Regarding complications, it seems the clincs that offer this procedure are aware of the problems that can arise, and even provide their cautions at their websites, for example:
"ImplantsThe Biofibre hair implant system (produced by Medicap s.r.l.) is a revolutionary artificial hair that is implanted into the scalp as a replacement for natural hair. The patented system is provided by several leading clinics around the world. Dr Hajduk and the staff at GHO clinic are specially trained and certified to provide the system.
Biofibre can make one look younger and permits an active, sporting lifestyle. The hair is an artificial substance that looks like natural hair. The implant give full hair thickness. It does not grow. The colour or wave of the hair cannot be changed. It can be washed and dried like normal fair, and must be washed specially under the maintenance requirements.
It can be done at once to give a full head of hair and natural hairline immediately, or can be done gradually depending on your preference. It can be combined with transplants and original hair.
Strict maintenance requirements: Biofibre has a strict maintenance program that must be followed, involving (i) careful cleaning of the scalp with special product every 1 to 2 days and (ii) check-up at a Biofibre clinic every 30-90 days (depending on patient). It is essential to follow the strict maintenance program in order to maintain the health of the implanted scalp. You should not undergo the treatment without being entirely sure you can do so. The maintenance is particularly important for men who, due to more sweating of the scalp than women, are more prone to infection if the maintenance is not carried out correctly.
Matched to your existing hair: Your implants will be matched to your existing hair. The hair is soft, flexible and fine with a diameter of 0.080mm. It comes in 13 standard colours, other available on request. Standard length is 15cm, longer on request. It comes in straight and 3 different types of wave or curl.
Pre-treatment test: A pre-implant test of 100 implants is carried out one month before treatment to test for sensitive reaction to the fibres. Clinical trials have shown 1% of patients to be sensitive to the fibre and therefore not suitable for the implants.
Implant of Biofibre: The fibre is implanted into the scalp with a special instrument. The strand ends with a reversible knot. The treatment does not involve pain, bandages or stitches and does not require time off work for healing. Can implant up to 600 fibres per day, so treatment can take several days. Treatment to cover the whole head may take 6,000-8,000 implants. Recovery of the skin after implant takes 2-3 days.
Removable: The fibre can be removed with a special instrument with no scars."
Take a look at this too, a peer reviewed paper on the subject from last year:
» » It’s not FDA approved, but the protocol that was banned in 1984 uses a
» » fiber that is not very biocompatible. The hair fiber that is used today
» » coated with collagen and has high biocompatibility. I just wonder if
» » approval is being persueted or is there still a big flaw in the
» » in terms of safety…
» » » » I’ve read that hair centers around the world recently started to
» » » transplant
» » » » a new type of synthetic hair, which unlike the older type is coated
» » » with
» » » » collagen that makes it biocompatible.
» » » »
» » » » I’ve heard that in combination with HT (for the hairline), this new
» » » » synthetic technique can transfer any NW7 to NW1, already today…
» » » »
» » » » What are the downsides they are not telling ?
» » »
» » » Isn’t that crap illegal ?
» I am, as well as my fellow members here, desperate for our hair back for
» obvious reasons, but I highly doubt any of us are desperate enough to take
» that route.
» I can type a whole list of complications that can be associated with this
» ongoing procedure.
» Btw, those photos mean nothing and look very suspect to the least. I love
» how none of them can be enlarged for close-up.