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[ 29 July 2019 by pekiner 0 Comments ]

How Will the Transplanted Area Look Like After Surgery?

How Will the Transplanted Area Look Like After Surgery?

Deciding to go for hair transplant surgery is definitely a big step and more and more individuals are now opting for it because of good results. Being a painless procedure, you need not worry about it too much. Hair transplantation is classified as a low-risk procedure which is minimally invasive. But what will the area look like after the surgery? This article will give you an idea about the various stages after the surgery.

Immediately after the surgery

  • Once the hair transplant has been done, you will get to see your new hairline immediately. But the visual effect might not be what you expected. Each hair follicle will be surrounded by small scabbing.

 

  • The donor site will have some minimal swelling here and there. This swelling is not permanent and after a few days, they will subside. If you have undergone FUT instead of FUE, then you might experience a bit of numbness in your donor area as well.

 

  • The graft implantation site usually has a bit of soreness. The swellings that are present near your forehead will go away within a few days.

Short to medium terms effects after surgery

  • You might find after a couple of weeks, that the newly transplanted hairs have started falling off. But this is nothing abnormal. Moreover, falling doesn’t mean that the hairs haven’t taken root. Falling is just a part of their cycle.

 

  • The average growth of hair per month is around 1cm. So, you will need a lot of patience to finally see some substantial growth in your hair. For your hairline to resemble what you expected, it might take a few more weeks.

 

  • After about 5 months, you will get an idea about the final look that you will be getting. But if you want your full hair transplant to be completely understandable, it might require as much as 18 months as well.

Long term effects after surgery

  • After a year or two, you can treat your transplanted hair exactly like your original hair. There will be no difference.

 

  • No one will be able to tell that you had undergone an FUE procedure.

 

  • There will be no need to restrict any type of hairstyle or hair products that you had to do before in order to take care of your transplanted hair.

Hair transplantation is all about patience. You cannot expect to come out of the operation with a head full of hair. If you keep your expectations realistic, this treatment is definitely going to change your life.

 

[ 1 July 2019 by pekiner 0 Comments ]

How Can I Choose the Right Doctor for Hair Transplantation?

With so many doctors claiming to be the best, choosing the right doctor can be quite a tedious and overwhelming task when it comes to hair transplantation. The first step would be not to become too price-driven and concentrate on other factors as well. For your help, here is a list of few points that you should definitely check while choosing your hair transplantation doctor.

  • Proper Credentials

Before you decide to book a consultation with your doctor, check up on his/her credentials online. Hair transplant involves several complex procedures and should only be performed by someone who has received proper training in this. If you want to have a pleasant experience, then checking the credentials is absolutely necessary.

 

  • Doctor’s Experience

Having proper training only is not enough. The doctor must have had treated several patients in the past and gained some experience in this field. An experienced doctor will be able to handle any complications or problems if any. You should judge how experienced the doctor is on his/her age but on how many patients they have treated.

 

  • Reviews From Previous Patients

Once you have found out the above two things, you need to check for some reliable reviews from those who have already received treatment from the doctor. The clinic or hospital may not be willing to give you their patient’s credentials for confidentiality purposes but you can always check their website for testimonials or you can request to meet just one single patient at the hospital itself.

 

  • Before-After Photos

If you are not able to get in touch with any of the previous patients, you should definitely ask your doctor to show you a set of before and after images of his/her previous patients. See whether the photos are clearly showing the hairline. You can also ask the doctor to show you images of the scars that are left after the treatment.

 

  • Behavior of the Staff

The clinic or hospital that you are visiting will have other staff members as well. See whether they are friendly or not. The approachability of the staff definitely plays a big role not only during your treatment but also when you come for follow up.

 

After checking all of the above factors, get one appointment and see whether you are comfortable with the doctor. If you are confident about all the things mentioned above, then only should you proceed with the treatment.

[ 18 June 2019 by pekiner 0 Comments ]

Can Women Have Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplantation can help almost all men with their hair loss problems but that doesn’t mean that they are equally effective for women. Women might not even have the type of hair loss that would make them good candidates for hair transplantation.

Why hair transplantation is not common among women?

  • Unlike men, the most common type of hair loss reported in women is that of diffuse hair loss. This means that they experience an overall thinning on their scalp. This overall area means that they experience hair fall even at the back of their heads and their sides as well. These two areas serve as donor sites in men.

 

  • The donor sites of men are highly stable from the point of view that DHT or dihydrotestosterone is not able to affect the hair follicles in those areas. But the hair follicles in all other regions of the head are affected and undergo shrinkage. But in case of women, there is no such stable region. All the regions are unstable and that is why there is an overall thinning of hair. Thus, you cannot use the hair from the side and back regions as the donor because they are going to fall off eventually.

 

  • Women who face hair loss have their hairline intact, unlike men who have a receding hairline. Thus, women mostly want an increase in their volume of hair which is not possible with a hair transplant. Hair transplant, as the term suggests, is only for the transfer of hair from region to the other.

When can women undergo hair transplantation?

There are some cases in which women can opt for hair transplantation and they are discussed below –

  • If the woman has non-hormonal or traction alopecia and has suffered from hair loss due to it.
  • Women who have a similar patterned baldness as seen in men with symptoms like a receding hairline and thinning of hair on the crown.
  • Women who are facing hair loss due to the incisions made in a previous cosmetic surgery.
  • Women who are having abnormal hair loss as a result of some trauma.
  • Women who have been diagnosed with alopecia marginalis.

Due to the several reasons that have been discussed in this article, women are, in general, considered as poor candidates of hair transplant. The procedure is not exactly impossible because it can be done if your hair loss is due to any of the reasons mentioned above.

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[ 17 June 2019 by pekiner 0 Comments ]

Can I Achieve a Head Full of Hair?

When someone takes the decision of going for a hair transplant, it is quite natural to have several questions in mind. But one of the most common questions that people come up with is whether or not they will get full coverage. Who doesn’t want to run their fingers through their head full of hair? But is it possible once you had gone bald? Read on to find out.

Hair transplantation does not generate hair but transfers it

The main thing to understand here is that what hair transplantation truly means. It is associated with the re-distribution of hair and not new hair growth. No experienced dermatologist can conjure hair for you. The hair that is transplanted onto the recipient area is your hair only and is taken from the donor area of your scalp. The donor area is usually selected as the back of the scalp due to various reasons and it is the region which has the thickest quality of air.

Is there a limit to the amount of hair that can be harvested?

If you want to know how much coverage you can get, the answer lies in the fact that donor hair is taken only from the back and sides of your head. Do you know why? It is because these areas are not affected by the hormone DHT. DHT is the main reason why male pattern baldness happens in the first place as this hormone affects the hair follicles and stunts their growth. Since these areas are resistant, thus donor hair can be taken only from those regions. But, there is only so much hair that a single person has in a confined region and not more. Moreover, the extraction should be done in a way that no damage is done to the hair that already exists in the donor area. So, the coverage that you will get largely depends on the number of hair follicles present in the donor area.

One follicular unit is made up of 1-5 strands of hair. This acts as the graft and a normal person requires 90-20 such grafts per square centimeter. Thus, one third of the hair that is present in the donor area will be taken. So, if you have too much baldness then you might not be able to get full coverage but if you have partial baldness then depending on the amount of hair in the donor region, full coverage can be attained.