Some Facts To Know Before Getting Hair Transplant
Ever upgrading innovations in Hair Transplant Technology has made it possible for patients to overcome baldness and has also proved to be a permanent solution. It is a known fact, Hair Transplants gives the boost in confidence and the best part is after getting this procedure one can avoid wigs and toupees that generally stand out in a crowd. It is also a very expensive upkeep. However, it is important to know some key facts before anyone decides to get this procedure.
These are just basic information”
There are two main techniques in hair transplant procedures that some clinics offer, namely Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). The FUT method involves cutting and removing a strip of skin and hair from your scalp. In FUE method small incisions are made around each hair follicle unit. However, the preparation i.e. harvesting and transplantation process remains the same.
CONSULT WITH YOUR SURGEON WITH REGARDS TO SKIN & HAIR TYPE
This has to be done before the surgery so one can get the best results and minimize scarring. So before the surgery, it is necessary to consult a Hair Transplant Surgeon who knows how to care for your skin and hair type.
The cost of hair transplant vary from clinic to clinic but one must remember this is a procedure that must be performed by a specialist (Plastic surgeon) in order to get the best results so the credibility of the doctor matters. Plus one must think of this as a permanent solution to hair loss and look at it from an investment perspective. Remember, quality service comes at a reasonable cost.
Average Healing Time
The healing process takes approximately 2 or 3 days inclusive of bandage removal, area cleaning, and a hair wash.
If a clinic advertises painless Hair transplant surgery than they are lying because there is some level of pain when this procedure is performed and it is done using local anesthesia on the treatment area during the surgical stage.
There will be scarring if a FUT procedure was performed in the form of a thin linear line on the back of the scalp. But in FUE there is no scarring. However, the linear scar on the back is easily concealed when the hair grows on the back and is not visible.
This procedure is 95% permanent and the complete growth cycle is between 9 to 12 months after the procedure. To ensure growth, doctors recommend two approved hair loss medications that are Minoxidil and Finasteride.
All one has to do after the surgery is to wear a clean cloth or cotton cap on the head to protect the follicles from heat and dust. Also, one must adhere to the medication prescribed by the doctor and avoid alcohol and cigarettes for 4 to 6 weeks before and after the surgery. This is advised because alcohol and cigarettes can slow the healing process and also reduce blood circulation which is necessary for the newly implanted follicles to take root and grow.