Hair transplantation is a successful simple medical cosmetic procedure that moves away hair from the back of your scalp to the front part that remarkably improve your stylish appeal. It is estimated that 60% of men and 50% of women experience some form of hair loss. Hair transplantation restore your appearance to 25 years backward. In women hair thinning is common especially by aging. In men the matter is even worse as baldness can be severe enough that lead the person to shave his scalp altogether. Different techniques of hair transplantation are available to choose from depending on your condition and the result you want.
The reason men got bald is that the type of hair follicles in the bald are very sensitive to male hormones and falls. In hair transplantation procedure your surgeon move another type of hair follicles which insensitive ti male hormones giving stability to the transplanted hair.
Baldness is due to fall of hair follicle that are sensitive to men hormones, genetically determined attribute
Restoration of hair transplantation is not only coverage of bald area, but also covering areas of receding hair line. By aging in men and women, the hairline starts to move backward giving impression of large frontal area and exaggeration of age appearance. Hair transplantation can manage this.
Traction alopecia (localized hair loss) is a type of hair loss in women who style their hair with tension on hair roots. Common in young girls
Hair transplantation are typically more successful than other forms of hair restoration like use of medications or use of artificial hair to be put on the scalp like wigs. Success of hair transplantation is estimated that 10% up to to 80% of transplanted hair will grow again in the transplanted area. Usually this transplanted hair will grow from 3 to 4 months.
It takes up to two years for the transplanted hair to takes it good shape
What about cost?
The cost of hair transplantation is anywhere from $3,000 to $15,000 depending on where you will do it, extent of are of baldness, numbers of sessions and the price of the surgeon himself. You have to remember, Cost of this cosmetic procedure depend on the type of the procedure or technique used in transplantation.
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In famous hospitals for transplantation, technicians or nurses do the procedure and not doctors
What is the technique used in hair transplantation?
In a simple way, transplantation is as simple as taking care of follicles which is the unit of hair from area with thick hair to the area which is bold or with thin hair. Hair transplantation is not only medical procedure but also it is cosmetic artistic technique used by the technician or the surgeon who do hair transplantation. The reason it is an artistic work is the surgeon draw the hair line to it original or in shape suitable to the face of the person and the style of hair he want. Another skill of art is to insert the hair in a direction suitable to person preference and according to his original hair, of course old photos works here.
Hair line transplantation is different between men and women, but some men prefer women style
In follicular unit transplantation (FUT) a follicular unit strip was taken from donor area from the back of the head. Surgeon to perform this procedure, he has to use knife (scalpel) to remove a strip of hair skin of size typically about 6 to 10 inches longer but can stretch from ear to ear to be transplanted in the bald area. Then the surgeon will close the donor area with stitches.
In FUT method, if not done perfectly, the transplanted hair looks like dolls hair (grow in punches of hair), looks ugly
The second technique is called follicular unit extraction (FUE) where the surgeon will pick up individual hair follicles out of the scalp skin which contain thick hair usually in the end the back of your head and then he will do a small holes in a bald area. The holes are evenly distributed. The next step, the surgeon insert hair follicle one by one in the holes.
Hair Plugs vs Hair Transplantation
Hair plugs is a form of hair transplantation. It is older in history of hair restoration procedures. Hair plugs is a rounded units of skin containing around 10 units of hair is extracted from donor area to implant in the bald area. So, hair plugs are a form of hair transplantation.
Hair transplantation can be done for beard in men and eye brows in women for aesthetic appeal
The patient before hair transplantation, has to cut his hair very short, usually at the level of the skin. In the clinic doing this procedure usually it might takes 3 season over 2-3 days or it may take one session depending on the area every situation let me stay in the clinic up to 12 15 hours. After the procedure patient is allowed to go home and he can sleep right away but he has to you to use neck pillow around the neck like that used in air flights to avoid touching the area.
Medications used before and after the procedure like Ibuprofen and other pain killers after the procedure, all are over the counter medications usually. Wash of hair is allowed one week after the procedure and preferably to be done in the clinic by the nurse or technician.
By 2 to 3 months the transplanted hair will fall down and then regrow gradually and start to appear, usually like 50 to 80% or even 90% of transplanted hair will go again. Use hair tonics and supplements. It is usually over the counter medications like zinc as a mineral and Vitamin B complex. Use these supplements to help hair growth to be more healthy and they grow well.
After hair transplantation, some clinics use around 20 seasons on weekly basis of special type of light or laser which stimulate hair follicles to be healthy and grow very well.
What are the side effects which can happen after hair transplantation surgery?
Side Effects can happen but it is rare. Side Effects is like infection or some inflammation called folliculitis which is swelling of hair follicles. Bleeding or loss of sensation around the surgical size which can happen is also known side effect.
Hair transplantation procedure is very convenient apart from lying down in bed or lying down in chair for the procedure for long hours which may extend up to 12 to 15 hours every day for 2 to 3 days.
Skin numbness or even total loss of sensation can be permanent but mostly not annoying
Why baldness doesn’t come back after hair transplantation?
Hair follicles harvested from the back of the scalp is very healthy and they are independent of any hormone of them. In normal circumstances, when So when transferred to the bald area, these hair follicle don’t fall again.
What about the hair follicles in donor area, do they regrow pack?
The answer is no. The good news is that the surgeon will not take all the hair follicles from the donor area. He will take only some of the follicles in a pattern taking one fair follicle and leaving the next one. By time when hair get longer it looks normal.
Hair follicles can be harvested from the body to cover larger area of baldness.
Hair care after transplantation
In hair transplantation, doctors believe in B-complex vitamin and over the counter Zinc supplements. It helps the transplanted hair to be healthy. Absolutely, you can use food rich in these supplements like bananas, avocados, brown rice, nuts, and eggs.
Local use of minoxidil helps regrow of some lost hair but also doctors of hair transplantation prescribe it after hair transplantation re-grow to maintain hair growth ant thickness.
Bald men has heavy body hair
Author with transplanted his current hair!