Scarring alopecia is permanent, regardless of its origin. The hair follicles have been irreversibly destroyed and are replaced by a fibrous scar that makes the skin look smooth and shiny. One of the most effective and natural ways to hide scalp scars is to undergo a reconstructive hair transplant.
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The advantages of a hair transplant

  • Conceal the scars of the scalp in a natural and permanent way
  • Suitable for both men and women
  • Works on all hair types
  • Indicated in cases of scarring alopecia
 

What is reconstructive hair transplant?

 
The purpose of reconstructive hair transplant is to correct scars resulting from an injury to the scalp or an inflammatory disease. Reconstructive hair transplants work on the same principle as traditional hair transplants: the surgeon extracts hair follicles from the donor area and grafts them onto the scarred area. Depending on the size of the scar, the surgeon may either use the FUT technique with long hair or the FUE technique (with or without shaving).
 
 

For which patients?

 
Hair transplants are recommended for all people who have scars on their scalp, whether they are caused by accidents, surgery, inflammation, infection or congenital diseases. This procedure can be performed on both men and women, whether they have flat or curly hair.
 

What are the results?

 
The effects of a hair transplant are definitive and natural. The first results are noticeable after 5 to 6 months, but you must wait a year to see the final results.
 

What happens during a reconstructive grafting session?

1st step: defining the receiving area

The surgeon determines with the patient the area where the new hair will be implanted. This allows the surgeon to calculate the number of grafts that need to be extracted.

2nd step: hair follicle extraction

The extraction method depends on the grafting technique chosen. For FUE grafts, the surgeon uses a circular micro-punch to extract the grafts. In some cases, the procedure may be preceded by shaving the entire area or a strip. For the long hair FUT technique, the surgeon removes a horizontal strip of scalp from the occipital area. In both cases, a local anaesthetic is used before the operation, making it completely painless.

3rd step: graft preparation

The grafts are immediately transferred to an enriched culture medium, both for FUE and FUT grafts with long hair. They are then sorted according to the number of hair per follicular unit.

4th step: graft implantation

A local anesthetic is injected into the receiving area. The grafts are then inserted into the scalp using a Choï implanter, a surgical tool that perforates the scalp while injecting the graft.