How Can Hair Transplantation Work?

This is a fundamental article about how contemporary hair transplantation singapore works with just a little overview of the history of hair restoration to understand just how far we’ve come today. When a lot of my patients come to see they are just confused about the way the hair transplant works and also what they will have to do to maintain their result with time.


Let’s back to the start. Back in 1939 and 1942, Okuda and Tamura at Japan found out that hairs transplanted from the back of the head to recreate pubic hair thinning would grow and survive. Due to people bathing rituals in Japan along with also a condition of disorder in young Asian women who endured from pubic hair loss, this type of transplantation was shown to be an important step in realizing that hairs transplanted from one area of the human body to another would thrive and endure. But it was not until the famous New York dermatologist Norman Orentreich from the 1950s didn’t understand that hairs transferred from the rear of the head to the front part of the head where there is hair loss would not be lost over time such as the first hairs there. He called this phenomenon “donor dominance” meaning that the hairs transferred from the rear of the head to an area of genetic susceptibility for baldness would retain the characteristics of the donor hair loss and not be lost over time. This is the brilliant breakthrough we had to understand that results would continue to endure despite being transplanted into a place that has been predisposed toward baldness.

Should you wonder then why hairs at the back of the head are not susceptible to baldness? Well, that only God understands. But, it is the situation. Think of the baldest guy you understand (that has not shaved off the hair on the back of his head). He still has a patch of hair back there. Even the baldest guy has a retained horseshoe of hair at the back of the head. The single trick when doing a hair transplantation Singapore then would be to understand what place is “secure” for transplantation, i.e., what place over time will not be lost when the individual gets older. That is one significant reason transplanting a person at twenty decades old could be problematic. We just do not understand just how much hair at the rear of the head will not drop out with time. Plus, we might simply run out of donor hair to transplant the front part of the head and maintain a natural result as more hairs (that were not transplanted) drop out as one ages.