The fundamental ideology of NIDO
Nido’s technique of implanting artificial hair gives pleasure to many people who are afflicted with baldness and it contributes to their happiness, peace of mind, and social well-being.
“Baldness” is a physically specific phenomenon, and many people are afflicted with this condition. Nido’s very simple technique of implanting artificial hair helps to remove such an affliction, allowing bald people to regain mental health and self-esteem.
WHO’s definition of health:
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The fundamental spirit of Nido is to restore both the mental and physical health of bald people.
The basic material of Nido AH is polybutylene terephthalate (PBT). Because basic PBT material itself is colorless, inorganic pigments are used to color it. Non-toxic elements such as fine powder of carbon black, ferric oxide, ferrous oxide and titanic dioxide are blended according to the required color of the artificial hair. The mixture is sealed in the polymer when melt-spinning. Unlike material which is stained with tar after melt-spinning, these pigments or dyes will not fade within the tissues in vivo. Nido’s factory (Nido Industries Co., Ltd.). Manufacturing environment of the AHs is as clean as that of semiconductors. Nido AH is available in 10 colors. A cross section of Nido AH shows the strands to be circular with a diameter of 95μm ± 3μm. The surface of an AH fiber is initially shiny and is treated in a specially devised process to produce a surface appearance closely resembling that of human hair.
Nido AH, fine-grained silver ceramics (Ag2O and SiO2) exist throughout the cross section of the AH, and these come in contact with the scalp tissue. Silver has long been known to be nontoxic and to have bactericidal action. When bacteria attempt to invade the clearance between scalp tissue and implanted AH, silver ions are generated in cells and bind directly with the DNA, killing the bacteria. This action has been confirmed in culture tests using various strains of infectious bacteria.
All materials used during production of Nido AH are high biocompatibility and can be safety used in human tissues. When necessary, Nido artificial hair can be completely removed as single fiber.
Patients with diabetes, severe hypertension, chronic infectious diseases such as AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, etc, congenital atrichia, severe alopecia areata such as alopecia totalis or universalis, syphilitic alopecia, neurotic alopecia( trichotillomania), cicatricial baldness due to injuries and burns that have resulted in a very thin residual skin overlying the scalp.
Implantation procedure of Nido AH is a light surgery procedure. It is a new, developed procedure rewarded by medical societies because of two important fundamental points: safety and improved rate of fixation. Nido AH is not strictly identical like a natural hair, but the differences are very minimal. Nido AH is made of synthetic resin. AH is not fixed permanently, its residential time is individual and is different for each person. The rate can change according to the condition of the scalp and the aftercare of individual but the loss is about 10-15% of implanted Nido AH. Therefore, it will be necessary to implant further AHs from time to time to keep overall looking natural effect. After procedure of implantation Nido AH may occasionally cause small pain reaction. During first 4-5 days after procedure touching of implantation area may cause some discomfort.
Blood test items required for artificial hair implantation:
- Blood count
- Blood glucose
- GOT, GPT, g-GTP, urea nitrogen
- HBs antibody, HBs antigen
- HCV test
- HIV test
- Coagulation system
Before main implantation a small number of test AH implants (20–100 pieces) must be carried out initially on a patient who requests the AH implantation because there are rare patients who are allergic to them.