Hair loss is a common problem seen in both males and females. There can be several causes of hair loss. The cause of hair loss helps in determining the mode of treatment for the same. While hair transplant is not a solution to all the causes of hair loss, but, maximum cases of hair loss can be treated using a hair transplant procedure.
If you want to undergo a hair transplant procedure, but, are not sure about the treatment, this article will let you know all you need to know about the hair transplant surgery before you choose to opt for it.
What is a hair transplant?
A hair transplant is a procedure of harvesting healthy hair follicles from a donor site. The donor site is usually the back of the scalp since it is least affected by male pattern baldness. However, sometimes hair can be harvested from the other parts of the body as well. The harvesting techniques used are different in the different types of techniques used for hair transplants. The harvested hair is then transplanted to the recipient site, which is the bald area on the scalp.
Types of Hair Transplant
The two main techniques used for hair transplant are:
1)Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
The surgeon removes a linear strip of skin from the donor area and then extracts individual hair follicles from the strip. After extracting an adequate number of hair follicles the surgeon transplants them to the recipient bald spot areas.
The advantage of this technique is that the hair follicles have a better chance of survival. The disadvantage is that it leaves behind a big scar mark at the back of the head, which can be covered only by keeping long hair.
2)Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
The hair follicles are individually extracted from the donor site in this technique, and then harvested one by one using a medical device. When enough hair follicles are extracted, the surgeon transplants them to the recipient site, that is, the bald spots. The main advantage of this method is that it does not leave behind a scar mark. Tiny scar marks may be left behind, but, they are almost invisible after complete healing.
Can hair transplant be a trusted solution for hair loss?
Choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon is of utmost importance while opting for a hair transplant procedure. An experienced surgeon is more likely to give you natural-looking results, with lesser chances of complications.
The surgeon will explain the hair transplant procedure and the expected results in detail before undergoing the procedure.
The following things should be kept in mind before undergoing the procedure:
-A genetic susceptibility towards the dihydrotestosterone hormone (DHT) may lead to hair fall and hair thinning even after a hair transplant procedure. It is important to find out about this condition before opting for a hair transplant.
-Medications like Finasteride and Minoxidil can be used for hair loss treatment. Your doctor may suggest the use of these medications for hair loss treatment and only offer the hair transplant procedure as a last resort.
-An experienced and skilled surgeon should be chosen for a hair transplant procedure to obtain the desired results.
-The patient should have realistic expectations from the procedure.
-One should discuss in detail about the kind of scar marks that will be visible after the surgery, and choose a hair transplant technique accordingly.
-Any medical conditions or previous hair transplant procedures should be discussed with the surgeon before the procedure.
-Mild side effects like inflammation, swelling, and redness are common after the hair transplant procedure.
-One should consult the doctor immediately if any serious side effects are seen, which persist for more than a week after the treatment.
Is hair transplant safe?
When performed by a skilled surgeon, the hair transplant procedure is usually safe.
The physical and medical health of the patient determines the reaction of each patient towards the hair transplant procedure. The recovery time varies in each patient, according to the healing capacity of the body.
Some common side effects associated with the hair transplant procedure are infection at the donor or recipient site, swelling, redness, excessive bleeding, pain, allergic reactions, and scar marks left behind after the procedure.
The side effects are usually mild and subside after some time.
Why choose us?
The ALCS clinic, Jaipur is one of the best cosmetic clinics in India. Our surgeon, Dr. Sunil Arora is highly skilled and experienced and has done several successful hair transplant procedures to date.
We are equipped with the latest technology to provide you with the best hair transplant procedure.
For a comfortable, result-oriented hair transplant treatment, book your appointment with ALCS clinic, Jaipur today!