If you are planning to get hair transplants, then this article will help you understand what you are to expect from this treatment.
A transplant surgery is a minimum outpatient invasive process that allows the patient to regain lost hair from new follicles transplanted in your head. In this procedure there are donor sites which contain hair and this is where they will harvest hair follicles which will be transplanted to recipient sites or sites where there is balding.
This procedure is ideal for men and women who are getting balding, have traction alopecia, receding hairline, head trauma, or male-pattern baldness, and they can get permanent hair back. Men who are suffering from male pattern baldness, and men or women who have lost their hair due to fire accidents can also undergo hair transplantation. People today are giving up on medications and drugs because they do not give them their desired results. lot of people have realized that simply taking mediations cannot really bring your hair back.
There are two ways that hair transplantation is done. One is through follicular unit extraction and the other is follicular unit transplantation.
Of the two surgeries follicular unit extraction is more popular. This is because this procedure is less invasive and it has minimal down time. Manual harvesting of each individual follicle from the donor area is done by the surgeon and then puts it in the area where it is needed. This process is also known as grafting. A natural and uniform look is achieved if done properly.
In follicular unit transplantation the surgeon removes a strip of skin with hair follicles attached from the honor area to the recipient area. The surgeon will then divide the skin into small pieces of grafts and they are implanted one by one into the recipient.
You have a graft if you remove a strip of skin from the donor area surgically removed without touch the blood supply. When the graft is implanted into the recipient area, the skin develops a new blood supply.
The hair transplant surgery takes about 4 to 8 hours.
After the second or third week, the transplanted hair tends to fall out. This is completely normal and is called shock loss. If most instances there is hair fall experienced in other areas that were not touched during the surgery.
There will be plenty of hair growing and thickening after every cycle of growth. The cycle of growth is every 6 weeks. By the 6th month the result can be seen and by the 12th month, the final result of your treatment can be seen.
Although hair transplantation is not very invasive and the lowest medical procedure involving any risks, still like any other surgery there are some risks associated with a hair transplant like scarring, reddening of the skin or not getting the expected results. Sometimes transplanted hair falls but is common in recovering patients.