[ 8 July 2019 by pekiner 0 Comments ]

How to Care After Hair Transplantation?

How to Care After Hair Transplantation?

Once you have undergone your hair transplantation procedure, you need to take some steps in order to protect your hair and scalp. Moreover, after the treatment, there still remains a chance of infection or inflammation. This article will give you an idea of what you should do after your hair transplant procedure.

What precautions should you take?

  • Work – You can return to work on the following day but it will also depend on what type of work you do. If you are into some desk job, then you can return to your work but if your work involved physical labor or wearing a helmet, you should not go to work.

 

  • Sports – The doctors will advise you not to get involved in any type of sports for at least a period of 1 month after the procedure. In case you are associated with something like martial arts, this period can be extended even up to 3 months.
  • Activities leading to perspiration – Perspiration of your scalp has to be avoided at all costs during the first week.
  • Anti-inflammatories – Once you have undergone a transplantation procedure, your scalp might appear a bit swollen and it is completely normal. So, it is advisable to take some anti-inflammatories in order to keep the situation under control for the first week.
  • Hats or helmets – You should not wear anything on your head and this includes hats, caps and helmets during the first three days. Helmets should be avoided for at least a month.
  • Sleeping – An inflatable collar cushion is advised during the first week so that you can sleep on your back.
  • Haircut – If you want to have a haircut, then you can do it after three months but only with a scissor. If you want to apply razor, then you will have to wait for a minimum time span of 6 months.

How to wash your hair?

You will be advised to wash your from the fourth day onwards that too in lukewarm water only. You should not scrape or touch your scalp harshly. You should be very gentle. In the initial days, use a paper towel to soak your hair. You can use a towel only after a month has passed. You can apply pure aloe vera gel in the donor area and it will give a soothing effect. This will give you relief from the itching too.

So, these are some of the things that you should do after your hair transplantation to properly care for your hair and scalp.

 

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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.

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[ 10 June 2019 by pekiner 0 Comments ]

Can Hair Be Taken From Beard or Chest Areas?

Hair transplantation usually involves taking the hair from the back or side regions of your scalp and then implanting it on the recipient area. But in some cases, body hair is also used. This is mostly done for those patients who do not have sufficient donor hair. In such cases hair from beard or chest region is used to transplant on the scalp. The working mechanism of this type of transplantation is that the body hair is not affected by the hormone DHT and is thus fit for use as grafts.

But when the hair is taken from some other part of your body, it will never be like your scalp hair. There will be some changes in the color and texture of the hair follicle. But in some cases, using body hair is quite advantageous as in –

  • When Grade VII patients have very little donor area and need to cover a large bald patch.
  • In case of burns
  • The number of grafts that can be made from the scalp is limited and so covering a large area in one sitting becomes difficult when donors are taken only from the scalp

Who should undergo body hair transplant (BHT)?

  • If you are someone who has already undergone several hair transplants by using hair follicles from the donor regions, then you can go for body hair transplant.
  • You can go for body hair transplant if you do not have enough hair follicles in the donor region of your scalp to give you full coverage.
  • If you are suffering from some kind of alopecia of the scalp, then too, body hair transplant can be a good option.

What is the difference between conventional FUE and BHT-FUE?

The procedure of grafting in both conventional FUE and BHT-FUE is same. The difference is that the texture of the hair will not be the same. If the follicular units present in other parts of the body are able to meet the requirements transplantation, then there is no harm in using them as grafts. But one thing is definitely different, that is, in conventional FUE, 1-5 hair follicles make a graft but in BHT-FUE only one follicle is used per graft.

But since this is different from conventional procedures, you should only go to someone who is experienced and has done prior body hair transplants. The efficiency of the team will ensure the correct extraction of grafts which, in turn, will give you better hair transplantation results.