DHI is the process of Direct Hair Implants through the use of a Choi Implanter Pen. This piece of equipment has helped reduce trauma to the scalp in countless patients, with minimal pain and better potential of a successful graft. It can take longer, but when don’t correctly, the results are worth the wait.
The Future of Transplants
3D Printing of hair transplants is relatively new, but the potential is huge for patients who may not have enough hair available for other methods. In theory, 3D printing would require a digital map of a person’s scalp in order to determine where the cells and components would need to be placed. Through precision printing, follicles could be printed for implantation using bio-ink. Bio-printing is already being tested, but is not ready for consumers yet.
Meanwhile, scientists at UCLA have successfully activated the body’s stem cells in order to stimulate hair growth. GNN reported that the eye-opening research is still in preclinical trials, untested on humans.
Wig technology has improved by leaps and bounds over the years with hair prosthetics being designed as custom-made wigs to specifically suit each individual patient.
Prosthetics come with countless measurements to ensure the hair is well-fitting and each piece is designed for comfort and protection from the elements. Patients who opt for hair prosthesis tend to have become bald due to a medical condition, and wish to regain the ability to protect themselves from the sun and keep warm in the winter. The material tends to be hypo-allergenic and soft to the touch for optimal comfort.
Hair loss can be devastating for many, but with today’s technology—and the promise of future developments—people have more and better options than ever before.
Hair loss: Why does it happen, and can it be stopped?
Losing your hair at any age can be distressing, but even more so when it’s premature or severe.
For many people it can be a blow to their self-esteem, and cause them to throw money at just about anything to try and save their hair.
The truth is, everyone will develop some degree of hair loss as they age.
“It happens to everyone over the course of their lifetime,” Rod Sinclair from the University of Melbourne says.
It’s just a matter of at what age — and how fast — it happens.
So what happens when your hair starts to fall out? And can it be stopped (or at the very least slowed down)?