A hair transplant is a procedure in which the doctor moves the hair from the back or the side of the head to the front or top of the head where there is thin or no hair. Hair transplants are generally performed under local anesthetic and are a daycare procedure.
Causes of hair loss or baldness
There are many factors that can cause hair loss or baldness including:
A hair transplant procedure can take up to 4-5 hours. About ten days after surgery, the stitches will be removed. One single session of hair transplant is usually enough for most people. However, those with large bald areas or successive hair loss may need a couple of sessions to achieve expected results.
The doctor uses a tiny needle to numb the head with a local anesthetic after thoroughly cleaning the scalp. FUT and FUE are the two techniques for obtaining follicles for transplantation.
After the surgery, the scalp is likely to become very tender for a few weeks. Medications need to be taken for a few days. Along with that, the doctor might ask to wear bandages over the scalp for at least a day or two. The patient will be able to return to work after 2-5 days of the operation.
After 3-4 weeks of surgery, the transplanted hair will start coming out, and one might start noticing immense improvement within a few months. Most likely 60% of new hair growth will be observed after 6 to 9 months. The doctor might suggest the hair-growing drug minoxidil (Rogaine) to improve hair growth after transplantation.
Small crusts will form on each graft within 24 hours, which will be shed in 2-3 weeks. Within 2-4 months, the transplanted hair will start growing back, and complete results will be obtained after the procedure.
Some patients may develop modest swelling in the forehead area for a few days, which will subside in 3–4 days.
To reduce swelling, patients may be instructed to apply moist compresses or sprays and sleep in a semi-upright position for 2–3 days after the treatment.
Side effects of hair transplant are very rare and if any, it goes away very quickly. Temporary risks/ side effects may include:
Benefits of a hair transplant
Getting a hair transplant in Bangalore can improve the appearance and confidence of the individual. Suitable candidates for a hair transplant include:
Q.1 When can results be seen after a hair transplant?
Ans. Results can be seen between 6-9 months after the surgery. For some of the patients, this duration might vary. But it will not take more than 12 months to see the final results. The hair that is transplanted will fall out between the second and eighth week after the surgery. In the third month, the hair might appear to look thinner than what was earlier but this is considered to be normal.
Q.2 What are the factors on which the cost of Hair Transplant depends?
Ans. Hair Transplant cost in Bangalore at DNA Skin Clinic depends on the following elements:
Q.3 Is hair transplant a painful procedure?
Ans. Hair transplantation is done under local anesthetic using injections into the scalp. There are numerous methods for reducing and keeping pain to a minimum. An ant bite feeling might be experienced at the injection site, which is easily bearable.
Q.4 Is hair transplant a safe procedure?
Ans. Most people feel afraid of the term ‘surgery’. But, one should know that hair transplant surgery is a less complicated and safe procedure. However, hair transplants should always be performed by a qualified doctor in a sterile OT set-up.
Q.5 Is hair transplant a permanent procedure?
Ans. Yes, the transplanted hair is permanent. It looks and grows the same as natural hair.
Q.6 Why is growth factor therapy required with hair transplant surgery?
Ans. It is not a requirement as such because hair transplant can be performed without combining it with growth factor therapy. Although, most hair transplant surgeons combine these procedures to enhance the results. The following are some of the benefits of the growth factor therapy:
Q.7 Is it possible to go bald again after a hair transplant?
Ans. The patient will not experience baldness in the treated area after the hair transplant surgery. The hair follicles which are taken from the back and sides of the head do not fall out.
Q.8 When can I touch my transplanted hair?
Ans. It is necessary to be cautious for the first 2 weeks after getting a hair transplant. One needs to be careful because grafts are not fixed immediately after transplantation. Bandages can be removed after 3-5 days but make sure not to touch the grafts.
Q.9 Does transplanted hair look artificial?
Ans. The hair that grows after transplant looks completely natural as the patient’s own hair grafts are used and not any artificial material.
Q.10 Is there any downtime after a hair transplant?
Ans. The downtime depends on the type of surgery one chooses. If you have got an FUE hair transplant done, the recovery will take up to a week with very less activity restrictions.
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