Hair Transplant is a medical technique that removes hair follicles from a specific part of your body, usually the donor site, to a specific bald spot of your body called the ‘recipient site’. The technique is mainly utilized to treat male pattern hair loss. However, women are also known to undergo hair transplant for cosmetic reasons. More people opt to undergo a hair transplant procedure to look attractive, rather than purely treat hair loss.
Hair transplant are generally performed by cosmetic surgeons. However, in some cases where there is extreme baldness or where your hairs have grown too low due to balding, the surgery may be performed by general surgeons. In either case, the surgery involves an incision into the scalp tissues is implanted with hairs from the donor site or from areas outside your scalp. Once the surgery is done, you will experience a few days of discomfort but hair transplanted hairs usually fall out naturally in about six to eight weeks, depending on the treatment.
Before undergoing a hair transplant procedure, you should consult with your surgeon if you are on any type of medication. Most hair transplant procedures involve the use of various medications to speed up the procedure and reduce the pain that patients normally feel. Some medications that are commonly prescribed include prednisone, aspirin, and other anti-inflammatory medications. You should inform your surgeon if you are on any type of blood-thinning medications or iron therapy before the surgery. Discuss your medications with your physician before the surgery so that he or she can determine if they will interfere with the procedure.
Most patients who undergo surgery experience mild to moderate swelling and bruising at the recipient site following the procedure. If you notice excessive swelling and bruising after surgery, you should contact your surgeon immediately to report this. The extent of your surgery will determine how severe the symptoms are. It may be necessary for you to wear special bandages or splints to control the swelling and bruising.
Surgical hair transplant have been a popular choice for people who are unhappy with the look of their remaining hair and are feeling self-conscious about their balding. If you are considering undergoing a hair transplant procedure, you should be aware that there is a large price associated with the procedure. Before you choose a hair transplant procedure, you should consult your doctor to discuss your options and learn what the procedure entails.