Introduction of Hair Transplant ?
Hair Transplant can be described as the relocation of Donor Dominant or DHT-Resistant Hair Follicles. The relocation is done from the donor area (frontal region, occipital region or anywhere else from the body) to the affected recipient area or DHT prone area. The groups of hair follicles that are hair transplant are known as follicular unit. A single follicular unit may commonly consist of single, double or triple follicles. It is a rarity to see four follicles in the follicular unit.
Hair transplant & Restoration treatment is not only meant for a bald area on the head but also for restoring hair in areas like eyebrows, eyelashes, chest region, beard or pubic hair. Hair Restore is not the same as skin grafting.
Essentially, hair transplant follows to primary techniques:
- FUT: – involves transplanting follicles in naturally occurring groups of hairs, also known as follicular units. In FUT, hair transplant from the back of the scalp is extracted in the form of a single strip. Advanced follicular unit transplantation technique makes the hair transplant look completely natural on the whole i.e. both at the individual follicular unit level and also in the overall graft distribution level. FUT technique makes sure that every graft is identical to the surrounding follicular units in the area. This aids in a natural appearance.
- FUE: – FUE or Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is also called follicular transfer (FT), is the second technique of hair restoration treatment. In this method, individual follicular units will be extracted from the patient’s donor area, one at a time. No strip is removed from the scalp in this method and hence scarring of the scalp is limited when compared to FUT. This is also the reason why many people go for this technique.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is used in hair restoration for natural looking results.
In this procedure, the doctor takes a little blood with a thin needle, which is then treated in a centrifuge so that only the enriched cells or PRP remain. The highly concentrated enriched cells include essential and vital growth proteins. It is injected into your scalp using a special micro needle. The growth factors in your blood cells do its work and hair transplant growth is naturally stimulated.
At this time there is not yet clinical proof that it works, but the results are very promising.
It is advised to use PRP Hair Loss Therapy alone to promote hair trasplant growth or it can also be used in combination with FUE or FUT hair transplant surgery.
PRP therapy is suitable for both men and women(hair transplant). It is a non-surgical, natural and alternative medical procedure used for hair loss treatment. PRP treatment helps to restore one’s confidence and the end result is a fuller, healthier looking hair transplant.
SO WHEN CAN I SEE THE RESULTS?
The hair planted starts growing after 2-3 months at the rate of ½ cm/month. The clients can see the results in 6-8 months. These transplanted/restored hair roots behave in the same manner as the hair from the area where they are extracted. These transplanted hairs can be cut or trimmed regularly after growth(hair transplant). If required, these hairs can also be shampooed or dyed and don’t require any medicines to maintain the growth, as it occurs naturally and permanently. Even after complete shaving, the hair will grow back and tend to do so for the rest of the life.
INDICATIONS OF HAIR TRANSPLANT
For a layman to understand whether transplantation is the right option to get back hair all they should do is pay a visit to a trichologist. It is the trichologist who will take certain factors into account before giving a green signal for hair transplant and they are…
The first thing is the hair transplant condition or disease which you are suffering from plays a great role in deciding whether are you a perfect candidate for hair transplant. The alopecia’s which are non-scarring in its nature and also those which are autoimmune in its origin are generally not opted for hair transplant. The best candidates who should opt for hair transplantation are the ones who are suffering from Androgenetic Alopecia (Male Pattern Thinning and Female Pattern Thinning).The area on which transplantation has to be done and the area from which the hair transplant follicle will be extracted need to be taken into account.
The donor area should be dense enough for the hair transplant follicles to be removed as per the needs of the bald area. Also the skin on which transplantation will take place should be healthy and well nourished so that the transplanted hair will be well accepted so that it grows back in the desired manner.
TESTS TO BE DONE BEFORE HAIR TRANSPLANT
These tests can be done from any good lab in they are…
CBC, Blood Sugar levels (fasting and post-prandial if you are diabetic and random if you are non-diabetic), HIV, HbsAg, HCV, Bleeding time, clotting time and Prothrombin time.ECG if the patient is above 35 years of age and other relevant test as per the individual’s health status
Hair Transplant cost varies depending upon the number of grafting done and so if you want to opt for hair transplant in India or any other part of India you need to know the exact amount of hair transplant which will be required to cover your bald patch to work out the budget for you and for the trichologist can be of great help to you.
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