Transplantation Hair remain forever
Hair transplant has been in practice since the early nineteenth century and thanks to the evolution of cosmetic medicine, it has progressed and has become a popular choice to treat baldness in both males and females. During its early stages, hair transplant surgery involved the shifting of tissue, along with its blood supply source, from a hairy portion of the body to an area that had no hair growth primarily due to an accidental scar or a deformity by birth. Later on, this method was used for cosmetic purposes and was used to treat baldness.
Hair transplantation is a surgical method to treat baldness through implanting hair follicles from a dense location on the body, to the balding area. The basic technique of hair transplant is to gather grafts of hair follicles, that are resistant to balding and to transplant them to the bald patch. While transplantation is most commonly applied on the scalp, it may also be used to restore hair on any other part of the body; and to cover accidental scars.After the transplantation, the hair follicles grow normally and the look remains natural. The people who opt for hair transplantation feel more confident and sure of themselves since they are satisfied with the way they look.
The hair transplant surgery is done under local anesthesia and after an initial consultation from the doctor, it is decided whether the treatment will be done in one sitting or will require multiple visits. The surgery requires minor precautions such as no smoking or alcohol intake in order to ensure a smooth surgery. Post surgery care includes intake of antibiotics to reduce any chances of wound infections.While looking at the details of graft gathering, it is essential to mention that grafts are collected in two ways, Strip Harvesting and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Strip harvesting is more common than FUE and it involves removing strip of hair follicle from hairy patches such as back of the head or behind the ears. These strips are removed using a scalpel and are then carefully dissected into follicular units, which comprise of natural hair follicle groups.On the other hand, FUE is a lengthy process that involves removal of individual hair follicles, which are reinserted in the bald area. While FUE leaves no scar and there is no post surgery pain or discomfort, this process costs more and is not suitable for all candidates.There are minor after effects of the surgery that includes swelling and itching on the treated area. However, this can be treated with light medication and once the recipient is relieved, they can enjoy a better look and feel more confident about their outlook.