Norwood Day Surgery can help treat thinning hair and balding.
We offer a full range of procedures for female and male hair loss restoration in Adelaide so that you can experience improvement in the volume of your hair.
Norwood Day Surgery can provide the following types of hair restoration strategies:
- Micrografting/Follicular Unit Hair Transplants
- Follicular Unit Extraction
- Body hair transplants
- Micrografting to scars
- Camouflage techniques after surgery
Gone are the days of the old tufty cornrow hairline, or plugged crown area that became more obvious as balding progressed over time. Today’s hair transplants are easy and effortless and virtually undetectable. Transplanted hairs, once they grow need no special or on-going treatment, just shampoo, conditioner and your hairdresser! In some cases where a patient’s hair loss is extensive, they choose to have a series of procedures according to the amount of hair growth they are looking to achieve.
Norwood Day Surgery is a proud supporter of the ISHRS Operation Restore Pro Bono Program.
The technical terms for hair transplants are “Micrografting” or “Follicular Unit Transplantation”. These techniques have been enhanced greatly over the last 5 years. Hair transplants are a minor surgical procedure performed in a day surgery with a twilight anaesthetic. You would be surprised how many people out there have had this procedure because they are generally unnoticeable.
How do hair transplants work?
A small piece of hair bearing tissue is taken from the back of the head and carefully dissected with the aid of microscopic vision to produce micro grafts of one, two and three hairs (sometimes 4). Hair grows in the back of our heads in groups of 1, 2 or 3 hairs. These groups are known as follicular units and need to be transplanted intact for the best and most natural growth. A special microscope makes this process possible. These units are then planted into the hair line or other areas to add density while providing a natural looking appearance. Results of new growth can generally be seen between 3-6 months after the procedure. Take a look below:
Micrografting using Follicular Unit Extraction
In some cases, scars of any type no matter how thin and “invisible” are not desired by the patient. Follicular Unit Extraction is the process where each follicular unit is removed, one at a time to make follicular unit grafts. Each unit may contain 1, 2 or even 3 hair follicles. This process is being used more often with patients who have a sparse hair density, requiring careful attention to avoid the possibility of further scarring as with the patient shown below.
This patient had scars on her scalp from previous surgery and wished to camouflage them by having FUEs transplanted into this area. As you can see the FUEs were taken from the back of the head one at a time and were then planted along the scar during one session. As you can see, 12 months later, the hair has grown well into the scar and it can no longer be seen.
Our other hair transplant options and services include:
Today there are many options of hair loss treatments, both medical and surgical and all the options will be fully explained at the time of your consultation. Norwood Day Surgery will ensure that you are informed enough to make the right choice regarding your hair restoration treatment.
Male – 500 FUE
Please note that the results of every procedure will vary from patient to patient. Norwood Day Surgery can neither predict nor guarantee success, please book a consultation to find out if this procedure is right for you.