Comparison between Today's Hair Transplants and Hair Plugs
Updated on Thursday 26th October 2017
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If you have done your research on hair transplants, you probably came across the term hair plugs. And since the medical terminology can sometimes be quite confusing, our hair transplant physicians in Turkey would like to underline the differences between today’s hair restorations and old hair plugs.
Old hair plugs explained by our hair transplant physicians in Turkey
The term hair plug is widely used by the general public at the present. It represents an extremely outdated hair restoration method.
Hair plugs were initially applied on a patient back in the 1950s, being replaced by the Follicular Unit Strip surgery in 1990s.
The old hair restoration procedure consisted of taking out small pieces of tissue, generally with a three to four millimeters punch instrument, to obtain the hair plugs from the back of the scalp.
These plugs enclosed about 20 or more hairs and were taken out in rows from the head back.
Then, the surgeon eliminated the supplementary round tissues, basically generating small holes in the bald area of the head.
The physician then transplanted the hair plugs into these holes. The wounds would be left to heal by themselves or with stitches.
This outdated hair transplant procedure is not used anymore by our Istanbul hair transplant surgeons because the results were not natural, rather leaving the patient with the feeling that he or she should not have gone through such an operation.
Modern hair transplant in Istanbul
Our Turkey hair transplant surgeons utilize the most modern hair transplant techniques, which render natural looking, permanent results.
They possess an extensive experience in hair transplantation, offering the most appropriate and updated hair transplant methods for patients who suffer from hair loss, as well as for those who want to revise old hair restorations.
The modern hair transplants have progressed to the development of the FUE hair transplantation. The two methods have in common the fact that the natural hair is transplanted.
However, the FUE method differs in the sense that it involves transplanting fine hair strands which have the natural growing model.
And the best part of an FUE hair restoration is the fact that it renders such natural-looking results, that no one will be able to tell the patient had one in the first place.
If you want to know more about hair plugs vs. hair implants, or if you would like to schedule for a hair restoration procedure with us, please contact our hair transplant clinic in Istanbul.