Biofibre hair implants are a type of hair implant made of synthetic fiber which is said to be biocompatible with the human body, in that it does not excite much foreign body reaction and rarely gets rejected by the recipient site. The hairs that are implanted are said to be almost like natural hair. Biofibre hair implants are soft and flexible, coming in a variety of shapes, lengths and colors. This fiber can be washed and dried like natural hair. However it cannot be bleached or dyed.
Before the hair implant process is done there is a sensitivity testing protocol to be followed to ensure that the patient does not show sensitivity to the implanted fibers. As it may show allergic reaction.
The biofibre hair implant is specially made so that it can be implanted without much trauma to the scalp and can be pulled out without leaving any scars. Doctors are specially trained to implant the individual biofibre hair implants into any bald areas of scalp using special instruments, which implant the hairs securely into specific depths. Certain areas of the scalp which would otherwise not be treatable with normal implants can be treated with biofibre.
Post implant the patient is expected to follow certain procedures such as cleaning of the hair implants with approved products and follow up regularly with the hair implant clinic. Usually there is 10 to 20% fall of Biofibre hair implant every year and need to be replaced.