Most of the people definitely agree that hairs are the one of the most important assets that can enhance the look of an individual. Hair loss is a nightmare for most of the people ,it is a condition in which the hair falls at an abnormal rate eventually leading to partial or complete loss of hair. There can be many reasons for hairloss but most common cause is the hereditary hair loss in men also known as alopecia or male pattern baldness.
Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that involves moving individual hair follicles from one part of the body (the donor site) to bald or balding parts (the recipient site). It is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness. In this case, grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding are transplanted to bald scalp. Likewise, it is also used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, and pubic hair.Hair loss is natural but transplant is an artificial process and the Only Permanent solution to baldness which Gaining popularity due to the reduction in cost and advancement in technology
1.Treatment Time: 1-2 days max
2.Rs 50,000 to Rs 3,00,000 (baldness area)
3.Hair growth starts two-and-a-half to three months after the surgery.
4.By the fifth month, usually 90% to 95% of the hairs have begun to grow.
5Hair will continue to mature and grow till one year after which it growth becomes stable.
6.Men and Women above 25 years of age
The transplanted hair can be washed, trimmed and styled as one wants. The standard surgical procedure is 'Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation'. The follicular unit is a physiological entity and consists of one, two, three or four hair growing in a cluster. The hair growth is better when the follicular unit is kept intact during transplantation.
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)
FUT is also called as a strip technique. It is considered as gold standard technique of Hair Transplantation.
1.Donar strip is taken from the back of your scalp. The length and the width of Donar strip depends on total number of grafts.
2.The donar area is then sutured with Trichophytic closure technique. Trichophytic closure is an advanced suturing technique where one could hardly have any scar at the donar area.
3.Later the harvested strip is dissected into follicular units of 1 hair,2 hair & 3 hair under microscope.
4.Finally the follicular units are implanted into your bald area.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
1.FUE is a latest, advanced and minimally invasive Hair Transplant technique.
2.Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE Harvesting – individual follicles of hair are removed under local anesthesia; this micro removal uses tiny punches of between 0.6mm and 1.25mm in diameter. Each follicle is then reinserted back in to the scalp in the thinning area using a micro blade. Because individual follicles are removed, only small, punctate scars remain and any post-surgical pain is minimized. As no suture removal is required, recovery from FUE is within 7 days.
After care and result
Hair Transplant is a very safe surgical procedure. There is usually little or no discomfort in the grafted area. Most patients feel some “tightness” in the donor area for 1-2 days and a mild analgesic will help cope with this. Patients may be asked to sleep in a semi-upright position for 2-3 days following the procedure to minimize swelling and bruising.
Small crusts may form on each graft, and these can usually be camouflaged by any existing hair that can be combed over the recipient area, or with camouflage products such as HAIROUSE or Toppik. These crusts will flake-off by 5-14 days after the surgery, the smaller follicular unit scabs often falling off at 4-6 days and the multi-follicular unit scabs taking longer. The transplanted hair seen growing out of the scalp may initially be shed; however, the roots remain and will be dormant for 10-14 weeks, at which time the new hairs will begin to grow.
Hair tranplant Benefits
1.You can get lots of extractions for implant of the donor sites. Can be achieved between 1800 and 4000 hair follicles from a single strip from the donor.
2.Being a technique that is performed manually under direct vision specialist, making follicular grafts performed in the proper way to avoid damaging the roots of the hair, essential to have a high probability integration of the grafted follicle.
3.This technique requires a lot of work, and is very meticulous, but even this is done quickly and involving several people at once for cutting follicular units, allowing them to carry out several activities at once.
4.The scar that causes this hair treatment is linear, so it is possible to make a second or third session of hair transplantation if necessary.
5.You get satisfactory results, natural, and observed in a short time.
6.The patient will feel no pain, thus increasing user comfort and relaxation.
7.The patient can return home the same day.
8. this technique provides a new and natural-looking head of hair.
9. it also enhance one's self-confidence by providing an appearance of a hairy head. There are even some individuals who earn additional contentment in knowing that the hair used for the procedure is their own.
Hair transplant disadvantages
1.Is a linear scar at the donor site almost imperceptible in the area which was acquired on hair transplant.
2.Although it is an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia, there is a short payback period of three days in which you can not sleep on your back.
3.Sometimes there can be some loss of sensation in the back of the head, which is recovered without any problems and return to complete normality past about two months.