Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Wine and Hair Transplant

The top news around the world today. ONE GLASS OF WINE A DAY INCREASES
RISK OF BREAST CANCER. It shocked so many people, because not too long ago, they said to drink one glass of wine a day to protect your heart and was published on all medias, That encouraged many people to drink wine every night.
This kind of controversial report it is not the first to happen, and it happens very often. It is
like vitamins, they always have controversial reports.
It happened in hair transplant field too. To try to transplant more and more grafts in certain area, the grafts should be cut smaller and smaller, without doing any study about its impact to the quality of regrowth and hair quality. Especially a lot of FUE grafts and not even a intact graft
( like bare graft)
We all know donor hair is limited if it were wasted, we never be able to undo it.


After microscopy dissection was introduced, the chance for hair transaction during the surgery was mainly during donor harvesting.
To reduce it, the instrument changed from a multiple blade knife to a single knife. Instead of cutting blindly, the Haber Spreader and Tykocinski intruder were invented.
So far the intruder seems the safest and has minimum transecting rate( less then 1%).
The method is to score the outline about 2mm in depth, then make multiple insertions of the intruder into the incision line going to a depth slightly below the hair bulbs. Then, using two skin hooks to separate the incision gently. This way there is almost no transection and you don’t have to worry about damaging nerves and vessels.
Tykocinski intruder is easy to use and a great break through for donor harvesting.