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Important Facts About Asian Hair For Hair Transplant Procedures

The sakayaki custom in Japan during the Tokugawa Shogunate made it possible for men to conceal their discomfort and insecurity once they start to get bald. China’s Qing dynasty also had a pigtail hairstyle that concealed men’s baldness. Because of this, it was believed that male pattern baldness was more prevalent in Caucasians than in Asians. This theory is not yet proven, but there are important differences between the hair and scalp of Asians and Caucasians which play big roles in the conduct of hair transplant procedures.

· Asians have round skulls while Caucasians typically have oblong shaped skulls. This means that although the typical Asian skull is short, Asians have larger heads than Caucasians.

· Asians have flatter hairlines than Caucasians. Asian hairlines are also located a little lower which means hair transplant in Asian men requires more hair than in Caucasian men. It is very important for doctors to consider this anatomical feature when trying to create a natural-looking hairline.

· Asians have tighter and thicker scalps. This makes it difficult for doctors to apply the dissection technique when harvesting for hair donor.

· Transection is more probable in Asians during harvesting of donors and preparing of grafts because their hair follicles are longer.

· The metabolism of Asian hair follicles is more active than those of their Caucasian counterparts. Doctors need to be very careful in preserving Asian hair follicles for hair transplant. They are more prone to dehydration.

· A larger donor strip is needed from the Asian scalp. This is because Asians have lower hair density than Caucasians.

· Asians are more vulnerable to hypertrophic scars. Because of this, doctors avoid aggressive donor harvesting and consider follicular unit extraction instead.

Understanding the differences between the scalp and hair of Asians and Caucasians is important in the success of hair transplant operations. It is best to consult only hair transplant experts who have extensive knowledge about this concern.

MAXIM Hair Restoration specializes in mega hair transplants of up to 4,500 grafts per session. Our plastic surgeons are experienced with hair transplant procedures and we attract clients from all over the world. We have locations in Dubai and Manila, Philippines, and have affiliate surgeons in Connecticut, New York, Chicago and other cities in the U.S. MAXIM offers free consultations for hair transplants.

Contact Us For More Information OR submit the Contact Form on this page to request your complimentary hair restoration consultation by phone, Skype or with a MAXIM hair transplant doctor or surgeon near you.

You can also Email your pics to MAXIM Hair Restoration to find out if you are a good candidate for an ultra-natural MAXIM hair transplant OR to obtain an estimate for your procedure and the approximate number of grafts that would be required to give you a great result.

Devices Used In Hair Transplant Procedures

A hair transplant can be a challenging experience for those suffering from hair loss who do not know what exactly happens during the procedure. Knowing what devices are used in hair transplant surgery will help settle the nerves.

Here are some of them:

1. Dermatoscope

Dermatoscopy may also be called epiluminescent microscopy or ELM. They are used in magnifying the skin and the scalp where hair transplant will be done. This method of magnification needs the use of an oil or a gel. More recent technology has made it possible to eliminate the need for oil but uses at least eight LED lights.

2. Trichometer

This device is used to measure hair density and diameter. It has made surgical hair restoration procedures less painful as it has eliminated and greatly reduced the need for hair clippings and semi-permanent marks or tattoos on the area to be tested. This is a good device to assess the efficacy of minoxidil, finasteride, biotin, low-level light therapy, and hair transplantation on a client who is seeking treatment for hair loss.

3. Folliscope

The Folliscope is a computer software that is used by doctors to determine the extent of hair loss and hair growth. It uses a handheld camera that takes photos of the magnified scalp that is then analyzed by the computer software. With this device, doctors can find out whether the hair is terminal or vellus, they can measure the size of the follicles, and hair growth rate.

4. The Avram Stand

This device is used for better visualization during hair transplant especially during the process of cutting grafts, creating recipient sites, and transplanting the grafts. There is one similar device called Magni-Focuser, but the Avram Stand is more popular because it’s hands-free and more convenient.
These are the different devices used in documenting hair density and analyzing the donor and recipient areas of the scalp. Since these devices are powerful, they make a huge difference in the hair transplant procedure.

MAXIM Hair Restoration specializes in mega hair transplants of up to 4,500 grafts per session. Our plastic surgeons are experienced with hair transplant procedures and we attract clients from all over the world. We have locations in Dubai and Manila, Philippines, and have affiliate surgeons in Connecticut, New York, Chicago and other cities in the U.S. MAXIM offers free consultations for hair transplants.

Contact Us For More Information OR submit the Contact Form on this page to request your complimentary hair restoration consultation by phone, Skype or with a MAXIM hair transplant doctor or surgeon near you.

You can also Email your pics to MAXIM Hair Restoration to find out if you are a good candidate for an ultra-natural MAXIM hair transplant OR to obtain an estimate for your procedure and the approximate number of grafts that would be required to give you a great result.

When Is A Woman A Good Candidate For Hair Transplant Surgery?

Balding does not only happen to men. Many women of all ages also have this kind of problem. This is why it is puzzling to know that most reported cases of hair transplant surgery involve more men than women. This article will try to answer the above question.

A Woman A Good Candidate For Hair Transplant

Many women are not good candidates for hair transplant surgery. They have a different type of hair loss from that of men. Men have naturally-occurring enzymes in their body that blend with testosterone. This creates the chemical DHT that causes hair loss or male pattern baldness. Male pattern hair loss affects the front and top part of the head. The sides and the back are usually unaffected. These parts are still covered by healthy hair follicles that don’t shrink unlike the hair follicles on top part of their heads. They make excellent donor grafts. This makes hair transplant surgery in men very successful and permanent. The donor hair from the healthy hair follicles will survive and flourish long after the hair transplant surgery.

In women, the sides and the back of their hair become thin like the front and top part of their head. There is a very high possibility that donor hair will fall off after hair transplant surgery.

If you’re a Good Candidate for Hair Transplant visit MAXIM Hair Restoration

Women very rarely experience receding hairlines. Their hair usually thins uniformly. Hair transplant means moving hair from one place to another, so it may not be the best solution to female hair loss.

Only women who have healthy areas of hair follicles are good candidates for hair transplant. Examples of these are women who have continuously scratched a part of their scalp for a long period of time, have used tights hair accessories, have had hair procedures that require stretching or pulling, those who suffered burns or trauma during an accident, and those who have incision sites from a cosmetic surgery.

If you are one of these women, consulting a doctor is very much worth your time. This is the best way to find out if you are a good candidate for hair transplant surgery.

There are non-surgical hair loss solutions available to women including, but not limited to, Scalp Micropigmentation, MicroPoint as well as advanced hair pieces and systems, particularly if you are not found to be a good candidate for hair transplants.

Contact your Hair Loss Specialist

MAXIM Hair Restoration specializes in mega hair transplants of up to 4,500 grafts per session. We have locations in Dubai and Manila, Philippines, and have affiliate surgeons in Connecticut, New York, Chicago and other cities in the U.S. MAXIM offers free consultations for hair transplants.

Contact Us For More Information OR submit the Contact Form on this page to request your complimentary hair restoration consultation by phone, Skype or with a MAXIM hair transplant doctor or surgeon near you.

You can also Email your pics to MAXIM Hair Restoration to find out if you are a good candidate for an ultra-natural MAXIM hair transplant OR to obtain an estimate for your procedure and the approximate number of grafts that would be required to give you a great result.