The process of losing hair is a natural occurrence. We normally lose about 40-200 hairs daily. Our hair starts to thin out when the lost hairs out number the regrowth of the follicles. There are multiple causes of hair loss, the most important being hereditary (genetic). This means that every hair follicle has its life course predicted from the time we are in the womb. Other causes are hormonal, stress, scarring after scalp trauma, bad nutrition and medications.
Male pattern baldness starts at different ages and areas of our head, most commonly in the crown and/or temples and frontal hair line. A female’s hair loss is more of a generalized thinning of the hair affecting the whole scalp. All people are possible candidates for hair transplants. The one important factor is the donor area, Occipital (back) and temporal areas (sides) of each candidate. The reason why the hair is taken from the Occipital or temporal areas of the scalp is that these hairs will not fall in our lifetime. For more information Consult best Hair Transplant surgeon in Hyderabad at Personiks
If you see people in their eighties or nineties, they usually have hair in the occipital and temporal areas. It is very rare to see complete baldness unless there is some type of medication or illness behind it. Transplanted hair is for life. We have been doing hair transplants for 25 years and have gone through the evolution form large (3-3.5 millimeters) plugs (7-10 hairs per grafts) to the present mini (3-4 hairs) and micrografts (1-2 hairs), (1-1.75 millimeters).
Presently we place several hundred to over a thousand grafts per session. Our vast experience and the usage of mini and micrografts provides each patient with a natural look, which is the most important aspect of this procedure.
The procedure of hair transplant begins with local anesthesia and sedation. There are two methods of transplant.
FUT – Follicular Unit Transplantation:
It is also known as strip method. The procedure is carried by removing a strip of scalp instead of shaving the head.
It involves the following steps: –
A. A strip of the scalp with air is removed and cut into grafts. Each graft contains up to two hair follicles.
B. Tiny incisions are made in the scalp to place the hair grafts.
C. Stitches are used to close the open area of scalp from where the strip was removed.
FUE – Follicular Unit Extraction:
This method involves shaving of the head.
The following steps are carried: –
A. The head, usually the entire head is shaved.
B. Individual grafts are directly removed from the scalp using a punch machine.
C. Hair is transplanted into the grafts and then each graft is placed in the scalp by making tiny incisions.
Both these treatments can take a complete day at the clinic depending on the area of transplant. Pain is usually not felt due to the anesthetic effect. For more details on Hair Transplantation visit Icassp2003
After the hair transplant surgery, the scalp may feel tender and some anti-inflammatory & antibiotic drugs along with pain relief medications may be required for a few days. The transplanted hair may fall out after 2-3 week of surgery and the new growth will start after a month or two, which is normal. Complete results are noticed in 12 to 18 months.
The dermatologist may also prescribe some medications to support hair growth after the transplant and also reduce the existing hair fall.
Like every other surgery, hair transplant also involves a few risks after the treatment.
The possible risks are listed below: –
A. Infection and bleeding
B. Rare chances of scarring
C. The growth of unnatural-looking hair
D. Inflammation of hair follicles
E. Temporary loss of original hair