Micrografting Hair Treatments
Cellular hair loss treatments for androgenetic alopecia
4 small biopsies in under an hour.
Single micrografting hair session $1,695.
Hair loss visual improvements within 1 to 3 months.
Micrografting hair through cell transplantation
Micrografting hair is typically associated with “hair transplants,” whereby obvious hair plugs are used to patch bald spots associated androgenic alopecia, a common form of hair loss also known as male pattern baldness in men and thinning hair in women.
With advances in hair restoration, those days are thankfully mostly in the past. Nowadays, micrografting hair transplantation is more commonly associated with the transplanting hair follicles from healthy areas of the scalp resistant to DHT (an androgen derived from testosterone that attacks hair follicles) to areas of hair loss.
At Medical Injectables, we specialise in yet another advancement in micrografting hair restoration. We micrograft progenitor cells (a variety of stem cells) and growth factors obtained from four minute grafts taken from healthy scalp tissue where hair growth remains robust. Through this process we are able to restore hair growth to areas impacted by androgenic alopecia.
How effective is micrografting hair?
Is micrografting a permanent cure for hair loss? No. It’s not. If a patient has been diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia, micrografting can reverse hair loss by stimulating hair growth once again with visible effects within one month of hair remediation treatments. A thinning hairline can be restored, successful outcomes varying between patients due to age, severity of hair loss and other factors.
How long do restored hair follicles last?
Micrografting hair follicle regeneration treatments are typically effective for over 12 months. The overall appearance of the hairline continues to fade in line with the natural growth cycle of the surrounding follicles. As with any healthy hair, the transplanted cells will be subject to the same lifespan factors such as age, sun exposure and hormones. So you’ll eventually stop producing has much hair as you used to as you get older. Micrografting hair won’t change this natural aging process, but it will allow you to grow healthy hair where once it was thinning.
As hair restoration treatments, micrografting isn’t a permanent cure for hair loss. Think of it as a shortcut to regain healthy hair rapidly in a matter of months through a single treatment session. Unfortunately, androgenic alopecia is a progressive condition that cannot be permantly reversed, at least not at present. In time, hair restoration maintenance treatments such as PRP booster injection or a follow up micrograft treatment (repeated 2 or 3 years after the first treatment) can ensure your newly restored hair remains.
The micrografting treatment process
An initial consult establishes whether the patient presents with androgenic alopecia or if other factors in hair loss are at play. Upon a conclusive diagnosis during the initial consultation, the treatment can take place straight away.
Stage 1 - 4 Small Biopsies
Four small tissue grafts (biopsies of 2.5mm in diameter) will be taken from healthy scalp at the back or side of the head where hair is growing and showing signs of strong resistance to hormones impacting hair growth elsewhere.
The collection of these small skin samples is painless as the areas of biopsy are anaesthesised beforehand and the resulting small incisions should heal naturrally without the need for sutures.
Stage 2 - Isolating the Healthy Cells
Using a tissue emulsifier, we prepare the progenitor cells and hair growth factors which will assist in hair regeneration.
Stage 3 - Micro-injection of Healthy Cells
Through non-invasive, non-surgical micro-injection process known as mesotherapy, healthy cells and a cocktail of powerful vitamins, enzymes and growth agents are injected painlessly into the areas of hair loss.
Before & After
This is Dr Django Nathan himself after a multi-pronged approach to his hair loss. For the quickest results, Dr Nathan used a combination of treatments: PRP, Micrografting and oral tablets.
The ‘after’ picture was taken at month 2, following 2 treatments of PRP, 1 treatment of micrografting and a combination of oral medications: minoxidil and finasteride.
When you meet Dr Nathan in person, ask to take a look at his luscious hair now!
Our Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We only use premium, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved anti-wrinkle injectables and included with every procedure is a complimentary results review appointment.
Is micrografting right for me?
Each person is different and results will vary. If you have androgenetic alopecia, micrografting hair can help slow down the condition and even reverse its symptoms, causing the regrowth of lost hair. Find out if it’s right for you by filling out our contact form.
Frequently Asked Questions about Micrografting
Who does micrografting suit?
Our micrografting hair loss treatment is recommended for women and men suffering from androgenetic alopecia.
Who does micrografting not suit?
Micrografting is not for you when you:
- have an allergy to lidocaine contained in anaesthetic
- are pregnant or breast feeding
- have been diagnosed with scarring alopecia or keloid scarring
- have an active inflammation of the scalp
- have active cancer and on chemotherapy
- had another hair loss restorative treatment in the last two weeks (oral medication does not affect eligibility)
What happens during a micrografting procedure?
Our Wollongong and Orange clinics are a safe and sterile environment for this procedure. In a single treatment session which lasts approximately 40 minutes long, we will shave a very small section of hair at the back of your head to expose the skin underneath. The area will be anaesthetised with local aesthetic, and 4 small punch biopsies of tissue will be taken. The biopsies are so small that sutures are not typically needed. The biopsies are ground up to be able to pass through a needle, then re-injected into the areas you are suffering from hair loss.
How should I prepare for treatment day?
There is no prepartion before the treatment.
However following the treatment in order to decrease the risk of infection, avoid swimming, exertion through exercise or any activity that could lead to excessive sweating after the procedure.
What happens after a micrografting treatment?
You don’t need any down time, and can go straight back to work the same day; no one will be able to tell you have had a procedure done, as the shaved area is extremely small and can be covered by your other hair. There may be some redness of the skin and any swelling should subside within 3 days of the procedure.
You will start to see noticeable thickening of the hair at the site of the injection a month after the procedure with significant improvement at 3 months.