If you’re a victim of hair loss, here’s all you need to know about hair transplant treatments.
It’s a surgery to move your existing hair to your bald areas permanently.
There are 2 types or methods of Hair Transplant:
• Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
It involves cutting out a strip (6-10 inches) of your scalp from the back of your head and dissecting it into numerous grafts (500-2000). The cut is sewed up and hidden beneath hair.
• Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Here, your hair follicles are removed one by one from the back of your head (after shaving it) by cutting around them using a special machine. The region cures with small dots, covered by your present hair.
The remaining method is the same for both. The surgeon cleans the target area for transplantation and numbs it. He creates slits or holes there, and carefully transplants each graft in each hole.
As per the size of the target area, the procedure may take 4-8 hours.
Skinalaya performs FUT procedure of hair transplant. It’s an outpatient surgery which takes an entire day to transplant 1500-3000 grafts. The number of grafts required depends on the extent of hair loss, donor site on the scalp and the thickness of hair desired.
Conditions requiring hair transplant in men are:
Before the procedure, it’s evaluated whether the man is suited for the transplant.
Conditions requiring hair transplant in women are:
Before the treatment, the woman would be checked to be a suitable candidate.
• Improves your appearance
Hair transplant removes the disappointment of people regarding their appearance due to baldness. It improves their confidence and makes their appearance attractive.
• Rids you of balding
Only hair transplant can permanently do away with receding hairline and baldness. This is because, once the hair gets transplanted, they will never shed from the affected areas. Hair transplant has statistically very high success rates.
• Requires low maintenance
Hair transplant needs minimal maintenance on your affected areas after treatment. This is because your transplanted hair will act like regular hair. You don’t require any special shampoos or chemicals to maintain your hair density.
• A permanent solution
Some holistic methods and topical treatments may improve hair thinning to some extent. However, the hair transplant offers a wider scope of treatment for extreme hair loss and balding patches. Besides, it’s a permanent remedy with greater reliability.
• Saves money
Unlike other hair restoration methods, hair transplant is mostly a one-time procedure. Hence, you don’t need to spend money on any further treatments. This saves your money quite much.
• Not being a suitable candidate
Check if you’re an ideal candidate for the treatment before starting with it. Certain types of alopecia cannot be treated by hair transplants. So, the transplanted hair will keep shedding and, the treatment will fail.
• Inexperienced surgeon
Being more of an art, hair transplant requires the expertise of the surgeon and fails in the wrong hands. Look at the earlier and later pictures to see the swiftness and skill of the hands of your surgeon. Also, check his Google reviews from his earlier patients.
• Choice of hospital
If your chosen hospital doesn’t show the seal of approval from the government or international boards, or if the staff is dishonest or doesn’t properly follow the international medical guidelines, the hospital is likely unsafe for your treatment. It can raise risks of infection.
• Inadequate post-surgery care
Violating the after-care instructions may lead your treatment to fail. Scratching or improperly washing your treated area, or exposing it to the sun within the prescribed period, or avoiding exercises which cause sweating may affect the graft survival.
A hair transplant usually costs $4000-$15000 as per the amount of hair to be transplanted.