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Would Hair Transplant Surgery Be Able to Prevent Hair Loss?

by Sheetal Goswami Blogger for Tricity Institute Of Plastic Surgery

In the modern world, your overall appearance depends on the presence or absence of hair. A person with healthy and shiny hair looks smart and charming to the opposite sex. On the other hand, individuals with no hair look horrible, unattractive, and scary. These days, most of the people are facing two more frequent aesthetic problems-Hair loss and baldness.

According to the statistics, by the age of 35, over 30% of men have obvious signs of baldness. Even the females are not immune to this problem. Some people take several steps to prevent the hair loss. Some others opt for hair transplant surgery for the speedy recovery of hairs. Many people wonder whether the hair transplantation will work for them or not? So, today we will talk about hair transplantation and its effectiveness in detail.

What Exactly Is Hair Transplantation?

In simple words, hair transplantation is a process of extracting hair from the donor side and planting them to the empty side of your head. There are different techniques for Hair Transplant.


Hair Transplantation Method

Nature

Brief Description

Strip method

Hair transplantation through surgical method

The essence of this technique consists in extracting small flaps of skin on the back of the head and dividing them into small pieces containing from 1 to 6 hair follicles (grafts). It is the grafts that are prepared for transplantation. Grafts of 4-6 follicles form a hairline, and 1-3 follicles create a natural looking hair growth line. The undisputed advantage of the strip method is the possibility of transplanting a large number of grafts, which allows you to solve the problem of alopecia after a hair transplant operation even with a large area of alopecia.


Non-surgical method

A seamless method, which is carried out with the help of special equipment.


It is a modern and less traumatic way of hair transplantation. It allows you to use hair from different parts of the body. Surgical intervention is not done. So, there will be no scarring after the Hair Transplant Surgery.


Combined (FUE)


It is the combination of the first and second methods of hair transplantation.


The method, like the strip method, is essentially an operation. Removal of associations of follicles is performed together with skin areas, however, the dimensions of the latter are much less than in the case of FUT.




The Ideal Age For Hair Transplantation?

There are no age limits for this operation. However, Individuals below the age of 25 are undesirable for hair transplantation because in the adolescent period, hair loss problem remains in the peak form and there are chances of extensive baldness as there is no way to accurately reveal the area of the lesion.

If you go for a hair transplantation surgery in the early age, serious problems may arise, such as the lack of hair in the donor zone, which makes postoperative scars noticeable. Apart from this, sometimes, young people don't realize the results of the transplant procedure and their expectations are fulfilled.

Preparation For Hair Transplantation Surgery:

You need to follow the below-mentioned tips to prepare yourself for the hair transplantation surgery:

  • To stop the further development of androgenic alopecia, Minoxidil is prescribed for 6 months before hair transplantation,

  • 14 days before the operation, the use of Minoxidil is stopped. Such a measure is necessary to reduce bleeding during surgery,

  • A week before the operation, it is necessary to refrain from taking anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning medications (Aspirin, etc.), as well as stopping smoking,

  • For 48 hours, you must give up alcoholic beverages,

  • The Preliminary blood test is performed to determine haemoglobin level, coagulability, glucose concentrations, analysis for hepatitis B and syphilis, ECG,

  • On the day of the procedure on the head area, where the donor material comes from, hair is trimmed to 1-2 mm and

  • In the case of a hair transplant, a woman needs a series of tests (blood test, examination of scalp and hair, etc,) to determine the exact cause of hair loss, because in some cases transplantation cannot help.

Possible Complications:

If a surgical operation is performed, there are always certain risks associated with the specifics of the procedure. As for hair transplantation, the risks are minimal, and they take place if hair transplantation is performed by personnel with insufficient qualifications and in inappropriate conditions. You can easily avoid this with the help of doctors.

However, complications are still possible as they are caused by damage to the nerves of the donor zone or the transplant region. If the transplant is made by means of the Strip technique, then scarring inevitably arises.

The peculiarity of the method lies in the fact that the doctor does not take the follicles separately for transplantation, but uses small areas of skin that have hair follicles. Do not exclude the risk of rejection as the body's response is unpredictable.

So, should I go for hair transplantation for the solution of the problem?

Of course, you should if you are eyeing for hair gain through it. Just get in touch with an expert surgeon and discuss the matter in detail and know if the hair transplant is right decision for you. You will get benefited immensely if standard procedures of hair transplantation are followed by surgeons and doctors.


About Sheetal Goswami Advanced   Blogger for Tricity Institute Of Plastic Surgery

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