Hair transplant moves hair follicles from one part of the body to another part of the body having a bald patch. Hair can be transplanted from back or sides of the scalp or any part of the body to the front or crown of the head, eyebrows, eyelashes, moustache, beard or chest. Hair transplant is the only method that regrows your hair permanently.
Hair transplant methods:
Strip removal: it removes a strip of hair tissues from the back of the scalp and extracts hair follicles from the strip. These hair follicles are then planted to the bald patch on scalp or on any other part of the body. It is an old technique.
Follicular unit extraction: FUE is relatively modern technique and extracts individual hair follicles from scalp and places them where a bald patch is appearing. It is a modern technique and only a handful of qualified and experienced hair transplant surgeons perform it.
Follicular unit transplantation: it is a modern hair transplant procedure and transplants hair in their naturally occurring groupings of 1 to 4 hairs. Extracted follicular units also include sebaceous glands, nerves and small muscles. These ensure the safe removal and plantation of the follicular unit.
FUE vs FUT
|Type of surgery||FUE||Strip FUT surgery|
|Donor site||The entire body||Sides and back of the scalp|
|Pain in treated area||None to minimal||Usually moderate|
|Scarring in donor area||No linear scars||Linear scars|
|Risk of damage the follicular units||Higher||Lower|
|Risk of post-op bleeding||None to minimal||None to minimal|
|Number of grafts that can be transplanted per session||1500+||4000+ in ideal candidates|
|Post operative discomfort||Low||High|
|Need of sutures||No||Yes|
Risks and complications in hair transplant:
- Virtually all transplanted hair fall out within 10 days after surgery, a process known as shock loss.
- Swelling in scalp and forehead
- Itching in treated area
- Bleeding after surgery
- Scab formation in treated area
- Linear or non-linear scars
- Infection in treated area
- Damage to or death of the hair follicle
- Allergic reaction to anesthesia or medicine
Tackle risks and complication:
- Shock loss is common, so do not worry about it. New hair will appear within 2 to 3 months of the surgery.
- Swelling is a usual side effect but you should consult your surgeon if it takes longer todisappear.
- Ask your surgeon when you can start shampooing because it prevents scab formation.
- Provide your brief medical history to your surgeon and let him/her know if you are allergic to any chemical.
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