda didn’t manage to finish his work and lead his experiments to the logical conclusion. He died and no one else was able to continue developing this discovery.
Donor Dominant Method
The studies of alopecia continued up to the middle of the twentieth century. Hundreds of dermatologists pondered on the problem, but only Norman Orentreich from the US achieved a breakthrough. He studied a donor dominant principle.
His idea was to plant the whole clusters of hair. Each cluster contained about 25 hairs. Success was reached; however, his experiments proved that the method had a significant fault. In the process of healing, the hairs changed the growing direction which resulted in bushy hair texture.
Several years after the first partially successful transplantation of the hair clusters, this method was fixed by Keishi Fujita. The medical community in 1953 approved of the surgeon’s idea. He decided not to change the method from the technical point of view. He continued implanting the hair in clusters with one insignificant, but sensible alteration.
The idea was to divide the clusters into smaller elements. Each of the elements contained no more than ten hairs with healthy follicles. As a result, this method is still used to beat alopecia caused by burns and radiation. This technique lets the hair grow even in the massively scarred areas. This time the hair grows evenly.
Cosmetic Hair Surgery
After the huge success of surgeons and dermatologists, hair transplantation became popular in cosmetology. The second half of the twentieth century was fully devoted to the improvement of the hair planting technology. New tools had appeared as well as new ways to use the healthy hair follicles from various parts of the body, including hands and shoulders.
This was how micrografting appeared. This discovery was made by Immanuel Marrith – a surgeon from the United States. Tiny hair clusters or individual follicles were surgically replaced from the healthy areas to the target scalp zones to “draw” a beautiful hairline on the forehead or add the desired volume at the crown area of the head.
In the beginning of the 21st century, cosmetology started demanding for a more aesthetical way to take out and plant the follicles. William R. Rasmand became extremely successful in this area. He used a personally crafted tool all together with optical methods to deal with cosmetic micrografting. His technique was the first one to leave no visible signs of injury. That’s the smartest technology that helps you deal with the recovery after the operation – you won’t feel uncomfortable about the surgical seams because there won’t be any left.
No matter how deep your traumas are – hair transplantation has finally developed to its best to save and improve your image and give you confidence.