Dispelling the Myths about Hair Transplant Surgery

The first successful hair transplant took place in 1897, to cover bald scars on the scalp of an afflicted patient. The techniques of grafting, a version of which we utilize today, were conceived originally in Japan in the 1930s, and although not designed to treat baldness, the principles of follicular grafts were the same. When, in the 1950s, the concept of hair transplanting came to New York, it began to be seen as an effective solution for male pattern baldness and it was dermatologist Norman Orentreich who proved that transplanted hair could thrive and grow naturally when moved to a new site on a patient’s scalp. Since then, techniques have been modernized and developed almost beyond recognition, but the underlying premise of returning confidence to a patient suffering from the frequently embarrassing issue of hair loss remains key.

The idea of surgery may be daunting, but at Hair Transplant Cyprus we want to dispel the myths about this minimally invasive and extremely effective procedure. Hair transplants utilise surgical techniques to transfer hair follicles from one part of the body to the balding or completely bald area, grafting hair follicles that are genetically resistant to the process of balding. The bald scalp is then rejuvenated by these new, resistant follicles which are transplanted using multiple small grafts rather than a single strip. Our process utilises innovate, state of the art technology to minimise any discomfort for our patients. We are able to help patients with a number of hair loss complaints for men and women, relating to beards, eyebrows, scars, and male pattern baldness.

The traditional method of hair transplantation is known as Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) or ‘strip transplanting’ in which a section is removed from the back of the scalp and then dissected into smaller grafts. We are able to achieve a more desirable appearance for the new area of hair and minimize discomfort further, by utilising the more modern technique, called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) combined with a Smart Slit technique, in order to create the most natural look possible by imitating the original hair orientation from the donor site and transplanting sections of hair in their natural groupings. This technique also means that we minimize scarring as we do not need to harvest hair follicles from the back of the scalp. Thus, we can ensure a highly efficient procedure, with very little discomfort or inconvenience for the patient. This method is unique to our clinic.