Thinning hair and balding are common signs of ageing. They can be due to genetics or other health conditions. Sometimes seeing yourself in the mirror with hair loss may cause anxiety, lack of confidence, depression, and other emotional issues.
There are many ways to cover-up this situation, but if you want a more lasting solution,
a hair transplant is what you need to get.
What is a hair transplant?
A hair transplant is the most permanent solution you can take for hair loss. It also offers a more natural result compared to other options. In this situation, the hair follicles from a healthy side of your hair are removed and placed to the balding part of your head. This, too, can be applied to any part of your body with hair, but it is often used to treat hair loss for men.
Results will also vary depending on your condition. If there are not enough hair follicles for transfer, then a full head of hair will be impossible, but a fuller hair can still be achieved in most cases.
Who can undergo hair transplant?
For a hair transplant to be possible, you should pass both of these conditions:
- The thinning area of your scalp should still have its ability to grow hair.
- Your head should have enough hair to be transplanted to the area in need of fixing.
The only way to determine this is to consult with your doctor and undergo a scalp exam. Finding out the reason behind your hair loss would also require a blood exam or a scalp biopsy.
After you pass these tests, your doctor can then recommend the type of transplant for you and what result should you expect.
What happens during the transplant?
The surgery process depends on the situations per patient. Some clinics may keep you awake the entire surgery time and inject anaesthesia to make your scalp numb. Some clinics also offer a mild sedative to make the patient unconscious throughout the process.
The duration also depends on your hair condition and the selected process. There are two ways to achieve a more natural-looking output:
- Your surgeon will cut a strip of your scalp with healthy hairs. This will take around four to eight hours to finish and may leave a small scar after.
- Your surgeon will remove healthy hair from your scalp one by one. This will take longer to finish.
Once the process is done, your whole scalp will be bandaged and you will be given instructions on how to manage your new hair.
What to expect after a hair transplant
The full visibility of your hair transplant results may vary per person. Some might take longer to appear, while some would see the results immediately. The usual effect should be observed in six to nine months after the surgery. Before seeing the results, you should also expect some hair fall and thinning of hair in a few weeks to around three months. Though it may sound alarming, know that it is normal, so there is no need to worry or panic.
Try not to be impatient the entire time as well, and follow all the instructions and medications your doctor prescribed. If you have any questions, don’t forget to also reach out. The wait will surely be worth it!
A hair transplant is a life-changing solution and investment. If you’re thinking of getting surgery, work with someone you can trust. Do your research well and make sure you’re comfortable with the whole process before proceeding. Good luck with your new hair journey!
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