Maple Aesthetic Clinic, which is located at Nakoenpathom (just 30 minutes away from Bangkok), has been established under the leadership of Dr. Kulakarn Amonpattana, a certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and a Diplomate of American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. The clinic is devoted to providing clinically proven hair restoration procedures, using only FDA-approved products and medical devices. Committed to providing the highest international standards of medical care, the clinic specialises in hair transplantation using both Strip and FUE techniques.
The clinic’s team of experts is known not just for producing excellent results but also for being compassionate and for providing personalised care. Dr. Kulakarn Amonpattana and her team understand that undergoing any type of treatment can cause discomfort. Thus, they go above and beyond to make each patient feel comfortable. Patients’ concerns are thoroughly discussed before any procedure is performed, and their safety and comfort are guaranteed.
Dr. Kulakarn Amonpattana is a board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a keen interest in hair transplantation surgery. A Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, she is devoted to providing evidence-based solutions to a wide range of cosmetic and hair problems.
Body Hair Transplantation
Transplanting hair in various parts of the body is possible. In male patients, body hair in the chest, abdomen, arms, or legs is gaining popularity over the years. However, some patients require this procedure after an injury or illness that have caused them to lose hair in certain parts of the body. In this procedure, hair from the scalp are typically used as donor hairs. Hair follicles or strips are harvested from the patient’s scalp and implanted through micro-incisions or surgical punches on the body part where hair is desired. Scalp hair grows very much like body hair, but grows as though they are still on the scalp and will need to be trimmed at least once a month. The procedure is surgical in nature and performed under either local or general anaesthesia depending on the location of the transplant. The patient can resume normal activities after several days but will need to take care of the transplant sites for a couple of weeks.
Eyebrow transplantation, as the name suggests, is a surgical procedure that is performed to provide the patient with natural-looking eyebrows. First, donor hairs will be harvested from the scalp. It is important to use this type of hair as it will continue to grow over the patient’s lifetime, but will need to be trimmed around once a month. The qualified medical professional performing this procedure will usually transplant one hair at a time, following the natural way the patient’s eyebrow hairs grow. This is a delicate procedure, as the hair transplants should be perfectly placed into minute incisions made on the eyebrows. The patient will be placed under local anaesthesia for the procedure. A couple of days after the eyebrow transplant, the patient can observe tiny crusts forming around the incisions and the transplanted hair. The swelling or minor changes in colour will fade after a week or two.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Beard
In the recent years, full beards are becoming more and more popular among men all over the world. But not all men can grow a full beard, which makes beard transplants, especially the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique, more popular than ever. Beard transplantations using the FUE technique involve the process of harvesting individual follicular units from a donor site (could be the patient’s scalp or other parts of the body with robust hair growth). The follicular units are then transplanted, through the use of surgical punches, to the patient’s lower cheeks, jaw, or chin. The process can take three to nine hours, depending on the amount of follicular units that need to be extracted and transplanted. The patient will be placed under local or general anaesthesia during the procedure. The patient can immediately return to normal activities after the procedure, but care should be taken to protect the transplant area for a couple of weeks.
Hair Transplant Surgery
A Strip Hair Transplant is a common technique used to address male pattern baldness. A donor site will be identified prior to the procedure where hair and follicles will be removed and transferred to the donor site. The patient will be placed under local or general anaesthesia, and the surgeon will use a special scalpel to remove strips of hair and hair follicles. The wound from the incision will be closed, and the groups of hair follicles (follicular units) are separated and prepared for the transplant. In a follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique, the medical professional will harvest individual follicular units using a tiny punch. The follicular units are inserted using fine needles or micro blades into the part of the patient’s scalp where hair is lacking. The desired results are usually achieved after a couple of months.
Scar correction or scar revision can be done through different surgical or non-invasive techniques. At Maple Aesthetic Clinic, scar revision can be performed through microabrasion or a laser procedure, which removes the top layer of the patient’s skin (where the scar is located) to allow for the growth of healthy skin to minimise the scar’s appearance. Depending on the extent and depth of the scar, surgery might be suggested as an option. The scar revision procedure can take around thirty minutes to a full hour, and can be performed as an outpatient procedure. The patient will need to be placed under local anaesthesia (or sometimes, under general anaesthesia), and will be advised to protect the area where the procedure was performed for several days.