Nowadays hair loss has become a very common issue among people, who suffer from hair loss want to cure this problem from root anyhow but in most of the cases they do not get success as hair loss occurs due to many reasons. The reasons can be a genetic disorder, a sleeping disorder or an irregular and unhealthy diet and in such cases curing hair loss becomes a big challenge. But hair transplant can give a new life to those who have lifeless and emaciated hair.
What is Hair Transplantation?
Hair transplantation is a procedure that surgically adds more hair to the thinning or balding area of the head. During this process, the hair from the posterior part of the scalp or from other body parts like beard, chest, armpit etc are taken and grafted to the thinning or balding part of the scalp, or eyebrows as the case may be.
Types of Hair Transplant Procedures
There are two types of hair transplant methods that hair transplant surgeons follow these days. Those are follicular unit extraction (FUE) & follicular unit transplantation (FUT). These days FUE is the best approach because of its advantages, so hair plantation doctor prefers to go with FUE for hair transplantation. Our trichologists suggest you the best suitable technique after going through a deep analysis of your hair texture and scalp.
FUE – It stands for follicular unit extraction, in this hair implant method grafts are extracted one by one through US FDA approve FUE machine that punches up to 0.7mm during hair extraction.
FUT – It stands for follicular unit transplantation, in this hair implantation method, A strip of hair flesh is cut from the back of the head for hair grafts extraction then with the help of specialized forceps grafts get implanted back to the recipient area. This method requires two to six hours for single session transplantation with no investment in the maintenance of your hair.
Below is the comparison of FUE hair transplant and FUT hair transplant that will help you in understanding why trichologists suggest FUE over FUT.
|FUE Hair Transplant||FUT Hair Transplant|
|Natural Result||It takes less time than FUE|
|No Scar||Scar is visible|
|Multiple Donor Area – Head, Beard, Chest, Back||One Donor Area – Head|
|Fastest recovery – Healing time is less||Takes time to recover|
|Low Pain||Medium Pain|
How FUE Hair Transplant is Done?
In this process, single follicular units which hold one to four hair are removed from the root by injecting anesthesia and afterwards small punches with diameters ranging between 0.6 mm and 1.0 mm are created. Micro blades or fine needles are used to prick the area for receiving grafts. A pre-determined pattern is fixed with allocated density. The pattern is fixed at such an angle so that the scars are visible and enhances a realistic pattern of hair. The ending procedure is done by inserting an individual graft in the recipient area.
The following steps are followed during the FUE:
- You will have to shave off the hair from the back of the head.
- The individual follicles are taken out, with the help of motorised FUE punch machine and forceps.
- Hair Follicles are collected and are kept in a solution in low temperature.
- The surgeon makes small slits in the bald area of scalp.
- Hair follicles are put into the slits.
- After this, they cover the surgical site with bandages or gauze.
FUE Hair Transplant Benefits
It is not only the solution of people facing the problem of hair loss, but also for those who want an attractive or sporty hair style to get all time for their enthusiasm. If you are one of the following you must go to the hair only solutions expert to shut off your issue:
- It gives your natural shining Fuller, thicker hair
- This is a No Scar, No Pain hair implantation procedure
- Hair Graft Survival rate is high
- Fastest Healing Time
- Boost Confidence
How FUT Hair Transplant is Done?
It is different from FUE where your hair transplantation is done in a group of follicular units. The unit contains nerves, small muscles, sebaceous oil glands and fine vellus hairs. In this process transplantation of thousand grafts is done in one session. This transplantation promotes the natural hair growth without leaving traces and helps you to lead a normal lifestyle. The hair that is transplanted is as permanent and natural as you can shampoo them, oil them comb them, and even get your desired haircut.
These are the steps followed during the FUT procedure:
- The surgeon uses a scalpel to remove a piece of your scalp. This is usually taken from the back of your head. The strip is about 6 to 10 inches long and can stretch from nearby one ear to another.
- In this step, the surgeon and their assistants separate the scalp strips into much smaller pieces using a scalpel. These pieces are then split into as many as 2000 smaller pieces. These are called grafts. There might also be some grafts that will only contain one hair.
- The surgeon uses a needle or a blade to make small slit in the scalp where the hair will be transplanted.
The surgical sites are covered using bandages or gauze.
How Many Grafts in a Hair?
The number of grafts that you will receive depends on the following factors:
- The type of hair that you have
- The transplantation site size.
- The thickness of the hair
- Hair Color
Causes of Hair Loss
Hair falls might be caused due to several reasons. These are:
Family history results in hair loss
In most cases, it has been observed that hair loss may be caused due to certain hereditary conditions that may contribute for androgenic alopecia, male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness. This is predictable, and this does not occur suddenly. This process of baldness is gradual. There is receding of the hair lines and bald area appears gradually in men. Thinning and baldness can be seen in females also.
Hair loss might also be caused due to hormonal changes and medical conditions.
There might be several reasons why hair baldness might be caused. One of the most important reasons is the occurrence of hormonal changes. These hormonal changes might also be occurred due to several reasons. This might be due to childbirth, pregnancy, menopause, diabetes and thyroid problems. Some of the most common medical conditions include alopecia areata, which is related to the immune system. This often results in patchy baldness. Hair infection and hair-pulling disorder might also cause this.
Medications and supplements.
Hair loss at times also is a result of side effects caused due to the intake of certain drugs. These drugs treat cancer, depression, heart issues, high blood pressure and gout.
Radiation therapy to the head
After radiation therapy, there are chances that the hair might not grow back in the same way as before.
A very stressful event
Hair loss might also be caused in case of individual experiences too much stress for several months. But this type of hair loss, in most cases, is only temporary.
Hairstyles and treatments
If your hair styling requires your hair to be pulled tightly, it might cause hair loss. There are also chances that the hair loss is caused due to permanent hair straightening or hair coloring. In all such cases, hair loss might be permanent.
Complete Hair Transplant Procedure
Hair transplant surgery is the best hair plantation method that fulfills the dream of many individuals male and female who dreams of getting their shining hair back. Our expert hair plantation surgeons care for your dream of a full head of hair and happiness inside that making us the best hair transplant clinic. So we have made a hair implant procedure for every transplant that results in a good hair transplant experience and result for you.
Step 1 – Health Report Check-up
After checking your health report and medical history hair transplant surgeon will let you know the next step based on the report if all is ok else will require you to wait until all things are normal.
Step 2 – Consent Form Signing
Doctor will explain the procedure and medical terms to the hair loss patients, then hair transplant candidate need to sign a form. also hair plantation doctor will guide you about the number of hair grafts required
Step 3 – Donor Area Trimming
Hair transplant technician will trim your donor area which can be the back of the head, beard, and chest for extracting grafts
Step 4 – Dressing and Construct Hair Line
Every patient needs to follow the proper guidelines for sanitization and dressing. Our hair implantation experts understand your need so they will mark the hair implant area accordingly for fulfilling your wish.
Step 5 – Local Anesthesia
Hair transplant doctor will give you the Local Anesthesia injection for numbing the part of the hair extraction area.
Step 6 – Follicular Extraction
Team of experts hair surgeons and hair transplant technicians start extracting hair grafts from the donor area with the help of a US FDA-approved FUE machine and keep for Harvesting the hair grafts
Step 7 – Hair Implantation
Here hair transplant surgeons start implanting the extracted hair graft back into the bald area for filling the healthy hair grafts for better results.
Step 8 – Rest and Lunch Breaks
Between the surgery, Surgeons give small breaks for rest and refreshment for patient comfort.
Step 9 – Bandage and Medications Guidance
Once the hair transplant get complete, Doctor will bandage the hair area and will guide you about the medicine, sleeping posture, next visit, etc
Benefits of Hair Transplantation
There are many benefits of a hair transplantation surgery
1. Hair transplantation surgery helps in improving your appearance
Once you undergo hair transplantation surgery, you get back those glorious times when you could flaunt your thick and beautiful hair. This surgery improves a person’s overall look and thus boosts their confidence.
2. This is a permanent Solution.
Unlike the other solutions, hair transplantation surgery provides a solution that will last for a lifetime.
3. There are no more bald spots.
The baldness that might have plagued you for so long and prevented you from socializing is no longer there after this surgery. So, you will be able to socialize after the surgery happily.
4. You require negligible maintenance.
Most of the procedures need costly maintenance. But that is not the case with hair transplantation surgery. This is because you do not need expensive procedures once the follicles start growing. You do not need regular maintenance as seen in people using Hair wig or Hair patch.
5. This is also highly cost-efficient.
You might be surprised that the hair transplantation procedure is also quite cost-efficient. This is because, for other procedures, you have to go for visits at regular visits, and you will also have to maintain it. Expensive medicines may be required. Moreover, the solutions are also not permanent. But the hair transplantation solutions are permanent, and you do not have to visit the doctors frequently.
6. Has a very high success rate
You can opt for other hair fall solutions. However, hair transplantation surgery has a very good success rate.
7. The chances of complication are much less.
Complications might arise during surgical procedures due to exposure to the inner body parts and human error. But FUE hair transplantation surgery does not need big incisions. Therefore, the chances of any post-surgery complications are minimal.
8. Lesser chances of side effects
There is no invasive, and general anesthesia is used in the procedure. So there are hardly any chances of side effects as in the other surgical procedures.
9. You can get natural hair.
When you use wigs or grow hair through weaving, the hair looks unnatural as this is sourced from a third party. But hair transplantation surgery provides you with natural hair that is sourced from you only. Thus they do not look fake.
10. Do not require any long-term medications.
You do not need any long-term medications after the hair transplantation procedure. You will need a few antibiotics and painkillers for only few days (5-7 days) to manage the pain after the procedure.
What happens during a hair transplant procedure?
Hair transplantation is a minor outpatient surgery. This requires 4–12 hours. It is usually performed under local anesthesia. There are no dietary restrictions. During this procedure, the individual hair follicle units are removed using the equipment. The cosmetic results of this procedure are also excellent. The small grafts are meticulously placed into the bald or thinning portion of the scalp, maintaining the same angle as the other hair.
What happens after a hair transplant procedure?
Within 24 hours of the operation, small crusts form on each graft. It is then shed within 2-3 weeks. The grafted hair will also start growing in about 2 to 3 months, and full results are achieved within a year of the surgery. There are chances of some patients experiencing mild swelling in the forehead area for just a few days. This, however, goes away within 3–4 days. The patients should use moist compresses or sprays and sleep in a semi-upright position for about 2–3 days. This is done to minimize the swelling.
When do you need a hair transplant ?
The hair transplantation surgery is for:
- People who are losing hair and experiencing pattern baldness
- People with a realistic outlook on life realize that hair fall will increase after surgery.
- Men who have been bald for more than five years and whose pattern has also been stabilized.
- People who want to get a more youthful look by adding some more hair.
- People who have lost their hair due to other cosmetic procedures.
Hair Transplant Recovery Time & Normal Routine
How you will feel after surgery will depend a lot on the complexity of the procedure. In case the area on which the surgery was performed aches, you need to have painkillers. If the surgeon has used bandages, those will be removed in a day. After two days of the surgery, you might wash your hair gently. If there are any stitches, even those will be removed within 10 days. It would help if you discussed the possibilities of swelling and bruising with your doctor.
If there is any strenuous activity, the blood flow to the scalp increases, which might result in the bleeding of the incision. You should also avoid rigorous exercises and any sports activities for a period of at least three weeks. Some doctors will ask you to avoid sexual activities for about ten days. To be sure that the incisions are healing properly, you might have to visit the doctor several times in the first month after the surgery. Regarding the follow-up visits, you should listen to your doctor.