Hair Transplant

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Intro To Hair Transplant

Intro To Hair Transplant

The time has come to say goodbye to baldness! Yes, a hair transplant is the ultimate solution to baldness! It’s no wonder that the number of men and women who seek hair transplants is on the rise as this method can indeed restore their natural-looking hair! Hair transplant is a surgical procedure to treat hair loss by moving hair you already have to fill a thin or bald area in your scalp. Doctors have been practicing this kind of transplant since the 50s of the last century in the United States. Through the last decades, however, new techniques have emerged, promising quick and satisfactory results. Currently, the main types of hair transplants are follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). Your doctor will pick the right type for you.

Benefits of Hair Transplant

The demand for hair transplants is increasing remarkably, especially among men. In short, a hair transplant can provide you with multiple benefits, including:

Benefits of Hair Transplant
  • 1Get thicker-looking, luscious hair with fewer bald areas on your head!
  • 2Receive a permanent hair loss solution and treat hair-related issues
  • 3Enjoy a natural-looking hairline and restore hair growth
  • 4Boost your self-esteem and stop feeling self-conscious about your look
  • 5Get new hair similar to naturally grown hair that needs no special shampoos or creams
  • 6Enjoy a cost-effective surgery that saves you a lot of cash in the long run
  • 7Be like celebrities, such as John Travolta and David Beckham, who underwent hair transplants before!

Candidates for Hair Transplant

To get natural-looking results and satisfactory outcomes, you need to select a skilled surgeon or contact a respected clinic that provides hair transplants regularly. To prepare for the surgery, they may do the following:

 Candidates for Hair Transplant
  • 1Give you specific instructions and guidelines on eating, drinking, and smoking.
  • 2Tell you to stop taking certain medications and supplements.
  • 3Recommend you arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery.

Steps of Hair Transplant by Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Below are the steps of hair Transplant by follicular unit extraction (FUE):

1. Taking Hair Follicles

1. Taking Hair Follicles

Your surgeon makes thousands of tiny punch incisions to cut out individual hair follicles from the back of your head.

2. Making Tiny Holes

2. Making Tiny Holes

Next, they start making tiny holes with needles in the targeted areas to receive the new follicles.

3. Hair Implanting

3. Hair Implanting

Your surgeon implants hundreds or even thousands of hair follicles in the target area. Finally, they cover the area with bandages or gauze.

Recovery After Hair Transplant

The recovery after the surgery is usually smooth and easy, but it largely depends on the type of transplant. Often, you can go home the same day as the procedure. During the recovery phase, you may encounter the following:

Recovery After Hair Transplant
  • 1Feel mild pain or tenderness in your scalp, which you can control with painkillers for several days.
  • 2Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic or an anti-inflammatory medication to prevent infections.
  • 3Expect the transplanted hair to fall within 2-3 weeks, but that’s normal and the next hair growth will start taking off after 6-9 months.
  • 4You may be able to return to work after 3-5 days of the procedure.
  • 5Expect to wear bandages over your scalp for 1-2 days at least.
  • 6After 10 days, your healthcare provider can remove your stitches.

Risks of Hair Transplant

Luckily, a hair transplant poses a lower risk of complications, and if side effects appeared, they usually fade away within a couple of weeks. Such side effects may include:

Risks of Hair Transplant
  • 1Bleeding, infection, or itching
  • 2Swelling or numbness in the treated areas
  • 3Crusts formation on the treated areas
  • 4Bruising around the eyes
  • 5Inflammation of hair follicles (folliculitis)
  • 6Unusual tufts of hair

If you’re physically healthy, have realistic expectations, and still have areas of thick hair on your scalp, then you might be a good candidate for a hair transplant. Also, both men and women can undergo this surgery regardless of their race. This surgery is also appropriate for you if you: Suffer from male pattern baldness Lost some hair due to scalp injury or burn Able to grow hair on the thinning area of your scalp

Hair may fall out at first, but then the follicles begin to grow again.

The extent of the pain depends on the patient’s sensation. The patient is given local anesthesia to numb the area and prevent pain.

The hair transplant process takes between 2 to 8 hours, depending on the quantity of hair that will be transplanted.

Diet choices and certain lifestyle habits- such as smoking and stressful encounters-can also cause your hair to fall out.

The time required to recover after the procedure varies from one patient to another. Some patients can recover after 15 days.



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