Hair Transplant and Hair Restoration Information

Basically there are several terms such as hair transplant or surgical hair restoration. All terms are used to describe the surgical redistribution of hair from the donor site, where hair is not genetically susceptible to male hormones (DHT) and grows permanently, to the receding area. After re-implantation every redistributed hair will continue to grow for a lifetime on its new location since it sustains its genetic predisposition for resistance to the male hormones. This process describes the principle of hair transplant where permanent hair is simply relocated from a save to the balding area. 

Information about the basic principle of Hair Restoration

In most of the cases every patient experiencing hair loss sustains an individual horseshoe shaped donor fringe with permanently living hair. Due to genetic predisposition and susceptibility to male hormones a fluent and permanent damage of hair can be noticed around a certain area on the scalp. The usual process of hair loss follows a certain pattern, which regularly starts with a "receding hairline" followed by thinning and miniaturizing hair on the middle area and ending in a balding crown at the back of the scalp. Typical male hair loss shows a regular pattern of affected areas on the top of the scalp. Even women suffer from hair loss and often face a certain change on their hair status. The human body also has got a huge amount of different hair follicles which do not follow the typical process since they are resistant to male hormones and inherited balding. This hair can be found around the rest of the human body like the chest or the beard area. 
 
See an example of typical male baldness (source: www.stern.de)
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A basic research on hair follicles lead to medical procedures of hair transplant where DHT (Dihydrotestosterone)-resistant hair follicles were removed from the donor site at the back of the scalp to be prepared for a relocation on the balding zone. After being re-implanted this hair continues to grow for a lifetime, can be washed regularly, dried, dyed or even permed.

Have a look at a restoration process with successful redistribution:
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result hair transplant

Hair Restoration Information: The definition of “Hair Transplant”

Hair transplant (hair restoration) describes the process of hair redistribution. During the procedure hair follicles being insensitive to the balding process will be removed from the donor-site and placed to the recipient site. The aim is to redistribute hair cleverly and aesthetically to achieve a maximum result with natural hair and undetectable restoration effects. The hair to be relocated, i.e., can be harvested from the donor site which has often limited reserves but long-life characteristics. This is why reasonable surgeons need to harvest the necessary amount of hair follicles only in order to keep enough reserves for future hair restorations while hair loss may progress.