Hair transplantation has gone through major transformation over the past years. The earliest reported hair transplant was reported in the late 1800s, and since then hair restoration has transformed into one of the most sought after cosmetic surgical procedures. Over the years more sophisticated methods has emerged and in the 1980s and 1990s the procedures allowed for more number of grafts to be transplanted at one time which lead to mega-sessions and follicular unit hair transplants of today.
Today's mega-sessions of Follicular Units involves high power microscopes which allow for thousands of follicular units of different sizes to be transplanted at one session, transforming hair restoration surgery into an art. patients receiving hair transplants now enjoy exceptionally natural results if their procedure is done by a qualified and experienced hair restoration surgeon.
Hair transplants of today have also been developed both in the harvesting techniques and placements of grafts into the scalp area. With FUT and FUE hair transplant harvesting techniques, patients can enjoy harvesting of thousands of units at one session, without worrying about huge scars. These harvesting methods if done by a specialized hair restoration surgeon can have leave very minimal scarring that can hardly be detected.
The recipient area preparation and placement of grafts has also gone though a transformation. Most qualified hair restoration surgeons use customized needles to make the incisions following the patients own orientation and direction of native hair. The different zones are mapped out for distribution of one, two and three hair units. Each unit is placed according to the size and orientation of hair. With this method a more dense packed hairline can be achieved using very small customized needles to make thousands of one and two hair units in the front. As the doctor starts to make the units in the mid-scalp areas more larger units are used to get more density. With precise incisions and mapping of the zones, patient can have great density as well as natural results.
Research also continues to advance in the field of stem cell therapy, hair multiplication, cell therapy, and tissue engineering, by which a single hair follicle could be turned into hundreds of thousands of hair cells or follicles in the laboratory. At the yearly meetings of ABHRS and ISHRS many hair restoration specialists present the latest developments in this field. If this method is perfected, The cells can produce infinite harvesting units which can then be placed back into the balding scalp. This phenomenon has already been proven feasible in humans, however research is still in the preliminary stages and has to be further developed in the future.
Dr. Meshkin is honored to be recognized as a designated long standing member of ISHRS by his peers and also be certified diplomat by ABHRS for his knowledge and skill as a specialized hair restoration surgeon. He performs FUE and FUT hair transplant in Newport Beach office and offers hair restoration consultations at his offices in Los Angles area. To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's FUE hair transplant and FUT hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles and Newport Beach locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to make his evaluation and see if you can benefit from hair restoration procedure. If you are a good candidate, Dr. Meshkin gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.
If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.