Does Hair Grow After Transplant?
Hair transplant surgery is a common surgery solution for permanent hair loss. In this procedure, a doctor removes the follicles from an area of healthy hair growth (usually on the back of the head) and implants them in a part of the scalp that has hair loss.
In many cases, treatments are available that help regenerate bald hair or increase the growth of thinning hair.
But it is important to rely on proven hair growth methods and be careful with products and treatments that make great promises with little scientific evidence to support them.
Sometimes simple home remedies may work, but you may need over-the-counter (OTC) medications or prescription medications to rejuvenate your hair if home remedies do not work for you.
There are two main hair transplant approaches:
FUT method: Your doctor uses a strip of skin with hair follicles from a donor site. The follicles are removed and transplanted.
FUE method: Your doctor removes individual hair follicles from the donor site and inserts them into tiny incisions at the recipient’s point on your scalp.
The most common form of hair restoration surgery – follicle transplantation from elsewhere in the head – does not always work. And transplanted hair follicles may not continue to produce healthy hair for a long time.
Be sure to discuss with your doctor or surgeon what is realistic to expect from any procedure.
How Does An FUE Hair Transplant Work?
Only the FUE has seen several developments in recent years. These days, the surgeon uses a motorized fist to inoculate hair follicle units from a donor area. The fist makes a controlled incision around the follicle to loosen it so that it can be easily separated from the skin. Once this is done, the unit is extracted along with its root. The whole process is done under significant magnification to minimize errors and waste.
The Main Steps
The whole process can be explained in 4 basic steps. They are as follows:
FUE hair transplantation is usually performed under local anesthesia. Depending on the condition and requirement, you will be given local and local anesthesia. This will numb the area where it should be operating. This eliminates the risks and minimizes pain. You will stay awake and informed about your environment throughout the process.
This is the most important and unique step in the FUE process. It differs from other transplant methods in this step because of the way the graft is extracted. The surgeon takes the aid of magnification and a 0.6 to 0.9 mm fist to remove the implants at the same time. Once the cuttings are removed, they are sorted by a trained technician based on the number of hairs on each of them. The cuttings are also measured at each stage so that there is no waste. The transplanted cuttings are then replaced with the good ones.
This process is very advanced and requires specialized hands. That is why we ensure that only our most experienced doctors and technicians perform the procedure.
The process is now transferred to the recipient site. The surgeon restores this site based on donor restrictions and patient requests. This step begins by making slits to insert the implants extracted in the previous step. The angle at which hair grows can also be controlled along with the density of hair growth.
This step is similar to other procedures. The surgeon uses a pair of implants or forceps to place the implants in the pockets made earlier. Some surgeons continue this procedure with the split step. This means that they will make the slit and implant the implant one after the other.
Although it is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require sutures, a certain amount of postoperative care is required. Recovery is quick and usually painless, but can take 7-10 days. The bandages are usually removed on the 3rd day and the doctor recommends the shampoo on the 7th day. From the 10th day, you will find that your scalp has returned to normal without any problems.
Risks Or Side Effects Of FUE Hair Transplant
The chances of infection and pain after surgery are very rare in FUE. Even the complications we have mentioned here are unusual. Let’s take a look at them:
- Pain for 7-8 days
- Swelling in the forehead
None of these complications after surgery are dangerous. They can all be treated with regular medication and care.
Some other side effects may include the following:
In the area of donors:
- White scars (spike)
- Excessive harvesting – This is a permanent side effect, which leads to bald patches. Choosing a good and experienced surgeon can remove this risk.
- Folliculitis – May occur after 2 months and can be treated with caution
- Shedding – Usually appears after 6 weeks, but stops within 4 months
In the recipient area:
- Bad Hair Line – Can Be Avoided By Discussing Limitations of Surgery Before Surgery
- Poor density – Can be minimized through the right learning process and setting the right expectations. Density depends on several factors
- Cobblestoning – It was common when needles were used. Very rare now.
- Shock – This is temporary and will resolve in 3-4 months
We Offer FUE And FUT Surgery
Some patients may have better results from a different type of surgery. We offer two surgeries. Both implant collection methods, FUE and FUT, have their advantages according to each patient.
The desired result depends mainly on the hair loss of the patients, the technique of collecting implants, the nationality and the ability of the surgeon.
Honest Advice With Realistic Solutions
Some patients may not be suitable as candidates for hair transplantation. Our specialized doctors offer honest advice while trying to give you the best possible hair transplant result. Our doctors provide realistic expectations based on the treatment decided. You can contact our clinic to get more information and ask what you wonder. You can also contact us for consultation. Does Hair Grow After Transplant?