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Also known as Hair Restoration or Hair Transplantation - the surgical process of moving hair follicles from one part of the body, rich in hair (known as a donor site) and embedding them at the recipient site (the bald area).
It is a minimally invasive procedure, performed under local anesthetic only and is most commonly used to treat male baldness but the technique can also be used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair and to fill in scars. The procedure usually lasts between 4 and 8 hours, depending on the number of grafts.
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While there are many causes of hair loss, the most common issue, especially for men, is genetics. Hereditary hair loss as men age is the number one leading factor of baldness.
We lose approximately an average of 100 hairs a day. However, these hairs are immediately replaced by new hairs that are also growing at the same time. Hair loss can occur suddenly or on a gradual phase and it may affect your scalp or your entire body, depending on what’s causing it. Furthermore, other causes of hair loss may also include the following:
Sudden hair loss may also be a sign of a specific medical condition that will require treatment. You will need to consult your doctor if you experience more than your usual hair loss whenever you are combing or washing your hair and also if you encounter a sudden patchy loss of hair.
Hair transplant is the usual treatment procedure performed on people who are experiencing baldness due to aging and heredity. However, if you are completely bald with absolutely no hair left then this type of treatment procedure may not be applicable for you.
The hair transplant procedure is basically taking the hair you have (donor site) and transfer it to the area where you don’t have hair (recipient site). As for the aesthetics used during the procedure, you may be given local anesthesia or if you wish to be asleep during the whole procedure you may request stronger sedation.
There are two methods used in a Hair transplant procedure:
Both methods used in Hair Transplant treatment procedure usually takes 4-8 hours to complete and you should be able to go back to your hotel the same day after your procedure is completed. Expect that your stitches or staples may be removed after two weeks, but this can be done back home, so you won't need to stay in United States for long after the procedure, just allow a few days to be sure before traveling home.
Pain and soreness are to be expected a few days after your treatment procedure. Your doctor will most likely prescribe you with the following medications to help you with your recovery:
Most people can also return back to work, daily routine and exercise several days after the procedure.
Note that it is normal for the transplanted hair to fall out after two or three weeks. This will make way for your new hair to grow. Some will be able to see such improvements eight to twelve weeks after the treatment procedure.
The success rate for a Hair transplant procedure is actually as high as 98%. This type of treatment procedure is considered more successful than using over the counter hair products to restore your hair.
Scarring is the most common side effect of Hair transplant, just like any other procedures, this specific type of side effect cannot be avoided. Other potential risks and side effects may also include:
Laser therapy is one alternative to Hair transplant, a low-level laser device will be used as a treatment for a hair loss specifically caused by heredity. This low-level laser with a wavelength of 650 nanometres can actually stimulate your hair growth. However, long term effects for this type of alternative still remains uncertain.
PRP Therapy is another alternative to Hair Transplant. This type of treatment will make use of your own blood to promote hair growth. Your blood will be spun in a centrifuge to separate your blood’s plasma component from your red and white blood cells. Plasma contains many growth factors that promote hair growth when injected into the scalp.
Other non-surgical alternatives may be: shaving completely your hair, trying other hairstyles and using a wig or hairpiece.
The two most common techniques used are the Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE):
1. FUT, also referred to as FUSS (Follicular Unit Strip Surgery), involves the removal of a strip of skin from the back of the head containing lots of hair follicles, which is stitched up and hidden by the surrounding hair. Then the strip of follicles is divided into 500-2,000 tiny grafts containing just a few hairs. These are then embedded across the bald area of the head.
2. FUE does not require a strip of skin to be removed, instead, the hair follicles are individually removed from the donor site and positioned across the bald area in tiny slits created by a scalpel or needle.
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