Natural-looking hair transplants
How can a hair transplant achieve a natural look?
The first stage is for the hair surgeon to collect information about the patient. This might include old photographs, hairstyles, the direction of hair, combing direction and so on. All this information is useful to create the perfect natural-looking head of hair.
Patients demand a natural look from a hair transplant
The process of opening the channels is one of the essential steps for getting a natural look. The density, distribution, angle and direction of the channels will influence future hair growth. All need to be calibrated to a microscopic precision.
The angle and direction of channels should align with the natural angle of hair growth. Another factor is the blade used during the opening of the channels. The physician seeks to minimize the cutting so as to reduce trauma on the scalp. At the same time, the operation needs to minimize pain to the patient with the best tools for planting the hair grafs. We find the implanter pen to be the best tool for this job.
A skilled surgeon will personalize the hairline for each patient. Another thing to consider is the placement of soft single hairs on the front hair line and then multiple hair follicles behind them to maximize density. The idea is to mimic the natural pattern of hair growth.
Stera Hair Transplant Clinic uses specific types of surgical microblades for different hair follicles and skin types. Each of these blades has different widths, thicknesses and lengths. The direction and angle of the incisions creates a natural and dense look.
The shape (chisel, arrow) and material (steel, sapphire, diamond, ceramic) of the microblades will be chosen according to the patient’s specific needs during the consultation. The length and thickness of the hair follicles are crucial. Experience and micro measurements will determine the best incision method (lateral, sagittal or mixed) and density of the incisions.