Hair is an important and essential part of our body as they help in protecting our head from injuries, harmful effects of sunlight, and pollution. Healthy, long, thick, and shiny hairs also escalate our overall charisma and look. It has been noticed that people with a significant amount of hair on their heads are found to be more confident in their lives compared to their bald counterparts.
In the last few years, the problem of hair loss has reached an alarming state where not only the aged person but youngsters in their late 20’s are also found to be losing hairs at a rapid rate.
Hence, the demand for various hair treatments such as hair oils, shampoos, and potions has increased significantly but none of the above-mentioned treatments provide a permanent cure to this gigantic problem. So does this mark an end of the road for the bald people? No! In fact, there is a solution which is far superior, safe, and reliable, which also serves as a permanent cure for hair loss problem. Yes, you guessed it right we are talking about hair transplant treatment.
When it comes to hair transplantation various people still bear an enormous amount of doubts and suspicion in their mind regarding this method of hair treatment that whether it is safe or not?
Hair transplant procedure:
Below we have provided an insight of the hair transplant procedure step-by-step.
Consultation process between doctor and patient:
Before the inception of hair transplant process, the doctor/surgeon meets the patient in person and tries to assess the level of baldness he/she is suffering from. They also make notes about their existing health condition. After this, they try to find out which type of hair surgery will best suit him/her.
Method of transplantation:
There are numerous types of hair surgery methods available nowadays but Follicular Unit Transplantation(FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) are the most prevalent and widely used transplantation methods.
The cost and time took to complete transplantation entirely depend on the type of surgery that is being chosen by the doctor. The hair transplantation cost also varies heavily depending upon numerous other factors like qualification and experience of surgeon/doctor, facilities available at the hair clinic, the city where the clinic is situated. For example, hair transplant cost in Jaipur is much cheaper and affordable compared to other metro cities of India.
- FUT: FUT is also known as strip transplantation as during this process a complete portion of hair-bearing skin is cut-off from the donor area which is usually situated at the back or side of the head and then individual follicular units are being extracted from that portion using stereo microscopic dissection. These extractions are then transplanted at the affected area to cover the baldness. After this wound is properly stitched back leaving a very fine scar.
- FUE: On the other hand during the FUE method of hair transplantation hair follicles are being extracted by making small circular incisions over the donor area which leaves tiny white scars, these scars are left to heal by themselves. The grafts acquired are then being carefully transplanted in the area of hair loss to treat the baldness.
Is hair transplantation process permanent?
Many people frequently ask a question regarding hair transplantation that the hairs once transplanted are permanent or will they fall off again?
The answer to this question is quite simple. It is generally very unusual or rare to notice the falling of the hairs once transplanted. But it also depends on various factors including the type of process used, healing time, lifestyle choices, and maintenance of hairs after the surgery.
During FUE hair transplantation some kind of transplanted hair loss might be noticeable but this is considered to be a part of the healing process which is temporary. This temporary hair fall problem tends to settle down automatically two to four weeks after the completion of the process.
Yes it can be said that the hair transplant process is a permanent solution for getting long-shiny hair on one’s scalp forever.
What are the other reasons that might lead to hair loss after hair transplant?
Certain medications, food habits, past medical conditions, lifestyle choices such as smoking, work stress, hormonal imbalance, and hair problems like Alopecia Areata and Lichen Planopilaris might lead to recurring hair loss.
Apart from the above-mentioned factors if a patient is suffering from Telogen Effluvium then he/she might also notice that transplanted hairs start to fall after 10-12 years. The reason behind this is that the old transplanted hairs cease to grow. But once they start re-growing again they kick off the old hairs out of their existing hair follicles to make room to grow up. Hence, this is also a temporary juncture and will pass in some time on automatically.
After the completion of the hair transplant procedure, the hair specialist doctor recommends adopting a healthy and proper lifestyle to diminish the fear of hair loss. In short, it might be said hair once regrown via hair transplant procedure does not fall off easily if maintained and taken proper care by the patient.