Hair Transplant is a question for many and a doubt for those with falling and receding hairline, at the same time a hope that readers smile on their face and a boost to their confidence. It is imperative to understand, rather than getting into technicality, in layman terms what is Hair Transplant?
It is a surgical process with cutting-edge technology, art, and deep experience. It is a process of picking up your hair follicles and placing on the bald patch in order to cultivate hair in the barren area of your head giving you a fuller look. The hair growth is purely natural and you can trim it, style it any way you feel will which makes you look good. For almost 80 years or so, the process of hair transplanting is in vogue and was said to have been performed by a Japanese Doctor some 80 years ago. Hair Transplant technology has brought glow and hue to the lives of those who are suffering from receding hairline or bald patches.
Is there anything to fear?
Technology has evolved a long way and has brought a lot of things to reality and one of them is gaining back lost hair. Yes, it is a reality now. Well, but the question remains same if there is anything to fear. The answer is NO, nothing to fear.
To begin transplanting hair, the surgeon cleans the scalp and then injects an anesthetic to numb the donor area from where either the strip of hair or individual follicles will be extracted. Once it is taken from the area, the part is stitched back to normal if an FUT procedure .was performed. The area, soon, is hidden by the existing hair. Depending on the hair type and donor area, the surgeon then removes as many follicles that are required which varies from person to person. The extracted hair is then implanted into the bald area or area of defused thinning.
How Fast Can I recover?
After hair transplant surgery, one can get back to regular work cycle in a day or two but it would be advisable to take some precaution as instructed by the surgeon. If it is required you can wear a clean hat/cap for few days if and when you venture outside. Also, Antibiotic and/or anti-inflammatory drugs will be prescribed by the surgeon that you may have to take for few days if required. It takes two to three weeks for the transplanted hair to fall out and new hair strands can be seen growing from the area in a few months.
Hair Transplant Methods:
There are various methods of transplanting hair.