AGA or pattern hair loss is the most common hair loss in men and women. Clinical characteristics include a reduction of terminal hair density on the scalp that follows a typical pattern in both genders, with a conversion of terminal to vellus-like hairs and an increase of telogen hair (in an episode of active shedding).
Male pattern hair loss results from a combination of androgen and genetics. Its pattern will develop with recession of the frontal hairline to M-shaped and can be classified by Norwood-Hamilton classification. Ethnic variation in the incidence has been reported. Caucasian has higher incidence than Asian and African.
Female pattern is age-related. 40% of Caucasian women have developed some degree of this hair loss at age 70 but less frequent in Asian women, presented with a diffuse loss of hair on the crown and persistence of the frontal hairline.
Patient history and physical exam usually give a definite diagnosis. In young women, further investigations are recommended to rule out other diseases.
Currently, two medications are approved for the treatment of AGA: oral finasteride and topical minoxidail. However, hair restoration or hair transplantation is the most successful and permanent treatment for AGA.
FUE Hand vs Machine
Manual FUE or hand operate. FUE is done on superficial skin which is very easy to access. Surgical light is perfect for any bald head. Eye hand coordination have no obstruction. In this situation hand movement for extraction along natural follicular curve is much better than any man made machine. Read more
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Normal density in hair transplant is 30-50 FU/sq centimeter
50 unit/sq cent is consider dense pack. 50-60 unit/sq cent is Super dense pack. After Super dense pack you need only one transplant to achieve normal dense look hair. Read more
F.U.E. Follicular Unit Extraction or F.I.T. Follicular Unit Isolation Technique
Is an advance medical bioengineering technique of removing or isolating hair follicular unit from the back of scalp. Choose from the permanent hair then transplant to the bald site. Surgical wound from the extraction site is healed by contraction and filling of the space by collagen .No scar .So the wound is invisible.