Hair loss is a stress factor for everybody because alopecia is chiefly associated with ageing. Hair transplantation can make hair beautiful again and will help you regain confidence.
Trichologists have been studying the problems of restoring the lost hair for a long time and have concluded that it is impossible to restore the lost volume, but it is easier to help natural hair with healthy bulbs to get strong and thick.
The causes of alopecia, or hair loss, are often related to generic heredity, but hair can also fall out due to chronic diseases, impaired cell metabolism and infectious hair bulb diseases.
Hair transplantation is a laborious, time-consuming and effortful technique, but the final result will not only make you look beautiful and young, but will also help you regain confidence. During the surgery, separate hair bulbs and not skin areas are transplanted from the temporal and occipital regions.
This operation helps get rid of the following esthetic shortcomings:
age-related or hereditary alopecia;
partial loss of hair due to a burn or injury;
focal alopecia due to the resection of neoplasms.
Hair transplantation is contraindicated in the following cases:
infectious head diseases;
pregnancy and breastfeeding period;
intolerance to drugs used in the procedure.
Advantages and disadvantages of the hair transplantation technique
The main advantages of this manipulation are as follows:
100% guarantee that the transplanted hair will take.
Your own hair is taken for transplantation, and they have the same structure as other hair – it can be cut, curled, dyed, and they will always look natural.
Up to 10,000 hair follicles can be grafted in one session, which may be enough for a good cosmetic effect.
The operation is performed under local anesthesia and is a safe and comfortable method of hair restoration, because you can watch TV, drink a cup of coffee or make a pause during the surgery. For these reasons, this surgical method is unlike an operation, and the only inconvenience is that the operation lasts several hours.
Thanks to the simple rehabilitation period the hair transplantation surgery has very positive feedback and is becoming increasingly popular.
It takes 10 days for the transplanted bulbs to take. There are no post-operative complications such as swelling, bruising or headache.
Hair transplantation process
Hair is transplanted by seamless grafting (follicular isolation).
The seamless method involves cutting of small skin patches (grafts) of 1–6 hair follicles and their transplantation on the hair loss area, which prevents scars. Up to 3,000 transplants can be grafted in one session.
Depending on the scope, transplant duration is 2 to 7 hours.
A sterile bandage is put on the sampling site after the operation to prevent swelling and bruising; it can be taken off after 2–3 days. The patient should stay at home for about and refrain from washing hair for about a week.
The rejection risk is small at around 5–10 %. Taking into account the hair growth rate, the effect can be appreciated 3–4 months after the surgery.
Effects of seamless hair transplantation
As a rule, if a larger area needs to be grafted, the hair restoration surgery is performed in several steps. The larger the area the rarer is the hair. During repeated operations, either the grafting area or the thickness of hair is increased.
It is not recommended to transplant others’ hair or their synthetic substitutes. Others’ hair is rejected by the body as a foreign object, and synthetic hair is easier to transplant but harder to take care of.