Do you really understand hair transplants?

If you are sick, you visit a doctor and in this case, when you are suffering from baldness or increasing hair loss, you see a hair transplant surgeon or a dermatologist. These specialize in diagnosing the cause of hair loss and treating it with non-surgical measures or surgically where a hair transplant is performed. A hair transplant is a latest surgical method of eradicating hair loss for good or reducing the level of hair fall. There are mainly two techniques that are FUE and FUT. In both procedures, hair follicles are removed from the donor area and implanted in the recipient area which is experiencing thinning.

A hair transplant procedure can help a patient to forget about hair fall, but more research is needed in order to find the right clinic and surgeon. The instruments used in hair transplant procedures, both in the harvesting of hair follicles and implanting them are sharp instruments that can spread infections easily. They need sterilizing and proper storage from germs and pollution. The surgeries are delicate and require expertise. The procedure of a hair transplant always begins with a consultation where a patient’s scalp is examined and explained of the pros and cons.

In the actual procedure, the head is demarcated to differentiate the donor and the recipient parts. Local anaesthesia is administered to a patient after which hair is harvested in the form of a strip or individually. The wound in FUT is stitched and the hair dissected. Small incisions are dug in the recipient area and hair is fixed in them. The procedure can take a half a day, but the number of hair needed matters most.

Within 4 days, the implanted hair falls out and after 3 months, new hair will grow.