All of us might have heard about baldness specifically in males after a certain age. Doctors have now found an effective way to remove this baldness completely from a person's life. The solution is Hair Transplant.
The Hair Transplant Procedure involves a dermatologist who moves hair to the bald area of the head.
Baldness occurs due to the following factors -
• Hormonal Imbalance
Now a question might arise, who should go for a hair transplant procedure?
As per the reports, a good candidate for the surgery is -
• Men with baldness
• Women having thin hairs
• Any person who has lost hairs from a burn or surgery
It is suggested that people who have lost hair through medications such as chemotherapy should not go for hair transplant procedure.
Know about the Hair Transplant Procedure
Doctors in the US have been doing this surgery since 1950, but as you know techniques have changed a lot in these years. Let's discuss the process of hair transplant and also what should a person expect after the surgery and about the side effects of this treatment.
This surgery usually happens in the doctor's clinic. First of all, doctors will study about the type & quality of hairs. After evaluation, they call you up for the surgery. Before surgery, the scalp is cleaned thoroughly and then local anesthesia is used to numb a part of the head with a small needle.
There are basically 2 types of techniques involves in hair transplant procedure
• FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) - After giving the anesthesia, the dermatologist cuts out a strip of scalp from the back of the head. The cut is around 5-7 inches deep, which is then closed with stitches.
The removed portion is then separated into small portions with a sharp surgical knife.
These portions are then implanted and they help in achieving natural-looking hairs.
• FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) - In this hair transplant procedure, doctors will, first of all, shave your scalp from the backside. The doctor then removes hair follicles from there. The dermatologist then makes tiny holes from a blade on the area where hairs are required. Doctor may transplant thousands of hairs in one session. After the treatment is done the scalp is covered with bandages for a few days.
The stitches are generally removed after 10 days. According to doctors, 3-4 sessions are required for a head full of hair.
After the hair transplant procedure is done your scalp may be sore and you might require some antibiotics or medicines such as -
• Anti-inflammatory to reduce the swelling.
It is possible that hairs might fall after the surgery, but this makes way for new hairs and as a result, after almost a year new hair growth can be seen. Some doctors suggest Rogaine to improve hair growth, it should be taken as per the prescription only.
Cost of Hair Transplant
The cost of hair transplant procedure basically depends on the number of hairs you are aiming & it generally ranges from $4,000-$15,000. And it is also not covered in any insurance policy.
A person should always consult with the doctor regarding the after-effects of this surgery & all the risks involved in it & how much improvement can a person expect in the hair growth after the surgery. A dermatologist can always help you out in this and can suggest whether you should go for this or not.