What Do Hair Implants Look Like?
What Do Hair Implants Look Like? One of the main doubts of patients during hair transplantation is to know what it looks like before and after others to see the effectiveness of the treatment. See the results of others, see if it is natural, see if the hairless area is well covered … are the main doubts of our patients, and what better than some real cases to prove the effectiveness of the treatment we offer…
Evolution of hair transplantation
The idea is very common that the final results after hair implantation appear after about a year. In a way, it is true, but we must keep in mind that it is not an exact science, so it will vary depending on each patient. We describe here the various steps that can occur after the intervention, they are very general in time and duration, depending on the case.
First of all, you need to be patient and not be afraid of the changes and developments that may occur, but you can not claim to have a mane in two days. we must let nature follow its course.
Hair transplant: first week
The first days (0-7):
Recently, small blood clots appear in the implanted area but disappear in a week with washing. It is normal for the head to be slightly swollen due to the serum and anesthesia, as well as due to the elastic band that is placed over the eyes to prevent anesthesia from descending on the face. Anti-inflammatory drugs are given in the first week to help with this effect.
In the donor area, you may notice itching and irritation. You can apply saline to relieve it. You can take paracetamol, ibuprofen, or nolotil if the discomfort is very significant. Consult a doctor, but most importantly do not scratch.
It is very normal to feel stiffness, lack of sensitivity in the donor area is a symptom that will disappear over time. There may also be some flaking in the reception area.
Small granites may also appear in the donor area in the first few months. It is “short hair” that tries to come out and it is difficult for them.
It is very normal for both the implanted area and the donor area to redden for about 15 days and usually overlap until the crusts fall off. slowly, they will return to their natural color. On the donor area, you can apply aloe vera ointment or gel (as clean as possible). If symptoms of infection (bursitis) appear in the donor area, consult a doctor, and apply antibiotics. But this is not common.
The crusts usually fall from the 7th day, do not try to drop them, they must fall on their own. It will be normal to see hair loss, but not follicles. No need to worry, this is normal.
Evolution Of The Hair Implant In The First Month
Between the third week and the two months, in most cases, there is usually a hair transplant. It is the telogen or calm phase that causes the implanted hair to fall out because the follicles are detached from the hair. No need to worry, it is quite normal and will start to grow after a few days or weeks. Once they start growing again (regeneration phase), they will not fall again.
Hair transplant: growth after 3 months
After about 3 months, the hair begins to grow steadily (regeneration phase). In the beginning, they are thin and weak. will get thicker over time.
Evolution in 6 months:
- Between the 5th and 6th month, there is usually a new rebirth, with thicker and longer hair (5-7 cm) that gives a greater sense of density.
- From the 8th-10th month, it is usually possible to see how the final results will be 90%. The hair is longer and thicker.
Hair transplant one year after surgery
From the 12th month, the results tend to be final, with a completely natural finish, where you will not be able to distinguish which hair has been implanted from the rest of your hair. This does not mean that there are some people who will see it in 15-18 months.
This is how this process works:
- FUE hair transplantation is a minimal surgery that involves removing healthy hair follicles from another area of the donor and inoculating them one by one into the bald areas of the head. Experts say this is a standard procedure that takes about eight hours and is not painful.
- It starts with the application of a local anesthetic, which is injected into the donor area, and then the desired number of hairs are extracted one by one. The bald area is then anesthetized and many microtopes are made using a specially shaped microneedle. Finally, the implants are placed in these incisions. It sounds very simple, and it really is.
- It is really advisable to dedicate your time to finding the most professional clinics and surgeons. Although it is a small process, you need to do some research and get advice before making a decision.
Here are some benefits of this procedure:
- It leaves no distinctive marks.
- Shorter recovery time from other procedures (takes less than a week).
- Physical appearance and results.
- General anesthesia is not required, only local anesthesia is used.
- You can make many interventions in a few days. As there are no seams in the donor area. follicular extraction can be continued as long as the patient wishes.
- It requires less human resources than other methods or surgeries. only a doctor with one or two assistants can do the right procedure.
Follicular Unit Extraction is an exciting scientific and medical step. The promise of almost non-surgery is tempting for both the patient and the surgeon and has been simplified. The reasons why people choose FUE over other methods may be to avoid a linear scar, a short recovery time, the desire for a physically painless period after surgery, or just the idea of a minimally invasive procedure. What Do Hair Implants Look Like?