A hair transplant is a type of surgical hair restoration technique that involves moving individual hair follicles from a “donor site” to other places
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A hair transplant is a type of surgical hair restoration technique that involves moving individual hair follicles from a “donor site” to other places that generally lack hair growth. These areas are referred to as the “recipient site”. Although hair transplants are mainly used to treat male pattern baldness, the procedure can also restore chest hair, beard and moustache hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. There are two main hair restoration techniques currently in use today: Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), Direct Hair Implantation (DHI).
Patients suffering from traumatic alopecia, male pattern baldness, receding hairlines, traction alopecia, and general alopecia can benefit from a hair transplant procedure.
Hair transplant procedures are not recommended for patients suffering from spot baldness, patients with insufficient hair at the donor site (the back of the head) or female patients suffering from diffuse pattern balding, as this condition tends to affect the donor area as well, making hair follicles unusable.
The patient should stop the intake of any soft drugs, alcohol, anti-inflammatory medicine, aspirin, vitamins, supplements and herbs at least one week before the surgery.
The first stage of the hair transplant procedure is an interview – the doctor will discuss with the patient, define the new hairline and answer any questions that the patient may still have. During the second stage small injections with anaesthesia are administered in the donor area and the surgeon may begin extracting the hair grafts. A tiny micro motor with a micro punch is used for this part of the procedure and since the patient is administered anaesthesia, the whole process is painless. In the third stage of the procedure, the doctor will create tiny incisions in the recipient site and start planting the harvested hair follicles. Once the hair follicles are planted, the area is wrapped in a bandage that prevents infection and bleeding.
Overnight stay is not required
3 to 7 days after the surgery
4 to 12 hours
Patients can usually fly afterwards
1 week after the surgery
During the recovery period, the patient should follow the doctor’s instructions very carefully and take antibiotics, sleeping pills and pain medications as prescribed. The patient should refrain from scratching, rubbing or combing the recipient area. The patient may wash his or her hair in at least 24 hours after the procedure – very hot water shouldn’t be used but instead the patient may use a gentle stream of lukewarm water and then carefully tap the area with a towel in order to dry it. It may take up to 12 months before the full effects of a hair transplant procedure are noticeable.
The FUE hair transplant procedure leaves tiny scabs in the donor area but these will heal within a week. Other than that, there are no noticeable scars. The FUT hair transplant technique usually leaves a large scar along the circumference of the back of the head.
Patients may feel itchy sensations and some pain during the first weeks after a hair transplant. During this time some bleeding may occur but it’s unlikely. Other post-operative effects can include swelling, numbness and infections which can be easily treated with antibiotics.
The success rate of this procedure depends heavily on the recovery period and the patient’s ability to follow the surgeon’s guidelines. Patients usually experience a success rate of 95-98% after a year – “success rate” refers to hair growing naturally in the recipient area.
The patient must have a clear understanding of the procedure itself and what to expect from it. The immediate post-operative recovery period is essential for the success of the operation but results come into full effect only a year after surgery, when the hair in the recipient area starts growing naturally and is indistinguishable from the rest of the patient’s hair.