Ice grafts hair transplant technique
By Prof. Dr. Soner Tatlidede 2019-08-27
The ice grafts hair transplant technique is one on the many treatments available for hair bulbs before planting them in the scalp. In fact, the so called “ice grafts” method is no different from others, except because of how bulbs are treated before transplanting them.
This small difference is however very important to have better results in a short time, especially when the transplantation has some difficulty, like for example when performing a female hair transplant in Turkey. In the following lines we’ll explain you everything you need to know about this technique, including its main advantages.
What is an ice FUE hair transplant?
As its name itself shows, this method involves combining the use of ice with a hair transplant, specifically using the FUE technique to extract the follicles from the donor area; after that, the extracted grafts are put in a prepared solution and kept at a specific and very cold temperature.
This primary treatment carried out before starting to implant the follicles is very important to protect these follicles and increase their vitality. This technique has also a strong efficiency in increasing the quality of the bulbs and tissues surrounding them, as it extends their lifespan outside the body.
How is this technique performed?
During this process, hair grafts are put in a special solution used in many medical fields, which function is to keep grafts vitality when they are outside the body and protecting them from any damage. Low temperature is important in this technique, and that is why we call it “ice grafts” method.
This ice grafts solution is at a very low temperature and contains two strong antioxidants and vitamins, which make it ideal and positive while storing the hair bulbs and help keeping their vitality.
When is this method carried out?
The ice grafts technique is an important factor for hair transplant success. It keeps hair bulbs vital and capable of growing again after transplanting, and that’s exactly the most important point of this type of surgery.
It is well known that each surgery has its own circumstances and duration; also, temperatures may be high in the operating theatre and affect the bulbs. Besides, if the surgery lasts more than the bulbs lifespan -the hair bulb’s lifespan is about 4-6 hours in normal conditions- it will surely fail.
Thanks to the ice grafts technique, the structure of transplanted hair roots is strengthened, and consequently their lifespan is extended. Hair bulbs are stored in a solution full of growth enhancing factors.
Also, it is enriched with biotin, growth-supporting matters: thereby it keeps bulbs vitality and enhances their cell growth. Both low temperature and alcoholic components resist free radicals that harm the bulbs, so it protects the grafts, too.
Other advantages of using the ice method in a hair transplant
- One of the most important advantages of this technique is that it gives more comfort for the patient during the surgery. The physician won’t be in a rush to finish: it means there won’t be much stress and pressure on the patient, but also on the medical staff.
- In case of using ice grafts technique, hair transplant will give better results and the medical team will work with much more comfort.
- In addition to that, the success percentage will increase because of the bulbs safety and vitality while kept out of the body; so, this method will produce more new hair when transplanted to the target area.
- Once hair bulbs are inserted at the bald areas, they adapt with the body’s temperature and prepare to grow; low temperature has an anti-inflammatory effect and a positive impact on both the recovery and the hair bulbs growth.
At Clinicana, we apply at our Istanbul Hair Centre the last known and best techniques in our treatments, including the ice grafts hair transplant, which helps to preserve the hair bulbs waiting to be implanted and increases the success rate and results of the surgery. If you wish to know more about the ice grafts method or if you have any other question, do not hesitate to contact us or using our consultation service: ¡It´s 100% free!