All About Hair Transplants

Hair treatments depend on technology in the form of transplants and hair extensions. During a hair transplant surgery, the doctor takes hair from the sides, or back of the head and places it on the bald area. The surgeon performs a transplant surgery in the clinic after giving a local anesthesia to the patient. According to research, baldness often occurs due to genetics. But, some other factors also cause baldness like illness stress, unhealthy diet, and some drugs.

Types Of The Transplants: Transplants have two types depending on the procedures as described below.

Slit Grafts: This process includes several hairs in the graft, like from 4 to 10. However, the nature of baldness also determines the number.

Micro Grafts: This process includes either one hair in a graft or sometimes two. Whatever the type, a transplant can change your appearance developing more self-esteem and confidence in you.

Who Needs The Transplant?

Both men and women can have a hair transplant; if men have male-style baldness, and women have thin hair.

Who Should Avoid The Hair Transplant?

· Women who have a hair loss in the entire scalp.

· Men or women without any ideal donor sites.

· Men or women with a deep surgery, or injury scars

· Men or women who lose their hair due to some drugs, especially due to chemotherapy

A transplant procedure has three to four sessions to get the desired results. Doctors leave a gap of several months between the sessions to ensure a good transplant.

Things To Consider After Surgery

· Patients often feel soreness in the scalp after surgery, and the patient will need some medications for pain, swelling, or for infection. After a successful hair transplant, the person can start a normal life.

· Any transplanted hair can fall after 2 or 3 weeks of surgery because it sets the ground for new hair. Several people experience 60 percent hair growth after 6 or 9 months of surgery.

· Surgeons also prescribe different drugs for fast hair growth, and to protect the patient from any hair loss in the future.

Complications

Hair transplants also have some side-effects that disappear after a few weeks. Some typical complications include infection, swelling, bruises near eyes, and scars on the donor area. Numbness often happens in the treated area, but it’s temporary. Other side-effects include itching, inflammation, and a temporary shock loss of hair.

Long-Term Benefits

Constant hair growth occurs after the transplant, but the hair quality and thickness depends on certain elements including follicles’ density, scalp laxity, and curls. Patients should consult with their doctors about the long-term appearance after surgery.