The most famous hair transplant surgeon is Dr Damkerng Pathomvanich otherwise known as Dr Path amongst his patients. (http://topdocs.asia/doctor/dr-damkerng-pathomvanich)
Below is some general information about hair transplantation with Dr Path.
Modern techniques of surgical hair transplantation can restore lost hair and replace or re-shape your hairline with your own natural, growing hair, which needs no extra care than the ordinary washing, styling, and trimming you have always done. Transplantation can be done so well today that often a barber or stylist cannot even tell that grafts have been placed.
There are two techniques to extract the donor hair:
2.FUE (follicular unit extraction)
FUT (strip)involves removing permanent hair-bearing skin from the back and/or sides of the scalp (donor area). Then, using magnification, the tissue is dissected into follicular unit grafts (containing 1-4 hairs each). These small grafts are then meticulously planted into the bald or thinning area of the scalp (recipient area) so as not to injure any follicles already existing in the area and at the same exact angle as the other hairs present. The creation of very small follicular unit grafts has enabled Dr Path to create very natural, feathered hairlines, avoiding the abrupt, “pluggy look” that was commonly seen in hair transplants of years past.
He prefers to transplant exclusively with follicular unit grafts, while others feel that placing the multi-follicular unit grafts into the central areas of the scalp allows them to better create central density. Depending on the degree of balding in the frontal, mid-scalp, and vertex (crown) areas, usually 2-3 procedures are performed, with the number of grafts used varying tremendously, based on the area of potential alopecia, the patient’s “safe” donor supply, the textural characteristics of the patient’s hair, whether or not multi-follicular unit grafts are used in addition to follicular unit grafts, and the specific goals of the patient.
Hair transplant surgery today is remarkably well tolerated. Within 24 hours small crusts will form on each graft that is then shed in approximately 4-14 days. The grafted hairs will often start to grow by 10-16 weeks after the procedure and will continue to grow for most, if not all, of one’s life. (As men and women age, there is a slight loss of hair density all over the head, which would naturally also affect the transplanted hairs).
Hair transplantation is on an out-patient basis not needing hospital admission You will be discharged 15 minutes after the procedure is completed. The procedure usually lasts 4-8 hours depending on the amount of grafts being transplanted.
The treatment is as follows:
Day 1 Preoperative assessment – you can visit our clinic for proper assessment when surgical planning and number of grafts are discussed and agreed upon; preoperative instructions and medications will also be given to you;
Day 2 Surgery day – Expect it to take 4-8hrs
Day 3 Postoperative care – he will examine your wound and shampoo the hair. If you wish you can leave Bangkok in the evening.
(For FUT only) Day 7 or 8 Removal of stitches (5-7 days after surgery) – he uses 2 kinds of stitches, the absorbable ones that dissolve spontaneously after a few months, and the nylon sutures that should be removed on day 7. It can simply be removed by your Family Physician if you have to leave earlier. After surgery you have to put on the headband (it looks like a tennis sweatband) for a few days to minimize the swelling on your forehead.
Number of Grafts
Minimum set up (1-699 grafts) 77,000 Baht
701-1,100 grafts = 110 Baht / graft
1,101-1,500 grafts = 100 Baht / graft
1,501-1,699 grafts 98 Baht / graft
+1,700 grafts = 95 Baht / graft
Number of Grafts
Minimum set-up 78,000 Baht
600 + 130 Baht/graft
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For female patients FUT is more suitable because your hair can cover the surgery wound. (donor area)