There are many causes of hair loss. The most common cause of hair loss is hereditary androgenetic alopecia known as “male pattern baldness”. The presence of (DHT) hormone contributes to common baldness. Common male baldness generally evolves hair loss away from the face and the top of head. Women may also experience hair loss due to hereditary female pattern hair loss. Women may suffer from hair loss during menopause or 3 months after childbirth. Other less common causes of hair loss are thyroid disease, iron deficiencies, lack of nutrition, childbirth, surgery and certain medication.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is the gold standard for permanent hair transplant. The procedure carries much lesser risk. It heals much faster as the wound although many but they are very small. It scabs within a week. There is usually no scar. The main weakness of FUE is that its very time consuming and demanding on the operator. It takes skill and technique to be able to extract the hair roots individually and in an efficient speed.
We are using hair transplant FUE technology developed by Medicamat, France and improved by clinics around the world ie. i-Land Tower clinic (Toyko, Japan), Motion Clinic ( Seoul, Korea) and Cleveland Clinic (US). It reduces the time required for FUE with its precision automation methods for hair follicle extraction.
Time required is reduced by 1/2 to 1/3 which leads to better graft survival and better results. In a report by Cleveland Clinic (US) in 2006, “ Hair transplant using Omnigraft aparatus is safe, effective and significantly reduces time for the procedure and personnel. A large majority of patients (90%) were satisfied with their hair transplantation procedures”.
Our reference clinics – Yokobi Clinic ( Dr Kenichiro – Yokohama, Japan), I-land Tower Clinic ( Tokyo, Japan) and Motion Clinic (Seoul, Korea) – They are responsible for a large share of the hair transplant market in their country.