Are you suffering from hair loss? Fear of facing others? Have anxiety during social gatherings? There’s nothing to be worried about. You still have a chance to reverse and get back your lost hair!
You’re not alone. Yes. You’ve read it right! Hair Loss is one of the most common problems that has affected people all around the world. Both men and women are affected, though it is more commonly seen in men. Yes, it does have an adverse effect on one’s sense of self-confidence and image and at times even lead to psychological issues. But there’s nothing to be sad about.
Thanks to the continuous efforts made in the field of hair restoration, now you can get back your lost hair with the help of Hair Transplant Advanced Techniques. It is the only permanent solution to hair loss which yields natural looking hair. Before you jump with joy and questions popping in your head like:
- Is hair transplant safe?
- Are hair transplant successful?
- Are hair transplant worth it?
- Are hair transplant permanent?
- Is hair transplant painful?
- Which hair transplant method is best?
- What is the cost Of Hair Transplant?
- What is FUE Hair Transplant?
- FUE Hair Transplant Cost?
- Will hair transplant last forever? and etc,
Let’s take a quick look at what and how this procedure helps in reliving your younger days does! Read it on, it might turn out to be a savior, who knows!
What Is Hair Transplant Surgery & How Does It Works?
Hair Transplant is the only permanent solution to hair loss problem. It not only helps in concealing your baldness or patchy bald areas but also comes with a new self-confidence. The whole process involves extracting hair from sides or back of the scalp, known as the Donor area, and then transplanted into the area of baldness, known as the recipient area. Over the last five years, this surgery has dramatically evolved. Techniques came and gone and each time, it got better. The two distinctive types of methods used are FUT or Follicular Unit Transplantation and FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction.
What Is FUT Or Follicular Unit Transplantation?
This method is also known as the strip method. FUT is a traditional approach to transplantation of hair wherein a strip of hair is extracted from the scalp’s back, suturing it, followed by dissection of the Follicular units into a group of 1 to 4 hairs. These Follicular units are then transplanted manually into the area of baldness. The entire process is done under local anesthesia taking about 6 – 7 hours to complete.
What Is FUE Or Follicular Unit Extraction?
FUE is the modern, a minimally invasive, technique in the field of hair transplantation. This is also known as a ‘Stitch less’ procedure since no strip of skin is excised. The whole transplantation procedure is done with the help of an automated machine, ‘Punch’ with a diameter of 0.6 to 1mm special needles for extraction of the donor’s hairs. No knife or scalpel is used. Just with this automated machine, the entire transplant is performed under local anesthesia. The risk of getting an after scar is not there as in the case of FUT. Needless to say, FUE is better than FUT as one does not have to undergo the fear of getting their skin excised.
The Benefits Of FUE Procedure
Hair Transplantation is a boon in disguise to people who are suffering from hair loss, especially hair restoration for men with bald patches are suitable candidates. If one is opting for the advanced method of hair restoration, few of the FUE advantages can be summed up in the following:
- It is a minimally invasive procedure, involving no knife or scalpel
- The whole procedure is painless
- No visible linear scar is left behind like that in FUT
- No downtime period
- Achieve natural looking hair
- Long lasting permanent results
Who Makes A Good Hair Transplant Candidates?
The key to determining the ideal candidacy for the surgery is estimating what hair loss pattern might be. The ideal candidate for the surgery is when a person has stable donor hair supply which is adequate for concealing the current and future hair loss areas. Since it is very difficult to know the long-term stability of this donor hair and extent of hair loss, it is better for one to wait until the age of 25 for full hair maturation.
Does A Hair Transplantation Hurt?
Just like any other transplant surgeries, there will be minimal pain for couple days followed by minor discomfort, swelling, itching, numbness or local inflammation. But there is nothing to scared about. These are normal and part of every surgery recovery. You will be given some post-operative restrictions on a day to day activity, which will also subside within a month too.
What Are The Hair Transplantation Side-Effects?
Hair restoration surgery, especially FUE is not only ideal for hair transplant but also includes beard, chest, eyelashes, eyebrows and mustache transplantation. However, in a few cases, if the surgery is performed by an inexperienced and unskilled surgeon, the following effects one can experience:
- Risk Of Scarring
- Unnatural Results
- Excessively large visible grafts
- Loss of existing hair
Bad hairline design can also be one of the risk factors, but it can be easily avoided by choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon. It is important to have honest communication with your doctor to avoid such side effects.
To conclude, hair restoration procedure is safe and effective as it is FDA approved.
How Long Does Hair Transplantation Last?
By now you must have understood the effectiveness of transplant, but expecting immediate results can damage your self-confidence since it takes time and does not yield immediate results.
Depending upon the area of hair loss and baldness, a number of hair grafts are implanted. More sittings can be required depending on the necessity of the patient as well. However, in FUT, the interval between two sessions may vary from 6 to 12 months whereas, in the case of FUE, sessions can be arranged even in the consecutive days.
Generally, 8 months to 1 year is needed for hair to grow in traditional FUE but if opting for our Hair Growth Accelerator (HGA) – FUE procedure, one can witness results just within 4 to 6 months, though results vary from person to person.
How Much Does Hair Transplantation Cost?
Now the big question is what is the hair transplant cost? Well, over the years, you’ve had many concerned patients inquiring about the cost of this surgery. But there is no definite price quote since it depends on a number of factors such as:
- Number of grafts required
- Area of baldness to be covered
- Number of sitting sessions required
- Complete duration
- Location, and lastly
- The role and reputation of the surgeon
Be wise and prudent while choosing your surgeon as a skilled and experienced surgeon will allow you to acquire the best result.