When should an autologous hair transplantation be considered at the earliest?
Quite often I receive inquiries from people at a young age who are already interested in a hair transplantation. Based on many years of experience, I can say that in these cases a particularly intensive explanation of the treatment is necessary, since especially young people often have unrealistic ideas about the procedure and its possibilities. Accordingly, sensitivity and empathy are also required here – especially when I have to turn down young patients, even though they wish to have their own hair transplanted. In my new article, I would therefore like to sensitize young people to the fact that an autologous hair transplant is an intervention in the body, which can never be too late, but in some cases too early.
Hair follicles from the 3D printer – what can you expect?
3-D printers play an important role in scientific research when it comes to the question how organs can be artificially produced. Research is also being conducted into 3D printing of hair follicles. In my new article I summarized the current state of research for you.
Platelet-rich plasma as a treatment for hair loss
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become of great therapeutic importance for many medical procedures and applications. This is a specific part of the blood serum in which the platelets were enriched by centrifugation. PRP is also being promoted by some providers with the promise that it is a reliable treatment for hair loss. So in my new article, I would like to introduce you to what PRP is, what it does and what its therapeutic value may be in different forms of hair loss.
Body Hair Transplantation – a Revolution in Hair Transplantation?
The idea of transplanting hair from all regions of the body (body hair) to the scalp, if the donor area is insufficient in the case of a planned hair transplant, was first published in 1939. At least since the turn of the millennium, such interventions are possible. But do they actually constitute a meaningful medical intervention? Why I am skeptical about body hair transplantation and would not recommend it, I described to you in my new article about body hair transplantation.
Bio-Engineering as Potential Source of Hair Transplants
In the past years so-called bio-engineering or tissue engineering – the artificial production of organs and tissues – has made spectacular progress. There are always reports that in the near future even entire organs could be produced in the laboratory since implants are urgently needed – with maximum immunocompatibility and tailored specifically to each recipient. Comparable efforts are made to create recipient-specific hair transplants. For this reason I would like to inform you in my new article about the current state of research investigating hair transplants from the cell culture laboratory.
African Hair Type as a Challenge for Modern Techniques of Hair Transplantation
the origin of a human has always had an influence on the styling of the human hair in the cultural dimension. For example, in the case of the African Himba, the hairstyle shows the social status of a member of the community. But the ethnicity of a person also has important implications, for example, when it comes to the planning and procedure of a hair transplantation. Thus human hair is differentiated into three different types, according to the ethnic origin of a person. Hence, Asian, Caucasian and African hair types can be distinguished.
Published article about the Crosspunch method in the german Journal of Aesthetic Surgery
Since the techniques used in our clinic within the scope of hair transplantation are not only empirically well-founded, but also meet scientific standards, we are very pleased to announce that the Journal of Aesthetic Surgery, produced by Springer has published a scientific article about the Crosspunch method developed in our clinic. The article titled “Hair transplantation with Crosspunch method – Case report of a patient suffering from androgenetic alopecia” is published within the MONTH edition of the journal. This article is also available on the website of the journal.
Risks and Dangers of Artificial Fiber Implantation
Again and again, there are suppliers who make people suffering from hair problems believe that an artificial hair implant could alleviate their suffering. However, it is concealed that this is a risky procedure in general, which can lead to a permanent tissue damage and to the further loss of still existing hair. With my new article about artificial hair implantation, I would like to sensitize you to the potential risks of this procedure and to emphasize the importance of an honest informational practice for the patient’s well-being.
How common hairdressing treatments affect the hair structure
The coloring of the hair or the treatment with substances, which alter the natural hair structure belong to the everyday business of many hairdressers and hair stylists. But what exactly do the chemicals with the hair and what risks are accompanied by their application? I have prepared for you a new article about the biology of human hair and how common hairdressing treatments affect the hair structure that gives answers to these questions.
Clinical trials and their relevance for the treatment of hair loss
The term „clinically tested“ is often used in advertising, since it is suggesting that a product has been proven in a scientific manner. But what exactly is a „clinically tested“ product and what does this property imply to potential consumers? Our new article about this term will give you answers.
Comprehensive article on myths about hair loss and its treatment published
Since the beginning of mankind many myths regarding hair loss and its treatment have developed. They still can be found on internet pages and encyclopedias. In a new article covering this subject, we have summarized some of these myths, explaining the true nature of hair loss are and which professional treatment methods are available. Enjoy reading!
New article about Crosspunch method for hair transplantation was published
With this new paper about the Crosspunch method for hair transplantation I would like to briefly introduce how the transplantation technique Crosspunch may be used to ensure a highly aesthetic result. Firstly, you should learn which indications exist for a hair transplantation. Secondly, the differences of Crosspunch to others methods will be highlighted and you will get to know which hair types are best suited for Crosspunch. For this reason, this article should serve as a preparation for an informative conversation in my medical practice, if you are interested in further information concerning this topic.
Here you can find the new paper about the Crosspunch method for hair transplantation.
Article about Possibilities and Limitations of Modern Hair Transplantation Techniques published
Dear Sir or Madam,
with the article “Possibilities and Limitations of Modern Hair Transplantation Techniques” I would like to briefly introduce the latest advances and modern techniques of hair transplantation. This, I hope, I have done as intelligible as possible. Besides aesthetic aspects of the used techniques, I would like you to learn more about the possibilities and limitations of hair transplantation. It is also my wish to explain to you, why I prefer one certain technique to others when treating patients with alopecia. For this reason, this article should serve as preparation for an informative conversation in my medical practice, if you are interested in further information concerning this topic.
Presentation of new hair transplant technique at the ICAPS Congress 2016 in New Zealand
“Crosspunch”, Angela Lehmann’s newly developed hair transplant technique, was given its first presentation by Dr. D. Knutti at the International Consortium of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in New Zealand.
Using the new “Crosspunch Method” hair transplant technique developed by Angela Lehmann, the appearance of resulting hair thickness can be further improved.
The ICAPS Congress (International Consortium of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) took place from 17.2. – 22.2.2016 in New Zealand.
Numerous renowned plastic surgeons from around the globe were also present, for example:
Excerpt from the Book of Premium Clinics 2016
Small changes can greatly improve a person’s quality of life. Some patients would like a smoother forehead, others to wear a fuller décolleté with new or regained confidence. Dr Daniel Knutti performs aesthetic surgery of the highest level, to meet the most uncompromising expectations. For this reason, patient safety is his top priority. As a specialist, he knows that patients are placing their lives in his care. “Trust is fundamentally important,” says Dr Knutti, “and I only operate if the patient will unquestionably and safely benefit from the procedure.”