Guide to Hair Transplant Procedures
If you want to know more about hair transplants, then you should read the article up to the end since we will be considering what is involved in hair transplantation procedures and what you can expect out of your 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, hair follicle are taken from donor site or sites where there is enough hair and these follicles are transplanted in areas where there is no hair.
Any male or female who is experiencing baldness, traction alopecia, receding hairline, head trauma, or male-pattern baldness can undergo this surgery and get permanent hair back once again. 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. There are those today who realize that simply taking medications and drugs cannot restore their 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. Because it is less invasive and have minimal down time, this procedure has become more popular. 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. Grafting is the other name for this procedure. If this procedure is done properly, you will soon have a natural and uniform look.
In follicular unit transplantation the surgeon removes a strip of skin with hair follicles attached from the honor area to the recipient area. The skin is divided into small pieces of grafts and one by one implanted into the recipient area.
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 in the recipient area, it begins to develop a new blood supply.
It takes around 4 to 8 hours for the surgery.
Transplanted hair tends to fall out after the second or third week. This stage is known as shock loss and is completely normal. You can also experience some hair fall in areas that were not included in the surgery.
There will be plenty of hair growing and thickening after every cycle of growth. Every 6 weeks you experience a cycle of growth. After 6 to 12 months you will see the final results of your treatment.
The risks involved in hair transplantation include scarring, reddening of the skin, and not getting the expected results. There are chances of losing transplanted hair known as shock loss which is common in recovering patients.