Hair Implantation and What to Expect?
Hair Implantation and What to Expect? Hair Implantation is the process of taking hair from one’s body part and locating it on the areas where baldness occurs. These body parts include arm, chest, back, back of the head, and rarely legs. The hair is usually taken from where the hair is abundant. This process is an outdated process and usually done really fast. In this article, we are going to discuss what is hair implantation, pros and cons, if hair implantation is permanent, how is it done, and what to expect long term.
What is Hair Implantation
Hair transplantation surgery is a highly advanced surgical technique that ensures new hair growth in mostly bald or thinning parts of the head. This type of operation is performed in groups of one to four follicles, which we refer to as follicular units, by transplanting your natural hair. The harvesting of hair in follicular units makes the process of transplantation. It also greatly enhances the appearance of your final results and increases the chance of a successful transplant. You will have hair that lasts a lifetime using the new advances in technology. Upon completion of your session(s), you will never lose your transplanted hair again.
FUT stands for Transplantation by Follicular Unit. It is also known as strip harvesting because it involves cutting a thin section of the hair from the scalp. The doctor typically takes the strip from the back of the head. Usually, the cut is done from one ear to the other. The team of doctors then removes the individual units of hair (grafts) from this removed scalp area. This is an old way of hair implantation.
The Extraction of the Follicular Unit evolved from the FUT process. Here, hair follicles, densely covered with hair, are also extracted from the area. This is done, however, without any skin removal. With the assistance of a fine slender needle, the surgical team takes out each hair follicle separately. The smallest micro-injuries are made, but to the naked eye, these are not noticeable.
Pros and Cons.
There are some advantages and disadvantages to hair implantation. One of the advantages is that hair transplantation effects are almost always targeted at appearing normal and natural. You will have fuller and thicker hair after the surgery. The other one is that the results of hair transplant surgery are often aimed at looking normal and natural. The transplanted hair needs no advanced therapy after your recovery period has passed. Meaning, you can wash, color, brush, and use any hair care of any sort. This is a huge advantage because, for the rest of your life, you will treat your transplanted hair like any other hair on your head. And lastly, as the total expense is devoted to one surgery versus a lifetime of therapy, hair transplantation is more cost-effective than pharmaceutical treatment.
When it comes to disadvantages, one of them is that hair implantation is a surgical procedure that continues to intimidate some patients. It is a possible con for hair transplantation. To help with this, patients can get very slight sedative drugs to calm them. The other one is that hair transplantation is a dangerous operation and should be handled as such. You raise the risk of infection, bleeding, scarring if you do not take your recovery period seriously.
However, you should be able to prevent these possible complications and return to regular life anywhere from 10 days to 3 weeks by following your doctors’ prescribed tips during your recovery period. You should avoid touching the place that has been implanted in general. You should refrain from direct sunlight as this may cause severe bleeding to the skin and you may feel burning in the said location. You also should not wash your hair right after the hair implantation as this may cause some problems as well.
Is Hair Transplant Permanent?
It takes some time for your skin to recover after your hair follicles are transplanted into places where your hair is thinning. Actually, for the first three months after the operation, it’s natural for some of your hair to fall out. Somewhere between 6 and 12 months, healing will take. But the transplanted hairs begin to develop hair that will fill out the bald spots on your head once the recovery process is complete. This is the hair that, as you get older, will begin to naturally grow. The hair follicles’ movement is permanent; there is no way of restoring them to their former place. Just like the rest of your hair follicles, there is a lifetime for the transplanted ones. They will slowly stop producing as much hair at a certain stage as they used to.
It is likely that the first treatment for hair transplantation would not be the last one. In order to obtain the results they want, there are several individuals who will be advised by their doctor that they may need several “sessions” of hair transplant surgery. After their first hair transplant has recovered and other applicants are satisfied with the outcome, later on, they may decide to try to fill out more thinning patches on their heads.
What to expect?
It will take some time before you can see the results when your hair transplant operation is finished. You will find that you probably lose even more of your hair in the first couple of months as the transplanted parts of hair begin to recover. You should be assured by your doctor that this is natural and to be expected.
You can see follicles of your own hair starting to appear after your hair transplant has completely healed. The hair will grow to be the same texture to length as the rest of your hair, eventually. According to your choice, hair transplants conducted by a micrograft may be cut, styled, and dyed.