People have been struggling with hair loss problem for ages, so it’s no wonder that modern
medicine could accept it as one thing… a challenge! Not a small one, indeed. However, challenges
are precisely what doctors like most. The first hair transplant references date back to antique times.
The revolution concerning the reconstruction of the head hair started only in the 19 th century, in the
20 th century it reached a level similar to the one we know at present. J. F. Dieffenbech, N.
Orentreich and S. T. Hwang, are the names to remember – it is them to whom we owe the
possibility of hair transplant.
Drugs for hair loss versus hair transplant
The causes of hair loss may differ – we sometimes have an influence on them (our diet, lots of
stress), in other cases hair falls out regardless of our lifestyle (genes, implications of various
diseases). No matter what the reason for baldness is, it is extremely important to respond quickly to
the problem. The sooner we consult a doctor, the greater the chance is to start an effective
pharmacological treatment. As long as the head area subjected to baldness is not considerable, there
is always a chance of choosing the appropriate medicine. In many cases, even if it doesn’t restore
full hair density, it’s worth starting the fight against hair loss with pharmaceuticals themselves – the
results of this treatment often allow to lower the cost of a possible hair transplant in the future.
Surgical hair restoration, which is hair follicle transplant, is the solution allowing to restore thick
and healthy-looking hair, even for patients who have already lost most of the head hair. Such a
procedure can be performed by means of three methods, one of which is no longer used.
Two methods of hair transplant
At present, hair transplantation is performed by means of FUT and FUE methods. The first one,
FUT, is used less and less frequently due to many shortcomings, and is very likely to go down to
history soon. The greatest disadvantages of FUT include a linear scar at the back of the head, which
usually prevents the patients from having a short hairdo. The most modern current hair transplant
procedure is FUE method. Thanks to this innovative solution a patient can undergo a non-invasive
and painless procedure, which modern medicine allows to perform within only a few hours. A great
advantage of FUE method is an extremely quick recovery lasting only 5-7 days. HairCentre Kierach
only performs hair transplants using the most modern method of FUE. Some of you may have
encountered on the Internet other surgical methods of hair restoration such as ‘Safer’, ‘Artas’,
‘microFUE’, or ‘Smart FUE’. All of these are based on FUE method, namely extracting single hair
follicles. And an eye-catching and ‘revolutionary’ name is just a marketing ploy.
An individual approach to the patient
Despite the great possibilities of fighting the problem of hair loss, we must remember that it is the
doctor who decides on the method of the treatment. The patient himself is not able to recognise the
cause of hair loss – without proper problem identification it is not possible to select a suitable
treatment. In medicine, also in its aesthetic field, an individual approach to the patient is of great
importance – what helps one patient may prove harmful and ineffective for the other.