Mel Gibson Hair Transplant Extremely thinning hair follicles remove hair in a strip from the back of the scalp and transfer these follicles to other areas of the scalp. Also referred to as the ribbon collection method, the FUT procedure produces natural results with transplanted hairs closer together. Mel Gibson preferred the FUT method to obtain these results while having a hair transplant.
During a FUT hair transplant surgery, the hair is removed from the back of the scalp in a single strip. The microscopic dissection then allows individual follicular units – usually in groups of one to four hairs, including the sebaceous glands, nerves, a small muscle, and occasionally fine velvety hairs – to be removed intact from this membrane without it overall, ensuring optimal hair growth.
The FUT collection method allows the follicles to be accurately separated under a microscope, reducing the chance of a graft transplant – inadvertent cutting in two during resection – and increasing the graft survival rate during the transplant.
Mel Gibson Hair Transplant
Mel Gibson is an American actor and director. He is a two-time Oscar winner and is known for portraying an action hero in films such as “Mad Max” and “Lethal Weapon”. Born in New York, his family moved to Sydney, Australia for safety and domestic stability when he was just 12 years old. In Australia, after completing his schooling, Mel Gibson enrolled in a drama school. This became the turning point of his life.
From the theater, he soon went to give his first successful film “Mad Max” in Australia and then fascinated the US audience as well as the sequels and other films. People magazine named him “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1985. The movie “Braveheart” showed the audience that his skills were as good as his. This successful change from actor to director earned him comparisons with Clint Eastwood.
Why do people lose their hair?
Heredity is the leading cause of hair loss for both men and women. Male pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss. It occurs as a result of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and its response to shrinkage and possible hair loss around the forehead, crown, and top of the scalp. Hair loss can also be caused by stress, diet, hormonal changes, aging as well as certain medical conditions and medications. Hair transplantation is a permanent solution for the treatment of all types of hair loss in male and female patients.
What is the difference between female and male hair loss?
Androgenetic alopecia is the type of hair loss that affects both men and women. This is the result of the genetic predisposition to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). When DHT levels increase, hair follicles shrink and hair growth decreases. However, men and women usually have different reactions to DHT and thus different patterns of hair loss. Mel Gibson also had a genetic predisposition to the DHT hormone.
Male pattern baldness is caused by thinning hair and tying of hair around the crown. If left untreated, hair loss can develop into baldness due to the possible death of hair follicles in these areas of the scalp. For most men, the side and back of the head are less affected by DHT.
In contrast, female hair loss begins with thinning hair in the central area of the scalp and progresses outward if left untreated. Most women maintain their hairline, but thinning is seen in the temples and above the ears. Only a small number of women will experience severe baldness.
What medical conditions cause hair loss?
There are various medical conditions or diseases that cause hair loss in both men and women. These include thyroid disease, anemia, lupus, protein deficiency, polycystic ovary syndrome, and low vitamin levels.
How is hair loss treated medically?
Although hair transplant surgery is the most permanent and effective medical treatment for hair loss, there are also ways to treat hair loss without surgery. At our clinic, we offer a full range of proven hair loss treatment options, including the use of drugs (Rogaine or Propecia) and platelet-rich (PRP) plasma injections that stimulate new hair growth. Hair loss can also be treated by managing an underlying condition in some patients.
Our doctor will listen carefully to your treatment goals and assess the condition of hair loss before suggesting the most effective surgical or non-surgical treatment options available to you. It is important to understand that many hair loss treatments require ongoing maintenance treatment for lasting results.
Is there a scar with a hair transplant?
The presence of a scar after a hair transplant depends directly on the hair transplant method you choose. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is the latest and most preferred option for hair restoration and leaves no visible marks compared to the Follicular Unit Transfer (FUT) method that leads to a linear scar on the back of the scalp. The absence of visible scars and significantly reduced downtime are the main advantages of the NeoGraft FUE option for hair restoration.
Advances in Hair Transplant Surgery
Early hair transplants in the mid to late 20th century included 4 mm grafts or “hair plugs”. The introduction of the most aesthetically pleasing FUT procedure allowed surgeons to distribute the donor hair to larger areas of the scalp, effectively eliminating the appearance of doll hair.
Today’s graft harvesting technology involves the use of “skin” grafts and smaller incisions with highly sophisticated tools that allow a hair transplant surgeon to place follicular grafts even closer together, thus minimizing the number of hair transplants that can be performed a patient.
The latest hair restoration techniques
There are many reasons that cause hair loss. However, there is now an advanced hair restoration technique that collects individual follicles without a scalpel incision or the need for stitches. Our doctor uses this Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique with NeoGraft to effectively and discreetly restore your hair.
- More comfortable
- No seams or linear scars
- Minimum downtime
- Of course, superior results
We can help you regain the life you want and deserve with the most advanced and less invasive hair transplant methods. You can transplant hair just as Mel Gibson did. Contact our clinic today and find out which type of hair transplant procedure is right for you.