Everything You Need to Know About Hair Transplant
What Is A Hair Transplant?
Hair Transplant is a surgical treatment for male and female pattern hair loss which helps in transplanting extremely natural looking follicular units rather than plugs as was done in the past.
Hair loss is a natural, yet an unfortunate part of life for many, especially men. It can impact you physically and lower your self-confidence to a great extent. Getting a hair transplant is like getting a new lease to life altogether.
We want to look our presentable best at all times and most importantly on a certain important function, and Hair Transplant treatment can help fulfill it. Hair transplant surgery is seeing an upsurge – but what does the procedure actually involve, what are the risks, and are there alternatives? Here, we explain everything you need to know…
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How Does Hair Transplant Work?
To know how a Hair Transplant works, it is important to understand that there are two main techniques used to obtain follicles for transplantation: FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). The detail procedure is as follows.
The first step is to clean your scalp, wherein the surgeon will use a small needle to numb the area of the head with local anesthesia.
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Steps For FUT:
- A scalpel will be used to cut out a strip of your scalp skin from the back of your head, it is then closed by suturing.
- The next step is to separate the hair grafts from the removed portion of the scalp using a magnifying lens and a surgical knife. These grafts are then implanted for natural looking hair growth.
Steps For FUE:
- During FUE, the hair follicles are extracted from the back of the head through thousands of tiny punches.
- Then tiny punch hole incisions are made with a needle wherein the surgeon gently places the hair grafts in the holes.
Post the grafting; the area will be bandaged to cover your scalp for a few days. Usually, a hair transplant treatment can easily take more than 4 hours to complete. Post that, for FUT the stitches will be removed after 10 days of surgery. In FUE there are no stitches.
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Cost Of Hair Transplant Treatment?
The cost of a hair transplant is highly variable on a number of different factors, and typically averages from Rs.40-60 per graft for FUT and Rs.40 per graft for FUE. There are a number of factors that can influence the costing, including:
- The type of hair transplant (FUE hair transplant vs FUT hair transplant)
- The extent of your hair loss which determines the number of grafts.
- The quality of your hair loss clinic.
- The expertise of the surgeon.
So, in order to extract the maximum value from your investment, you should carefully consider the costs and opt for the highest quality clinic to ensure you get the best results.
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Complications, Risk & Side effects of Hair Transplant
Hair transplantation is a safe procedure that is normally carried out without any serious risks or complications. However, in the case of surgery, there are some risks, which should be discussed in detail at your personal consultation with our qualified surgeon.
There are some minor, temporary complications such as:
1. Thinning Of Pre-Existing Hair
Though very rare, after the surgery your pre-existing hair can thin. However, they will return to normal condition within a few months of the surgery.
Some bleeding is normal and will stop eventually. Additional stitching is rarely required.
Since it is an operative procedure, pain is expected but very minimal. Most of our patients do not require any pain relievers, and if needed, we recommend the right dose.
Some temporary numbness is inevitable, usually in the donor area, and generally lasts for up to 18 weeks. It is hardly troublesome.
Some itching commonly occurs but it is not troublesome at all. Shampooing the hair daily will help resolve the discomfort.
Swelling occurs in rare cases and when it does, it can last in the area around the eyes for 1 to 2 days. In about 1% of cases, a “black eye” can develop.
The occurrence of infection is miniscule and can be easily treated with antibiotics.
Keloid scarring occurs only in pre-disposed individuals, and even more rarely this scarring can cause a creasing effect.
Cysts may occur in the recipient area when many grafts have been inserted. They are usually no more than 2 or 3mm in diameter, i.e., the size of small pimples.
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Aftercare Tips For Hair Transplant Surgery
So you’ve finally had that long-awaited hair transplant, and you are ready to go home with good looking tresses! Well, that’s great, but there are things that you should be ensuring for the best possible outcome post the procedure.
Here are the aftercare tips that you must adhere to which will definitely help yield good results. Most of the things mentioned below do not require a lot of extra time outside your routine.
- For the first few nights after the treatment, it is wise to sleep with your head elevated.
- Applying sunscreen for upto two weeks after the procedure even if it is not sunny outside.
- After ten days, you can return to your typical shampoo and conditioning routine.
- Don’t apply too much pressure when massaging your head.
- Do not worry if you begin to feel or notice scabs. They will fall off within days.
- Avoid sweating as much as possible within the first week after the FUE surgery
Last but not least, the most important piece of advice when it comes to hair transplant aftercare is to listen to your doctor. Every person is different, and this is why it is so important to have a thorough consultation with a doctor who gives you personalized aftercare advice. You can be certain of this with Skin City.
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Who Might Benefit From A Hair Transplant?
As much as a hair transplant sounds like a good idea, the reality is not everyone can get one. There are many considerations patients need to be aware of to make sure it is the right procedure for them, but there are five main ones.
So let’s have a check at who can benefit from a hair transplant procedure.
- Ideal Age Is Between 25-65
While there are no limits to what age one can get a hair transplant procedure, an ideal candidate is between 25- 65 years of age.
- Treatment Depends On The Type Of Hair Loss
As not all types of hair loss are the same, the best candidates for hair transplantation are those who suffer from male pattern baldness.
- You Must Be Healthy For The Treatment
Having healthy hair follicles is not the only thing that should be healthy. You should also be in great health for the treatment consideration.
- Hair Type, A Deciding Factor
The type of hair is a factor when deciding if hair transplantation is the right choice.But do not worry, there are other solutions for you, like Triple Grow Factor injections.
So if you are considering getting a hair transplant, make sure to check if you qualify.
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If you are considering a hair transplant, get in touch with SkinCity. Our team of accomplished and board certified doctors for the procedurewill also make sure to customize your options before carrying out Hair Transplant. We will be there for you before the treatment till the after care.
To know more on how we can help, contact Skin City on 098902 25577 today or fill the online enquiry form.