Does Hair Transplant Work? Procedure, Side Effects, And Recovery

Hair Transplant Procedure: Hair fall is a common issue faced by people of any age. Also, it has become quite common even in people of young age. Hair transplants have emerged as an effective treatment for combating hair thinning. The procedure adds hair to a specific area that has been experiencing balding or hair thinning.

Hair transplant is done by taking hair from thicker parts of your scalp, or other parts of the body in some cases. Then, the hair strands are then grafted to the thinning or balding area of individual’s scalp. As per a survey, almost 50 to 60% of men and women experience hair loss and try to combat it with OTC products.

A Hair transplant is a hair restoration method that was first performed decades ago in Japan. Over the years, the technique has advanced significantly.

Does Hair Transplant Procedure Work?

Hair transplant is more successful than other treatments.  Although, you need to be aware of certain factors which are as follows:

  • Approximately 10 to 80% of the transplanted hair grows back fully in 3-4 months.
  • Just like your regular hair, the transplanted hair will experience thinning over time.
  • People having dormant hair follicles have lesser chances of effective hair transplant. However, plasma therapy can help 75% and more transplanted hairs to grow fully.

It is to be known that hair transplants may or may not work for everyone. Most of the hair transplants are done with existing hair therefore they might not be as effective for treating people with the following conditions:

  • Wide area with hair thinning and baldness.
  • Loss of hair due to chemotherapy or other medical conditions.
  • Inadequate donor area on scalp
How Is Hair Transplant Procedure Done?

A hair transplant takes the hair and transfers it to an area that doesn’t have hair. Before the procedure, the hair transplant surgeon sterilizes the area where the hair will be removed. This will numb the area with a local anesthetic. You can ask for sedation to stay asleep during the procedure.

The transplant is performed in two ways- FUE and FUT.

FUT- Follicular Unit Transplantation

The surgeon uses a scalpel and removes a piece of the skin from the back of the head. The area is further closed with stitches. Then, the piece of skin is separated into grafts which may contain one hair each. Further, with the help of a needle or blade, the cosmetic surgeon near you will make small holes in the scalp and transplant the hair. This is known as grafting. After that, the surgical site is covered with bandages. Moreover, the number of grafts depends on the type of hair, hair color, size of the transplant site, and quality of hair.

FUE- Follicular Unit Extraction

For FUE, the hair transplant surgeon shaves off the hair on your back. Then, they take individual follicles from the scalp leaving tiny marks where each follicle is removed. Just like the FUT procedure, the hair transplant in Ahmedabad will make small holes in the scalp and grafts hair follicles in the holes. Lastly, the surgical site is covered with bandages.

Side Effects And Recovery

One of the most common side effects is scarring which can’t be avoided. Other probable side effects are:

  • Bleeding
  • Infections
  • Losing sensation at the surgical site
  • Crust or pus drainage
  • Scalp pain, swelling, and itching

You can go home on the same day as the procedure. The area might be swollen and you will feel pain or soreness on the site. Furthermore, the cosmetic surgeon will prescribe pain medications, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and medicines for stimulating hair growth. 

You must do some research and choose the best hair transplant Surgeon after consultation at Mayfair Aesthetics Surgery. As this will help in making an informed decision and rest assured about safety and a promising outcome.

Visit Mayfair Aesthetic Surgery today to get the best cosmetic surgeries in Ahmedabad.

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