We all pay a lot of attention on looking good. Of course looks are the most striking part of our personality and healthy, shiny, bouncy hair add a lot to looks. But, hair loss can lead to an unwanted disruption in our personality. It can result in depression, lack of self confidence, anxiety and other appearance issues. Hair loss has many possible causes like unhealthy diet, stress and imbalance in hormone, genetic, illness and many more. But, fortunately there are ample of hair regain options at our disposal. And, hair transplantation is considered to be one of the most feasible, without any side effects and quickest options of them all.
As the name suggests hair transplantation is a technique, in which the hair are moved on one part of the body from the another part. This is a surgery, in which doctor examines and find 2 basic sites in patient’s body:
Donor site: Body part from where hair has to be taken…
Recipient site: the bald part, where hair has to be transplanted.
Hair transplantation procedure:
A dermatological surgeon cleans the scalp completely. Then the donor area are trimmed and given anaesthesia. The surgeon cut out the strip of scalp from back of the head using a small needle. Then, the surgeon makes tiny holes on recipient site and gently places the hair received from donor site. Microscopes are used for these techniques. The technique includes:
Follicular unit transplantation (FUT)
Follicular unit extraction(FUE)
Advanced Trico Pigmentation(ATP)
Depending on person’s requirement and expectations, doctor suggests the no. of sessions required. Transplantation requires three or more sessions and each session requires more than three hour for complete scalp transplantation. During these treatment sessions the surgeon replaces hundreds of hair. After that the scalp is covered with bandages for few days to cover the stitches taken during surgery and removed after some days.
Who is the right candidate for the surgery?
Hair transplantation is a way to try growing hair naturally. It is safe and no pain surgery. The surgery is cheaper and less time consuming than any other hair loss treatment.
It looks more attractive and natural because your own hair are transplanted evenly on the scalp. A candidate having good donor site like face, legs, chest or any other part of the body and can relocate on lesser hair part. Hair transplantation is a good option for:
A male with baldness.
A woman with thin hair.
A male or female with less hair growth at front than the back part of head.
Person who has lost some hairs due to injury or burn.
Person having less or no growth on eyebrows and eyelashes area.
Candidate who have available donor hair.
Increase the frontal hair line.
Person who lost hair due to some cosmetic procedure.
Apart from these, some other general criteria which classify a good candidate for hair transplantation are:
Age: surgery can take place at any age. But for good results the candidate should not younger than 20.
Lifestyle: balanced diet, stress free, exercising will make you best candidate for hair transplant as this boost your recovery and avoid complications.
Health condition: patient must be healthy enough to undergo through a surgery. Continue taking of medicines can lead to slow recovery or bad results.
Hair transplantation is a good option but it depends on the flexibility of scalp, shape and thickness of hair or any scalp related disease. hence, sometimes these candidates are not advised transplantation:
Women with widespread of hair loss almost the complete scalp,
Person whose hair loss is due to some medical condition like chemotherapy,
People having allergic scalp or thick fibrous scars,
Sometimes doctors avoid transplantation due to lack of donor sites.
Complications associated with treatment:
Hair transplantation treatment’s after care is quite simple and pain free. Person will notice growing of new hairs within few months but some side effects are also examined during this period like infection, patchy hair growth, itching, swelling and bleeding. Surgeon can prescribe some antibiotics and anti-inflammatory tablets to avoid risk of infection and swelling. Some painkillers can also be given. Some care before and after transplantation can avoid complications. Patients are advised to stop taking any medicines which can result bleeding or using alcohol and smoking can lead to worse results.