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There are many misconceptions surrounding hair transplants. What exactly is a hair transplant and what methods of treatment can be used to treat hair loss? This presentation also gives an insight into …

There are many misconceptions surrounding hair transplants. What exactly is a hair transplant and what methods of treatment can be used to treat hair loss? This presentation also gives an insight into what type of person is suitable for hair transplant surgery.


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  • 1. Hair Restoration BlackrockAddress:Samson House, Sweetman’s Avenue,Blackrock, Co Dublin,IrelandTel: +353 (0)1 209 1000Fax: +353 (0)1 209 1001E-mail: info@hrbr.iehttp://www.hrbr.iehttp://www.hrbr.co.uk
  • 2. http://www.hrbr.iehttp://www.hrbr.co.ukHair Transplants: What are theyand who are they for?
  • 3. Famous cases like Louis Walsh and Wayne Rooney have put hairtransplants in the spotlight in recent years but there are still manymyths and misconceptions around what a hair transplant really is.Put simply, a hair transplant is the redistribution of hair from a partof the head where hair is plentiful to another part where hair issparse.Or, as sometimes put, it’s like moving roses from the back gardento the front garden.http://www.hrbr.iehttp://www.hrbr.co.ukWhat exactly is a hair transplant?
  • 4. Each hair transplant is unique and the procedure can be used totreat a variety of hair-related issues. The treatment is the mosteffective long-term solution for male pattern baldness.There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to hair loss and each patientshould be treated on a case-by-case basis. There are many factorsto consider when deciding to go forward with a hair transplant,including age and the availability of donor hair.http://www.hrbr.iehttp://www.hrbr.co.ukWho is it for?
  • 5. Genetic hair loss in some womenScars resulting from facial surgery, burns or accidentsScars resulting from various hair loss diseases.http://www.hrbr.iehttp://www.hrbr.co.ukTreatment is also available for:
  • 6. Hair transplants are not for everyone and often drugs likeMinoxidil (Regaine) are the most effective and most suitabletreatment, particularly for men under 25.http://www.hrbr.iehttp://www.hrbr.co.ukAlternatives to surgery…
  • 7. Typically the hair on the back and sides of the scalp is permanent.It’s not clear why this part of the head is immune to male patternhair loss but the permanency of this hair makes it an ideal donorsite for most hair transplants.Donor hair can also come from the nape of the neck and thechest.http://www.hrbr.iehttp://www.hrbr.co.ukWhere does the hair come from?
  • 8. There are two main techniques used to transplant hair: FUT(Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular UnitExtraction).In Follicular Unit Transplantation, a thin strip of skin about the sizeof your middle finger is removed from the back of the head. In Follicular Unit Extraction, individual follicles are taken one byone, not in a strip, from the area on the scalp with surplus hair. http://www.hrbr.iehttp://www.hrbr.co.ukLet’s get technical…
  • 9. For more information on HRBRhttp://www.hrbr.iehttp://www.hrbr.co.ukVisit our website at https://www.hrbr.ie/ or https://www.hrbr.co.uk/Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/HairrestorationblackrockYouTube: Youtube.com/hairlossirelandGoogle+ : Plus.google.com/107895272903169991121
  • 10. For more information on HRBRhttp://www.hrbr.iehttp://www.hrbr.co.ukVisit our website at https://www.hrbr.ie/ or https://www.hrbr.co.uk/Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/HairrestorationblackrockYouTube: Youtube.com/hairlossirelandGoogle+ : Plus.google.com/107895272903169991121