Losing hair is like an emotional trauma for both men and women. Since men are more prone to hair loss and bald spots, they are apparently more vigilant of progressively moving towards the state of baldness.

Hair transplant surgery is the most rapidly evolving procedure of hair restoration. The benefits of getting natural-looking and permanent hair growth results have forced a large number of hair loss sufferers to opt for this surgical hair loss treatment. There is a continuous improvement in the techniques of hair transplantation. The concept of using follicular unit grafts has made hair transplant more advanced, making it able to reach a new height. 

In the field of cosmetic surgery, a hair transplant in Amritsar is one of the most excited and innovative techniques. This technique demands the precise utilization of follicular unit grafts. The hair transplant results represent a blend of art and science with the improved methods of hair extraction and implantation.

The Complete Hair Transplant Procedure

Hair transplant is the technique of removing the healthy hair roots from one part of the body and inserting them to the required (bald) part of the scalp. Among all the hair transplant procedures, scalp hair restoration is the most common one; but there are also several other procedures, which are included in the hair restoration field.

Consultation

To get the natural outcomes, you need to make the right choice of hair transplant surgeon and clinic. In Amritsar, The experience of the surgeon holds great significance to produce the natural-looking results with high accuracy. The hairline is the most visible landmark because the quality of work by a hair transplant surgeon is often judged by the quality of the hairline.

In the consultation session, you can ask all your queries about the hair loss treatments to get instant answers from the hair loss specialists. You’ll come to know about different aspects such as the cause of your hair loss, your baldness level, the number of grafts you require, the overall cost for your hair transplant surgery and much more.

The Actual Surgical Process

  • Trimming of Donor Area

First of all, the doctor will trim the donor area for better visibility of follicles that are going to be harvested.

  • Hairline Designing 

After trimming the area, the surgeon will draw the hairline and mark the donor area, considering the requirements of the patient.

  • Local Anesthesia: 

Afterward, you’ll be given local anesthesia to numb the surgical area. This is to ensure minimal pain or discomfort for the patients.

  • Extraction of Hair Grafts: 

It is the procedure where the harvesting of active hair follicles actually takes place. With the help of a small punching tool, the process of removing/harvesting of hair grafts is performed. In between the removal of grafts, the surgeon will inject a small amount of saline solution at times, in order to maintain the proper skin strength of the scalp. The quality, as well as the number of grafts, matter a lot in this phase of hair restoration.

The extraction of hair follicles can be performed by two methods, which are FUE and FUT. 

  • In FUE hair transplant, the hair follicular units are removed one by one from the donor area i.e. either from the back of the scalp or from other body parts like beard, thighs, arms, chest, etc. 

  • Whereas, the FUT method involves the extraction of a full strip of hair from the back of the head and afterward, the dissection of hair follicles is done with the help of a microscope. 

  • Storage of Hair Follicles 

The extracted grafts are stored in a special container having a low temperature. It is done to maintain the liveliness of the follicular units and to ensure the minimal wastage of grafts.

  • Slitting

Slitting is the process of making incisions or tiny holes in the recipient/bald area so as to implant the harvested hair grafts easily. The incisions will be made in an irregular pattern in the recipient area for smooth functioning.

  • Implantation of Hair Grafts: 

The implantation process of hair grafts in the recipient area is performed in a similar way in both the hair restoration techniques i.e. FUT & FUE. The hair transplant doctor and the team will implant the extracted grafts one by one in the small holes/slits with utmost care & attention. It is extremely important to implant the hair follicles at the right angle, depth and direction; because the placement of grafts will determine the looks & density of your new hair growth. 

  • Scalp Bandage

After the completion of the hair transplant procedure, the doctor will clean the scalp and cover with gauze. For a day or two, you may have to wear a pressure bandage to secure the surgical area from any damage or external factors.

Hair Transplant Results

The color, quality, density and other characteristics of the donor hair are the important factors that affect the hair restoration results. It is also noted that frizzy, curly, or wavy hair are advantageous characteristics in transplanted hair.

  • Between three and five weeks post-surgery, the implanted hairs will fall out and the new permanent hair growth will start taking place after that. This shedding of hair is the part of the transplanted hair growth cycle and it is completely normal.

  • You can expect a few new hairs on your transplanted area after around 3 to 4 months.

  • Within five to six months, you’ll see the expected results with a large majority of the new hairs. This is the period when a healthy percentage of hairs will start to poke through.

  • Within 8 to 10 months approximately, the transplanted hair will appear at its longest and thickest i.e. a good few inches long. This is the high time to see the best results of hair transplant surgery. 

Published by Mohaned Gadnne