A hair transplant procedure is a surgical one which involves the surgeon removing ‘grafts’ of hair from an area known as the donor site i.e. around the back and sides of the head or where there is still some growing hair, and transplanting to the area undergoing balding known as the receiving site. It is important that the hair from the donor site closes matches the hair on the receiving site as different parts of the anatomy produces different types of hair. For example, you would not want hair taken from your arms and implanted onto your head as arm hair is very thin in comparison to the hair which grows on your head.

In terms of male pattern balding the grafts are usually taken from the back of the head. The hair from this donor area is then transplanted to the balding region. This same hair restoration process can also be used for other issues including the requirement to restore eyebrows, eyelashes, beard hair and chest hair. Other than in cases of vanity, hair transplant and restoration surgery is also an option in cases where hair loss is a result of scars from accidents or surgery including the results of previous hair transplant surgery.

Though the industry dates back to the 19th century, modern transplant methods started in 1930s when the surgeons made use of small grafts and “follicular unit grafts” to transform the impaired areas of eyelashes and eyebrows. Efforts for hair restoration began in the late 1950s when Norman Orentreich started using donor grafts for alopecia in patients experiencing male-related baldness.

In the last few years, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE for short) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) procedures have exploded in popularity. This is partly attributed to celebrities who have chosen either one of these procedures and partly to the advertising.

The team at Komao Medical are expert hair restoration specialists and a London based hair transplant clinic. We have clinics in Kensington and Shepherd’s Bush and offer a free consultation and a no obligation quote to everyone. Komao Medical offers highly advanced hair restorations for men and women while using only sterile techniques. One of the most surprising bonuses for choosing Komao Medical is that we offer a free pick-up and drop-off service which is rarely available in the industry. To add to this business class service, Komao Medical offer free after-care which of course is very important as we are prioritising the needs and requirements of our patients.

If you are interested in learning more about our hair transplant service, please feel free to get in touch and we shall be happy to answer your questions. Thank you.

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