We can consider hair loss as one of the most common problems in the world. A common challenge, affecting just over a third of the world’s population. Improper diets, excessive stress, environmental pollution and even genetic factors can all be reasons for experiencing hair loss. And hair transplants are probably one of the first ways that a person will resort to this challenge. But can we consider a variety of hair transplants in all cases as a suitable solution for a person? What will be the task of people who are looking for a completely non-invasive method? This is where we might look at HRT hair transplant method as a solution. If you want to know more about this method, we will answer all your questions in this article. So, keep reading!
If you are familiar with hair transplant methods, you know that the first important point in techniques such as FIT, FUT or SUT is access to a suitable hair bank. (To learn more about hair bank, read the article on Hair bank and hair graft on this website.) In fact, natural hair transplantation is based on the removal of natural grafts from a part of a person’s scalp. Now suppose this is not possible for some reason. For example, a person is completely hairless, or in another words they are bald. Or because of underlying diseases such as diabetes, they can’t have a natural hair transplant. Maybe this is a spark to turn to an alternative method, such as the HRT hair transplantation method. The method that distinguishes it from other implantation techniques is the lack of need for natural grafts.
The hair graft or follicle required by the HRT hair transplant method is completely artificial. Of course, in making these grafts, the structure of the individual’s hair is completely taken into account. Features such as the color and texture of the individual hair are the main parameters; and the specialists carefully examine them before implantation. But in the end we can say that the result of this implant will be similar to a wig that sticks to your skin.
Although specialists make many efforts to maximize the similarity of the produced grafts with natural hair, but without a doubt, we can’t consider HRT repair method as a new method of hair transplantation. The synthetic fibers produced by the HRT method, unlike the natural grafts removed from the hair bank, don’t have the ability to grow and will have fixed dimensions.
Well, the lack of living roots in the structure of the artificial graft is probably the biggest limitation of this method of restoration. Of course, in addition to this limitation, you should also keep in mind that you’ll loose more than half of the hair transplanted with the HRT technique in a period of one year. This means the need for periodic repairs and repetition of implantation for the individual, which will require more costs compared to other implantation techniques.
The graft we are talking about in HRT generally has a structure similar to the natural type. But they make it from polymer. This type of graft, also known as a transdermal graft, contains a number of synthetic fibers, with thicknesses of about 0.35. The fibers that try to be most similar in appearance to a person’s hair. The appearance of these grafts is similar to a thin membrane that contains a number of synthetic hairs that can be penetrated by air.
The most important step in the HRT repair method is the adaptation of the synthetic fibers produced to the structure of the individual hair. In fact, this step can determine the naturalness of the result of planting with this method. This is where accurate digital scans come in to thoroughly examine the applicant’s hair. By scanning, specialists are able to determine the kind, the thickness of each hair, the color and even the condition of the individual hair. In the next step, artificial grafts will be produced in accordance with all these specifications, taking into account the density that has been determined for implantation in consultation with the individual.
Now it is time to implement this restorative method. The first step in starting HRT implantation is to clean the area where you intend to implant. This operation is necessary to prepare the desired area for better adhesion of the produced synthetic fibers. The specialist will then begin the process of attaching the grafts to the designated sections. You surgeon will perform all these steps in one session and you won’t need to rest or restrict specific activities after the implantation. You should know that the naturalness of the result of the HRT repair method will undoubtedly largely depend on the skill and high accuracy of the implant specialist.
Certainly one of the most important factors that may make a person think of using this restorative method is the lack of a natural hair bank. So if you have completely lost your hair, you can consider HRT as an option.
Though specialists don’t recommend natural implants for people with certain underlying conditions. Diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure that prevent normal implants. Therefore, due to the non-invasive HRT hair transplantation method, these people can also be a suitable candidate for this type of implant. But keep in mind that this method won’t be suitable for you if you have a severe and specific skin disease. So if you are in the age group of 25 to 60, do not have access to a natural hair bank or you have an underlying disease, you can think of HRT! But keep in mind that preserving the hair strands implanted in this way requires repeating the implantation at specific intervals.
You can’t call HRT hair transplantation a natural hair transplant; because it uses hair similar to real hair that is completely artificial. HRT hair transplantation method, like any other hair transplant method, has it’s advantages and disadvantages. We will tell you the advantages and disadvantages of the HRT method, and now you can choose with full knowledge!
Regarding the benefits of this method, it’s suitable for people who don’t have a proper hair bank. But for people whose hair bank is weak, there is a solution and that is BHT hair transplant. In this method, due to the lack of a suitable hair bank, specialists remove grafts from the body hair.
Now it is time to know a little about the disadvantages of this method and the reasons for its unpopularity compared to natural implants.
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