What does the Benidorm hair transplant consist of?
With the Benidorm hair transplant, our expert trichologist, Dr Vanesa Pérez, transfers donor hair to an area of the head with alopecia. Follicular units (FU) are transplanted from the occipital area (which is genetically more “resistant” to alopecia) and implanted into bald areas.
Androgynous alopecia is responsible for the majority of hair loss. This is due to genetics. The remaining cases are due to a series of factors, among which are:
- hormonal imbalance
If you are looking for a Benidorm Hair Graft Clinic, we are specialists at the clinic of Dr Vanesa Pérez.
Hair transplant as therapy
The Benidorm hair transplant is a therapeutic tool that should never be a substitute for medical treatment, but should be used as a complement to this.
Hair transplant surgery is a surgical technique that is performed in an operating theatre under local anaesthetic and the whole process takes place on the same day. This surgery does not require admission into hospital and patient recovery is quick.
Initially, the transplanted grafts have the appearance of short hair with a scab and, two weeks after surgery, the hair shafts will begin to detach. After 5-6 months, the new follicles will begin to grow and the patient’s hair thickness progressively improves over the length of a year, by which time the final results are normally seen.
Types of Benidorm Hair Micrograft surgery
There are 2 techniques for performing hair transplants using micrografts; the strip technique (known as the “FUSS” or “strip”) and the FUE technique (follicular unit extraction).
1. The strip technique
This technique consists of removing a strip of skin from the occipital area, and the wound is then closed with a direct trichophytic suture. The advantage of this technique is that it does not require the hair to be shaved, but special care needs to be taken in patients with very short hair, as the scar from the donor area may be visible.
2. The FUE technique
This technique consists of extracting the follicular units one by one from the occipital area using small punches of 0.70-0.80 mm, for which it is necessary to shave the patient’s donor area, but not the area receiving the transplant. The small marks that remain where the follicular units were removed will close by secondary healing and are hardly perceptible. Currently, this is the most widely-used technique, as it gives a more natural result.
Once the follicular units have been obtained, the next step is to implant them into the receiving area. Before implantation takes place, small incisions (holes) are made in which the UFs will be inserted. And subsequently, the previously extracted UFs are inserted into these.
Locations of interest
How can I find a Benidorm hair graft clinic?
In order for your hair graft to be successful, it is essential to find a Benidorm hair graft clinic that has trustworthy doctors with a wide range of experience. Although some places may offer the procedure at extremely low prices, it is important to choose a qualified and certified dermatologist trichologist or surgeon. It is important that the specialist has specific experience in hair transplants and that they have photographs of previous procedures that they can show you.
When are the results of the hair transplant visible?
After the Benidorm hair transplant, results tend to appear in 3 to 4 months, and the full results are visible in approximately 12 months.