Hair Transplant

Hair Transplant

Nowadays, it’s possible to have extremely natural-looking results as our medical advances, technology and innovations are continually improving.

A hair transplant can give you permanent, natural-looking results once again. If you’re looking for a permanent solution to your hair loss, then you are at the right place. A hair transplant can call back your youthful, smart looking hairstyle.

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A hair transplant is a procedure that is usually performed by qualified practitioners who specialize in hair transplant and cosmetic procedures to move hair to a bald area of the head.

Hair transplants typically occur under local anesthesia to move hair from the back or side of the head to the front or top of the head.

According to the practitioner,  pattern baldness is responsible for the majority of hair loss, it comes down to genetics. But it can happen due to a variety of factors, including:

  • Diet

  • Stress

  • Illness

  • Hormonal imbalance

  • Medications

Candidates for a Hair Transplant

Nowadays, Men and women of all races can be good candidates for a hair transplant. To be considered for a hair transplant, you may need blood tests prior. To find out what things are going on in your body that may be causing your hair loss. Sometimes you also need a procedure called a scalp biopsy. You are a good candidate for a hair transplant if these conditions are okay. Enough healthy hair on your scalp that can be transplanted to the area that needs hair and the ability to grow hair on the thinning area of your scalp.

Candidates Who Are Not Fit for Hair Replacement

Who have already lost hair with a widespread pattern throughout the scalp, also who don’t have enough “donor” hair sites from which to remove hair for transplant. If you are losing hair from keloid scars (thick, fibrous scars) after injury or surgery and due to medication such as chemotherapy are not a good candidate at all.

Work Procedures That Happens During a Hair Transplant

In normal situations, a hair transplant to take between 4 and 8 hours but If you are having a large amount of hair transplanted, you may need to return for a few hours the next day. Most people remain awake during the entire surgery and need only anesthesia that makes the scalp numb. Sometimes they take a mild sedative to help them relax. Two to three members of the hair transplant team may help place the healthy hairs into the area that needs hair, depending on the number of hairs to be transplanted.

Hair transplant process starts with thoroughly cleaning your scalp, your practitioner uses a small needle to numb an area of your head with local anesthesia. After that, they use a scalpel to remove around a section of your scalp covered with hair, then they sew the scalp closed during FUT transplant. The practitioner next separates the removed section of scalp into small sections using a magnifying lens and sharp surgical knife. The practitioner makes tiny holes with a needle in the area of your scalp. And finally, they gently place hairs in these holes, during one treatment session, a practitioner may transplant hundreds or even thousands of hairs.

The Time Frame of Hair Transplant

Bandages will be removed from your scalp after a few days. Your stitches will be removed after about 10 days. You may require up to three or four sessions to achieve the full head of hair you desire, remember it may vary person to person. Sessions occur several months as each transplant needs to fully heal.

The Time You See Results from a Hair Transplant

Most people see results between 6 and 9 months after surgery but some clients take up to 12 months. You should know that after the surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out. You may see that the hair may look thinner than before you had the transplant at the 3rd month. Duration of the fall and up between 2 and 8 weeks after the surgery. This is normal, so do not panic about it. Stay cool, after that, you will see your desired result. Medicine can help you keep the results to treat hair loss. Although, hair loss and thinning can continue, even after a hair transplant, medicine can prevent or slow down new hair loss and thinning. And keep your natural-looking results for years to come.

The Complications Associated with a Hair Transplant:

Side effects from a hair transplant are mostly minor and clear up within a few weeks.

  • Bleeding

  • Infection

  • Swelling of the scalp

  • Bruising around the eyes

  • A crust

  • Numbness

  • Itching

  • Inflammation

  • Shock loss

  • Unnatural-looking etc.

Hair Loss Symptoms:

Hair loss can occur in various ways, it can come on suddenly or gradually and affect just your scalp or your whole body. Lossing you hair can be temporary or permanent.

Excessive hair loss from your scalp called baldness and hereditary hair loss with age is the most common cause of baldness. Signs of hair loss may include:

Gradual thinning on top of the head

Gradual thinning is the most common type of hair loss for both men and women. By increase of ageing hair often begins to recede from the forehead in a line that resembles the letter M.

Circular or patchy bald spots

Some people experience smooth, coin-sized bald spots. It usually affects just the scalp, but it sometimes also occurs in beards or eyebrows.

Sudden loosening of hair

A sudden physical or emotional shock can cause hair loss.

Full-body hair loss

In some cases, chemotherapy for cancer can result in the loss of hair all over your body.

Patches of scaling that spread over the scalp

It may be accompanied by broken hair, redness, swelling and, at times oozing.

Alopecia

Alopecia is a disease that causes hair to fall out in small patches, sometimes it remains unnoticeable. Eventually, it connects each other and then become noticeable. When the immune system attacks the hair follicles as foreign substances then eyebrows, eyelashes, and face, as well as other parts of the body, are commonly affected.

Causes Alopecia Areata:

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. It develops when the immune system mistakes healthy cells for foreign substances. Normally, the immune system defends your body against foreign invaders, like viruses and bacteria.

Fast Hair Growth:

The American Academy of Dermatology reported that our hair can grow on average 1/2 inch per month. Age, specific hair type and overall health conditions determine how fast your hair will grow.

Vitamins and Nutrients:

Our body requires a lot of energy to make your hair grow. Vitamins or supplements, and balanced meals can help make your hair grow stronger. Some helpful Vitamins include:

  • Omega-3 and 6

  • Zinc

  • B5 and biotin

  • Vitamin C

  • Iron

  • Vitamin D

You can also mix these essential oils such as coconut, sunflower, mineral, and castor.

Follicular Unit Excision (FUE):

FUE formerly called Follicular Unit Extraction is a method of harvesting.

In it, an instrument is used to make a small, circular incision in the skin around a follicular unit. Then, separating it from the surrounding tissue. Finally, the unit is pulled directly from the scalp, leaving a small open hole.

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT):

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a surgical procedure, in this process hair is transplanted from the permanent zone. Especially, the area in the back and sides of the scalp where hair is more resistant to balding, to the bald or balding areas of the scalp.

When follicular unit grafts are being prepared, the practitioner makes tiny holes in the scalp. It’s a recipient site, where the grafts are placed.

Advantages Between FUE and FUT Hair Transplants:

FUT

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT/Strip) is that it typically gives the highest yield of hair. If  the client’s primary goal is to achieve maximum fullness from the hair restoration. The precision of stereo-microscopic dissection and the ability to efficiently harvest from a more select area of the donor zone can be an important reason.

FUE

Follicular Unit Extraction is ideal for getting a linear donor scar and having a faster healing time. It can help to achieve the goal to wear their hair very short or return quickly to strenuous activity. FUE is a simple way to avoid the stigma of a linear donor scar even though it would be easily covered by their hair.

Biofibre Hair Transplant:

When FUE or FUT are not fit, then Biofibre hair restoration procedures are the suitable alternative. Artificial hair implants is a surgical restoration of hair for people who are suffering from baldness. Biofibre is actually fibers made up of an advanced material called PBT and it is a fine, flexible and absolutely undetectable alternative to the natural hair There are 2 types available, one is Biofibre and the other one is Nido.

Overview:

Hair transplant eliminates the unnatural doll-like hair that people saw in the 70s and 80s. Back then, the hair plugs became quite noticeable. Improvements in creating the hairline and placing the hairs in the thinning areas also help create natural-looking results as the results can look so natural that a barber or stylist cannot tell you’ve had anything done.

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