A hair transplant is a procedure where healthy hair follicles are transplanted to the area affected by alopecia.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) involves removing individual healthy hair follicles directly from a donor area one-by-one and then transplanted to the affected are. This procedure is based on the use of surgical microscopes to extract hair follicles “one-by-one” from any donor area. In fact, FUE allows us to take hairs from the scalp, the sideburns, the beard, the chest and the lower abdominal wall. The procedure can take from two to six hours depending on the size of the area you wish to restore.
Why choose the FUE hair restoration treatment?
With a FUE procedure it is possible to transfer between 1000-1500 follicular units in a single session. It is necessary to shave the whole side and back of your head in order to carry out the treatment.
This means FUE is the correct procedure to:
Cover a limited area of the scalp, such as the crown (top) or the frontal line, or the face – such as the beard and eyebrows in a single session
Cover a larger area but only when you are happy to complete the restoration process in more than a single session
Treat other types of alopecia, such as triangular alopecia and traction alopecia
Losing your hair can be a very difficult process to overcome. With our advanced Follicular Unit Megasession you can reverse the effects of alopecia in just one session.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a FUT hair transplant technique to redistribute a very large number of healthy hair from the back and sides of the scalp to any thinning areas affected by alopecia. FUT hair transplant is known as the ‘strip method’ because a single strip of hair-bearing skin is taken from the back of the head, where hairs are resistant to androgens.
Why choose the FUT hair restoration treatment?
The main advantage of FUT is the quicker and safer transplant of thousands of grafts in a single Megasession. This allows large areas of affected scalp to be treated in only few hours.
With an FUT it is possible to transplant up to 3000 hair follicles in a single session. The procedure is much faster than FUE as 1000 grafts can be transplanted in only 3 hours and with no need to shave your head.
Scalp reduction is a surgical treatment to remove parts of the scalp that are affected by alopecia, the purpose being to reduce the overall area of bald skin. The healthier parts of the scalp are then stretched and re-positioned, making the balding area smaller and more manageable. The treatment can be done in isolation but is often used in conjunction with a hair transplant procedure.
A small scalp reduction can be performed under local, and sometimes with a mild sedative to help you relax, a strip of skin ranging from two to five centimetres can be removed in one session, with the remaining skin stitched together.
Larger scalp reductions, such in cases of severe burns or traumas are instead performed in general anesthesia. In these cases the hair transplant is performed in a second stage. Dr Cotrufo is also a pioneer in using injection of fat in the scar tissue to prepare the scalp for hair transplant.
If you have an excessively high hairline, this can mean that you have a larger than average forehead as a result.
For many people, this can lead to insecurity and a lack of self-confidence – however, a beautiful, natural-looking hairline can be achieved thanks to Scalp Advancement Surgery. Sometimes called hairline lowering or forehead reduction surgery, this procedure can create a more even, balanced hairline that is in proportion with your facial features. Not only does this result in a more youthful appearance, but it can also create a more refined look overall that will instantly boost your self-confidence.
Why have Scalp Advancement Surgery?
A high hairline or large forehead may well make you feel self-conscious, so much so that you may purposely choose or avoid certain hairstyles or clip-ins to cover it up.
Scalp advancement surgery can permanently rid you of this self-doubt and make you feel more confident and outgoing than ever, as your hairline will be repositioned to be in proportion with your face. If you have always been insecure about your large forehead, this treatment is absolutely ideal. It provides results that are very noticeable and yet totally natural-looking, helping you feel absolutely amazing when you look in the mirror.