In this article you will understand what is involved in the hair transplantation procedure and what you are to expect from it.
This procedure is minimally invasive and is an outpatient procedure where you can regain our lost hair from new follicles transplanted in that areas where it is needed. 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.
If men and women experiencing baldness and other hair problems, then if they want to get their permanent hair back again then they should undergo hair transplant surgery. 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.
The more popular transplant procedure is the follicular unit extraction. 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. 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.
In grafting procedure, the skin strip is surgically removed without touching 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. You don’t need to worry about this because it is completely normal and is called shock loss. You can also experience some hair fall in areas that were not included in the surgery.
On every cycle of growth you will observe a thickening of hair. Every 6 weeks you experience a cycle of growth. 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. When patients are recovering there is a change of losing transplanted hair.