White Hair phenomenon mainly concerns those who suffer from Vitiligo, an autoimmune disease, as well as those who have individual white hairs.
Leukotrichia can appear anywhere on the face or the body.
Leukotrichia (White Hair phenomenon) is a type of acquired hair discoloration that can occur at any stage of a person's life. This phenomenon mainly concerns those who suffer from Vitiligo, as well as those who have individual white hairs. White hair may have a negative effect on the patient’s psychology and confidence, mainly because of its association with aging.
To date, scientists have tried various therapeutic approaches for the treatment or removal of white hairs, unfortunately without success. The most common treatments for white hair removal are laser hair removal, radiofrequency and wax. The main disadvantage of laser hair removal is that it cannot permanently remove white hairs, because of the absence of melanin chromophore in the hair follicle. Moreover, wax or radiofrequency cannot offer a permanent white hair removal result. On the other hand, FUE hair removal with punch extraction, a tool that is widely used in FUE Hair Transplant, is the optimum method that can effectively address white hair removal problems.
FUE Technique Results in Leukotrichia
Overall Patient Satisfaction
Permanent Results in just 1 session
The aforementioned study revealed that white hair follicles extraction with FUE technique can successfully eliminate the problem of leukotrichia. Moreover, the advantages of this technique include the absence of serious or life-threatening side effects and scar formation. Yet, it is worth-mentioning that all of the patients that participated in the study conducted in Advanced Hair Clinics were Caucasians, and no other races were involved.
In any case, it is important to mention that whoever experiences leukotrichia should visit an experienced Plastic Surgeon, specialized in FUE method, in order for the treatment to be successful and with no side-effects.
During the 22nd Annual ISHRS Congress that took place in 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Dr. Anastasios Vekris, Medical Director of Advanced Hair Clinics, presented the great contribution that FUE has proven to have in white hair removal with punch.
Dr. Anastasios Vekris, Plastic Surgeon Scientific Director Advanced Hair Clinics